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FAU’s Jupiter Campus Library Receives Prints from Los Angeles-based Rock Singer, Brandon Boyd
JUPITER, FL (January 29, 2010) – Brandon Boyd, the lead singer and lyricist for the Los Angeles-based rock band Incubus, has donated two of his giclée prints to Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery for its permanent collection. The 33-year-old California native, who added painting art to his repertoire in recent years, also gifted the gallery three of his small lithographs from his sketchbook.
Boyd and other members formed Incubus in 1991 when they were still in high school. The group has enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Their 2004 release of A Crow Left of the Murder... won the band a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in the 2005 Grammy Awards. Incubus released its greatest hits album titled Monuments and Melodies in June 2009.
“Brandon’s band has a large college fan base, and I thought it would be good for his fans to see his work up close,” said Diane Arrieta, the gallery’s exhibition coordinator. The artwork had been shipped to the Jupiter gallery for an exhibition, but when plans for the exhibition changed, Boyd opted to donate the work rather than have FAU return it to him.
“The John D. MacArthur campus library is grateful to Brandon for donating his work. He is very creative in many areas and is very selfless in sharing his works with us,” said Arrieta. “I know the students will enjoy seeing his work in person.”
Boyd’s first solo show of visual works debuted in September 2008 at Mr. Music Head Gallery in Los Angeles. The installation, titled “Ectoplasm,” examined the relationship between art and spirit matter, and further explored the role of contemporary artists serving as the mediums of the post, post-modern era.
Boyd has written two books. The first, White Fluffy Clouds, published in 2003, consists of his artwork, photography, song lyrics from Incubus, and additional writings and thoughts. Boyd’s more recent publication, From the Murks of the Sultry Abyss, was published in 2007.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 11 p.m.
For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
About Florida Atlantic University:
FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The campus is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society, the Scripps Florida research facilities and the future site of the Max Planck Florida Institute.
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.