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MEDIA CONTACT:  Terry Gearing

FAU Wilkes Honors College Student Presents Photographic Exhibit at Hibel Museum

WHAT:               “Perceptions of Beauty: An Artistic
                            Photographic Expression of Antique
                            Fans” by Michael Metzner

              Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, March 6

            Hibel Museum of Art
                            Corner of University Boulevard and Main
                            Street - Abacoa

                            FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus

                            5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter

               Free and open to the public. Donations to benefit
                            Edna Hibel Summer Art Education Program  
                            will be accepted.

       For more information, contact Nancy Walls
                            at 561-622-5560 or

  “Perceptions of Beauty,” a collection of digital photographs by Michael Metzner, will feature an extraordinary collection of 17 th and 18 th century hand-painted fans and Metzner’s photographic interpretations.  The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  An opening night reception will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and valet parking will be provided. RSVP for the reception at 561-622-5560.

            Metzner graduated from Wellington Christian School in 2008 and is currently pursuing a degree in liberal arts and sciences with a concentration in bio-chemistry from FAU’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.  He received the “Home Grown Artist” award in 2009 from the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival.  He was a finalist in Nikon’s College Photography Competition, which published one of his photographs in Best of College Photography 2009.


The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, is a four-year residential liberal arts & science college for high achieving undergraduates.

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