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FAU Presents the Biennial Faculty Exhibition Featuring 37 Artists and Designers


BOCA RATON, FL (October 7, 2009) – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present their Biennial Faculty Exhibition from Saturday, November 14, 2009 through Saturday, January 23, 2010 in the Schmidt Center Gallery on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

This year’s exhibition presents artwork in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, film and video. The 37 participating artists and designers are FAU faculty members in the department of visual arts and art history, and in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, as well as in the School of Architecture in the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs.

Most of the participating faculty members regularly exhibit their work in local and regional exhibitions, while some also exhibit nationally and internationally. Many of the faculty exhibiting have won a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, which is a competitive award given annually to South Florida visual and media artists. Exhibiting FAU faculty members who have received this honor include Amy Broderick, Eric Freedman, Blane de St. Croix, Tammy Knipp, Scherer & Ouporov, Paul Aho and Carol Prusa.

               The University Galleries at FAU are open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Class and other groups are welcome and can be accommodated both during public and other hours by appointment. The University Galleries are supported in part by grants from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the R.A. Ritter Foundation. For further information about the Galleries, visit www.fau.edu/galleries or call 561-297-2966.

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About Florida Atlantic University:

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 10 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.  

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