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MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Stotz
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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of May 13

JUPITER, Fla. (May 13, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

 

FAU’s MacArthur Campus to Host ‘Antiquated Affairs,’ an Exhibition of Wire Dresses that Explores Gender Stereotypes

 

The free exhibition runs now through Friday, June 14, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm .

 

“Antiquated Affairs,” an exhibition by Jackie Tufford, an FAU alumna and an art and design instructor at FAU and Palm Beach State College, consists of six wire dresses that examine the gender stereotypes of women’s roles of domesticity. The dresses, created from ribbons and wiring from telephones, stereos and fax machines, explore women’s roles in a fast-paced technological society. The exhibition can be viewed during summer library hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.

 


 

 

FAU’s MacArthur Campus to Host ‘Repurposed’ Exhibition by Suzanne Duffy

 

The free exhibition runs now through Friday, June 14, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm .

 “Re-purposed,” an exhibition by Suzanne Duffy, an art director and graphic designer from New Jersey, features collage-type pieces in mixed media with emphasis on found objects, second-hand items, retro and pre-owned textiles and fabric from thrift shops and flea markets. Duffy’s unique art portrays social themes including harmony, liberty and religion. The exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.

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