Inspiration and Imagination: French Photography from 1839
An llustrated Lecture by Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography
Thursday, April 25
11:00 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium, Free program
From forerunners and influences to modern masters, this illustrated lecture by Kevin Miller, Director of Southeast Museum of Photography, will trace the extraordinary history of French photography from the invention of the process, through all of the revolutionary developments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the present day.
Miller was previously the department chair of Visual Arts at Daytona Beach Community College (the former name of Daytona State College) and head of the photography programs at Charles Sturt University and the Melbourne School of Art, both in Australia. He joined DBCC in 1997 after serving on the photography faculty of Southern Illinois University (SIU). Miller holds graduate qualifications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and an MFA from SIU-Carbondale.
Eugène Pelletan, 1855–59
Photographer: Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) (French, 1820–1910)
Salted paper print from glass negative
Museum Monday with Rick Lang
Museum Mondays are sponsored by the Friends of Foosaner and are held in the Harris Community Auditorium, adjacent to the Museum. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m. and are free to the public. Light Refreshments are served
April 22 - Rick Lang, Documentary Photographer
Rick Lang has been Director of Photography at Crealdé Art School in Winter Park, FL since 1995, and a faculty member since 1989. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a three-time recipient of the Individual Artist Recognition Award from United Arts of Central Florida. In addition, he frequently volunteers his time as a juror and lecturer for various community events.
"My photographs are very much influenced by the long-standing traditions of documentary photography. What I offer is a selective view of our time, a mirror of today, a record for the future. I wish to show many of those things which we now take for granted before they slip away into extinction. However, this task is not performed with total subjectivity, as many concerns are inherent in my photographs such as composition, light quality, and other artistic concerns. The result is an image which portrays not only the physical presence of my subject, but also its essence...From mind's eye to exposure, to development and lastly, the print, there are a multitude of crossroads which bring the final image to the viewer."
Image credit: Rick Lang, CSX Office, Okeechobee, FL, 2010. Image courtesy of the artist.
A Lifetime's View: A Visual Lecture by Léon Herschtritt
Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium
French photographer Léon Herschtritt will share the stories behind his distinguished body of work currently on view in the galleries.
Image credit: Léon Herschtritt, Self-portrait, 1959. Silver print executed by Philippe Salaün. Courtesy of the artist.
Writing with Color - A Creative Writing Workshop
When you read, do you see color?
In the Foosaner's Art Museum's first creative writing workshop, students will use Leslie Wayne: I Am Nature exhibition to gain inspiration towards creating poetry. Professor Carrie Chambers will lead students as they create original works of poetry inspired by the visual stimulus of Wayne's paintings.
The workshop will meet in the museum galleries, located at 1463 Highland Avenue. Please arrive a few minutes early and check in at the front desk.
Teenagers ages 15 and up and adults welcome.
|Thursday||Feb 28, 2013 – Feb 28, 2013||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm|
Gallery Walk with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums
Gallery Talk with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums
Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the galleries. Free program.
Carla Funk will lead visitors through the Foosaner Art Museum's current exhibition I Am Nature: Paintings by Leslie Wayne. Funk will contextualize Wayne's work within the frame work of abstract expressionism, a pivotal art movement and the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence.
Exploration of Clay Heads with Elaine Rowgo
Sunday, January 20th - 1-4pm at the Renee Foosaner Education Center
The Renee Foosaner Education Center presents Exploration of Clay Heads, the first in a series of three workshops offered during Winter Term 2013, Jan. 14 – March 8, 2013.
Instructor Elaine Rowgo will lead students in this half-day workshop as they create hollow clay portraits, gently sculpting facial features from the inside out. Rowgo, an instructor at the Renee Foosaner Education Center, has a bachelor's of fine arts degree in painting from Carnegie-Mellon University. She has been an art instructor on and off for the past 30 years.
Exploration of Clay Heads is a great way to become acquainted with the Renee Foosaner Education Center, or for continuing students. Materials, tools and bisque firing of finished piece included in the cost of the workshop.
Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon exploring your creative self at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.
|Saturday, Sunday||Jan 20, 2013 – Jan 20, 2013||1:00 pm – 4:00 am|
In the Making: A Visual Lecture by Leslie Wayne
Saturday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium
New York artist Leslie Wayne will give a visual lecture on her work. The presentation is in conjunction with the current exhibition I Am Nature: Paintings by Leslie Wayne. Program is free with admission.
Image credit: Leslie Wayne, One Big Love 32, 2009. Oil on wood, 9.5 x 12.75 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.
|Saturday||Jan 12, 2013 – Jan 12, 2013||10:30 am – 11:30 am|
German Impressionism: Visions of Modernism
Sunday, November 18 at noon in the Harris Community Auditorium.
A visual lecture by Marion Deshmukh, Ph.D., Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History at George Mason University, Virginia.
With Germany's unification as a national state in 1871, her capital, Berlin soon emerged as a vibrant cultural center, rivaling Munich. Critics dubbed a group of Berlin-based artists who had studied and traveled to France and Holland and who lived for a time in Munich, the "triumvirate of Impressionism." These painters, in particular, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, and Max Slevogt, will be the focus of an illustrated lecture that will contextualize the artists within the history of Imperial Germany. Their loose, energetic brushwork, their palette of bright colors, and their subjects of modern life, catapulted the painters into the forefront of the German avant-garde by the turn of the century. Max Liebermann would lead the premier alternative artists' association, the Berlin Secession, to fame during the first decade of the 20th century. Ernst Oppler, currently on exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum, exhibited with the Secession.
Image credit: Ernst Oppler, Untitled (Dancers as Bacchantes), c. 1920. Oil on canvas, 14 x 10.75 inches. Collection of Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. Gift of Susan Oppler Wood, 86.3.87
The Art of Intaglio Printmaking with Serhat Tanyolacar
During this 2-day workshop at the Renee Foosaner Museum, Turkish artist Serhat Tanyolacar will teach students the techniques of Intaglio printmaking, including dry point, image transfer, line etching and aquatint. This event, held in conjunction with the museum's comprehensive exhibition of the work of Ernst Oppler, will reveal why Oppler chose etching to capture the dynamism of the Russian Ballet.
For intermediate students; students should have some basic knowledge of drawing and printmaking. Class is limited to 10 participants.
Friday November 2nd and Friday November 9th, 9am-4pm.
FREE to full-time Florida Tech Students!!
Image credit: Ernst Oppler, Karsavina and Nijinksy, Spirit of the Rose, c. 1911. Soft ground etching, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Collection of Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. Gift of Susan Oppler Wood, 86.3.335
|Friday||Nov 02, 2012 – Nov 09, 2012||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Shared Vision: A collaborative photo project on Baracoa, Cuba
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
11 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium
James Quine will discuss the Shared Vision project from his perspective as the director and a participating photographer. Shared Vision is a photographic project documenting Baracoa, Cuba. Four photographers, two Americans, and two Cubans, James Quine, Theresa Segal, José Martí, and Lissette Solórzano, share their different vantage points through their images. Shared Vision was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Free program.
Contemporary Cuban Art: A lecture and visual presentation by art historian Justo J. Sánchez
Saturday, August 25 at 4 p.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium
Reception with light refreshments will follow in the galleries
Free with Museum admission
Justo J. Sánchez, an award-winning New York cultural journalist, will profile contemporary Cuban art and use the work of Dionel Delgado as a case study in resilience. He will discuss the political changes leading to a transition as well as the economic role of culture for the island. Sanchez will offer insights into the current state of the Cuban art market. Following the lecture, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the galleries.
Sánchez has written for Sotheby's and renowned art galleries in Florida and the Caribbean. He has lectured in important fairs as Art Palm Beach and Art Miami as well as in museums like the Bass, Lowe and Miami Art Museum. Sánchez has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He keeps an important profile as a cultural analyst in U.S. Spanish-language media.
In Search of the Real Cuba: A Photographic Journey by Dawn Currie
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
6 p.m. in the Harris Auditorium
Photographer Dawn Currie spent two weeks trekking the island of Cuba from east to west, bringing clinic and school supplies to impoverished areas. She captured her experiences with the landscape, history, and people of Cuba through hundreds of photographs. These images of resilience and creativity are available in her two books, In Search of the Real Cuba from East to West; From Ignorance to Insight and Faces of Cuba (both available at blurb.com) and will be presented in her lecture. Free program
Gallery Talk with Artists
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the galleries
Artists Marg Kuhl, Susan Martin, Vera Sattler, and Nancy Seib will discuss their work in the Florida Artists from the Permanent Collection exhibition.
Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Museum Galleries
Carla Funk, Director of University Museums, will give a guided tour of the exhibition Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism.
French Film Festival
April in Paris comes to the Eau Gallie Arts District (Melbourne), Friday April 5, with an outdoor screening of the French classic The Red Balloon at 8:30 p.m. in Eau Gallie Square. The free film series under the stars, a partnership of Florida Institute of Technology's Foosaner Art Museum and Brevard Parks and Recreation, kicks off the museum's French Film Festival.
French food vendors and entertainment will be on site at the initial film screening in the park, which coincides with the Eau Gallie District's First Friday Art Walk.
The festival continues through April 18 with two screenings per week in the Foosaner Art Museum's Harris Auditorium. All the films are New Wave French or relevant to the 60s, connecting with the museum's exhibit of works by French photographer Leon Herschtritt, on view March 16-May 12. Admission is $5.
More details coming March 1st!