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Gallery 88 Exhibits Spring 2011

Tuesday,  January 18 – Friday, February 25, 2011, Shoeboxers and Other Breeds

Artist and illustrator Jem Sullivan, has been illustrating for WUWF almost since the beginning. Many people may be familiar with Sullivan’s work for the Hallmark Shoebox line of greeting cards but, he is also responsible for the many WUWF dogs and other characters which have graced WUWF’s building, newsletters, website, etc. As part of WUWF’s 30th birthday celebration we’ll look back at some of the work Sullivan produced for 88.1 FM as well as alternative artistic roads he has taken. All we know for sure is – there will be dogs! A meet-the-artist open reception will be held on Thursday, January 20, 5-7 p.m. at the WUWF studios.

March 1-31, 2011, e•mer•gen•ti•a

Shaughnessy Johnson,  Atlanta based sculptor,  will exhibit his most current body of work, e•mer•gen•ti•a : the process of coming into being; unforeseen occurrence; from the Latin emergere ‘bring to light.’ An opening reception will be held Monday, February 28, 5-7 p.m. at Gallery 88, UWF building 88.

April 11 – May 20, 2011, Re-Read: an exhibit of altered, recycled, and repurposed books

“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you re-read. ~François Mauriac

Presented by WUWF Gallery 88 in partnership with the John C. Pace Library in celebration of National Library Week (April 10 – 16), the exhibit is open to all entrants. Artists are invited to create original works utilizing used books as raw materials. Artists may supply their own well read books or they may contact Blythe Webster at 850.857.6163 or bmarshall@uwf.edu  at the UWF John C. Pace Library for raw materials. Additional materials may be used in the creation of the piece but, the majority of the work should be created from books that would otherwise be recycled. The exhibit presenters are looking for artwork which demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship, balanced with creativity and innovation.

A reception is planned for Thursday, April 14, 5-7 p.m. at the WUWF studios, Bldg. 88 on the University of West Florida Campus.

For more information, contact Blythe Webster at the John C. Pace Library (email bmarshall@uwf.edu or call 857-6163).
An invitation to the open call may be found on the WUWF website: wuwf.org  at Gallery 88 under the Special Events drop menu.

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