On Friday, January 8th the FSU Art Department greeted 2016 with a New Year’s display: that is, the red-hot works of their esteemed faculty at The Annual Art Faculty Exhibition opening reception.
The evening began at 5:30PM with artist talks from Keith Roberson, Kevin Curry, and Joelle Dietrick who discussed their ambitious projects and inventive use of technology throughout the process.
From 6:00 – 8:00PM, guests entering the exhibition helped themselves to drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and cake before proceeding to the exhibition. The impressive array of artwork submitted by 52 faculty members for the show reflected the diversity of talent within the Department of Art. The exhibition presents more traditional media, such as painting on canvas and photography, as well as pieces that confront traditional notions of art by pushing boundaries and expectations. This includes sculptural installation pieces that utilize sound, video projection, artist books, ceramics, 3D printed works, and more.
The opening show drew a large crowd as diverse as the artwork, from the audiences of the Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA), and family and friends, to the students of the faculty whose works were on display. For many of the students attending the show, this was their first glimpse of the work that their instructors are currently producing. The show provided greater insight into who their faculty are as artists in addition to inspiring discussions surrounding the works in the show.
This year’s Annual Art Faculty Exhibition is worth visiting to look at what the Art Department and its faculty are interested in. The exhibition will be open for guests to view at the FSU MoFA until January 31st.
Please enjoy a short sound clip from “FSU Headlines” covering the opening reception.