Artist bridges Seminole traditions and contemporary ideas in work that explores identity.
Jessica Osceola (’08, Art) grew up enveloped in Seminole Indian culture. The lives of her extended clan of great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins revolved around a tribal village off the Tamiami Trail near Naples.
Show sheds light on complex relationship of man and dog
Just as individual stars cluster to form a constellation, Florida Gulf Coast University’s theater program crafts something greater than its parts with its ethnodrama “Constellation.”
This year’s show, “Constellation III: Dog Wish,” explores the diverse ways in which humans interact with canines. It will be staged in April at FGCU’s TheatreLab and at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Students enrich knowledge, find inspiration in sponsored trip to New York City.
Deep into Drawing Workshop and 20th Century Art History classes last spring, Victoria Pimental felt as if she had fallen into an artistic slump.
The junior from Lehigh Acres ached for inspiration and for a chance to broaden her experience of art beyond the textbook and the classroom. At 20, she’d never visited a major museum and couldn’t afford to take time or money away from school to travel.
New faculty member brings experience in interactive work.
“Please play with the art.” Michael Salmond thinks it might take just such a sign posted in an art gallery to persuade visitors that the “look but don’t touch” code of conduct does not apply to electronic and interactive media. Digital pervades the commercial world, but in the gallery realm this nascent art form still has a way to go to connect with an audience more comfortable with canvas and clay.
Playwrights rarely get to see their very first scripts produced on stage, but Brittney Brady has. The senior’s independent study project, “Paler than Grass,” was performed by students under the direction of Barry Cavin, FGCU’s Visual and Performing Arts program chairman. It was the second time a student writer has been showcased with a summer production.
Five Chinese artists express views of country’s younger generation.
As China has evolved into a major player in the global economy, its society has begun grappling with many of same social issues as the United States.
“There are many parallels,” says Megan McShane, an FGCU assistant professor of art and the show’s curator. “They are experiencing their own financial woes – inflation, job concerns. They have very urban centers but the whole country is not fully developed in terms of infrastructure, literacy and work possibilities. There are still large areas that are very rural.”
Thea Windsor, an FGCU student and U.S. Army veteran who was featured in the spring Pinnacle article, Students Who Served, enlisted in 2004 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. Due to the writer’s error, the article...