Upcoming Gallery Events
42nd SOCA Student Exhibition
April 7-May 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, 5-7 p.m.
Weatherhead Gallery, Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St
Awards Program: Saturday, April 7 7:30 p.m., USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W Berry St
This exhibition features work by students currently enrolled at the School of Creative Arts. All studio art, communication arts and graphic design, computer art, film and music technology will be on display. In conjunction with the reception, there will be live performances and concerts at the performing arts center.
Sensing Beauty: A Multi-Sensory Art Experience
April 11-May 12
Lupke Gallery, 2702 Spring Street
University of Saint Francis students create art with the visually impaired through a service-learning partnership with League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. This exhibition is a service-learning partnership between the League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. and SOCA Communication and Photography students. This student-led art exhibition will challenge the viewer’s perception of beauty and art. Students interviewed League consumers – people living without sight – “What does beauty mean to you?” The resulting stories were turned into a photography art exhibit that encourages viewers to experience beauty with all of their senses. There will be works to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch – a fully accessible gallery experience. The gallery includes a 3-D printed photograph from 3DPhotoWorks in New York. 3DPhotoWorks delivers tactile find art printing to the blind and sight impaired. Along with student work, the gallery will also feature photographs from the following local professional photographers: Karen Thompson, Jeffrey Crane, and Theresa Thompson. The exhibit runs until May 12. It is free and open to the public. The Lupke Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. The Lupke Gallery is located at 2702 Spring Street.