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SFCC Museum of Florida Art and Culture 2010-11 Exhibit Schedule

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Heart of Myakka by Joseph Melancon will be displayed in SFCC MOFAC's first exhibit of the season, Fresh Perspectives.

Heart of Myakka by Joseph Melancon will be displayed in SFCC MOFAC's first exhibit of the season, Fresh Perspectives.

The South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) announces its 2010-11 season of exhibits, programs, and workshops. The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m., and by appointment for group tours. SFCC Artist and Matinee series patrons may visit the museum one hour prior to each performance.

For more information about the MOFAC and its programs or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at 784-7240.

“Fresh Perspectives: Janet King, Joseph Melancon, and Val Sandell,” will be on display Sept. 6-Oct. 29. These three artists depict the natural world from different views while using light and color to capture fleeting moments in time. An artists’ reception will be Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

“Decades of Change: Black and White Residents of Avon Park Remember the Mid-20th Century” will be exhibited Sept. 6-Oct. 29. An oral history project of the Historical Society of Avon Park with support from MOFAC, this exhibition includes photographs and written transcripts of black and white residents who recalled their memories of the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. “Fresh Perspectives” and “Decades of Change” are co-sponsored by Anne and Charles Reynolds and the Florida Humanities Council.

“Florida Frontiers: The Photography of Carlton Ward Jr.” will run Nov. 3-Jan. 8. As an environmental photojournalist, Ward promotes the conservation of natural environments and cultural legacies. His photography illustrates a passion for the Florida landscape that is grounded by eight generations of family history. The exhibition is sponsored by Jeanmaire and Donald Appelquist and Martin Realty F-L-A participating with Cabela’s Trophy Properties.

Storyteller and artist Hermann Trappman reconstructs aspects of Native American life and culture in “Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida,” Jan. 12-Feb. 24. Trappman’s paintings reflect his meticulous research of pre-Columbian peoples through early geographical and historical records. The exhibition includes reproductions of early tools and objects portrayed in his paintings. It is sponsored by Anne and Charles Reynolds.

“Celebrating the Lake Wales Ridge” will show the art and photography of Reed Bowman, Mollie Doctrow, David Price, John Moran, Diane Pierce, and Carlton Ward Jr., March 2- April 15. It will be accompanied by the outdoor environmental art exhibition, “Nine Natives: Wildflower Wayside Shrine,” which focuses on endangered and endemic plants of the Lake Wales Ridge that are found at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Patrons can walk the self-guided nature trail and explore the scrub habitat. These exhibitions are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. They are co-sponsored by Laurie and Norm Stephens, Charles and Anne Reynolds, Highlands Today, and Salute to the Arts.

The SFCC Juried Student Art Exhibition will showcase the outstanding painting, ceramics, design, and photography of SFCC art students, April 20-May 7. Awards will be presented at a reception on Thursday, April 21, noon-2 p.m., at MOFAC.

“Florida’s Legendary Highwaymen” will show highlights from MOFAC’s collection of Highwaymen paintings, April 20-May 7. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the SFCC Foundation, Inc., and Anne and Charles Reynolds.

The following exhibitions will be presented in the Lower Lobby Gallery of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts:

“Jon Manchester: Linking Musical Ideas to Visual Images” runs Nov. 10-Jan. 27. Manchester exhibits “Canzoni,” a body of work that comes from applying the common elements of music and photography, such as form, texture, and rhythm. A reception will be Thursday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m.

“Florida’s Wild Places: Diane Pierce and Marjorie Shropshire” will feature drawings and paintings of Florida’s shore and wading birds in their natural habitats. Shropshire’s work depicts the wild places of Florida in terms of what may be lost and is no more. By combining painting and drawing with cases and boxes, Shropshire creates three-dimensional pieces reminiscent of collector’s cabinets.

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