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PBSC artists merge work to showcase creative range

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Visions by Georgeta Fondos

Fifteen Palm Beach State College artists consisting of instructors, professors and deans from the Lake Worth, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens campuses will showcase their works in an upcoming Art Faculty exhibit at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.

The show, which features paintings, photography, sculptures, pastel drawings and mixed media runs from Oct. 27 to Dec. 4. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27.

Those participating in the show are: Joshua Hunter Davis, Vernon Grant, Georgeta Fondos, Kristin Miller Hopkins, Janet Onofrey, Dennis Tishkowsky, Jacqueline Kern, Manuel Moya, Sherry Stephens, Wayne Stephens, Nazare Feliciano, Jacques de Beaufort, Jeffrey McGregor, Vincent Lardieri and Victoria Rose Martin.

There will be 35 pieces on display. One titled “Visions” is an installation consisting of 20 round, pillow-like forms with fringes that hang at various lengths.

“Visions originates from my imagination and how I view and visualize changes in our environment,” said creator Georgeta Fondos, an adjunct instructor on the Boca Raton campus. “The sculptural forms with red fabric peering out from the inside represent the distorted and traumatized fauna in our precious, but suffering environment. The subtle movement of the piece invites viewers’ interaction and contemplation.”

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Hot Town by Janet Onofrey

Onofrey, an adjunct instructor at Lake Worth, captures in her work environments that many people fail to notice.

“My subject matter is not particularly outstanding, but scenes that are routinely overlooked…the unseen,” said Onofrey. “I select a perspective that is a reflection of a reality and a sense of place that at any moment can be lost to time. Primarily urban scenes, they also deal with the impermanence of our existence. It reflects a personal and social identity with change as the only constant force. This slice of reality is set in isolation, without the presence of people, to evoke a sense of stillness and quietude that allows the character of the space to speak.”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015.

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