Arts & Culture

Art galleries kick off fall season Sept. 18

Photo Credit: Howard Romero

Art enthusiasts can expect to be moved this fall by three exhibits that cover a range of topics including  sexual assault and its affect on victims.

The exhibits, which will be displays at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus and The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus, showcase stories, ideas and perceptions through paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and more. They are free and open to the public and feature artwork created by PBSC students and community artists.

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus kicks off its fall lineup with a solo exhibition by Misoo Filan titled “Inner Struggle Fought on Paper.”

The exhibit, which portrays themes of redemption, runs Sept. 18 through Oct. 19. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18. The work showcases the story of Filan’s transformation from confronting memories of childhood sexual abuse to a rebirth in her identity from victim to powerful protector of innocence.

“This work is very personal, but I felt compelled to put both it and myself out in public view,” said Filan, a former art appreciation instructor at PBSC. “This was a difficult thing for me to do after my mind hid these memories from my consciousness in an attempt at self-protection for so long – as well as the anxiety created by feelings of fear and shame associated with sexual abuse. Creating and exhibiting this body of work, I felt as if I had gained control over the previously overpowering memories that used to define me.”

Other fall exhibits at the gallery are:

Henriett Anri Michael Exhibition
Oct. 30 – Dec. 7
Opening Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

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

The Gallery at Lake Worth campus will feature one fall exhibit titled “Graphic Design Fundamentals and Beyond,” which will showcase the work of students enrolled in the Graphic Design program. The exhibit runs from Sept. 25 to Dec. 3.

According to Visual Arts Professor Leslie Albert who also assists with gallery exhibitions,  the program is one of the largest in the Humanities Division.

“You will see a great variety of work in this exhibit as many of our talented students go on to work in a wide range of fields, including the animation and gaming industries as well as in more traditional graphic design professions,” Albert said.

The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus is located on the first floor in the Humanities Building. For more information, please call 561-868-3270 or email Albert at albertl@palmbeachstate.edu.

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