Quinn Miller, Euphoria, 2016, Digital photography, 20 x 30 in, Courtesy of the artist.
20/20 Art Alumni Exhibition
Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab
August 21 - September 21, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast University, the Art Program and Art Galleries have reached a significant milestone. For twenty years we have served our students and the community of Southwest Florida and now is a time to celebrate our past as we set our ambitions for the future. There is no greater reward than witnessing our alumni’s success as they continue to apply their creativity and research beyond FGCU’s campus. Twenty Art Program almuni have been chosen for the exhibition representing the range of ideas and techniques that the faculty and staff are proud to have been a part of shaping over the course of twenty years.
The work of compiling this exhibition has revealed an exciting array of working artists and arts professionals among our graduates. Some are taking their passion for art and sharing it with their own art students, some are on the business side of the arts, and many still pursue their own studio practices. The Art Program alumni of FGCU have spread from Fort Myers to Hawaii, to Los Angeles, to Costa Rica, and to France, to name a few places, and many have remained close to their roots here in Southwest Florida. Each place they touch, every voice they hear, each connection they make, is a legacy of the FGCU Effect. Our lives have been enriched by these multi-faceted and multi-talented people, and we are privileged to have worked with all of them, regardless of their presence in this exhibition. We hope that everyone enjoys this exhibition of twenty graduates who have continued to develop and grow as studio artists. The selection process was difficult and long, but well worth the journey.
This exhibition marks a significant change for the FGCU Art Galleries. In honor of
Ms. Mary Wasmer, the Wasmer Family has generously made a donation to name the main
gallery in the Arts Complex. The gallery is now the Wasmer Art Gallery and this is
the inaugural exhibition. The Wasmer Family have been avid supporters and collectors
of art and we think it is fitting that their support is highlighted by the success
of our Art Program alumni.
Sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
To read the full catalogue from the exhibition, follow the link below to ISSUU