The University Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University will present the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition from Friday, March 21 through Saturday, April 6 in the Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Both the exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.
This annual juried exhibition is produced and organized by students with the goal of providing students an opportunity to show their work in a professional environment. It is open to all FAU students who may submit up to three works each. From the typical 80 to 100 students participating, the exhibition presents about one-third of the submitted works. The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition will be juried by art professionals Tim Rollins and Kathleen Goncharov.
Tim Rollins is an internationally renowned artist and educator and the creator of K.O.S (Kids of Survival), a teacher-student group that produces collaborative works of art. He was born in Pittsfield, Maine and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. After completing his graduate studies in art education and philosophy at the New York University, he began teaching art for special education middle school students in a South Bronx public school. The group has exhibited extensively nationally as well as internationally, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2011); Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the 1988 Venice Biennale.
Kathleen Goncharov was recently appointed as Curator of Exhibitions and Audience Engagement for the Boca Museum of Art. In the past, she has served as curator at The New School in New York; public art curator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; and as curator at the Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The University Galleries are closed Sunday and Monday. This exhibition is made possible in part by the FAU Student Government, Boca campus, through student activity fees. For more information, call 561-297-2661.