FAU University Galleries




Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades
Schmidt Center Gallery: September 20 – November 5, 2014
Opening: Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:30pm



FREE Two Exhibitions & A Series of Public Programs


Friday, October 10
6:30pm at the Schmidt Center Gallery
Reading by Andrew Furman
Andrew Furman is the author of Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida, the memoir,
My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White (Syracuse UP 2010), the novel, Alligators May Be
Present (Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press 2005), and two works of literary criticism,
Israel Through the Jewish-American Imagination (SUNY Press 1997) and Contemporary Jewish-American
Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma (Syracuse UP 2000). His essays, reviews, and fiction have appeared
in such publications as Poets & Writers, Oxford American, Ecotone, Agni Online, JewishFiction.Net,
The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Forward, Image, Tikkun, and the Miami Herald.

Thursday, October 16
7pm at the University Theatre
Everything everGLADES
An in-depth discussion on the ecology, sustainability, social justice and the arts in the Everglades. This public program
is in-conjunction with Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades presented in the Schmidt Center Gallery from
September 20 – November 5, 2014

Thursday, October 23
12pm in VA-105
In Conversation with AIRIE

Thursday, October 30
12pm in VA-105
Artist Talk with Tim B. Wride



Co-Curated by Sybille Welter and Jill Lavetsky, Common Ground presents selected contemporary artists who have participated in Artist in Residence in the Everglades, AIRIE. Since 2001, AIRIE has welcomed one artist per month to live and create in the Everglades National Park. 


Harumi Abe
Karen Glaser
Dana Levy
Gustavo Matamoros
Adam Nadel
Alice Raymond
Rebecca Reeve

Susan Silas

Karen Glaser, Spanish Moss Dana Levy- Explorer
Rebecca Reeve, Untitled #2, from the Marjory’s World  series, 2013, Archival pigment print, Courtesy of the artist  Gustavo Matamoros Installation in Schmidt Public Space
Susan Silas Alice Raymond
Harumbi Adam Nadel



Archive Public Programs

 Artist Talk with Gustavo Matamoros

 Thursday, October 2
12pm in VA-105


Doris Sommer, Ph.D., Harvard University presents
Art Works: Cultural Agents Tackle Urgent Social Challenges
Monday, October 6
7pm at the University Theatre
Advocacy & Activism:
Catalysts for Social Change

The Doris Sommer public lecture is sponsored by the generous support of Walter and Lalita Janke and the
Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.

Michael J. Horswell, Ph.D., FAU Associate
Professor and Interim Associate Dean
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Fred Fejes, Ph.D., FAU Professor
School of Communications and Multimedia Studies
Jane Caputi, Ph.D., FAU Professor
Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
and Communications and Multimedia Studies
Kate MacMillin, FIU Assistant Professor
Department of Journalism and Broadcasting
Jay Critchley
Multi-media artist and activist

This program is in conjunction with Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001– 2012 presented at the
Ritter Art Gallery from September 5 through October 25, 2014.

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