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MEDIA CONTACT:  Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu


FAU Hosts Fine Arts Festival Weekend


          BOCA RATON, FL (September 14, 2010) –  The visual arts and art history department and the University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University are hosting the first FAU Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The festival will be in the Performing Arts and Visual Art Center on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The art and design work of FAU students as well as some of South Florida’s finest professional artists will be on exhibit and for sale, with prices ranging from $10 to $10,000. Admission to the festival is free.

            Art on display will include a wide selection of art media, including works in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more. There will also be free 10 minute artist talks throughout both days and tours of the visual arts center studios and galleries, along with other entertainment. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available.

“We are excited to have Claire Dorst, Stanford Slutsky and John McCoy joining our group of professional artists,” said Linda Johnson, organizer of the Fine Arts Festival. “Claire Dorst, painter and FAU professor emeritus, joined FAU in 1964 as the founding member and first chairperson for the art department. John McCoy, an accomplished ceramist whose soup tureens are a must buy, brings clay to life with his focus on functional pottery. Stan Slutsky will be adding a splash of vibrant color with his pure geometric and chromatic abstraction paintings.”

The Fine Arts Festival is the main fundraising event of the year for the visual arts and art history department. All the proceeds from the sale of student artwork will directly benefit the mission of educating artists and providing them with scholarship opportunities, access to state-of-the-art traditional and digital arts facilities, and enrichment through visiting artist lecture series.

For more information about the festival, call 561-297-2971, email art@fau.edu or visit www.fau.edu/vaah.

-FAU-

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu

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