Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades
Schmidt Center Gallery: September 20 – November 5, 2014

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Images: (left column, top to bottom) Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery with work by Harumi Abe , Karen Glaser , and  Alice Raymond ; Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery with work by Rebecca Reeve and Dana Levy; (right column, top to bottom) Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery with work by Karen Glaser ; Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery with work by Adam Nadel, Alice Raymond, Harumi Abe, Karen Glaser and Susan Silas.


 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

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.

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