George Pappas @ SCF Gallery

November 17 2017 -January 19, 2018
SCF Fine art Gallery, Bradenton

The Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a free reception for the opening of its newest exhibit “Coiled Phrase” by artist George Pappas 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, Building 11, Room 125, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

George Pappas
George Pappas to Present “Coiled Phrase”

The exhibit, which will run Nov. 17-Jan. 19, will feature mixed media and recent paintings by Pappas. The exhibit is a nod to the legacy of Sarah and George Pappas, beloved members of the SCF community. Dr. Sarah Pappas served as president of the college from 1997 until 2008. George Pappas will donate a painting from the exhibition to SCF’s new Library & Learning Center which is set to open in 2018.

For information, contact Katherine Bzura, gallery director at bzurak@SCF.edu or 941-752-5225.


Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)
Building 11, Room 125, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance

September 19 – December 3, 2014
SCF Fine Art Gallery and Theatre Program

“Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance,” an upcoming art exhibit hosted by the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery and Theatre Program, will be on display in the Fine Art Gallery Sept. 19-Dec. 3. An opening reception will be held 6-8p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., building 11 North. The event is free and open to the public.

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A retrospective look at wedding costumes through the decades, “Art of the Wedding Costume” will include a display of men’s and women’s traditional, nontraditional and cultural wedding attire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Presented from the perspective of the wedding ceremony as a theatrical performance, the exhibit features wedding costumes from the 1850s to 2014 that reflect the personalities of the men and women who contributed their wedding attire. The exhibit weaves their stories through a narrative that chronicles the evolution of historical, cultural, artistic and social issues related to wedding costume styles and customs during that time period.

Exhibition curators Kenneth Erickson, SCF Theatre Program director and Neel Performing Arts Center manager, and Joseph Loccisano, SCF Fine Art Gallery manager, selected items for the exhibition from local community members, Retro Rosie Vintage Clothing, Asolo Repertory Theatre, South Florida Museum and other organizations.

For more information, contact Loccisano at 941-752-5225 or loccisj@scf.edu. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.

Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline

November 30, 2012 – February 20, 2013
SCF Fine Art Gallery, Bradenton, FL

The featured exhibit from the Museum of American Finance, traces the development of the recent financial crisis considered to be the most severe and complex economic and financial challenge in modern U.S. experience.

November 30, 2012 – February 20, 2013
SCF Fine Art Gallery, Bradenton, FL

From the Museum of American Finance in New York City

As a part of “Project GET$MART,” a student financial literacy program at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), the SCF Fine Art Gallery will host an opening reception for “Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline” from 6 – 8 p.m., Nov. 30, at the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West.

Prior to the opening reception, guest lecturer Dr. Wendy Dickinson, a liberal arts instructor from Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD),will present “Multivariate Data Display for Contemporary Consumers” at 5:30 p.m. and share examples of work by students in her undergraduate course, Visualizing Statistics.

The featured exhibit, “Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline,” from the Museum of American Finance, traces the development of the recent financial crisis considered to be the most severe and complex economic and financial challenge in modern U.S. experience.

Presented as a monumental graphical wall, the timeline begins with the bursting of the United States housing bubble in late 2006 and traces the trillions of dollars injected into the private sector in 2008-2010 by the U.S. government. President Barack Obama’s stimulus package of almost $800 billion was part of the stabilization effort to forestall a financial collapse in a global environment that experienced a $40 trillion loss in wealth. The U.S. government’s actions represent a watershed moment in American economic and political history.

The exhibition is a collaborative effort by the SCF Fine Art Gallery, SCF business faculty, members of the Project GET$MART team at SCF and Dr. Dickinson and her students from RCAD.

Funded by the Financial Literacy Program Grant from the Florida College System Foundation, Project Get$mart is a multifaceted, interactive learning community using a variety of forums to enhance financial literacy. The SCF Financial Literacy Program is a collegewide initiative to address strategies related to achieving greater financial literacy among students and families in the community.

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 25. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225.


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SCF Embraces Differences 2012

June 7 – 20, 2012
The exhibition will feature five quotations by SCF students and staff that were selected by “Embracing Our Differences 2012,” a slideshow of additional quotations from SCF that were submitted to the competition and artwork by SCF Collegiate School students.

June 7 – 20, 2012
SCF Fine Art Gallery

An opening reception for the exhibition “SCF Embraces Differences 2012” will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the SCF Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, which is co-hosted by the SCF Fine Art Gallery, SCF Diversity/Multicultural Awareness Committee and SCF Collegiate School.

The exhibition will feature five quotations by SCF students and staff that were selected by “Embracing Our Differences 2012,” a slideshow of additional quotations from SCF that were submitted to the competition and artwork by SCF Collegiate School students.

SCF Collegiate School students will display the following artwork: “We are All Together, But Apart,” Damien Bobrek; “Pieces of Inside,” Rayhanah Waldin; “We Need Each Other,” Riley Goerg; “Be Unique,” Elizabeth Cahill; “Respect,” Angelique Winters; “Social Tolerance,” Julie Cardinale; and “Star of Peace,” Stephanie Stivers.

The exhibit runs from June 7 -20 and August 15- September 12. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225


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“Persistent Vision” – work by artist Noelle Mason

February 24 – April 4, 2012
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work by artist Noelle Mason in an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton

February 24 – April 4, 2012
SCF Fine Art Gallery (Featured Gallery)

Noelle Mason
Ground Control, Noelle Mason

The exhibit, “Persistent Vision,” features Mason’s works with varying themes, including “Ground Control,” which reflects a contradistinction between free international exchange and restrictions on human immigration, and “Decision Altitude,” which blurs the lines between immortality and death.

Mason was raised in southern California where she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She was a 2004 resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and she received a Master of Fine Arts the following year from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in nontraditional spaces, galleries and institutions, including the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smithsonian Institute. She also is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship and the Illinois Art Council International Artist Grant.

Opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North. Mason will present a gallery discussion from 5- 6 p.m. prior to the reception.