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Three UT Grads to Exhibit Works at Gallery

Published: August 31, 2006

Three University of Tampa graduates present their recent paintings in LIPPO PARADES, When Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures at UT’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on Monday, Sept. 11-Thursday, Oct. 12. The exhibition will be preceded on Friday, Sept. 8, by a gallery talk by the artists at 11 a.m. and an opening reception, 7-9 p.m.


The artists are Gerald Collings, David Giansante and Daniel Hesidence. All three are emerging artists in New York City.

Collings is a Tampa native who graduated from UT in 1997 with a bachelor of fine arts degree. He completed a master of fine arts degree at the Hoffberger School of Painting in Baltimore in 2000, and is represented by Envoy Gallery of New York City.


Giansante was born in Manchester, CT. He received a BFA from UT in 1997 and an MA and MFA at Boston University in 1999. He has exhibited at New Arts Gallery in Bantam, CT, and at Black and White, an annual exhibit in the Holland Tunnel in Brooklyn, NY.


Hesidence was born in Akron, OH. He received a BFA from UT in 1998 and an MFA from Hunter College in 2001. He is represented by Feature Inc., New York. He has had numerous exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Cleveland.


The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is located on the UT campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios at 301 N. Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m., Saturday, closed on national holidays. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at (813) 253-6217 or