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UT Professors Featured in Key West Exhibit

Published: December 17, 2007
Two University of Tampa art professors are being featured in a special exhibition at Florida Keys Community College, which culminates Dec. 20 with a closing reception and artists’ lecture.

The exhibit, titled “Visions, Views, and Crossings” includes 15 sculptural pieces that are the work of Jack King, UT professor of art. Featured among King’s exhibit pieces is sculpture titled “On Pins and Needles, Waiting for the High Tide,” a mixed media piece that incorporates themes of water and seagoing vessels, which are frequently seen in King’s work.

A similar piece King sculpture, titled “Waiting on the Outbound Tide,” was chosen earlier this year for inclusion in a collection of artwork to be displayed at Tampa General Hospital.

King is joined in the exhibit by his wife Kathleen, an adjunct professor of art at UT and full-time art instructor at Tampa Preparatory School. Kathleen is showcasing 10 large ceramic wall pieces.

The exhibit, on display at the college’s Library Gallery at 5901 College Road, Key West, will conclude Dec. 20 with a paella dinner at 6 p.m. followed by an artists’ lecture at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Florida Keys Community College at (305) 296-9081.