Published: August 16, 2007
A mixed media sculpture by Jack King, professor of art at The University
of Tampa, was chosen to be included in the collection of artwork in the
new wing of the Tampa General Hospital.
The work, “Waiting on
the Outbound Tide,” is a piece that employs shapes and materials
associated with the boating industry and carries with it themes of water
and vessels used for crossing bodies of water.
King’s works are in collections throughout the Southeast including those of William R. Hough and the Walt Disney Company.
art consultant Marilyn Mars worked with TGH to identify 80 Florida
artists to be included in the collection, which will be displayed in
public areas throughout the building.
The new wing, the 340,000-square-foot Bayshore Pavilion, will open in phases beginning in late 2007.
King’s mixed media sculptures will be exhibited at Palm Beach Community
College on Sept. 11 to Oct. 12. The exhibition, titled “Reflections on
the Crossing: It’s Always a Gamble,” will have an opening reception on
Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5-8 p.m.
The exhibit features works
influenced by the Balseros (Cuban Rafters) in the 1980's, and continues
the theme of water and vessels.
For more information on the exhibit, call (561) 207-5015.