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Sculpture by UT Professor Chosen for Collection at Tampa General Hospital

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.

Virginia-based 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.

Additionally, 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.