Published: February 05, 2008
The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is welcoming
internationally acclaimed artist Joyce J. Scott to campus Feb. 11-20.
Scott will present a gallery talk Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. and will remain on
campus as a visiting artist through Feb. 20, when she will conclude her
visit with an open house for the public to view her work in the
A native of Baltimore, MD, Scott’s work
incorporates various artistic media, including sculpture, jewelry
making, printmaking, installation art and performance art. Her pieces
draw strong influence from a wide-range of sources, from pop culture to
African American culture.
The use of beads is a central
element throughout Scott’s work; helping turn her works into bold
statements about such issues as racism, sexism, violence and injustice.
“The originality of her work places her among the important
pioneers in art today,” said Keith Morrison, dean of the College of
Creative Arts, San Francisco State University.
of Scott’s work runs through March 6 and at the University’s R.K.
Bailey Art Studios, located at 310 North Boulevard. Gallery hours are
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m.
For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden at (813) 253-6217 or