Published: November 02, 2017
For the first time, The University of Tampa will present two concurrent exhibitions, the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and From Switzerland to Florida: Documentary Photography by Peter Schreyer in the Meridian Gallery. Both exhibitions open Thursday, Nov. 9, and run through Nov. 20.
The Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition gives UT students from any major an opportunity to display their artwork to the public. Pieces in the exhibition are in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, animations and mixed media.
Each year, the student exhibition is juried and judged by a non-UT affiliated arts instructor or artist. This year’s judge is Peter Schreyer, the executive director and senior faculty in photography at the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, FL.
Outstanding individual students included in the exhibition will be selected to receive cash scholarship awards made possible by the Las Damas de Arte foundation, the Friends of the Gallery and Dick Blick Art Materials, one of the nation’s largest arts suppliers and recognized as 2016’s Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America. Schreyer will announce the winners of these scholarship awards at a reception on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7–9 p.m.
Schreyer will have a solo exhibition at the same time as the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the adjacent Meridian Gallery, allowing students the opportunity to see the work of the visiting judge for the first time.
For the past three decades, Schreyer has worked as a documentary photographer, instructor and arts administrator in Florida. His work reflects his passion for people and places and their relationship to history and heritage, both in Florida and in his home country of Switzerland. This solo exhibition will include parts of three documentary projects from these locales.
One portion of Schreyer’s exhibition will include works from his newest project with Crealdé School of Art students, titled "West of the East Coast Tracks.” This project was a mentorship documentary with teens from a historic African American community in West New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Schreyer will give a gallery talk about his work at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, prior to the awards reception for the student exhibition.
The gallery is located on campus at the R. K. Bailey Art Studios at 310 N. Blvd. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge for admission.
For more information, contact Jocelyn Boigenzahn, gallery director, at email@example.com or (813) 253-6217.
Programs are made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and The University of Tampa Friends of the Gallery.