The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery's mission is toexhibit works of art as an extension of the classroom, providing an opportunity to view and study significant original artwork by contemporary national, international and regional artists. The Gallery also features work by College of Arts and Letters faculty, alumni and students during scheduled exhibitions, receptions, lectures and performances.
The Meridian Scholar Program (formerly known as STUDIO-f) is an innovative program that
invites visiting artists and scholars for a 10-day residency to work
directly with UT students in the creation of a dynamic, print-based art
project. This unique program was designed as an atelier, an
interdisciplinary workshop where students and master artists explore
materials, processes and technology. Students have the opportunity to
participate in the Meridian Scholar Program as a course, earning credits
towards their degree. It is in this spirit of true research, applied
innovation and scholarship that we build invaluable connections between
our students and the world of contemporary art. The purpose of this program is to introduce national and international
artists to the Tampa Bay community by giving students and art
enthusiasts an opportunity to meet these artists and to see them working
in the studio. In order to support this opportunity, exhibitions in the
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery are often held during their residency.
Visiting artists included Sam Gilliam, Joyce J. Scott, Roberto
Juarez, Miriam Schapiro, Audrey Flack, Pedro Perez, Ed Paschke, Willy
Heeks, John Walker, Tom Lieber, Larry Poons, Sam Messer, James
McGarrell, Robert Rahway Zakanitch, Stephen Greene, Katherine Porter,
Hollis Sigler, Vitaly Komar, Alexander Melamid and Louisa Chase.
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