"We see only a few pages from one of sculptor Richard Beckman's journals, opened in a Plexiglas case for 'Outside the Curve of Reason,' an exhibition at University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. Yet they tell us much about Beckman's restless, relentless and obsessive creativity." -Lennie Bennett
Keesha Jimenez reporting back on the progress of A Different Frame of Mind. It is not every day that one is able to enter an artist’s studio and interact with the artist as they create art. I enjoy capturing their progress through the camera lens because it mirrors the dedication that the artists contribute to their final products. Each day they work in USFCAM, I observe them as they contemplate the steps needed to complete the creative process.
My name is Keesha Jimenez. I am an undergraduate student seeking a B.A. in Studio Art at USF. For my summer internship at the USFCAM, I am working with Vincent Kral, the Curator of A Different Frame of Mind. As an artist myself, I am interested in the concept behind the title for the exhibition because at USF the art studio professors challwenge tradition and force their students to think beyond the box.
Artist Robyn O’Neil talks figure and ground in her landscape art with The Art Assignment. Robyn was featured in this special PBS program, co-hosted by Sarah Urist Green and John Green. Watch the full program to find out more about how she first got started and how she uses figure and ground in her art.
Theo Wujcik passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, succumbing to cancer at the age of 78. It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to this talented artist and dear friend. Though he will paint no more in his Ybor City studio, his commitment to his craft and our community remains a source of inspiration to all those he touched.
The USF Art in Health program, a collaborative project that unites the museum and USF Health, was featured in a recent article in 83Degrees. The program, modeled after similar initiatives at Harvard University and University of Miami, was founded in 2012 and since hosted 86 students from disciplines including medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology.
The performance was truly a collaborative effort that included USF College of the Arts faculty and students. The USF percussion ensemble and jazz combos played Reyes’ unique instruments, crafted from firearms confiscated and disabled by the Mexican Army. Everyone who attended the sold-out event was invited to participate in the performance, which was created by Reyes in partnership with USF Theatre professor Dora Arreola, and USF and Community Stepping Stones students.
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Events & Info
WOW (Week of Welcome) Art & Ice event August 27, USFCAM
Richard Beckman Public Sculpture Dedication September 5, Adjacent to FAH
Closing Reception for summer exhibitions September 5, USFCAM
LED Lighting Upgrade
The USF Contemporary Art Museum has an LED lighting upgrade funded by a grant from the Student Green Energy Fund!
This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.
Interested in an internship at CAM or Graphicstudio? Find out how to apply and what deadlines you need to know.
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