The University Galleries, FAU in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters have selected 14 visual artists to be presented in the 5th iteration of “southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art.” The emerging and under recognized contemporary artists reside in 8 Southeastern states: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The artists were selected from over 250 artists recommended for the triennial exhibition. FSU Assistant Professor in Art Rob Duarte is one of the 14 artists selected to participate. As part of the exhibition’s series of opening events, Duarte will present an artist talk at noon on Wednesday, January 31. In the exhibition at the Schmidt Center Gallery, Duarte will be showing a series of new works, all created during the past few months.
“southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art” is a unique contribution to South Florida’s visual arts offerings as it complements and expands upon the region’s Miami-centered contemporary art scene. “southXeast” presents emerging and under-represented artists from 8 states, and is the only curated exhibition regularly presented in Florida to collectively present artists of the southeast region. The exhibition has been presented every third year since 2005 and has included 53 regional artists. The upcoming “southXeast” is co-curated by Rod Faulds, University Galleries Director, and Cynthia Stucki, FAU’17. The selected artists were chosen through a process of reviewing the work of artists recommended by curators, critics, contemporary art centers, past “southXeast” artists, and FAU art faculty. The University Galleries, FAU are open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Group and class tours are welcome during public hours as well as at other times scheduled by appointment. Gallery exhibitions are sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561-297-2661, email email@example.com or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.
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