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Sandy Skoglund artwork on display in 2008

Weatherhead Gallery

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School of Creative Arts

Art Galleries

The School of Creative Arts has 5 galleries that show a variety of work.

Weatherhead GalleryJohn P. Weatherhead Gallery

Located in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication off of Leesburg Road, the John P. Weatherhead Gallery is a major educational resource for the School of Creative Arts. Named after the late John P. Weatherhead, a prominent businessman, art collector and honorary member of University of Saint Francis Art Advisory Committee, the gallery features a yearlong schedule of visual arts exhibits. These exhibits include the work of contemporary, regional, national, and international artists. The gallery also showcases the work of the faculty, students, and alumni throughout the year, and hosts an annual High School Art Exhibition every spring.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm - Summer Hours (May - August): Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm  

New Media Exploration: Michael Dinges, Dennis Lee Mitchell, Brett Freund, Alessandro Bavari

January 18 – February 26, 2014
Opening Reception: January 18, 2014: 6-9pm
An exhibition at the University of Saint Francis will feature four artists who push the creative boundaries of traditional media. Dinges and Mitchell create “drawings” in a non-traditional way. Dinges uses a dremel engraving tool to inscribe into the surface of man-made plastic objects such as laptop computers, buckets and even a lifeboat. The effect is reminiscent of the 19th century sailor’s art of scrimshaw. Mitchell creates drawings by applying smoke to paper. His works are fluid and non-objective, in contrast to the graphic imagery of Dinges’ engraved images. Freund is an emerging ceramic sculptor who illustrates his slab and cast works by covering the surface with wax and then piercing the wax with stains. After rubbing the stains away, marks are left, creating abstract lines that complement the geometric aspects of his sculptural and functional works. The Goldfish Gallery will display digital images and computer multi-media animation by Italian artist Alessandro Bavari. His “METACHAOS” is a multidisciplinary audio-visual project, articulated in a short film, a set of photographic images and mixed-technique paintings. It seeks to represent the most tragic aspects of the human nature and of its motion, such as war, madness, social change and hate. The film won the Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica, Austria. Earlier works by Bavari will also be on view, including “TRYPTICHON.”    

38th Annual High School Art Exhibition
March 6 - 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 2014: 6-8pm / Awards: 7pm
This annual showcase will feature student artworks from over 25 high schools from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. A variety of awards will be given to the most outstanding student artworks on display.

38th Annual SOCA Student Exhibition
April 5 – April 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5, 2014: 6-9pm / Awards: 7:30pm
The gallery will be closed Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20 in honor of Good Friday and Easter Holiday.
This annual showcase will feature art, music, and performance-based works by students currently enrolled at the School of Creative Arts. Over 500 pieces will be on display with a variety of awards and scholarships given to outstanding students and artworks chosen by the SOCA faculty.

The Goldfish Gallery

Named for Ellie Golden and Betty Fishman, two outstanding alumna, artists and patrons of the arts, this gallery features a yearlong rotating schedule of student work. The gallery also serves as a teaching lab for students interested in gallery administration. It provides opportunities for students to learn firsthand how to market, display and properly preserve artwork.  The Goldfish Gallery is an extraordinary educational resource and opportunity for students.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm 

The Artist Spotlight Gallery

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm    

Stephen Perfect Exhibition
September 7 – October 6, 2013

Lupke Gallery

The Lupke Gallery, approximately 650 square feet, is located in the North Campus facilities and features a year long rotation of the university's permanent collection and regional private collections.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Friday: 9am - 12pm 

Tom Keesee – Painting the Untouched Landscape
September 28 – November 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-9pm
Nationally recognized local artist and USF adjunct faculty, Tom Keesee, will display paintings, drawings, and prints from his body of work that focus on Eagle Marsh, a local wetland preserve. Most of these works are produced in a plein air fashion meaning that Keesee creates these works outdoors and on-site and focuses on capturing the atmosphere, light, and environment of Eagle Marsh at that moment in which the work is being created.

William and Joan McNagny Collection of Sacred Icons
November 18, 2013 – January 17, 2014
The gallery will be closed Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29 in honor of Thanksgiving Holiday. and from December 24 through January 1 for the Christmas Holiday.
The School of Creative Arts will display this fine collection of Byzantine and religious icons from the 17th – 19th century. A wide variety of works will be on view including multi-colored enamels on brass and paintings on wood that visually describe sacred subjects such as the life of Christ, Mother of God, and saints such as Saint Nicholas. These icons are part of the university’s comprehensive collection of fine art.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-12pm / 1pm-5pm

School of Creative Arts Masters Program Highlights Exhibition
April 5 – April 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5, 2014: 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am-5pm / Sat. 10am-5pm / Sun. 1pm-5pm
The gallery will be closed Friday, April 18 – Sunday, April 20 in honor of Good Friday and Easter Holiday.
This annual showcase will feature artworks by graduate students currently in the School of Creative Arts Masters (MA) program. A variety of media and techniques will be on display.

Rolland Gallery

The Rolland Gallery is located in the Pope John Paul II Center features a yearlong schedule of exhibits that include student work and the permanent collection.
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9pm, Friday: 8am - 12pm, Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday: 12pm - 8pm