All That Glitters: Art students launch season preview

The first of four exhibitions throughout the school year is live after Friday night’s “All That Glitters is Gold: Art Thesis Preview,” where six students presented work. The exhibition kick-starts the season, allowing students to show off what is to come in the New College of Florida Art Department.

“This exhibition serves as a great starting point for a big year,” says Kim Anderson, associate professor of art at New College. “The students have already done an incredible job, and this gallery showcases it.”

"Banjo 2," a piece by New College art student Jack Brickhouse, now on display at the Isermann Gallery.
“Banjo 2,” a piece by New College art student Jack Brickhouse, now on display at the Isermann Gallery.

Work from Elly Bovarnick, Jack Brickhouse, Corinne Leavengood, Jack Micoli, Jamie Moriarty and Abeer Obaido will be on display through Dec. 7 in the Isermann Gallery. The exhibition features a wide variety of artwork showcasing each students’ creativity — touching on topics of Judaism, political stateless, technology, folk tradition and more.

Most importantly, students had the opportunity to learn about the entire exhibition production as a whole. From laying out the display to putting together a plan for the gallery reception, this process will be invaluable down the road when it is time to promote their work to the New College campus and surrounding community at future exhibitions.

“Students are in charge of the entire process,” says Anderson. “They learn how to write a press release, determine the amount of food and refreshments needed, track down funding — anything to make sure a gallery stands out and draws the attention of others.”

You can visit this exhibition in the Isermann Gallery, within the College’s Caples Fine Arts Complex at 5313 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, behind Sainer Pavailion, just south of the Ringling Museum. The exhibition is free and open to the public and can be viewed Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

New College students have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious national and international graduate programs for the arts, including California College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Teachers College at Columbia University, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Virginia Commonwealth University and many others.


All That Glitters is Gold: Art Thesis Preview
Dates: Friday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Dec. 7
Location: Isermann Gallery, New College of Florida (behind Sainer Pavilion)

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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