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After Hours Series: Fashion Show SELENE, serene

Centre Gallery Presents After Hours Series: Fashion Show SELENE, serene

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Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 2013) – On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host the After Hours Series: Fashion Show featuring the SELENE Collection, J-Club, and the USF Theater Department. Visitors to the gallery will encounter a fashion show featuring the designs and styling of the current artist, Molly Matchstick, exhibiting her work in SELENE, serene, as well as the designs of J-Club president Jillian Azares and the USF Theater Department.

 

The fashion show will showcase Matchstick’s creations that revolve around the little black dress and Azares and USF Theater’s brightly colored creations with assistance from The Fashion Executives and models from P.R.I.D.E. Alliance.

 

The After Hours Series will be held from 7- 9pm with the fashion show beginning at 8pm. There will be free refreshments and attendees are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costume. Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.

 

Japanese Club, J-Club, preserves Japanese culture and showcase its diverse and intriguing qualities to the USF campus. The organization aims to enrich the USF community and surrounding areas with Japanese culture through socials, events, meetings, and reach out to the international Japanese society and exchange students. They will be hosting A Night in Tokyo, a Japanese fashion show, on Nov. 9, 2013 in the MSC Ballroom from 6-9pm.

The Fashion Executives is comprised of a dynamic, creative, and talented group of individuals who wants to educate, empower, and encourage one another to learn more and pursue possible careers in the fashion industry through professional development and opportunities.

P.R.I.D.E. stands for People Respecting Individual Diversity and Equality. P.R.I.D.E. is a LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied) based organization here at USF. Started in 1974, P.R.I.D.E. is the oldest continuously funded gay student organization in the state of Florida. They are hosting the Monster Ball in the Ballroom from 8-10pm. A night of dancing and fun on Halloween night, this dance is P.R.I.D.E.’s annual fall formal.

Posted in Group Exhibition, Mixed Media, Programs, Promotional.

“Selene, Serene” by Molly Matchstick

The Centre Gallery Presents “SELENE, serene”

Designs by Molly Matchstick

 

Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 2013) – From Oct. 21 through Nov. 1, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host SELENE, serene by Molly Matchstick.  Visitors to the gallery will encounter the dreams of the artist all constructed through her personal aesthetic, conveyed through dress design.

 

Molly Matchstick’s exhibition was motivated by the gallery space sparking an idea to display a runway show.  This exhibition, and the concluding fashion show, was inspired by her immediate surroundings, the models who wear her designs on the runway, and her greatest inspirations: the mood and the female.  Using locally procured materials, featuring fabrics such as cotton, chiffon, metallic print, and laser-cut suede, Matchstick created a handmade collection of little black dresses complimented with purses and ties.

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DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Oct. 21 from 12 – 1pm.  The closing reception, After Hours Event: Fashion Show, will be held from 7 – 9pm on Thursday, Oct. 31, (Halloween) in the Centre Gallery.  The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla.  It is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information, please contact the Centre Gallery at 813-974-5464.

About the Centre Gallery

Centre Gallery is an innovative, student-run art exhibition space at the University of South Florida. Located in the Marshall Student Center room 2700, Centre Gallery (www.centregallery.usf.edu) is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted in Mixed Media, Photography, Programs, Promotional, Sculpture.

“Even Hands Can See” by Horst Mueller

The Centre Gallery Presents “Even Hands Can See”

Tactile paintings by Horst W. Mueller

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Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 2013) –From October 14 through 18, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Even Hands Can See by Horst Mueller.  Visitors to the gallery will encounter tactile paintings aimed in including the blind and visually impaired in the appreciation of art.

 

Mueller shares his time between Buxtehude (Hamburg), Germany and Stuart, Fla. during the winters.  He received his degrees in Economics and Engineering at the University of Cologne and Saarbruecken.  Mueller blends his life experience with his love and artistic imagination to create his tactile paintings.  Using traditional brushes and palette knives, along with his hands, results in a powerful multi-layered three dimensional art.

 

Through his artwork he aims to answer the question, “If art is truly a universal language, then why have the visually impaired been historically shut out?”  In effect, Mueller invites the participants to “please touch my art.”

 

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on Oct. 14 from 12 – 1pm.  The closing reception for Even Hands Can See will be held from 5 – 7pm on Friday, Oct. 11, in the Centre Gallery.  The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla.  It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

 

For more information contact:

Natalya Swanson, Director of Artist Relations

Alyssa Cordero, Director of Public Relations

sa-centregallery@usf.edu

(813)974-5464

 

 

About the Centre Gallery

Centre Gallery is an innovative, student-run art exhibition space at the University of South Florida. Located in the Marshall Student Center room 2700, Centre Gallery (www.centregallery.usf.edu) is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted in Mixed Media, Paintings, Sculpture.

Heart Out by Kelly Boehmer

Tampa, Fla. (September 2013) – From September 16 through 27, the Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida will host Heart Out by Kelly Boehmer.  Visitors to the gallery will encounter artwork that is a chaotic visual overload with kitsch elements, used in an unexpectedly sincere way.

The sculptures of this show are inspired from cartoons, myths, and fairytales.  Using fabric as her primary medium, Boehmer represents fear, heartbreak, and death reduced to silly and magical scenes, involving pitiful creatures.  She also uses taxidermy, video monitors, glitter, and other media.  The sculptures are all sewn by hand with an aggressive, undefined stitch reconstructed from Boehmer’s old sculptures with new elements in order to create new narratives.  Her sculptures use seductive, bright colors and sensual shimmering textures in contrast to gory or repulsive details.

Boehmer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1999 and went on to graduate from the University of South Florida in 2006 with a Masters of Fine Arts.  In the future, she would love to do a residency abroad.

DessART, Centre Gallery’s opening reception for this exhibit, will be held on September 16 from 12 – 1pm.  The closing reception for Heart Out will be held from 7 – 9pm on Friday, September 27, in the Centre Gallery.  The Centre Gallery is located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, at 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla.  It is free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

 

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For more information contact:

Natalya Swanson, Director of Artist Relations

Alyssa Cordero, Directorof Public Relations

sa-centregallery@usf.edu

(813) 974-5464

 

About the Centre Gallery

Centre Gallery is an innovative, student-run art exhibition space at the University of South Florida. Located in the Marshall Student Center room 2700, Centre Gallery (www.centregallery.usf.edu) is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted in Mixed Media, Sculpture.

Speak Out featuring Samira Obeid

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