UF professor's work featured on 'L Word'

Published: Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 6, 2006 at 9:39 p.m.
The paintings of globally-esteemed Gainesville resident Arnold Mesches will make an appearance on the third season of Showtime's lesbian drama "The L Word," which premieres Sunday.
Several works from Mesches' acclaimed "FBI Files" will appear as an exhibit at the fictional California Art Center, where one of the show's primary characters, Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), works as the director.
The UF adjunct assistant professor of art created this series of paintings using documents the FBI had compiled on him between 1945 and 1972, when Mesches was followed and wire-tapped because of works he made in protest to the trial and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The documents were released under 1999's Freedom of Information Act.
The third season of "The L Word" premieres on Showtime Sunday at 10 p.m.
-Marli Guzzetta

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