University Galleries host three art receptions tonight

Kathleen Holmes' "Extremes of Love" is featured in the "25 Florida Fellowships" exhibition, which is among three being honored with simultaneous receptions tonight.

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Published: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:20 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:20 a.m.

Three receptions planned at University of Florida art galleries tonight will highlight artists with works in a variety of media from 7 to 9 p.m.

The combined receptions, with many artists and dignitaries expected to be on hand, is being billed as celebrating the role and contributions of Florida artists in the national art community.

"25 Florida Fellowships" at the University Gallery features more than 60 works created by the 25 artists of the 2006 Visual Arts Fellowships for the State of Florida. Curated by University Galleries Director Amy Vigilante, "25 Florida Fellowships" is a two-year traveling exhibit sponsored by the Florida Art Museums Directors Association that is making a stop in Gainesville before ending its tour in Miami.

"Sacred Places + Skies Redux: Petit Selection" spotlights photographs by Mary Padua in the Grinter Gallery.

And "Currents: A Contemporary Look at Florida Ceramics," sponsored by the UF student organization H.O.T. Clay, is a juried show currently in the Focus Gallery.

Public receptions for all three will be held simultaneously from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to walk between all three, which are free and open to the public.

The University and Focus Galleries are in the Fine Arts Complex at the intersection of SW 13 Street and SW 4th Avenue on the east side of campus. Grinter Gallery is on the first floor of Grinter Hall, also on the east side of campus and just east of the University Auditorium.

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