New Harn exhibition features work by faculty members

Published: September 16 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is featuring art by UF’s School of Art + Art History art studio faculty in a new exhibition titled “Solo/Together: 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition.

Twenty-three artists working in a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, mixed-media and video will display recently created works — some on view for the first time. This is the 50th year of holding the exhibition on UF’s campus, which alternates venues between the Harn and University Gallery. The exhibition continues through Jan. 14, 2015.

The artists are: Linda Arbuckle, Anthea Behm, Amy Freeman, Katerie Gladdys, Richard Heipp, Anna Calluori Holcombe, Lisa Iglesias, Ron Janowich, Sean Miller, Julia Morrisroe, Robert Mueller, Derek Reeverts, Celeste Roberge, Brad Smith, Craig Smith, Nan Smith, Jack Stenner, Rotem Tamir, Bethany Taylor, Michelle Tillander, Sergio Vega, Amy Vigilante and Ellen Knudson. Media in the exhibition ranges from the traditional to processes that employ digital technology and 3D fabrication. Topics addressed in the works range from environmental issues and contemporary culture to the simple love of forming materials such as gold-leaf, silverpoint or wood into elegant forms.

“The purpose of this exhibition is to recognize and applaud UF's art faculty as individual artists and as a collective of exemplary art educators,” said Carol McCusker, Harn curator of photography and curator of the exhibition. "The exhibition’s title ‘Solo/Together’ stems from an artist’s need to work alone, to read, think and realize the ideas he/she wants to express through art. Yet, as educators, they work together with colleagues to inspire students toward what is often difficult to communicate — self-discovery, imagination and persistence."

In conjunction with the exhibition, the UF School of Art + Art History will release a catalogue highlighting its programs and the creative and scholarly research by all of the school’s faculty. “Over the exhibition’s 50-year history, our programs have grown and evolved to encompass a wide variety of scholarly, conceptual and creative approaches to art research and practice,” said Richard Heipp, SA+AH director. “The publication, designed by SA+AH alumni firm, Hatchett Design, celebrates the innovations and accomplishments of this dedicated group of UF faculty members.”

This exhibition is made possible by the Harn Program Endowment.

Admission to the museum is free. For more information, call 352-392-9826 or visit