Advanced Sculpture students interpret local history in the form of site-specific artworks
Under the direction and coordination of Laura Mongiovi, Flagler College Associate Professor of Art and Design, Advanced Sculpture students selected 10 locations in the downtown area to showcase site-specific artworks. Students worked with the St. Augustine Historical Library to research various locations. Historical information and the physical qualities of each site provided students an opportunity to develop visual concepts that speak to local history.
Ilyssa Harrington and Conrad Kane will have artwork at the Collaborative District. Both students are responding to the history of lumber and indigo in the region. Dani Acevedo worked with the landscape in the backyard of Peace and Plenty Inn to address the swamp land that was once part of the landscape. Annie Thompson selected the Corazon Cinema and Café. Thompson’s artwork addresses a woman’s place in cinema history.
The pieces are installed for one night, during First Friday Art Walk, April 6, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maps will be distributed downtown on the day of the event, so that Art Walk attendees can embark on a search for each artwork. Maps are also available at each location and at the Crisp Ellert Art Museum on the Flagler campus.
Other students showing work are Christian Ard, Maddie Gahafer, Hannah Laasko, Jessie Reulbach, Marina Rossi and Lauren Trimarco.