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B.F.A. and B.A. student portfolio exhibition opens May 2

Apr 23, 2019

The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to present the biannual exhibition of work by graduating B.F.A. and B.A. candidates in the Department of Visual Art. The exhibition will open with an artists’ reception on Thursday, May 2 from 5 until 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Additionally, the work will be exhibited during normal operating hours on Friday, May 3, as well as during First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. This is also free and open to the public.

Image of painting featuring thunderous clouds and a sycamore tree.

Heather Callahan, "Sycamore," oil on panel.

The exhibition will continue through Saturday, May 4 from 12 to 2 p.m.

During the course of this semester’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Portfolio course, led by Jason Schwab, assistant professor of fine art, the B.F.A. candidates created a variety of work that includes painting, video, ceramics and installation.

Through painting and video, Heather Callahan grapples with how the development that is pervasive throughout Florida has affected her family and the land her grandparents have owned for three generations. Maddie Gahafer considers issues such as domesticity and gender roles within her installations which incorporate textiles, photography and found objects. Ilyssa Harrington’s paintings of the house in which she grew up are both formal exercises in color, light and composition, as well as investigations into the shifting notions of comfort and home. John Quick’s ceramic head sculptures act as stand-ins for various stereotypical gay male archetypes. Quick embraces humor, while simultaneously addressing issues of perception found both within and outside of the queer community. Annie Thompson’s beautifully rendered photorealistic paintings offer a glimpse of youth at a liminal stage of their lives.

Under the guidance of Professor of Fine Art Patrick Moser, the Bachelor of Arts Portfolio exhibition will include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photo collage, mixed media, video, performance and installation by B.A. candidates Julia Ailes, Lea Hoddersen, Zach Jacques, Coeltryn Kirkland, Megan Lennon, Sasha Lute, Miriam Reynolds, Tyler Schroeder and Lauren Trimarco.

For further information on the museum’s exhibitions and related programs, please visit the website at, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or

Painting of a typical dorm room set up with green walls, the letter E in the center prominently and a made bed with books on shelves next to it.

Ilyssa Harrington, oil on panel.

Painting of male leaning against wall eating cereal.

Annie Thompson, "Cereal Boy," oil on canvas.


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