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Curator’s Talk on Bluemner Art Feb. 19

Bluemner Tree-USE THISDr. Roberta Smith Favis, curator for Stetson University’s Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, will present her Curator’s Talk on the current Bluemner exhibit on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Room 25 in the Instructional Media Center, in the duPont-Ball Library, 134 E. Minnesota Ave.

Bluemner’s The Language of Trees is currently on display in Stetson’s Hand Art Center, located at 139 E. Michigan Ave. This collection of Bluemner’s work is a reflection of the artist’s intense identification with nature that assumes a markedly human character.

“My inspiration for this particular exhibit came from the recent news last spring that Stetson was officially named (for the second year in a row) a Tree Campus USA,” said Favis, professor emerita of Art History at Stetson. “Since trees are such an important expressive subject for Oscar Bluemner, it seemed appropriate to celebrate his trees in an exhibition on our “Tree Campus.”

The Hand Art Center will be open from 8-9 p.m. after the lecture for visitors to view the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until May 5. The Curator’s Talk is a cultural credit for Stetson students.

The Homer & Dolly Hand Art Center is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 12 noon to 4 p.m. It is closed during university holidays.

By Allison Cooper