Hand Art Center Opening Reception on June 28

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres at an opening reception celebrating two new exhibits on Thursday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center.

  • Harry Louis Freund: Ancient Cultures of Latin America
  • Alumni Permanent Collection Highlights

Harry Louis Freund: Ancient Cultures of Latin America
June 14 – Aug. 4

Louis Freund was the artist-in-residence at Stetson University between 1949 and 1967 and acted as the chairman of the university’s art department for a decade. During his period at Stetson, Freund received grants which enabled him to travel to Central America and visit various historic sites and monuments from the indigenous civilizations of the Toltec, Mixtec and Zapotec. The trips that Freund took to Central America inspired new themes in his work, and he began depicting the monuments, relics and landscape of the ancient sites.

In 2000, the Stetson University Duncan Gallery of Art held a memorial exhibition in honor of Louis Freund and his passing the previous year. After nearly two decades in storage, Freund’s artwork in Stetson University’s collection will be mounted in the galleries once again for the public’s education and enjoyment.

Alumni Permanent Collection Highlights
June 14 – Aug. 4

The Alumni 2018 highlights works in the Stetson University permanent art collection and is a celebration of our studio art programs and graduates of the Creative Arts Department. The body of work features a diverse exploration of art forms including sculpture, painting, ceramics, collage and mixed media works.

Featuring Erin McCollum, Jasmin Ramos, Bianca Enos, Taylor Gunderson, Troy Norton, Whitney Wolf III, Ana Francis and Ashleigh Stuart.