Previous Exhibitions - 2017

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Lost Springs by Matt Keene Film Showings

Lost Springs by Matt Keene is a documentary film that follows artist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she explores springs that are normally inaccessible due to the impoundment of Central Florida's Ocklawaha River by the Kirkpatrick Dam. The film expresses themes of loss, wonder and the experience in nature as it follows the course of a drawdown of the dam's pool which happens every three to four years, exposing a submerged world normally hidden below the highwater mark of the Rodman Impoundment.


Lost Springs film showings are scheduled at the UNF Student Union Auditorium on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 pm; Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm; and Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 pm. At the UNF Gallery at MOCA Jacksonville Auditorium, there will be film showings on Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, and a film showing with panel discussion on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm.



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Installation by Lorrie Fredette at MOCA


New York based artist, Lorrie Fredette, creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague. In her exhibition Iterations, a site-specific installation of The Great Silence, Fredette uses more than 2,000 smooth muslin-and-wax covered pods to create a large-scale sculpture inspired by the smallpox virus and its history. At more than 29 feet long and just over 5 feet wide, the artwork is an undulating, floating canopy attached directly to the ceiling and suspended 8 ½ feet above the gallery floor.


Other aspects of Fredette’s appearance in Jacksonville included Making Art: From One to Many, a hands-on workshop at the Printmaking Studio on UNF campus which invited students to create individual sculptural pieces that will compose a larger installation, and Under the Great Silence, a conversation with UNF LGBT Center, Art and Design, and Public Health students about the impact of art, public health and policy making.




Summer Editions

Summer Editions

June 20, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Summer Editions is the inaugural exhibition at the Cynthia & Walter B. Graham, Jr., M.D. Student Art Gallery in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. The exhibition is a result of students' work created during the Special Topics Class Edition: Printing and Publishing, Summer 2017 and the premiere of the UNF Art + Design Fine Arts Print Publishing Initiative, an educational enterprise that invites visiting artists to create an original fine art print to be editioned in collaboration with our printmaking faculty and students. This Special Topics course addresses all aspects of editioning fine arts: from creating a printing element to producing a series of identical prints. The course also addresses professional practices of publishing, distributing and marketing.

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Encuentro Insolito (Unexpected Encounters)

July 1, 2017 - September 2, 2017

This exhibition in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery features an underwater world created by Sheila Goloborotko, UNF Assistant Professor of Printmaking. Goloborotko brought the scientifically accurate adaption of coral reefs from the Gulf of Mexico to UNF campus in this exhibit. Working from her sketches of the 13 species of coral found off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico, Goloborotko made screen prints of each piece of the coral reef, then hand cut the pieces from polyester, strung them with monofilament, and suspended them from the ceiling. As visitors walk through the gallery, the pieces flow in mid air much like a real coral reef would move with the waves, and the sounds of Glass and Bach play in the background as a screen projects the beautiful animations of Synaesthesia, a musical and visual collaboration between Goloborotko, Vanessa Cruz, Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Digital Media, and the Jacksonville Symphony.

19th Century Landscape

19th Century Landscapes from the Permanent Collection

August 1, 2017 - September 29, 2017

This exhibition in the Back Gallery of the UNF Gallery of Art features select 19th century landscape paintings from the UNF Permanent Collection.

DODGE Exhibition Fall 2017



August 14, 2017 - October 6, 2017

The UNF Gallery of Art presents a retrospective of works created by Joseph Jeffers Dodge in celebration of his life from 1917-1997. The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the estate of Edward and Jean Klempf, Nancy and Carle Felton, and Robert and Thelma Neid.


Joseph Jeffers Dodge - Biography




Lost Springs

Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha

September 21, 2017 - October 27, 2017

The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery hosts this multimedia exhibition of images, sculpture and film of Cannon Springs and Tobacco Patch Springs in Central Florida by various artists, featuring works by Margaret Ross Tolbert, Matt Keene, Karen Chadwick, Mark Long and others.

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Lost Springs: Paintings by Margaret Ross Tolbert

September 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Paintings by Margaret Ross Tolbert depict her reaction to the 2016 drawdown of the Rodman Impoundment, the waters located above the Kirkpatrick Dam. Tolbert's images memorialize the hidden springs and her commitment to restoration of the Ocklawaha system.


The exhibition is on display at the UNF Gallery at MOCA Jacksonville, 2nd Floor, 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202, 904-366-6911. The UNF Department of Art & Design is honored to partner with the UNF Environmental Center, Division of Student Affairs and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library.

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Restoration of the Permanent Collection

October 24, 2017 - January 8, 2018

The University of North Florida has amassed a substantial Permanent Collection of art works in various media, many which were donated as personal or corporate gifts, or purchased by the University. In May 2016, the University engaged the services of Burgin Restoration of Lithia, FL to provide conservation and restoration services for select paintings from the Permanent Collection. A total of 253 paintings were examined, with 68 pieces deemed worthy of restoration. When restoration is completed, the paintings will encompass an impressive 18th, 19th and 20th century collection of portrait, figurative and landscape art, which will serve as a significant part of the Permanent Collection and an exceptional aid for the future education of UNF students.


The first seven of these restored paintings, with label information detailing their condition and appearance prior to restoration, are now on display in the UNF Gallery of Art, Back Gallery, Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 1001. All Gallery events are free. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm on Fridays).

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UNF Art & Design 2017 Faculty Exhibition

October 24, 2017 - December 8, 2017

The Art & Design faculty artists showcase their work in disciplines including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic design & digital media.


The exhibition is on display at the UNF Gallery of Art, Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 1001. All Gallery events are free. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm Fridays).

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Julia Jarcho: On Negativity (and Theater)

October 26, 2017

Julia Jarcho, award winning playwright and director from New York City, will give a free public lecture titled On Negativity (and Theater) at the UNF Gallery of Art. This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Clark Lunberry's Fall 2017 course, Anti-Theater: Theater for Those Who Hate Theater

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Art & Politics

November 9, 2017 - December 8, 2017

The UNF Printmaking students get their hands dirty exploring the world of Art and Politics! Students enrolled in this Printmaking Relief Class with Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Sheila Goloborotko, created images which embraced the dichotomy of the contemporary political atmosphere. Students were challenged to find topics and concerns that needed social change. Concurrently, such topics had to address concerns based on common ground which would be agreed upon and endorsed by the collective. The images were carved into large-scale MDF woodblocks, then inked and printed with the use of a steamroller during the 2017 Blocktoberfest in collaboration with Florida State College Jacksonville.


The exhibition is on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, a Division of Student Affairs, UNF Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32224. All Gallery events are free and open to the public. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 pm Fridays).