SCF Fine Art Gallery to Feature Work by Joyce Ely-Walker

(Bradenton, Fla., October 20, 2011) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work by artist Joyce Ely-Walker in an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North.

Selected by internationally known artist Craig Rubadoux, the exhibit, “Departures,” features Ely-Walker’s drawings and paintings that emphasize the fleeting nature of life including works from her series Wind Shift, Mangrove, Silent Mountain, Nest, Rainforest, and Train.

Ely-Walker, who taught at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School since 1985, has exhibited work in the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, Clayton Galleries and Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art.

She has earned the Surdan Art Teacher’s Fellowship, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Fellowship, Teacher’s Institute for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Julia and David White Artist Colony Fellowship.

Ely-Walker has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Florida State University.

Exhibit dates are Oct. 28 – Dec. 7. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at


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