Artist Talk by Noelle Mason in SCF Fine Art Gallery

(Bradenton, Fla., March 7, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an Artist Talk by Noelle Mason from 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North.

The presentation will culminate Mason’s “Persistent Vision” on display in the gallery. The exhibit features her works with varying themes, including “Ground Control,” which reflects a contradistinction between free international exchange and restrictions on human immigration, and “Decision Altitude,” which blurs the lines between immortality and death.

Mason is an assistant professor of sculpture and extended media at University of South Florida Tampa.Mason was raised in southern California where she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine. She was a 2004 resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and she received a Master of Fine Arts the following year from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in nontraditional spaces, galleries and institutions, including the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Smithsonian Institute. She also is the recipient of a Jerome Fellowship and the Illinois Art Council International Artist Grant.

The event is free, but seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive early.

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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