Fall Exhibition in SCF Fine Art Gallery is “Phantasmagoric”

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 28, 2015) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery will feature “Phantasmagoric, The World of Elisabeth Stevens,” with selections from the SCF art collection, Oct. 16-Dec. 9 in the gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The reception will feature a dramatization of Stevens’ short story, “Dinner for the Dead,” where guests attend a dinner party thrown by the narrator. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Phantasmagoric highlights Stevens’ visual and literary works and the SCF art collection, which includes works by Francisco Goya, Max Ernst, Kathe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch and others. A fiction writer, poet, artist and journalist, Stevens is the author of 20 books. As a journalist, she has written many articles, art reviews and book reviews. She is a former art critic of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Trenton Times and The Baltimore Sun.

The artwork in this exhibition embraces the phantasmagoric, the fantastic, the dream, the imagination and life’s absurdities in the realm of politics, society, religion and philosophy. Critiques that accompany the artworks are written by SCF students, staff and members of the community.

The exhibition, which is presented in conjunction with the departments of Art, Design, Humanities; Language and Literature; and Social and Behavioral Sciences, is free and open to the public.

The SCF Fine Art Gallery is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, but will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving.

The Fine Art Gallery is on the north side of Building 11, off 60th Avenue West between 26th and 34th streets, accessible from parking lot I. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225; email; or visit Maps and directions are online at

Elisabeth Stevens: Circus Sarasota (2015)


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