Landscapes Featured During Art and Letters Day at SCF Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 2, 2018)—The Departments of Language and Literature, and Art, Design and Humanities at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present the 13th annual Arts and Letters Day featuring a “Landscapes” theme on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The event is free and open to the public.

Arts and Letters Day is designed to raise awareness and creativity among students and guests of SCF. Guest speakers, students and faculty showcase creative work in art, drama, photography and literature, offering something for everyone.

Jeffrey Richmond-Moll kicks off the day at 9:30 a.m. in the library’s Venice Gallery, Room 307, with a presentation entitled “Sacred Ground: Washington's Allston's Romantic Landscapes,” which examines how American artists looked to religious subject matter to navigate early 20th Century experiences of mobility and displacement. His research has been supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He also will end the day at 3 p.m. in the same location, with a lecture entitled “Damage Control: Christ, Lucifer and the Destruction of Art.”

The Asolo Repertory Theatre will perform an inventive 45-minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's masterpiece “The Tempest,” at 11 a.m., Building 800, in the Selby Room. Shakespeare’s supernatural tale of love, family and revenge comes to life in this fast-paced, boisterous and highly physical production. It is designed to allow students to explore their own definition of justice and consider the responsibility of those who wield power.

Larry Allan, internationally acclaimed wildlife advocate, photographer and writer, will present his wildlife photography at 1 p.m., Building 800, in the Selby Room.

The photography of Dylan Jon Wade Cox, who has been documenting the effects of red tide along the Florida coast, will be on display at 2 p.m. in the library’s Venice Gallery, Room 307, as Armando J. Ubeda, a Fulbright scholar and staff biologist for Mote Marine Laboratory, discusses issues related to recreational and commercial fisheries, marine conservation and artificial reefs.

For information, contact Nicolette Mason, speech communications faculty, at or 941-408-1477.

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