The Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) present “20/20: Art Alumni Exhibition” in the Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery from August 21 – September 21, 2017. This exhibition is curated by Gallery Director, John Loscuito, and Gallery Coordinator, Anica Sturdivant. On Thursday, August 31, 2017 there will be an opening reception in both galleries and “20th Anniversary Art Walk” from 5-8pm. The exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

In celebration of Florida Gulf Coast University’s 20th Anniversary, twenty alumni from the FGCU Art Program will be exhibiting in both art galleries on campus. The artists chosen for the exhibition represent the range of ideas and techniques that the faculty and staff are proud to have been a part of shaping.

The FGCU alumni artists in the exhibition are: Lauren Ashley S. Baker (’10), Alyssa Baladad (‘15), Linda Barone (‘11), Alina Eydel (‘11), James Futral (’16), Ehren Fritz Gerhard (’09), Briena Harmening  (‘05), Philip Heubeck  (‘10), Hannah Johnson (‘14), Megan Leary Kissinger (’04), Erica Klopf (‘12), Jeffrey Scott Lewis (’04), Felipe Maldonado (‘16), Nick Masiello (‘12), Leila Mesdaghi (’16), Quinn Miller (‘15), Christina Penuel (’09), Mr. Revrac (’12), Grayson Stoff (‘15), Tarra Wood (’11).

The “20th Anniversary Art Walk” also includes “20 Years: The Creation of FGCU” in the Archives & Special Collections Gallery in the FGCU Library, which will run from August 31 – December 15, 2017; and “Selections from the FGCU Art Galleries’ Permanent Collection” in the Library Reference Area on the first floor of the Library Building, which will run from August 21 – December 15, 2017.

The Wasmer Art Gallery is in the Arts Complex and the ArtLab Gallery is at the west side of the Library building on FGCU’s main campus at 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For images and further information on this exhibition and others, go to artgallery.fgcu.edu or call Anica Sturdivant at (239) 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.