Southern College presents
exhibition of artist Phil Joanou
(Dec. 21, 2001) - Florida Southern College will present the art
of Phil Joanou in the Melvin Art Gallery beginning Jan. 10 and running
through Feb. 1. An evening finale will take place Jan. 31 from 7
to 9 p.m., which Joanou will travel from his home in Los Angeles
to attend. The artist will also participate in critiques of upper
level painting and graphic design classes on Jan. 31.
his painting style as a mixture of the elements of classical and
contemporary art. Gerrit Henry, contributing editor for "Art
News," called Joanou's work "contemporary apocalyptic,"
with subject matters ranging from wars, politics, and genetics to
celebrity, music, and movies.
fine arts at the University of Arizona and later earned his master
of fine arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art
Dr. James Rogers,
art department chair, has planned an evening of art in conjunction
with the Jan. 31 finale. The evening will include dinner at the
Antiquarian Restaurant; tickets to the Festival of Fine Arts performance
of Robert MacDonald and his daughter, Sonia; and a visit to the
gallery, where Joanou will discuss his work. The cost for the evening
is $49. For tickets and further information, please contact the
art department at 680-4220.
The Melvin Art
Gallery is open weekdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and before and during
intermissions of most performances of the FSC Fine Arts Series.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.