Starting on Jan. 20, and running through March 10, the Webber Center will be hosting the CF Faculty Exhibition. This art exhibition will show case digital, 2-D and 3-D art by CF faculty members Tyrus Clutter, Budd Dees, and Michele Wirt. The Exhibition is held Biannually.
The Webber Center is located at the Ocala Campus, which features 1,965 square feet of exhibit space. The exhibit space was built to the specifications of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. This qualifies the space to hold many of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibitions as well as many other high quality traveling exhibitions.
The CF Faculty Exhibition held its opening reception on Friday, Jan. 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., where people were able to walk through and view the art for the first time.
“This year we have a lot of very diverse art work,” said Molly Moody, Gallery coordinator. “We have digital, 2-D and 3-D art work out on display.”
Clutter’s award-winning work has also been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions all around North America and even in galleries in Europe. His work can also be found in many private collections, as well as in the Print Collection of the New York Public Library, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. This is Clutter’s third time showcasing artwork in the CF Faculty Exhibition as a faculty member with the Visual and Preforming Arts department.
“The art [in the CF Faculty Exhibition] is very diverse, but it all works together,” Clutter said. “That’s why it looks so good in here.”
Dees artwork has also been showcased around the continental US, including the 2011 SGC International Conference, and recently a few shows in Berlin.
Wirt, who has been a professor of Visual Arts and Humanities at CF since 1998, had her work displayed at the CF Faculty Exhibition. She is also the President and Co-Founder of the Citrus Cultural Alliance, Inc.
“I think this is a lovely thing that CF does,” said Jenny Jones, reception attendee. “It gives the community another chance to view great art work, and it shows off some of the great faculty that this school has.”
The Webber Center Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and all college-observed holidays.
For more information on the CF Faculty Exhibition or the Webber Center, call Molly Moody at 352-854-2322, ext. 1664, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story and photos by: Racheal Harward