Works of Celebrated Artist to be Exhibited in FSCs Melvin Gallery
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2010) Beginning March 5, Florida Southern Colleges Melvin Gallery will be host to a collection of works by celebrated American painter Norman Rubington. Rubington was represented through much of his career by Philadelphia art dealer and FSC alumna Ann May Greene, who will speak at a reception beginning at 6 p.m. March 12 in the gallery. The public is invited.
Norman Rubington belonged to a group of young American artists who, in the early post-war years, began their painting careers abroad, influenced by expressionism and abstraction. He was awarded prestigious awards such as the Prix de Rome and Guggenheim Fellowship. Mostly representational, his work is akin to Surrealism and American expressionism, of which he was an early supporter.
The exhibition runs through March 22. The Melvin Gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday when the College is in session, as well as during selected events of the Festival of Fine Arts series.