exhibition of artist Ummarid "Tony" Eitherong
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2002) - Florida Southern College will present
the work of artist Ummarid "Tony" Eitherong in an exhibit in the
Melvin Art Gallery beginning Oct. 15 and running through Nov. 8.
An opening reception will be held Oct. 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Eitherong has been based in Orlando FL
since 1978. He has exhibited extensively in Florida and nationally,
and has been an award winner at many regional art festivals. His
work is concerned with the theme of war and peace, says Melanie
Taylor, this year's director of the Melvin Gallery. "He uses symbolism,
such as the image of a battleship, to evoke thoughts of historical
events in war-time and their relation to peace-time today."
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.
About Florida Southern College
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.