Florida Southern College presents
exhibition of artist Balcomb Greene
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2004) - Florida Southern College will present the paintings of artist Balcomb Greene in the Melvin Art Gallery beginning Sept. 3 and running through Oct. 4. An opening reception will be held Sept. 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Greene (1904-1990) was among the earliest American abstractionists to gain wide attention. He was a force in the period after World War II during which New York and the United States became the center of the art world. Over fifty oil paintings trace Greene's work from the early 1930s to the mid-1980s. Greene's long-time dealer, William Meek, of the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Fla., will speak at the opening.
The Melvin Art Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and during intermissions of most performances of the FSC Fine Arts Series.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.