Robert Vickrey: Master of Magic Realism
September 4 – November 4
Join us to view the work of American master Robert Vickrey, one of the most celebrated "Magic Realist" artists of the 20th century and our biggest artist ever to exhibit in the Melvin Art Gallery. Credited with helping to revive the Renaissance tradition of egg-tempera painting, Vickrey infused his hyper-realist paintings with surreal atmospheres and dashes of fantasy, and this retrospective exhibition aims to unleash viewers' imaginations as they are introduced - or, for many, re-introduced - to Vickrey and his often uncannily familiar/unfamiliar painted worlds.
Friday, September 4 – 7 p.m.
All Student Exhibition
November 13 – December 7
Join us for the exhibition of current work from Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition is displayed annually to demonstrate why our department of art and art history has gained the reputation as one of the strongest in the Southeast. During our exhibition opening, the highly anticipated Florida Art Award is awarded to a junior.
Friday, November 13 – 7 p.m.
Hidden Agenda: The Conceptual Pop Art of Mark Mitchell
January 22 – February 19
Look deeper. Take in the mind-expanding work of Mark Mitchell, Conceptual Pop + Multimedia Artist. See beyond the surface of the everyday. Delve into a world of eye-popping color, iconic imagery, powerful themes and compelling social commentary.
Friday, January 22 – 7 p.m.
Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition
March 18 – 31
Come see the creativity and professionalism that Florida Southern’s senior graphic designers have to offer in print and digital media. The senior graphic design awards will be announced at the opening reception.
Friday, March 18 – 7 p.m.
Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
April 8 – 28
We welcome you to join us in celebrating the culmination of our studio art seniors’ years at Florida Southern College. You will be delighted and inspired by the creativity and brilliance of our students’ work. Each year, several of our intelligent, highly motivated studio art seniors go on to top graduate programs.
Friday, April 8 – 7 p.m.
Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition
May 13 – June 17
Once again, as it has for over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery hosts the Annual Spring Exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild. Founded in 1952, the Guild is Lakeland’s oldest community arts organization. Please join us at the exhibition opening for the announcement of awards given by select judges.
Friday, May 13 – 6 p.m.