If art, as Pablo Picasso once observed, “is the elimination of the unnecessary,” the recent Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Kristen Michelle Mason Art Gallery at Beacon College was an essential opportunity for the college’s creatives to showcase how all their brushwork, moulding, welding, carving, casting, and assemblage brilliantly produced what Picasso so eloquently […]
By Gabrielle Russon Michael Knapp wants his art to say something. “Good art should tell a story,” Knapp said. “There should be something that you get out of it rather than just looking at it and saying, ‘It’s pretty.’” Knapp’s frustrations with authority figures and society’s overreliance on technology emerge as a few of the […]
Fighting over a man is a tragedy as old as time. In fact, it’s biblical. Indeed, the inspirational play “The Bad Girls of the Bible: Pick Your Poison” draws its inspiration from the Good Book, and its relatable and very human story of how jealousy devastates like a plague of locusts is what inspired Beacon staffers Tanya Harris-Rocker and Fredrica Mack to join the production.
Orlando interior designer José J. Cabrera helped support regional artists by mounting and sponsoring Visual Tension: Artspace 2021, an exhibition staged in November at Mills Gallery in Orlando. Cabrera included some 30 paintings and sculptures from eight artists — including two larger installations and a pair of smaller sculptures from Beacon College associate professor of art Russell Bellamy.
Beacon College writing consultant and artist Dr. Ray Nault celebrated having two woodblock prints accepted into the 38th International Yoshida Hanga Academy exhibition, staged from March 27 through April 11 in Tokyo. The Hanga Academy Exhibition is an annual event open for members of the Yoshida Hanga Academy, one of the most influential schools for […]
As Beacon College studio artist Marcos Allen sees it, the things he’s known living the bucolic life in Madison, WI, the unknown things that foster racial strife, and all the moments in between leaving Madison and on the homestretch of graduating college are doors that have shaped his senior portfolio exhibition, “Perceptions.” “With ‘Perceptions,’ I wanted to bring in pieces that relate to my past, personal and perspectives,” Allen said. “I bring to light some topics of race through textural elements, juxtaposition and my interpretation on violence in my city during the (Black Lives Matter) BLM protest.”
Beacon College studio arts chair Russell Bellamy explores the intersection of urban and bucolic life in his new exhibition at the Webber Gallery at the College of Central Florida. “Pre-Conception” melds industrial materials and processes into challenging works that comment on labor, sociological/psychological structures, and behavioral expectations.
Challenging times drive some to despair. For Emily Marra, challenging times she endured as a student with dyslexia and other learning differences drove her to draw. And sculpt. And paint. “I had such a hard time understanding reading, writing, math, and even what people were saying so when I was younger it [art] was a […]
Art, by definition, involves getting creative. And creativity is exactly what the Beacon studio art department mustered this month after the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the college into remote learning mode and scuttled plans for a traditional celebration of the Seventh Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibit opened to the public March 2. It was scheduled […]
Jonah Bienhoff’s artwork reflects her experiences and struggles — “almost like a self-portrait.” Bienhoff, who is studying studio arts and anthrozoology at Beacon College, had three of her pieces accepted for the “Womanmade” exhibit at three galleries in Lake County, Fla. This will be her first art exhibition outside of school.