Beacon Art Professor Explores City-Country Junction in New Exhibition

| Arts, Faculty
Russ Bellamy

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.

Student Artist Confronts Dyslexia in Virtual Exhibition

| Arts, Student News
Emily Marra

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 […]

Juried Art Exhibition Showcases Versatility of Beacon Artistry

| Arts, Featured
2020 Spring Art Show - 6

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 […]

Behind Beacon College Art Professor’s “Capitulation”

| Arts, Beacon News, Featured, People
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Beacon College assistant professor of art Dustin Boise is a hard-charging soul in his desire to elevate students’ understanding and in his pursuits as a studio artist. Therefore, the one word you’d never associate with him is … “capitulation.” Yet, that word titled his solo exhibition that enjoyed an 11-week summer run at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts in Florida.

Aspiring Poets Stretch Beyond Roses are Red in Beacon Poetry Contest

| Arts, Student News
Samantha “Lazarus” Humphreys

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. — Robert Frost Two Beacon College students channeled their inner bard in recently earning the top two spots in the fall semester installment of the school’s annual intramural “Poetry Writing Contest.” Samantha Humphreys won the contest with her poem, “Water.” […]

Beacon Graduate Finds New Success in the Art World with Miami Internship

| Arts, Career Development, Student News
Lindsay Flax

Fresh off her successful summer stint with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Beacon College alumna Lindsey Flax has scored another training opportunity with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Flax, from Atlanta, Ga., will serve as an education intern. The Institute of Contemporary Art promotes continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advances […]

An Evening with Billy Collins

| Arts, Events
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None other than the great former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins kicked off Beacon College’s inaugural Beacon Salon Speaker Series in grand fashion with his Sept. 20 event in The Villages, Florida.

Collins delighted the audience of better than 100 fans, poetry-lovers, and Beacon students with his perspective of life that is at once whimsical and tragic, eccentric and universal, and ultimately thought-provoking.

The Beats: Radical. Rebellious. Relevant?

| Arts

Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

It was an important question Jack Kerouac posed decades ago as one of the luminaries of the Beat Generation’s writers — one that still demands an answer. Come go on the road to join a distinguished panel on March 29 at 7 p.m. at Beacon College for “The Beats: Radical. Rebellious. Relevant?” as panelists explore that question and others Kerouac and his contemporaries posed and debate the enduring relevance of their envelope-pushing work.