Annual Student Art Exhibit Showcases Creativity of Budding Masters at Work

| Academics, Arts, Beacon News

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 […]

Imaginations Go Pop in Full Color at ‘Pop Goes the Easel’ Exhibition

| Arts, Beacon News

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 […]

Beacon Staffers Take it to the Stage in Play that Reveals Life Lessons about Jealousy and Hatred

| Arts, Beacon News

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.

Bellamy’s Statutes Stand Out in Recent Exhibit Meant to Reduce Art Buyer’s ‘Visual Tension’

| Arts, Beacon News, Faculty
Russ Bellamy

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 Writing Expert Puts his Art on the “Block”

| Arts, Faculty

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 […]

Senior Art Student Offers His “Perceptions” in New Exhibition

| Arts, Student News
Perceptions Art

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 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 […]