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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We Are Charette

Emily and Jeff Charette will be speaking to students on Tuesday November 5th @ 7:30pm in the Virginia Room. They are are the owners of We Are Charette, a multidisciplinary design firm based in St. Augustine. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and network, as they offer internships to students.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Figure Drawing Homework Display

For Professor Sara Pedigo's Figure Drawing class, their last homework assignment was directed at seeing and spending time on a single drawing. The final outcome of the drawing had no weight on the grade received,  instead time spent looking and drawing made up the grade. 
Pedigo set up this assignment to challenge the student to approach "risk-taking" and "experimenting" with materials, and working up past a usual designation of "completeness", asking students to erase their progress and rework the original drawing.

Check out all their hard work!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New York- Spring 2014

If you're interested in the Spring Break 2014 study abroad trip to New York City, please come to the informational meeting Wednesday October 16th @ 5:00pm in S-2.

Any questions? Email:
Sara Pedigo-
Chris Balaschak-
Leslie Robison-

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Macon/Mongiovi: A Voyage

Anyone going to be in Macon this week?  If so, you can catch Professor Laura Mongiovi's artist talk in front of her work at Mercer University's Plunkett Gallery.

The solo show includes Mongiovi's most recent work which delicately deals with mapping and space.  In her own words:
 I see maps and charts as precious objects – a portable source of information needed to find the way. Items obtained on the journey are collected, documented and displayed. I feel some sort of comfort in the fact that we are constantly documenting, keeping track of what we do. The past is recorded and there is a continuous cycle of discovering it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CEAM: Call for Chess Boards for an upcoming exhibition!

Lee Walton is looking for chess boards for our upcoming exhibition, "Lee Walton Plays the World (On His Phone): A Chess Performance In 40 Parts."  We need 40 chess boards total, and are looking for 35 more!  If you are interested in lending one from October 28 to November 30, please email the artist at or Julie Dickover at  Thank you!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Please join us at CEAM for Art Walk this Friday from 5 to 9pm!

We have special musical guests Rick Saunders and Laurel Lee Welch playing from 7 to 8pm.
Liz Rodda's exhibition, "Clockwise," will continue through October 18! 

It Wasn’t Supposed To Be This Way
Canvas, plastic, nyquil
36.25 x 32.25 x .25 in

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Drawing I: Exploring techniques from the Middle Ages

Professor Don Martin had the opportunity to visit the Catholic Monastery on the St. John's University campus where he helped supervise the recreation of the St. John's Bible using traditional techniques from the Middle Ages. 

Martin brought what he learned back to Flagler and his Drawing I class got a chance to experiment with these traditional techniques using hand-carved quills made out of turkey feathers. He explained the process the feathers undergo in preparation to be made into quills and demonstrated the different nibs styles used to produce various lines.

The St. John's Bible will conveniently be on display in the Proctor Library for the next couple of months so that students have the opportunity to see professional calligraphic work rendered through the same traditional techniques they learned in class.
Martin explaining the anatomy of a carved quill
Aftermath from the demonstration on various nibs and their unique marks
and here are some students at work!