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Monday, March 31, 2014

Submission Opportunity: Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest

The City of Palm Coast is holding its Find Your Florida 2014 Photography Contest now through May 31, 2014. Prizes will be awarded, and photographs submitted for the contest will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes.

The theme of the contest is “Find Your Florida in Palm Coast.” Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. Examples of what the City is looking for include: family fun at our festivals, sports activities, cultural clubs and organizations, and on our parks and trails; active lifestyle such as walking/running/bicycling, sports, swimming, fishing and boating; and nature such as beautiful landscapes, wildlife and waterways. The City wants to share what’s special about Palm Coast!

First, second and third place will be awarded. Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded in the following amounts: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $100; and Third Prize, $50. Gift certificates will be offered to a variety of businesses, and winners will be able to select from the list. In addition, honorable mentions will be awarded as determined by the judges. Winning photographs will be displayed on the City’s website and at City facilities. Winning photographers will be recognized at a meeting of the Palm Coast City Council.

Photographers may submit up to 20 entries. It is free to enter. Entries must be submitted no later than midnight May 31, 2014.

Photographs submitted for the contest must be taken in the City of Palm Coast. The photographs will be used by the City for marketing, promotional and public relations purposes such as publications, videos and websites to promote the City of Palm Coast. All submissions will become the property of the City of Palm Coast.

For complete guidelines and an online entry form, visit

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast communications & marketing manager, at 386-986-3708.

Silent Auction Event: Sell Art Not Humans

Sell Art Not Humans is an inaugural silent art auction with pieces being donated by local artists and Flagler College students. All proceeds will be donated to world relief Jacksonville in combating human-trafficking. Semi formal attire is suggested and refreshments will be provided!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Break in NYC Inspires Flagler Art Students

Eleven students and two professors spent spring break in New York, visiting the Met, MOMA, PS1, The New Museum, The Whitney, The Guggenheim, three gallery districts, a web design firm, and former Flagler Art & Design grads.  Returning with sore feet and full brains, students are ready to get down to the business of making art!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ceramic artist Kate Maury will be on campus next week!

Details of her visit:
Artist talk, open to the public, Thursday, March 27, 6:00 – 7:00, Flagler College Solarium.
(Solarium located in the Hotel Ponce de Leon on Flagler College Campus. Look for signs in the Rotunda, take elevator to 4th floor).

Demo for Flagler College Students, Friday, March 28, 11:00 – 1:00, Studio 8 (Clay and Metal Studio).  Students are welcome to stop in any time during the two-hour period. Kate will be demonstrating wheel throwing and hand building techniques.

Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 
Her work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition Maury’s work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin Hluch, and High-Fire Glazes by Lark Books. She has taken part in tworesidencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and awarded a grant from Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute to serve as Ambassador to Jingdezhen, China in the 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain Conference and taken part in their residency program.
Most recently she completed a residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. In addition she pursues her interests in folk art, traveling extensively throughout India and China documenting local artistic practices in pottery and textiles that are integral to the cottage industries.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Interactive Design class develops iPad apps for Speech/Language Therapy

Last semester, students in Professor Natalie Stephenson’s Interactive Design class developed concepts for iPad apps to be used in speech and language therapy sessions with autistic children. The students’ design concepts targeted six specific children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, with different abilities and a range of interests. 
“Many existing apps were found to be too expensive or poorly designed for their intended users,” said Professor Stephenson. “In response, our students took a human-centered approach to design the new apps. The hope is to eventually provide well-designed and affordable apps that both speech language pathologists and parents can download, thus extending learning beyond the classroom and into the home environment.”
The app concepts are both educational and entertaining. For example, one student’s design involves a beagle named Scout who leads users on scavenger hunts to identify objects commonly found in the grocery store, at a playground, in a toy store and at home. Children learn the name of objects (receptive vocabulary) and see them in context while playing an entertaining game. Other concepts focus on developing social skills, expressive vocabulary and fine motor skills whileinteracting with playful characters like circus animals, dinosaurs and a goofy DJ.
After designing prototypes of their apps, the students pitched their ideas to a speech-language pathologist and iPad mentor from the Duval County School District. “I was blown away by the work they did on this project,” said Dawn Lechwar MS, CCC-SLP. “They were genuinely interested in our kids, which came through in their presentations. Their ideas were phenomenal. I would love to have all of their apps on our iPads.”
Several students are currently in the process of applying for grants to secure funding for development. Hopefully, a few of their apps will be available for download in the near future.
To see demos and overviews of all the apps, visit
Here are some screen shots from some of the apps!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

First Friday Art Walk!

Don't forget that tomorrow is First Friday Art Walk!

We've got three events going on that are associated with our Department:

Senior BFA student, Kelsey Schirard, is the featured artist at Amiro: Art & Found for art walk on Friday from 5 to 9pm!  The work includes 3-D paintings, jewelry designs and nature inspired sculptures. Facebook Event

At the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Celeste Roberge's Ocean Floors Exhibit is opening, this from 5 to 7pm! Facebook Event

And finally, Professor Laura Mongiovi's Installation/Site Specific sculpture class is exhibiting their Peep Hole projects which are a collaboration with downtown businesses starting at 6pm! Facebook Event

Click through to the Facebook Event pages for more information, and enjoy your art filled Friday!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Downtown Peepholes for First Friday!

Students in Professor Laura Mongiovi’s Installation/Site Specific class will be showing off original pieces at First Friday Art Walk (March 7).
Each student collaborated with a local business to create and install peepholes. Visitors who peep inside will be able to view an original creation by a student artist.
“The idea came out of my desire to provide students an opportunity to show their work off-campus and gain experience presenting and executing their ideas to members of the community,” said Mongiovi, an associate professor of art at Flagler College. “The peephole boxes provide an interactive experience for art walk visitors, give additional exposure to local businesses and allow students to showcase their creative ideas.”
The peepholes will be on view from 5 to 9 p.m. and can be seen at the following locations:
Richard Dickinson – City Gates, North end of St. George St.
Michelle Behling – Corner of Aviles and Bravo St.
Kelsie Clermont – Antoinette’s Bath House, 111 King St.
Mahaly Grant – The Closet, 51 Cordova St., Suite E
Victoria Haviland – Sphere, 51 Cordova St.
Andrew Hollingsworth – Corner of A1A and Charlotte St.
Maja Hydbom – Melissa’s Intimates, 128 St. George St.
Marlena Lomonaco – Red Pineapple, 122 St. George St.
Emily Lowell – Wolf’s Museum, 46 Charlotte St.
Kevin Mahoney – Parking Garage, West Castillo Dr. and Cordova St.
Alex McNutt – Planet Sarbez, 115 Anastasia Blvd.
Roberto Oritz – Fudge Buckets, 3 Cordova St.
Aly Schaper – Luli’s Cupcakes, 82 San Marco Ave.
Grace Shipman – Second Read Books, 51D Cordova St.
Josh Slinski – Next to St. Francis Inn, 275 St. George St.
Pernilla Stellgren – Kookaburra, 24 Cathedral Place
Kay Tracy – Lost Art Gallery, 210 St. George St., Suite C1
A flyer that contains a map of all the locations can be found down below!
Print it out and go on a scavenger hunt!
For more info, contact Mongiovi at 904-819-6441 or