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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bubble Wall: A Collaborative Interactive Installation by Flagler Environmental Graphic Design Students

Recently, the students of Chris Smith’s Environmental Graphic Design class collaborated to produce an interactive installation piece that promotes stress relief.  Environmental Graphic Design can be defined as the combination of graphic design, signage, and art while taking into consideration architecture and interior design.  The students wanted to create awareness of this specialized field in graphic design by creating an interactive piece that reflects and mediates the stressful concerns of college art students. 

The students stimulated a process similar to an actual design agency by being encouraged to come up with their best proposal ideas while staying under a $200 budget monitored by the Creative Director.  The student who came up with the best proposal, voted by the entire class, oversaw the production, execution, and removal for the duration of the project.

The chosen proposal by class vote was Graphic Design Senior, Zack Lewis, who originated the idea for an interactive bubble wall that promoted stress relief.  The installation was constructed by covering an 8’ x 20’ wall in the Molly Wiley Art Building Lobby with large, white paper. Typographer and Graphic Designer, Keith Lowe, designed a logo mark that embodied the creative theme in a minimalistic, youthful manner which was painted onto the wall canvas by other students (Kasha Fahy, Ashley Madden, Tanis Montgomery, Mitchell Oliveira, and Sandy Chick). The wall was finally covered with bubble wrap to achieve it’s full interactive state. Photographer Matt Quann and cinematographer Kevin McDonald recorded the whole process, from production to the interactivity phase with frames captured every 60 seconds. 

According to the Sealed Air Corporation’s “Pop” poll stress survey, one minutes of popping bubble wrap proves stress relief equal to a 33 minute massage. So wander off from your easel or your computer once in a while and pop some bubble wrap to relieve overwhelming stress! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Portfolio Show Info/Posters

Flagler College Spring 2014 Bachelor of Fine Art
Senior Portfolio Exhibition
Thursday, May 1st from from 5-9 pm
Oral Presentations start at 3:30 
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Flagler College Spring 2014 Bachelor of Art
Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition
Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm
Ringhaver Student Center, Virginia Room

 Flagler College Spring 2014 Bachelor of Art
Senior Portfolio Exhibition
 Thursday, May 1st from 5-9 pm
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

Monday, April 21, 2014

Reminder: Art History Senior Theses

In case you forgot to mark your calendars, the Art History Graduating Senior Thesis Presentations are tomorrow, Tuesday 4/22 at 5:30 in Markland House.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A schedule of end-of-semester events!

As this semester is coming to a close, there are a few graduating senior events coming up!

We have Art History Graduating Senior Thesis Presentations, Tuesday 4/22 at 5:30 in Markland House.

We have BFA oral reviews on Thursday, 5/1 at 3pm, followed by the Senior BA/BFA Exhibition at 5pm, both in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum.

Also on 5/1, at 7pm, is the Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show in the Virginia Room.
Be sure to mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Celeste Roberge: Ocean Floors
Continues through April 19, 2014
Celeste Roberge, Ocean Floors, installation view

Artist Talk | Thurs, Apr 10, 7pm @ Gamache-Koger Theater

As a sculptor, Celeste Roberge has always had a keen interest in the convergence of art and science.
In recent years, this fascination has drifted towards the forms of the sea, specifically with
Agarum cribrosum, commonly known as “sea lace.”  Her investigations into the properties of this
natural material is evidenced in the works to be included in the exhibition -- photography, cyanotypes
in an homage to photographer Anna Atkins, vessels sculpted from sealace, and cast iron and bronze
vessels created during her recent Kohler Arts/Industry residency in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Roberge has exhibited her work for over thirty years nationally in museums and galleries from Maine
to California and internationally in Canada, Iceland, and Germany. Her sculptures are included in the
collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art,
Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Harn Museum of Art, amongst others, and in numerous private
collections. She is currently a Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art + Art History, University of
Florida. She maintains studios in Gainesville, Florida and in South Portland, Maine.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Student Exhibit at Butterfield Gallery

Students from our department will be exhibiting at the Butterfield Art Gallery from April 4th to the 28th! The opening reception is tomorrow night from 5-9 for Art Walk. Be sure to check it out and support Flagler College artists!!-

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Artwork Donation for "Sell Art, Not Humans" Event

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!

If you are interested in donating artwork, please contact student organizers Tyler Lunsford ( or Richard Turcios (, or Faculty Advisor Veronica Marconi( All artwork must be received by Monday, April 14th.