‘Octonocular’ Exhibit Displays Varied Perspectives of New College’s Thesis Students in Art

An artists’ reception for Octonocular, the Senior Thesis exhibition for New College of Florida’s arts students, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the College’s Isermann Gallery. The exhibition is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
Octonocular is the phenomenon of having eight eyes. In this case, it means the unique perspectives of eight graduating New College seniors: Isabelle DuVall, Coral Chepren-Moore, Samantha Kreeger, Jennifer Ng, Paige Rawitz, Jeanine Tatlock, Wesley Thorp and Rachael Zucker. Their work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, and installations.
“This year’s exceptional selection of artwork demonstrates creative ingenuity exemplified by the synthesis of historical and new genres, technical mastery, and an unexpected juxtaposition of materials and stylistic traditions,” said Kim Anderson, associate professor of art at New College.
The public is invited to a reception for the artists from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the College’s Isermann Gallery, behind Sainer Pavilion on Bay Shore Road. The exhibit will be open to visitors Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m., through May 18.
Octonocular: A New College of Florida Senior Thesis Exhibition”
Isermann Gallery, Caples Fine Arts Complex (behind Sainer Pavilion)
5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
Artists’ Reception: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 8
Exhibit on display through May 18
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
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New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida’s designated honors college for the liberal arts. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from 40 states and 15 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.

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