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Aug
26
Mon
2019
Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity @ FAMU Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Aug 26 – Dec 6 all-day

The Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity from August 26 – December 6, 2019. The opening reception will be held in The Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, September 5.

Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity is collaborative exhibition co-curated by award-winning artist, William Cordova, and curator, Marie Vickles. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of youth radical community activist movements that became prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, through organizations like the Black Panther Party, The Young Lords Party, the Brown Berets, Tupamaros, Red Guard, Grey Panthers, Florida BAMM (Black Afro Militant Movement, American Indian Movement, and many more. Many of these groups exemplify the vanguard for social change in the United States. A phenomenon that would eventually have a national and global impact, yet today most of what is known about the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and other activist organizations is erroneous or misleading.

The exhibition contains mainstream and underground newspapers, magazines and other alternative news from 1965-1982, historical articles from mainstream media sources, such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Jet, Ebony, New York Times Magazine, and photography by Ducho Dennis, Ilka Hartmann, Bev Grant, Steven Shames, Michael Abramson. Short films, videos, and audio will also be presented as part of the exhibit; Eldridge Speaks (LP), Let Rap, Rap by Rap Brown (LP), Lords of the Revolution (40 Min film) Palante Siempre Palante (50 min) Huey (10 min).

If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS 800-955-8771.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Sep 13 – Nov 3 all-day

Experience the “out-of-this-world” moment (literally) when the United States of America achieved exploration greatness with APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition. Boasting “how far and how fast we have come,” as a nation, during a time where traveling to the moon was unthinkable, the brilliantly curated film pilots the audience through the lunar landing journey of avid preparation, anxious lift off and triumphant return. APOLLO 11 was made specifically for a giant screen at museums and science centers, offering an exclusive take into “the greatest and most complex exploration in Man’s history.”
Featuring a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film offers a distinctive feature from the documentary genre, without narration. Here, the alluring nature of IMAX and unclassified audio recordings speak for themselves, even in its moments of restless silence. APOLLO 11 showcases the raw reality of humanity’s greatest achievements as the first to put men on the moon.
The 47 minute IMAX experience, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition, excites family and friends of all ages to experience an American triumph at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $6-8, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is sponsored locally in part through the Council on Culture and Arts’ Cultural Grant Program, funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 13 – Oct 23 all-day
Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

MoFA’s annual juried exhibition is a showcase of contemporary art from across the country. This year’s iteration was juried by Hallie Ringle, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The exhibition features 39 artists, from 24 states, working in a wide range of media, styles and subject matter. Combined Talents will be on display from August 19-September 28, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 13 – Oct 27 all-day
Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2019. 5-7:30 PM
​Free for members, $5 for non-members

This is a juried exhibition featuring quilts made with the theme “perspectives” in mind. This themes translation into textile works is entirely subject to the artists interpretations; whether it’s exploring their own perspective or trying to capture someone or something else’s. You will get to enjoy in depth artist statements on each of these personal works, as well as statements from the judges giving insight to their selection process, thoughts on the pieces, and exhibition.

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Sep 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm
Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

“Identity in the Ottoman Empire” is an exploration of the diverse ethnic and religious identities that coexisted in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300-1922). Architecture, period photography, stamps, textiles, calligraphy, illustrated documents, and interactive displays will bring to life this vast and complex period in world history. Identity in the Ottoman Empire will be on display from August 19-November 9, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Sep
14
Sat
2019
From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 14 – Dec 14 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Introduction to Watercolor @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 17 all-day
Introduction to Watercolor @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Tuesdays, September 17-November 5, from 4:00-5:30 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

Sep
18
Wed
2019
ClayMation @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 18 all-day
ClayMation @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Wednesdays, September 18-November 6, from 3:30-5:00 and is recommended for children ages 9-12
Students will create their own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at Disney, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon, discovering the process of cartoon and character creation, as well as fundamentals of claymation through project-based learning, a both fun and meaningful experience.

What is Stop Motion Animation?
Stop motion animation is a film making technique for making an animation that is captured one frame at a time, with physical objects moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement and makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own.
Some memorable animated movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas , Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Chicken Run are made with this technique. You also see a lot of TV commercials made the same way.

More about Claymation
What is claymation and why use it?
Claymation, another word for “Clay Animation” is any animation done using a character, or characters, created out of clay. It is a very popular form of stop motion animation, especially for educational purposes as well as teaching children and beginners, as it is interesting, easy and cheap comparing to other methods of animating .
The claymation process involves sculpting characters (art), designing sets (industrial arts, drafting), writing (language arts), and computer work (technology).

Music & Dance workshop with Taller Balancé Bomba Afro-Boricua @ FSU Westcott building, room 060
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music & Dance workshop with Taller Balancé Bomba Afro-Boricua @ FSU Westcott building, room 060

The Florida Folklife Program and the Florida State University Center for Music of the Americas present the 2019 Folklife Artists-in-Residence, Puerto Rican bomba ensemble Taller Balancé. Join us for a free workshop and lecture with master barrel-maker Angel Reyes and Taller Balancé as they share the fundamentals of bomba as well as the cultural background and historical significance of the style. Audience participation is highly encouraged!

For more information, visit the Florida Folklife Program Artist Residency page or our Facebook Artist Residency event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2288866681233041/

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts
Sep 19 all-day
Comic and Cartoon Illustration @ LeMoyne Arts

This is an 8 week course, meeting on Thursdays, September 19-November 7, from 10:30-12:00 and is recommended for children ages 6-12

​Learn to tell stories, explain concepts, or make people laugh with this broad foundations and skills class focused on cartoons and comics. You’ll learn the basic tools and format of comics and graphic novels by drawing from life, creating imaginary creatures, character development, exaggeration, scene-setting, and storyboarding. You’ll use different mediums to develop concepts and characters, from pencil and ink to paint and clay. We’ll cover a wide range of foundational techniques for you to build on! All ages welcome.