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Fourteen graduating University of West Florida students are showcasing their bodies of work at “Resolution,” an exhibition that wraps up this evening at the UWF Innovation Institute in Belmont-DeVilliers.  

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University of West Florida art professor Thomas Asmuth continues to forge a reputation as an innovative explorer of experimental media by blending art, science and technology.

Along with colleague Sara Gevurtz, a Virginia Commonwealth University instructor who has a biology and environmental science background, Asmuth is working on a Florida Research Fellowship-funded project that uses remotely operated submersibles to collect data and images of the turbidity of water.

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Whether you’re looking for traditional art or something more innovative, the current exhibit at The Art Gallery, or “TAG,” as it is called, delivers.

The Art Gallery is inside building 82 on the University of West Florida campus. With about 40 pieces in various media, the show, called “TAGGED,” highlights the work of UWF students.

“Every exhibit is different,” said gallery curator and director Nicholas Croghan. “To see the artists’ craftsmanship, their hand in the process is really great.”

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Anyone who walked by Professor Thomas Asmuth’s office on the University of West Florida Pensacola Campus recently might have heard intermittent beeps and seen flashes of light as he worked on one of his projects that merges science and art.

Margaret Biggs

Two exhibits currently at the Pensacola Museum of Art highlight the beauty and diversity of landscapes on the Gulf Coast. Artists Margaret Biggs & Richard Sexton are both going to be speaking to the public about their work this week.

 

Margaret Biggs is a Pensacola native who returned to her beloved Gulf Coast after being away for more than 30 years.

Combining art with science can create an entire new discipline.  That’s the premise of Thomas Asmuth’s lecture this week called “Art as an Exo-Discipline”. Thomas Asmuth is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at the University of West Florida specializing in digital and experimental media. His lecture titled “Art as an Exo-Discipline” is part of the Experience UWF Downtown lecture series and will be this Thursday afternoon, February 26 at 5:30 at the Pensacola Museum of Commerce.

Pensacola Historical Society

400 S. Palafox Street, now known as the Artisan building, sits on the corner of Palafox and Main Street in Downtown Pensacola. Although it is bordered by streets, it was once waterfront property. Jacquelyn Wilson is archivist for the University of West Florida Historic Trust. Ballast left by ships importing goods from Pensacola was deposited to create man-made land for further construction.