TAG Gallery

University of West Florida alum Marzia Ransom has created a unique, large scale painting that is her interpretation of a Greek epic poem. The painting is on display in The Art Gallery at UWF.

Since the beginning of July, Ransom, a University of West Florida alum, has been painting a 32-foot long, 4-foot tall frieze in The Art Gallery at the UWF. The frieze is her interpretation of Homer’ Greek epic poem, the Odyssey through the female perspective.

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An art exhibit called “STEAM2017” opened Feb. 2 and will continue through March 11 at The Art Gallery, also known as TAG, on the Pensacola Campus of the University of West Florida.
 
The exhibit is the centerpiece of a program that is also called STEAM2017. It’s a five-week presentation of lectures, workshops and talks with artists and scientists. Activities explore how art can be added to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math to examine issues related to water and the preservation of a clean environment.

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People who want to see examples of what kinds of artwork students in the art department create can attend the new “Points of Departure” exhibit. It’s in The Art Gallery in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

“The objective of the exhibit is to showcase the challenges and successes introductory level art students encounter in drawing, ceramics, painting, digital arts and graphic design,” said Nick Croghan, director of The Art Gallery, also known as TAG.

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Josh Green points out that artists who paint or draw trees can get away with a lot more than artists who render people.

 

“If most of the tree-like elements are there, you’re OK,” he said. “But if there is something even a few millimeters off with a body or a face, even an untrained eye will notice.” 

 

STEM-Inspired Art On Display at TAG UWF

Mar 8, 2014
Kevin Gallup, Koos Verhoeff / STEM Sculpture

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida is hosting STEAM National Art and Technology Exhibition. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The show features science and mathematics-inspired work from artists from across the United States. Thomas Asmuth is an art instructor at UWF. He was part of the team that planned the exhibit.

UWF TAG Gallery Showcases Student Work

Nov 22, 2013
UWF Fine Arts

The University of West Florida’s TAG Gallery is showcasing work from introductory level classes. The current show provides students who may not previously displayed their work with a formal gallery experience.

“Points of Departure” features works produced by students in foundation level drawing, photography, painting and graphic design courses. Yvonne Lebrun is a junior in the BFA program. She has paintings, drawings and photographs on display in the show.