Sunday, December 21, 2014

Quiet Desire, Florida School of The Arts, 2014

I showed with artist Lauren Hill, whose work I greatly admire for it's ability to communicate powerful messages with delicate and precise marks. Below is the press release for our two-person show. Below the press release I posted a few images of Lauren's work - images are not full size so please go to her website, to check out larger images and more of Lauren's work. 

Quiet Desire, Lauren Hill and Laura Mongiovi

AUGUST 2014 

Florida School of the Arts presents sculptures by Laura Mongiovi and Lauren Hill 

As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for artists Laura Mongiovi and Lauren Hill.  The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus.    The exhibit will be on display through October 16.   Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during Main Stage performances.  Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. 

According to the artists, the works in the exhibition, entitled Quiet Desire, provide the viewer with moments of contemplation and solitary discovery.  Hill and Mongiovi explore the notion of desire as a motivating force in a sensory and intellectual experience.  “Fleeting moments of personal perception inspire the artists to create works that communicate ideas about curiosity and longing,” said Mongiovi.   

Lauren Hill is an adjunct visual arts professor at Flagler College, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing.    She received her Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Florida.   She has exhibited in galleries throughout Florida as well as in Tallahassee and North Carolina.  

Hill’s Flagler colleague, Laura Mongiovi, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.   Her works have been exhibited throughout the continental United States.   

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree in the following areas of study:  fine art, graphic design, dance (ballet and contemporary), production/design, acting and musical theatre. The School serves the entire state of Florida.  Admission is based on an audition or portfolio review, an interview with the faculty and admission to SJR State. 

Students produce and perform in approximately four visual arts exhibitions and 10 performances each year. For more information about Florida School of the Arts call (386) 312-4300 or visit online  

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