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FGCU ArtLab Opens “Death of a River” on Aug. 14

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FORT MYERS – The ArtLab at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) presents the first exhibition of its 2014-15 season, “Death of a River,” on Thursday, Aug. 14. The exhibition of individual and large-scale collaborative prints showcases artists responding to the ecological impact of water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River.

The works were created using a method called steamroller printing by FGCU’s printmaking class led by Associate Professor Andy Owen. The images created reflect a diverse set of concerns including the flooding’s effect on wildlife, human behavior and cellular structures.

Due to the large scale of the prints, the FGCU Library is exhibiting additional prints on the first floor library exhibition space. Visitors are encouraged to attend both parts of the exhibition to appreciate the full scope of the project. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet some of the artists at the closing reception being held in the ArtLab on Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The ArtLab will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ArtLab is located on the west end of FGCU’s Library.

For images and further information on this exhibition and others, visit the Art Gallery’s Website: artgallery.fgcu.edu or call Anica Sturdivant at (239) 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.