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STLCC-Florissant Valley Art Galleries to Host New Exhibits

October 25, 2016

Florissant Valley art exhibit piece  
Lydia Boda Koster's work "Untitled"

Three new art exhibits will be on display at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. The community is invited to visit the campus, 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson, and view the work.

Works in Progress 
This exhibit currently is on display in the Gallery of Contemporary Art, located in Room 111 of the Instructional Resources building. It occurs every two years and is an invitational that features STLCC-Florissant Valley alumni who are continuing or have completed their bachelor's degree.

This year, the featured artists include Lydia Boda-Koster, Shanice Hauser, Rebecca Lindley and Anthony Reed.

Boda-Koster graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is currently teaching ceramics full time at Kendall.

Hauser received her bachelor’s degree in time-based media from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She currently works at Target and is developing and seeking investors for her video game “Core Redemption.”

Lindley graduated with a BFA in photography from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, Tenn.  She is currently working at the Picture People and running her own photography business.

Reed received a bachelor’s degree in sequential studies from Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently is a faculty member at STLCC-Florissant Valley and is working on his freelance character design and storyboarding career.

Florissant Valley art exhibit piece  
"Hakim," a digital illustration by Anthony Reed

The Art of Matias Tapia
This exhibit will be Nov. 7-Dec. 10 in the Gallery of Contemporary Art and features the work of Matias Tapia, a digital illustrator best known for his work on “Pathfinder,” “Wizards of the Coast,” “Hellfire,” “Borderlands 2” and “Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.”

The community is invited to meet the artist during a reception held in his honor, Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. As part of this exhibit, four signed prints of his work will be offered for sale. The prints need to be preordered and prepaid so they can be picked up the night of the gallery reception. For more information, visit the “Contemporary Gallery at Flo Valley” Facebook page.

Her Unique Vision
The work of Beth LaKamp currently is on display in the Gallery ADMIN, located on the second floor of the Administration building. LaKamp is an intuitive painter who takes inspiration from her childhood and daily life and creates quirky, emotional paintings that are filled with meaning, thought and memories. The community is invited to meet the artist during a reception held in her honor at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 3.

About the Art Galleries at STLCC-Florissant Valley

The Contemporary Art Gallery is an 850 square-foot traditional space where local, regional and international art is showcased for the enjoyment and interests of students and the local community. Two-and three-dimensional works in a variety of media are presented throughout the academic year, reflecting disciplines taught in the art programs, as well as emerging trends and movements. This gallery typically features between six and eight exhibitions each year.

Gallery ADMIN provides 100 linear feet of display in an alternative exhibition space. It was established in the fall 2006. Early exhibitions focused on the work of current and emeritus art faculty on the Florissant Valley campus. In 2008, the mission of the gallery began to shift from focusing only on the work of STLCC-Florissant Valley faculty to focusing on work created in the community. The goal of Gallery ADMIN is to recognize and promote the artwork of emerging and established minority artists, and to serve as an incubator for discussion and dialog of current trends and movements in art for the community.

For more information about art at STLCC-Florissant Valley, including gallery hours, click here