"Forging Connections," an inter-institutional project between Ringling College of Art and Design and State College of Florida, opens with new paintings by Theo Wujcik at Selby Gallery at the Ringling College, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and "Human Tide," an installation by Chinese artist Kirk Ke Wang, in the fine art gallery at State College of Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Wujcik is retired as an associate professor of art at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of America Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. Find out more at www.theorwujcik.com. His paintings will remain on display through Dec. 11.
Wang, professor of visual arts at Eckerd College, is a painter, sculptor, photographer, and mixed media artist. Born in Shanghai, he came to Tampa as an exchange scholar at the Univeristy of South Florida. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Find out more at www.kirkkewang.com. The work will be on display at SCF until Jan. 15.
Wojcik will give an artist talk and preview at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Selby Gallery, with opening receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in both locations and a director's tour at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at Selby Gallery.
At SCF, Wang will give an artist's talk at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the gallery.