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Event : Artist Series - Hot Club San Francisco
 Time: 29/09/2014 - 29/09/2014

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Event : Blood Drive
 Time: 06/10/2014 - 06/10/2014

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Event : Artist Series - Jaimee Paul
 Time: 09/10/2014 - 09/09/2014

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Event : Artist Series - Jaimee Paul
 Time: 10/10/2014 - 09/09/2014

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Event : Community Theatre October 2014
 Time: 18/10/2014 - 18/10/2014

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Event : Childrens Theatre - Rip Van Winkle
 Time: 21/10/2014 - 21/10/2014

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Event : Childrens Theatre - Rip Van Winkle (1)
 Time: 22/10/2014 - 22/10/2014

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Event : October 2014 Gallery Talk and Exhibit
 Time: 28/10/2014 - 28/10/2014

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Event : 10-29-14: Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
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Event : NFCC Foundation Clay Shoot Fundraiser
 Time: 01/11/2014 - 01/11/2014

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Event : 11-3-14: Academic Advising Begins - Spring Term
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Event : Artist Series - Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
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Hardee Center for the Arts

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Past Art Exhbits

The Hardee Center for the Arts is an art venue which aims to serve the public by featuring the works of both local and national talent. It is our goal to enrich community culture by offering a new exhibition each month of emerging and established artists.

The gallery opened in September 2009. Exhibitions are scheduled a season in advance. For exhibition questions and information, please contact: Lisa Thompson at (850) 973-1642 or email thompsonl@nfcc.edu


"Freak Scene" Exhibit by Jeff Distefano

Exhibit: Now-Oct. 30, 2014

Reception & Artist Talk: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Painting by Tallahassee Artist Jeff Distefano

ARTIST: Jeff Distefano | Tallahassee Florida Artist

www.jeffdistefano.com

I grew up in a family obsessed with movies. My earliest paintings often employed iconic film imagery. In my more recent work  I have tried to  both expand on  and distance myself from that original catalyst. I copied foreign posters for the American films I loved or made paintings with black marks  scrawled over the  surface.  Scraps of text became both a method of exploring meaning and a visual element. I posed friends in front of film posters, exploring the tension between my “real” and  “imagined” worlds. One of my college professors introduced me to the California Bay Area painters like Richard Diebenkor and Elmer Bischoff. The energy of those works, the tension between the figurative and the abstract, the planned and the spontaneous, continues to speak very deeply to me. I am also drawn to Bonnard, Soutine, Verhoven, Doig – expressive figurative painters with a rich sense of color and imagery.

Obsessively collecting images, first as physical torn scraps, and now more often as digital files, is an important part of my process. Much of my painting from the last three years is based on found photographs, often dealing with ideas of subcultures and group dynamics. The push for me has been to explore the possibilities of the image beyond its original context and source.



Gallery Hours - Hardee Center for the Arts (Bldg. 11)

FALL TERM 2014:

  • Mondays/Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays/Thursdays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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