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Event : 9-1-14: Holiday - Labor Day
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Event : Artist Talk and Reception September 2014
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Event : Automation and Production Technology program - Open House and Employer Forum
 Time: 25/09/2014 - 25/09/2014

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Event : 9-26-14: Graduation Application Deadline
 Time: 26/09/2014 - 26/09/2014

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Event : Artist Series - Hot Club San Francisco
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Event : Artist Series - Jaimee Paul
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Event : Artist Series - Jaimee Paul
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Public Art Projects

NFCC Public Art Projects

If you take a walk across the North Florida Community College campus in Madison, Fla. you will find public art works that include a colorful mosaic mural depicting a forest scene complete with metal sculpture flowers planted in front at NFCC’s Hardee Center for the Arts, a metal sculptured sea turtle near the entrance of the college library, a metal sculpture inspired by Florida’s regional plants perched upon a hill near NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium and a six-foot mosaic terrazzo table located on the library's outdoor patio. Each piece was created with the help of area professional artists who worked directly with NFCC students on the projects.  


2010 PUBLIC ART INSTALLMENT | SEA TURTLE 

Turtle 2TurtleNorth Florida Community College art students received first-hand experience in building a metal sculpture from the ground up while working with professional sculptor Brad Cooley Jr. of the Lamont, Fla. based business Bronze by Cooley which specializes in life size and monumental sculptures. Cooley, an NFCC alumnus, is donating his time and labor to the student project and said he is glad to be on campus sharing his talent and knowledge with students. 

Cooley worked with the NFCC Art Club and NFCC art instructor Lisa Thompson to collect recycled pieces of metal, creating the sculpture design – a sea turtle – and welding the base and interior structure of the sculpture into place.

The sculpture is permanently located near NFCC’s Marshall Hamilton Library (Bldg. 4) – a prime location for students and campus visitors alike to enjoy the piece of art.

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2011 PUBLIC ART INSTALLMENT | MOSAIC MURAL

NMural 2orth Florida Community College Art Club members created a mosaic mural at NFCC’s Hardee Center for the Arts. The studMuralents not only learned mural creation and mosaic techniques, but are worked closely with professional artist Linda Hall of Tallahassee. Hall teaches Environmental Art at Florida State University and is lending her expertise in environmental themed art and mural creation to the project.  

The Hardee Center mural features a mosaic nighttime forest scene. Artist Marshall Norris of Greenville, Fla. is also creating a variety of metal sculpture flowers to be added as landscape art; making a creative path leading up to the mural.   

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2012 PUBLIC ART INSTALLMENT | METAL FOREST TOTEMS 

Forest Totemstotem3In 2012 NFCC Art Instructor Mark Dickson helped students fabricate and install a public sculpture on the NFCC campus entitled “Forest Totems.” The metal scupture incorporated hands-on learning sessions to get students involved with the project from start to finish.

  The metal sculpture is permanently located near NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium; a prime location for students and campus visitors alike to enjoy the work. Much of the recycled materials being used in the sculpture project and learning sessions was donated by local business Madison Scrap Metal.

Dickson’s sculpture is a wonderfully modern and contemporary interpretation of Florida fauna. 

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2013 PUBLIC ART INSTALLMENT  | TERRAZZO KOI POND TABLE

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Koi Pond TableThe latest addition to NFCC’s impressive public art collection is a six-foot mosaic terrazzo table created by Tallahassee artist Ira Hill. Featuring vibrant colors and a koi pond theme, the table has been placed at an outdoor study and gathering area for students near NFCC’s Marshall W. Hamilton Library. The piece can function as a table or as a sitting area for students and campus visitors.

The table is constructed of terrazzo, a decorative concrete made of cement, sand and glass, using 100% recycled glass. Hill spent around 60 hours making the table and started with the simple process of sorting and crushing the glass. The process then included creating the specific design, creating molds and polishing the terrazzo stone to highlight the glass aggregate. Terrazzo has a long history in building and is often associated with Art Deco Design. 

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 2013 PUBLIC ART INSTALLMENT  | RADIO TELESCOPE

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Radio Telescope

NFCC Art Instructor Mark Dickson and crew installed a new sculpture at NFCC's Morris G. Steen Science and Learning Center that will serve as the base for NFCC’s radio telescope. The telescope, which will be hoisted up and fitted on a pole, will be located at the top of the sculpture. NFCC Astronomy Instructor Dr. Guenter Maresch’s played a key role in developing this unique project that combines art and science.

 

 

 


For more information about NFCC's Public Art Programs contact NFCC Art Instructor, Lisa Thompson, at (850) 973-1642 or email thompsonL@nfcc.edu.  


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