2016 Rollins Faculty Exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 in Exhibitions- group, Press Release | 2 Comments


Presenting recent works by artists and art professors Joshua Almond, Rose Thome Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons.
Winter Park, FL (April 6, 2016) – On view from April 16-May 15, 2016, the 2016 Rollins Faculty Exhibition at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) at Rollins College offers an opportunity to share new or recent work by five innovative artists with both the campus community and the greater Orlando area. Beyond their dedication to teaching at Rollins, the featured artists, Joshua Almond, Rose Thome Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons maintain busy studio practices and exhibit their work both regionally and nationally. “Composed of works shown here for the first time, the exhibition sheds light on new bodies of work and ongoing explorations for the artists’ robust practices,” states Ena Heller, director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Dana Hargrove uses her distinctive abstract language in new ways in a series of free-standing sculptures presented in the exhibition. Her forms, often made in loose-reference to cairns, stone mounds in her native Scotland, play with notions of reality and constructed facades as the backing of some of the pieces evoke the presentation style of the iconic Hollywood sign. Rose Thome Casterline’s works present enigmatic interlocking forms as her figures become subsumed by pattern and geometric shape. Her choice to limit her palette elicits simultaneously a playful and haunting sense of mystery. Dawn Roe, known for her distinctive and emotive responses to nature, presents both photography and video in the exhibition. Her new video includes audio by Rachel Blumberg. Joshua Almond creates keenly crafted designs with biological and social resonances. His newly completed furniture for the exhibiti on addresses the Ebola crisis. How do you feel about birds? Rachel Simmons’ new body of work, made during a summer residency in Nebraska, employs diverse typography and makes us consider our relationship to birds. Simmons’ presentation will include a collaboration with her students entitled Flock.

The 2016 Rollins Faculty Exhibition previews for museum members; Rollins College faculty, staff, and students; and invited guests on Friday, April 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, alongside the Senior Studio Art Exhibition UNABBREVIATED.

Set on the Rollins College campus overlooking beautiful Lake Virginia, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. Its broad scope holdings of more than 5,000 objects range from antiquity through contemporary and include the only European Old Masters collection in the Orlando area, a sizable American art collection, and the forward-looking Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. The Alfond Collection is shown both at the museum and at the Alfond Inn a few blocks from campus, a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships.  For additional information, call 407.646.2526 or visit www.rollins.edu/cfam. “Like” CFAM on Facebook and follow on [email protected] as well as [email protected]
Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Located in Winter Park, near Orlando, Rollins is consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, Rollins offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults through its evening program at the Hamilton Holt School and graduate business degree programs through its Crummer Graduate School of Business, which has been ranked a top MBA program by Forbes and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Rollins serves approximately 3,200 degree-seeking students annually. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu. “Like” Rollins on Facebook and follow on [email protected]

Museum Location:
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
407.646.2526 (p)

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: noon-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, major holidays, and during installation periods

CFAM Public Tours:
Free staff-led tours on Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Private tours for groups of 10 or more email [email protected]

Museum Admission:
FREE ADMISSION courtesy of Dale Montgomery ’60

Alfond Inn Location:
The Alfond Inn at Rollins College
300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Alfond Inn Art Tours:
Free staff-led tours on Sundays at 1 p.m.
1st Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Audio guide available at: http://myoncell.mobi/10008329968

Sandy Todd, Cornell Fine Arts Museum
407.646.1595 /[email protected]

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  1. Susan Schneider
    April 12, 2016


    You work is outstanding! I love it. I am going to try and come by the museum to see your work while it is on exhibit!

    Much success!!!!

    • danahargrove
      April 12, 2016

      Thanks Susan!! 🙂


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