Vanitas Fair Exhibition

Vanitas Fair Exhibition

March 27, 2012

WINTER PARK, FL -  Fourteen painters from ART 251 and 351 at Rollins College present Vanitas Fair.

Along with the Winter Park Welcome Center, the students extend an invitation to the Central Florida community for the opening reception of the 2012 Exhibition Vanitas Fair.  This exhibition showcases student works using the classic vanitas style of painting.

Traditionally, vanitas painting deals with aspects of life such as the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death.  Each of the works in the collection take these themes and recreate them in a modern setting.  The compositions of the pieces were carefully chosen by each artist and are laden with heavy symbolism.  Come see the students modern day interpretations of vanitas as they communicate a variety of themes such as childhood, decadence, and identity.  See if you can identify the symbols in each piece in order to reveal the work's message - with each painting comes a story waiting to be told.

The reception takes place on April 5th from 4.30 pm - 6:00 pm at the J. K. and Sarah Galloway Foundation Community Gallery located within the Winter Park Welcome Center at the Chamber of Commerce, 151 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, Florida.

The exhibition will run from March 28th – April 14th.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Associate Professor of Art Dana Hargrove, Department of Art and Art History, Rollins College at