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Harrison Covington, Concentric Figures, 1996. painted steel, 18’ h x 13’ dPurchased 1996 with funds provided by Florida’s Art in State Buildings program



Public Art Rededication
Concentric Figures
by Harrison Covington

Friday, October 24

Adjacent to the pond Southwest of
USF School of Art and Art History (FAH)
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Join us for the rededication of Harrison Covington's public sculpture Concentric Figures at its new outdoor loaction, recognition of Professor and Dean Emeritus Harrison Covington, and remarks by Professor and Director Margaret Miller, Institute for Research in Art.

Harrison Covington has taught in universities since 1949, and is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus (retired) of the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida, Tampa. From 1949 to 1961 he taught in the Art Department at the University of Florida. He moved to Tampa to become the founding chairman of the Department of Art at USF, and served in that capacity from 1961 to 1967. From 1967 to 1971 he served as the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Division of Fine Arts, and brought the Division to full college status. He then served as Professor of Art until returning as Dean of the College of Fine Arts from 1977 through 1982. Covington is an artist as well as an educator, and created public art for the university, painted portraits of its presidents, and designed the mace carried in commencement ceremonies and official functions.

Harrison Covington has had over thirty solo exhibitions and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship awarded in 1964, a Sloan Foundation Grant, and a Presidential Award from USF for Outstanding Teaching. He has also been awarded many research grants and awards for his paintings including selection for exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art show Painting USA: The Figure, in New York, 1962.



Graphicstudio in NYC!
at the IFPDA Print Fair

November 5–9

The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave. at 67th St., New York, NY

This is a ticketed event; Visit the IFPDA website for more information.



Curator's Tour
Making Sense: Rochelle Feinstein, Deborah Grant, Iva Gueorguieva, Dona Nelson

Thursday, November 6

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

Join us for a free Gallery Tour led by a curator of the exhibition Making Sense.



Iva Gueorguieva
Tending, 2014

Art Thursday
Making Sense Paint-Off

Thursday, November 13

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa 33620

Join us for an interactive painting competition inspired by the exhibition Making Sense.



Creative Time Summit Stockholm

Creative Time Summit: Stockholm 2014
Free Screening

Friday, November 14
Creative Loafing Space, 1911 N. 13th Street Ste. W200, Tampa, FL 33605, (2nd floor above Spaghetti Warehouse)

Saturday, November 15
Marly Room, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. St. Peterburg, FL 33701

Complete schedule coming soon!

The Creative Time Summit: Stockholm Screening in Tampa Bay, organized by USFCAM in collaboration with Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will offer an invaluable opportunity for citizens who are interested in the role of art in public life to gather, meet, discuss, debate, and make connections.

In addition to screening the Creative Time Summit: Stockholm panel discussions, USFCAM and the Museum of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg have organized panel presentations featuring local and regional artists and cultural producers who will present recent and upcoming public projects and explore issues of online privacy in art and the everyday in the age of surveillance. USFCAM and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg invite the Tampa Bay community to join the conversation.



Jules de Balincourt

Artist Lecture
Jules de Balincourt

Thursday, November 20

FAH101 / USF School of Art and Art History Lecture Hall

French-born, Brooklyn-based artist Jules de Balincourt discusses his painting, which has been featured in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Palais de Tokyo and the Royal Academy of Art, London.

Event co-sponsored by USF Institute for Research in Art, USF School of Art and Art History, and the French Cultural Ministry


Graphicstudio in Miami!
at the INK Miami Art Fair

December 3–7

The Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Visit the INK Miami website for more information.



All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.


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