Art faculty showcases creativity

Photos by Mary Elizabeth Fair

By Gian Louis Thompson |

The Flagler College Art and Design Department is holding its first faculty art show at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum through Oct. 24.

The show is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while classes are in session.

“Part of the role of the museum is to serve as a teaching tool to expose the students to what the teachers are working on,” Sarah J. Kelly, the show’s director, said.

“It would be a great idea to continue the show yearly,” she said.

The works of 14 art and design faculty members give the museum’s white walls a voice and a face of expression.

Ninth year painting, drawing, senior portfolio and Art 101 professor Patrick Moser submitted oil on canvas piece, “American Unicorn.”

“I was largely influenced by a fairly famous Western painter named Frederick Remington,” Moser said.

“His work explored the notions of American mythology in the west,” he said.

Moser began a late career in art.

“I always drew, but I began a career as an artist at 28.”

“A new body of work takes a while to figure out what is going on with them,” Sara Pedigo, second year professor of fine arts, said.

She submitted a series of art entitled “We Haven’t Located Us Yet” series, which includes two oil on canvas pieces.

“The title comes from the Wes Anderson film, Darjeeling Limited. Much of it was influenced by when I felt unsure of place blurred out and not clear when driving around in the dark,” said Pedigo.

Pedigo said she was always interested in art.

“I have been painting forever,” she said.

The faculty art show is receiving positive reception from the student body since its Opening Reception on Friday.

“It is nice for the faculty to be able to display their work for the students,” Flagler student Josh Delaney said. “The exhibit shows that they have an understanding of art and create it rather than just teach it.”

Delaney said his favorite work is the “Book of Hours” mixed media/airbrush collection by Don Martin.

“They should continue this exhibit annually,” Delaney said.

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