AVON PARK, Fla. – March 10, 2017 – The Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College will host a talk by artist, poet, and scholar Melanie Hubbard, Thursday, March. 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., on the SFSC Highlands Campus, Avon Park.

Titled “Texts and Textures: Erasure Poetry by Melanie Hubbard,” the free event will feature Melanie Hubbard, whose work is on display at MOFAC. The talk will be held in the MOFAC gallery.

MOFAC is exhibiting a collection of Hubbard’s art based on a 1924 book dealing with child rearing. Using watercolors, Hubbard paints atop enlarged images replicating pages from the book to effect what she says is an “erasure” of the antiquated advice given to mothers.

Hubbard won the 2011 Book Award in Poetry from Subito Press for her collection of poems “We Have with Us Your Sky.” Her reviews, scholarly articles, and essays have appeared in a variety of periodicals. She has taught at New College of Florida, Eckerd College, and University of Tampa. She received a doctorate in literature from Columbia University and is writing a book on Emily Dickinson’s poetics.

Megan Stepe, MOFAC’s curator, noted Hubbard’s talk falls on the last day her works are on display. Stepe said museum visitors can also take in the current exhibition, “The 20th Century Seminole Experience: Paintings from the Florida Indian Tribes Series,” that closes on March 30.

The talk is one of a series of MOFAC’s “ThirdThursday,” public discussions that shine a spotlight on current exhibitions and works from the museum’s collection.

MOFAC is located in the Wildstein Center at SFSC, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., or by appointment for group tours. Patrons of the Wildstein Center may visit the museum one hour prior to matinee and evening performances.

For more information about MOFAC and its programs or to request a museum tour, contact Stepe at 863-784-7240, or email stepem@southflorida.edu. Visit the MOFAC website at mofac.org.