AVON PARK, Fla.–Oct. 5, 2015–The Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College will mount an exhibition of art produced by alumni, including Max Gooding and Cody Coltharp.

“Coming Home 2015: SFSC Alumni Exhibition” will be on display Oct. 7 – Dec. 2, at MOFAC’s gallery on SFSC’s Highlands Campus, Avon Park. The exhibition coincides with the celebration of SFSC’s 50th anniversary.


“The Dancing Bear Pub” Max Gooding

“Visitors will delight in the vibrant and eclectic exhibition of some of today’s finest working artists, many of whom are graduates of top visual arts programs and all of whom are alumni of SFSC,” said Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC’s curator. “From the evocative sketches of Max Gooding to the explosive video graphics of Cody Coltharp, this is a must see exhibition that will engage the senses and imagination.”

Several of the alumni will discuss their work and art education during a reception on Thursday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., at the SFSC University Center Auditorium on the Highlands Campus.

“Our alumni artists tell truly compelling stories,” Doctrow said. “They will share insights about how they navigated from a small two-year college to large, four-year schools and the professional art world.”

After the reception, the artists will assemble in MOFAC’s gallery at 6:45 p.m. for an evening viewing of their work.

The exhibition, the third to feature work of SFSC’s alumni, includes painting, photography, sculpture, drawings, and digital media.

"Umbra"  Laura Wolfe

“Umbra” Laura Wolfe

In addition to Gooding and Coltharp, artists contributing to the exhibition include, Katie Jane Altvater, Whitney Broadaway, Gabe Clogston, Joe Colangelo, Caroline Colby, Kiri Crommet, Hope Flowers, James Futral, Allen McPherson, Quinn Miller, Emmie Pereira, Holly Scherlacher, Chase Smith, and Laura Wolfe.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the SFSC Alumni Association and the SFSC Foundation, Inc.

MOFAC is located at 600 W. College Dr., in a wing adjoining the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Art. The gallery opens for viewing Wednesday – Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The museum is also open one hour before each Theatre of the Performing Arts evening and matinee performance, and by appointment for group tours.

For more information, contact Doctrow at 784-7240, or visit mofac.org.