Visual Arts in the Program for Experienced Learners

The Program for Experienced Learners (PEL) offers students 23 years of age or older the opportunity to graduate with a minor in Visual Arts. To help facilitate this, the full-time residential art faculty is supplemented with adjunct instructors who offer courses at the Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Petersburg, as well as the Morean Arts Center for Clay.

Note: New admissions for PEL have been discontinued so we won’t offer additional classes after Spring 2017.

PEL Visual Arts Instructors

  • Antoinette Aleccia (MA, SUNY, Binghamton)
  • Lynn Carol Henderson (Ph.D, Union Institute)
  • Pamela Jones (MFA, University of South Florida)
  • Betsy Orbe Lester (MFA, University of South Florida)
  • Rose Marie Prins (Ph.D, Union Institute)
  • Kyu Yamamoto (Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Art)

Brian Ransom and Alumni
Sound Sculptures, and Recent Works by Former Students

dirigible - ceramic sound sculpture by Brian Ransom

January 29 – March 13
Opening Reception Sunday January 29, 3-5pm
Alumni Weekend Reception Friday March 10, 7:00pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Photographer Parish Kohanim
Canon Explorer of Light

Jenna Tuscany - digital photography by Parish Kohanim

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Miller Auditorium

Ward Shelley ‘72
“Well-Made World”
Recent Works and Collaborations

Reactor House - Collaboration with Alex Schweder by Ward Shelley

Saturday, March 11, 6:00 pm
Miller Auditorium

Residential Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Works by Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Seniors

Persistence by Eva Chrysochoou

March 19-24  Sawyer Gardner / Terry Thompson
(March 26-31 Spring Break)
April 2-7  Eva Chrysochoou
April 9-14   Amber Hull  / Kohei Sawanobori
Gallery Talks each Wednesday at 3:15 pm
Cobb Gallery

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

The Sophomore Show
Visual Arts Major Portfolio Qualifying Exhibition

April 16-21
Opening Reception Sunday, April 16, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Museum Lab Class Exhibition
Curated by Marshall Rousseau’s Museum Lab Class

April 23 - May 5  
Opening Reception Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

The Eckerd Review
The Exhibition

May 8-12
Reading and Visual Arts Reception TBA
Cobb Gallery

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30