Intricate renderings of flora and fauna by 2017 Switzer Distinguished Artist Jacqueline Bishop are on exhibition at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Building 15, at Pensacola State College from Aug. 21 to Oct. 6.
The public is invited to an artist reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with an artist talk at 7 p.m. All events are free and the gallery is open to the public 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Tours are available with prior arrangements.
The exhibit, “A Drop of Water, a Grain of Sand,” showcases Bishop’s work from 1986 to 2016 and reflects the absolute beauty and mystery of the natural world. Her paintings, works on paper, and installation are influenced by years of traveling through Latin American forests, experiencing Hurricane Katrina and documenting the BP Oil Spill. Through her art, Bishop explores the complex connections between climate change, species extinction and migration.
Bishop’s work is in numerous museum collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Beach Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Art Embassies Collection for the U.S. Embassy, Dominican Republic and numerous private collections. She is based in New Orleans and represented by the Arthur Roger Gallery.
The Switzer Distinguished Artist Series brings students and master artists together for unparalleled educational experiences through lectures, workshops and portfolio reviews.
Made possible by a gift from the Lamar, Reilly and Switzer families, the series also provides opportunities for community members to engage with the best of today’s contemporary artists.
For more information, call PSC Gallery Director Vivian Spencer at 850-484-2550.