William Johnston Building Grand Re-Opening
The Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance is proud to announce the opening celebration of the new home of the Departments of Art Education, Art History and Interior Design in the beautifully refurbished William Johnston Building. Located at the center of FSU’s campus, the original Jacobean-style building has been restored and transformed around a visually striking five-story atrium.
Please join alumni and friends of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance as we celebrate, tour and toast our new state-of-the-art home for the School of Art and Design’s Departments of Art Education, Art History and Interior Design.
September 29, 2011
The Department of Art History kicks off the celebrations with guest speaker Thomas Gordon Smith. Smith, Professor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, has been lauded for twenty years as an educator, historian, painter, designer and collector in the revival of classicism in contemporary architecture and furniture.
|5 p.m.||The new School of Art and Design Gallery opens for remarks and tours (Room 1085)|
|6 p.m.||Lecture by Thomas Gordon Smith - (Lecture Hall 2004 WJB)|
|7:30 p.m.||Reception sponsored by the Friends of Art History|
September 30, 2011
The Department of Interior Design will host Eames Demetrios for a ticketed reception and lecture regarding the legacy of his grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames. Tickets for this special evening are $50/person (proceeds go to the Mary Jo Weale Fund for Excellence) Reserve your seats online today.
Additional Interior Design-centered events occur Saturday, October 1. Sign up for a 2-hour CEU on the newest design office technology starting at 9 a.m. and join a Meet-and-Greet Brunch with current students and alumni at 11 a.m.
|5 p.m.||Opening at the new School of Art and Design Gallery and student-led building tours (Room 1085)|
|6 p.m.||Ticketed Reception - proceeds go to the Mary Jo Weale Fund for Excellence (Atrium)|
|7:30 p.m.||Lecture by Eames Demetrios. (Lecture Hall 2004)|
October 1, 2011
The Department of Art Education celebrates with speaker Ellen Dissanayake. Dissanayake combines interests in the arts and evolutionary biology with insights drawn from 15 years of living and working in Sri Lanka, New Guinea, India and Nigeria. She is the author of Art and Intimacy, Homo Aestheticus, and What Is Art For? as well as more than 70 scholarly and popular articles.
|9-11 a.m.||Web-based Communication and Presentation Tools for Designers - Interior Design Faculty host CEU. Click for full description. (CAD Lab, 1023 WJB). Bus Tours of Campus (Grand Entrance)|
|11 a.m.||Interior Design Meet-and-Greet Brunch (Atrium ground floor)|
|12:30 p.m.||The School of Art and Design Gallery opens at for remarks and tours|
|1:30 p.m.||Ellen Dissanayake will give a lecture and book-signing (Room G40)|
|3 p.m.||Reception for Art Education (Atrium)|
Group rate accommodations for the event are available at Hotel Duval until Sept 12th, 2011.