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Gallery exhibition unleashes ingenuity in Dreams & Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art

Posted: September 21, 2016 | Updated: September 27, 2016

Lakeland Community College presents Dreams & Visions: Surrealism and Fantasy Art, an exciting exploration into where an unbound imagination can travel. The art gallery show runs Sept. 22 through Nov. 4, 2016, in The Gallery at Lakeland, located on the first floor of Building D.

Gallery Coordinator Mary Urbas is curating the show, which features 55 national, regional and local artists, exhibiting works in a variety of media including: oil/ acrylic/encaustic painting, textiles/fiber, printmaking, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, sculpture, glass, wood, ceramic sculpture, mixed media and assemblage art.

About Surrealism
Surrealism is defined as a French avant-garde movement in art and literature that flourished in the early 20th century and drew on Dadaist principles in art. It is characterized by the evocative juxtaposition of incongruous images, aimed at expressing imaginative dreams and visions free from conscious rational control. Surrealism is also steeped in Freudian dream psychology and the artists have a fascination with metamorphosis: the macabre and the erotic. They combine unrelated images or events in a very strange and dream-like way, and create “new” objects that are impossible in real life, but are painted in a convincingly representational way that seems credible.

About the gallery
The Gallery at Lakeland presents seven art exhibitions each year, in addition to an annual Holiday Artists’ Market which benefits the Lakeland Visual Arts Student Exhibition. These exhibitions support Lakeland’s fine arts academic programs and employees; diversity efforts at the college; community arts groups; local, regional and national artists; and local high school all-star artists.

For more information about the show, tours or the gallery, contact Mary Urbas, gallery coordinator at or call 440.525.7029.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Weekends, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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