SAINT AUGUSTINE – WJCT and Flagler College will hold a preview Nov. 27 of “Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special,” as well as a discussion about why this history is so important for everyone to know.
“Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special” uncovers the story of St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the United States. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish – two generations before Jamestown and Plymouth – it became a melting pot of the people they brought with them. The film follows some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers.
There will be a reception at 7 p.m. followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m. A discussion and Q&A will follow led by Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler College. The panelists will include James G. Cusick, Ph.D., curator of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida; Susan Richbourg Parker, Ph.D, historian who specializes in the Spanish presence in the colonial southeast; and Robbie Gordon, producer and writer of “Secrets of Spanish Florida,” and a former professor of Communication at Flagler.
To reserve a seat, visit www.wjct.org/events/secrets-of-spanish-florida
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will hold a fall exhibition of work by the college’s graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts candidates from the Department of Art and Design. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. It will be on view on Friday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
This semester, the B.F.A. Portfolio is led by Professor Patrick Moser. Artists Bonn Antonetti, Rachel Blankenship, Connor Bouchard, Ashley Gonzalez and Joseph Provenza encompass diverse practices, including video and sound, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and textile work. Their B.F.A. Portfolio work is the culmination of the material, intellectual, and philosophical discoveries they’ve made during their time in Flagler College’s Department of Art and Design.
Under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jason Schwab, the B.A. exhibition will include painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video by candidates Jenn Gulgren, Conrad Kane, Hannah Laakso, Lauren Powell and Marina Rossi.