Renee Foosaner Education Center’s Frits van Eeden Gallery Opens Jennifer Glass Exhibition, Feb. 7

MELBOURNE, FLA—The Renee Foosaner Education Center of the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology, presents an exhibition of cyanotypes by artist Jennifer Glass. Featuring life-size imprints of vintage 1950s dresses and lingerie, Glass’ imagery is imbued with a subtle movement and a pathos that evoke much more than the clothing represented. The exhibition will be on view Feb. 7 through May 9 in the Frits Van Eeden Gallery in the Renee Foosaner Education Center.

“The sociology of women’s fashion and style fascinates me. I love holding these original garments and imagining the journey of each of these women. How did they live? Why did they choose this garment? What happened when she wore this? What did her journey contribute to our current society? This process somehow allows me to feel a connection these women—to get a little closer inside. This is also why I work with the historic process of “x-ray” photographs (cyanotype). We all learn from each other and carry traditions and stories forward. These images of their clothing will keep parts of these women and their journeys with us.” said Glass.

Jennifer Glass is from Merritt Island, Fla. She attended Florida State University earning a degree in social and political science.

Her interest in photography began at 15 years old when she began taking classes in high school and was accepted as member of the International Art Society. Her education continued at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and she took several week long workshops with well-known photographers such as Debbie Fleming Caffery, Raymond Meeks and Mary Ellen Mark in New York City.
She likes to experiment with printing techniques such as silver gelatin, platinum and silver metals, and hand-applied surface chemical preparation, and uses specially coated papers and fabrics that react in the sunlight.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, Feb. 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Frits Van Eeden Gallery. The event is open to the public and held in conjunction with the Eau Gallie Art District’s First Friday Art Walk.

The Renee Foosaner Education Center is composed of studio and gallery space. In May 2013, the Frits van Eeden Gallery was dedicated to showcase art works created by area art educators. The rest of the building is used for classrooms: a large painting and drawing studio, pottery studio with 10 wheels and several kilns, and a printmaking studio.

The center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m, and the First Friday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For information, email Sara Russo, curator of education, atrussos@fit.eduor call the Education Center at (321) 674-8923.


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