In the Loop
Press Release : Nov 14, 2014

International Photo Show on Display in Grinter Gallery November 12-December 5

University Galleries and the University of Florida (UF) International Center are pleased to present the award-winning work of students, faculty, staff and alumni from the International Center’s 11th Annual Global Culture Photography Competition in a new exhibition currently on display in Grinter Gallery. International Photo Show, which is free and open to the public, is open Nov. 12, 2014 through Dec. 5, 2014. An opening reception will be held at Grinter Gallery on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 4 p.m. as part of International Education Week 2014.

The International Photo Show includes nine photos representing first, second and third place from the competition’s three categoriesStudy Abroad & Service Learning Students; International Students, Scholars & Employees; and Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Photos range from the awe-inspiring Northern Lights to the Holi spring festival, and take viewers to China, French Polynesia, Germany, Iceland, Myanmar, Peru, and across the United States.

“The Global Photography Competition has become a popular program that motivates our UF audiences to think globally and to pursue international activities to enrich their academic and professional portfolios,” said Mabel Cardec, coordinator of outreach and communications, UF International Center.

For more information on the UF International Center’s Annual Global Culture Photography Competition, visit

About University Galleries

University Galleries is comprised of three art galleries at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Fla., and is an integral part of the programs and curricula of the School of Art + Art History.

University Gallery, located at the intersection of SW 13th Street and SW 4th Avenue, provides high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions changing every two to 12 weeks that engage the university and wider community in stimulating dialogue facilitated by contemporary visual language and culture. For the past 12 years the University Gallery has collaborated with myriad UF colleges, community and regional entities in creating a trans-disciplinary venue for the visual

arts. Exhibitions feature internationally-recognized artists, an annual faculty exhibition, a juried student art show and two MFA graduating thesis project shows. The 3,000 square foot space is a lively, exciting venue that is utilized for many events throughout the academic year. University Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Saturdays: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays, Sundays and holidays.

Focus Gallery is an 850-square-foot space that presents monthly exhibitions of student-curated exhibitions featuring student and alumni artworks. Focus Gallery is located adjacent to the lobby of the School of Art + Art History’s Fine Art Building C. Focus Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays.

Grinter Gallery is located in the lobby area of Grinter Hall. Established by an endowment from Linton and Constance Grinter, its primary mission is to present international and multicultural artwork through student curated exhibitions. Grinter Gallery is open Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays.

Parking Information

Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into the parking lot behind FAC. The first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

For more information, please contact the University Gallery at (352) 273-3000.

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Media Contact
Leah Craig
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
University of Florida College of the Arts
Office: 352.273.1489 | Cell: 904.419.3346