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Florida SouthWestern Unveils ‘Arts@FSW’ for SWFL Community

Nov 21, 2014

Arts and cultural programs at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) are now housed under one simple moniker: Arts@FSW.

The FSW Foundation’s newest initiative consolidates all listings of upcoming events and exhibits into a one-stop resource for the community, featuring a comprehensive event calendar accessible at

The Arts@FSW link on the college’s homepage ( provides information about student concerts and performances, as well as professional productions and exhibitions at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery and the Richard H. Rush Collections Gallery.

“Arts@FSW is not only a useful resource for the community to stay informed about what’s happening at the college, but it also helps to establish FSW as a thriving center for the arts in our region,” said Arlene M. Knox, senior director of Development/Planned Giving at the FSW Foundation.

“FSW has a long history with the arts in Southwest Florida. We’ve provided students with outstanding instruction in performance and visual arts for over 52 years, and now we are connecting with the community to ensure they are aware of all the wonderful things that are happening here,” said Dr. Louis Traina, vice president of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the FSW Foundation.

Don’t forget to share your Arts@FSW experiences! Students, faculty, and members of the community who enjoy the arts can share pictures, information, or important dates via social media using #ArtsFSW.

For more information, visit

About the FSW Foundation:

Since 1966, the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation has been enhancing the quality of higher education for FSW students and faculty. The FSW Foundation has awarded $1.2 million for student scholarships and $700,000 in academic support to the college annually since 2011. The Foundation’s focus is attracting and managing private contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses and other private foundations to support the college’s mission. To learn more about the non-profit, tax-exempt FSW Foundation or to make a gift, visit

About FSW:

Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving more than 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015. Visit for more information.



Last Updated: November 21, 2014

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