The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College, is pleased to welcome back world-renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg has been a friend of the gallery for more than 25 years. The new exhibit, titled "Rauschenberg: Scenarios," features the newest additions to a series of works that Rauschenberg started in 2002. The new work in this show was created in 2006 and has not been previously exhibited.
Rauschenberg has generously donated to the gallery a new limited-edition print and poster created specifically for this exhibition. All proceeds from the sale of the print and poster support the exhibitions and programs offered by the gallery. Additionally, all prior posters and prints from Rauschenberg exhibits at Edison will be available for purchase at the opening reception.
Friday evening, January 12th, at 6 p.m. the gallery will host a lecture and book signing with Mary Lynn Kotz, acclaimed author of "Rauschenberg / Art and Life." The lecture and slide presentation, titled â€œRauschenberg in Floridaâ€ will be held in Corbin Auditorium, J building, at Edison College on the Lee campus. The book signing will follow the lecture and will be held in the gallery at 7 p.m. The newest edition of Kotzâ€™s book, "Rauschenberg / Art and Life," will be available for $65. There is no charge for the lecture.
The exhibit will officially open to the public Friday evening, January 12, and run through February 24. The reception lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. Kat Epple will perform in the gallery, and The Bettie Page Boys will perform outside. The Docents of the Gallery will provide refreshments, and as always, the exhibits and events held in the gallery are free and open to the public.
For more information and samples of Rauschenberg's work, visit the gallery web site by clicking here.