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Public Art Rededication

Event Type: Special Event
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Presented By: USF Institute for Research in Art
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Adjacent to the pond Southwest of
USF School of Art and Art History (FAH)

Join us for the rededication of Harrison Covington's public sculpture Concentric Figures at its new outdoor loaction, recognition of Professor and Dean Emeritus Harrison Covington, and remarks by 
Professor and Director Margaret Miller, Institute for Research in Art.

Harrison Covington has taught in universities since 1949, and is Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus (retired) of the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida, Tampa. From 1949 to 
1961 he taught in the Art Department at the University of Florida. He moved to Tampa to become the founding chairman of the Department of Art at USF, and served in that capacity from 1961 to 1967. 
From 1967 to 1971 he served as the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Division of Fine Arts, and brought the Division to full college status. He then served as Professor of 
Art until returning as Dean of the College of Fine Arts from 1977 through 1982. Covington is an artist as well as an educator, and created public art for the university, painted portraits of its presidents, 
and designed the mace carried in commencement ceremonies and official functions.

Harrison Covington has had over thirty solo exhibitions and his work is represented in numerous public and private collections. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship awarded in 1964, a 
Sloan Foundation Grant, and a Presidential Award from USF for Outstanding Teaching. He has also been awarded many research grants and awards for his paintings including selection for exhibition in 
the Museum of Modern Art show Painting USA: The Figure, in New York, 1962.
Date: 10/24/2014
Event Information: Adjacent to the pond Southwest of USF School of Art and Art History (FAH) For additional event information, please visit: http://ira.usf.edu .
 
Purchase Tickets: A Free Event.
 
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Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 
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