On Friday, September 10, Polk Museum of Art will host another installment of View and Review, an informal art critique for emerging artists. This View and Review will be led by Wiliam Otremsky, Fine Art Professor at Florida Southern College, and he will offer participating artists feedback about their work. The event starts at 6:00pm. Artists who wish to have their work critiqued by Otremsky must pre-register, but the event is also open to people who are interested in simply hearing what is said.
According to his website, William Otremsky was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Otremsky has been working in the classical style of figure painting for over 17 years. He has received multiple honors and awards for his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the nation including shows in Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. His most recent solo exhibition was at the University of Texas at Tyler from October 2006 to January of 2007 where he showcased his Narcissus Series. Otremsky is an Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Studio Art Program of the Department of Art and Art History at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL, where he has been employed since 1999. Examples of his artwork can be seen at www.otremsky.com.
View & Review is one of Polk Museum of Art’s occasional programs, the goal of which is to bring local artists and art lovers together to discuss art. Artists are invited to bring one piece of artwork for feedback from a guest critic. Art lovers are welcome to come listen to and join in the discussion.
Admission is $15 for artists who are presenting artwork, and $5 for the audience. A cash bar will also be available. Artists must pre-register by calling 863-688-5423 by September 7.