Surreal student art, skull with surrounding birds and creatures

Student Exhibit 2015: Psyched Out – Reinvented Myths

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February 20, 2015 – August 31, 2015

The Dalí seeks to make a difference in the community by recognizing the role our art teachers play in their students’ development, and by encouraging students to continue exploring new ideas and creative thinking in all fields of education. In The Dalí’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibits, students explore a variety of media such as drawing, collage, watercolor, acrylic, digital photography and mixed media.

This year’s theme: “Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths”
Surrealism drew on familiar myths as well as created new myths in order to understand the human psyche. Sigmund Freud, father of modern psychology and hero to Surrealists, saw ancient Greek and Roman myths as bearers of truth and a way to understand the mind. Dalí often appropriated and transformed popular myths and stories as a way to explore and symbolize personal experiences (Narcissus, William Tell, Oedipus Rex). This year, we challenge students to explore the mythic in their everyday world, to recast something familiar into the mythic or to create a new myth entirely. This exhibit is separated into four separate shows.

Hillsborough Students Exhibit
Feb 20 – March 22

March 3: Reception 6:30-8:30pm

Pinellas Students Exhibit
Mar 30 – April 26

Apr 7: Reception 6:30-8:30pm

Daliwood Film Exhibit & Competition
May 1 – June 7

Florida Statewide Students Exhibit (Exhibit is on display in the Raymond James Community Room)
Jun 12 – Aug 31
June 27: Reception 4:30-6:30pm