FSU professor, Lilian Garcia-Roig, is a nationally recognized artist who has been the recipient of numerous major awards and fellowships. “My formal painting concerns have led me to use the conservative landscape as my subject and traditional plein-air painting as my process, in my attempts to reconcile the abstract nature of painting with its representational role. From a distance, I draw the viewer into what is first perceived as a dense but conventional space. Up close, however, the images break down; the lush, gestural paint marks, squeezed-out paint patches and areas of raw canvas help, instead, to reinforce the 2-D character of abstract painting as both an activity and an end-product.” – Lilian Garcia-Roig Exhibit open October 12 through December 14. Please visit the Gallery from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gallery is closed during college holidays. Admission is free.