Flagler College art students present Peep Hole installations at First Friday

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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (02/28/2014)(readMedia)-- Students in Laura Mongiovi's advanced sculpture class will be showing off original pieces at the March 7 First Friday Art Walk in a unique way: peephole boxes.

Each student collaborated with a local business to create and install peepholes. Visitors who peep inside will be able to view an original creation by a student artist.

"The idea came out of my desire to provide students an opportunity to show their work off-campus and gain experience presenting and executing their ideas to members of the community," said Mongiovi, an associate professor of art at Flagler College. "The peephole boxes provide an interactive experience for art walk visitors, give additional exposure to local businesses and allow students to showcase their creative ideas."

The peepholes will be on view from 5 to 9 p.m. and can be seen at the following locations:

Richard Dickinson – City Gates, North end of St. George St.

Michelle Behling – Corner of Aviles and Bravo St.

Kelsie Clermont – Antoinette's Bath House, 111 King St.

Mahaly Grant – The Closet, 51 Cordova St., Suite E

Victoria Haviland – Sphere, 51 Cordova St.

Andrew Hollingsworth – Corner of A1A and Charlotte St.

Maja Hydbom – Melissa's Intimates, 128 St. George St.

Marlena Lomonaco – Red Pineapple, 122 St. George St.

Emily Lowell – Wolf's Museum, 46 Charlotte St.

Kevin Mahoney – Parking Garage, West Castillo Dr. and Cordova St.

Alex McNutt – Planet Sarbez, 115 Anastasia Blvd.

Roberto Oritz – Fudge Buckets, 3 Cordova St.

Aly Schaper – Luli's Cupcakes, 82 San Marco Ave.

Grace Shipman – Second Read Books, 51D Cordova St.

Josh Slinski – Next to St. Francis Inn, 275 St. George St.

Pernilla Stellgren – Kookaburra, 24 Cathedral Place

Kay Tracy – Lost Art Gallery, 210 St. George St., Suite C1

For more info, contact Mongiovi at 904-819-6441 or Lmongiovi@flagler.edu.


Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.