Polk State student Joyce Irwin paints at the Winter Haven bus terminal on Monday as part of Polk Vision's Art In Transit.

Polk State Students Lend Talents to Art In Transit

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Polk State student Joyce Irwin paints at the Winter Haven bus terminal on Monday as part of Polk Vision's Art In Transit.

A handful of Polk State Visual Arts students spent Monday afternoon at the Winter Haven bus terminal. They weren’t there to catch a ride. They were there to expose public transit patrons to a bit…

From left, Polk State Art Professor Gary Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago, and student Laura Hawkins. Hawkins has multiple vision impairments but still pursues her interest in art. She recently presented Santiago with a vase she made in Baker's class.

For Polk Student, Vase Is a Lesson In Perseverance, Adaptation

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From left, Polk State Art Professor Gary Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago, and student Laura Hawkins. Hawkins has multiple vision impairments but still pursues her interest in art. She recently presented Santiago with a vase she made in Baker's class.

To anyone else, the vase student Laura Hawkins recently presented to a Polk State administrator is precisely, and only, that — a vase. To Hawkins, Art Professor Gary Baker and Dean of Academic Affairs Martha Santiago,…

Polk State student June Reynolds with her as-yet-unnamed painting, which hangs in the office of Veterans Services Coordinator Carole Shelton-Toney.

Student Hopes Veterans Find Inspiration, Comfort in Painting

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Polk State student June Reynolds with her as-yet-unnamed painting, which hangs in the office of Veterans Services Coordinator Carole Shelton-Toney.

When Polk State student June Reynolds first put her paintbrush to a blank sheet of poster board last spring, all she wanted to do was her homework. Instead, with each stroke she made, each new…

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Polk State Offering Art Scholarships; Deadline is June 19

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Polk State has art scholarships available for Fall 2013. To apply for a scholarship, interested students should contact an art professor prior to registering for classes and paying any fees. Polk’s art professors and their…

The Polk State College Lake Wales Arts Center

Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center Opens Doors

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The Polk State College Lake Wales Arts Center

The Polk State College Lake Wales Arts Center is officially open, allowing residents of the area to study in a one-of-a-kind setting under the direction of expert faculty members. And the excitement of these early…

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Polk State’s McLeod Leaves Legacy of Public Art

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Polk State’s Ann McLeod, who even in her final days was planning for the expansion of the College’s public-art collection, died in Auburndale on Dec. 25, 2012. She was 73. McLeod retired from Polk State…

The work of artists Tom Freeman and David Price will be on display at Polk State Winter Haven beginning Jan. 2.

Polk State to Host Exhibit of Lake Wales-Based Artists

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The work of artists Tom Freeman and David Price will be on display at Polk State Winter Haven beginning Jan. 2.

Polk State College will host Price and Freeman, a free exhibit featuring the work of two Lake Wales-based artists beginning Jan. 2 at the Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. David Price has been sculpting for…

"The Keeper's Koi" by Patty Lovell. Lovell's work will be displayed along with that of Ilene Phelan and Kim Ross at the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 7.

Polk State to Exhibit Paintings, Pottery of Local Artists

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"The Keeper's Koi" by Patty Lovell. Lovell's work will be displayed along with that of Ilene Phelan and Kim Ross at the Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 7.

Polk State College will host Lovell, Phelan and Ross, a free exhibit featuring the work of three local artists beginning Nov. 5 at the Winter Haven Fine Arts Gallery. Patty Lovell is a Lakeland-based acrylic…

Gary Baker was honored earlier this week for 35 years of service to Polk State College.

Polk State’s Gary Baker Honored for Reaching 35-Year Milestone

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Gary Baker was honored earlier this week for 35 years of service to Polk State College.

The longest-serving employee honored at Polk State’s annual convocation this week was art professor Gary Baker, who in his 35-year career has inspired countless aspiring artists, encouraging them to always see the possibilities in their…

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