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Pedigo exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona

May 6, 2021

Sara Pedigo, professor of Fine Art and chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, will have an exhibition of paintings titled, "Home," at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach from May 8 to July 25.

Solitary Light by Sara Pedigo

The exhibition highlights Pedigo’s preference for painting the daily life around her, and in particular, her home. The paintings focus on intimate, everyday scenes, often caught in "lived-in" states. This has taken on renewed relevance due to the increased time spent in domestic settings due to COVID-19.

“My artistic practice focuses on a search for contentment and pleasure in undramatic everyday surroundings, emanating from a desire to generate gratitude for living,” Pedigo said.

Pedigo’s seemingly unpretentious views of her home and immediate personal environments have brought her recognition and awards nationally and internationally.

She has exhibited nationally, with solo exhibitions at Western Illinois University, Furman University, College of Southern Nevada, Barton College and Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Wynn Bone gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. Her numerous exhibitions, including Drawing Discourse at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and Root to Bloom at Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Additionally, her paintings were featured in the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2020 and at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. in 2006.

Pedigo was honored with a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2006 and a Community Foundation of Northeast Florida Grant in 2016. Her artwork has been the cover art for the following publications: Ivory Tower: A Journal of poetry published by the University of Delhi, Play Button: Poems by Liz Robbins published by Cider Press Review, and Minetta Review: a literary and arts publication at New York University.

A Flagler College graduate, she went on to get her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007.

She will give an artist talk on June 28 from 5-7 p.m. as part of the museum's After-Hours programming.

For more on the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, visit www.moas.org.

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