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Studio Arts Show

DSC Studio Arts
Student Exhibition
April 6 – May 8

Join us for an exciting exhibit featuring the diversity of DSC studio arts student work represented in various mediums and approaches. This show celebrates the talent, creativity and imagination of our students.

Opening Reception (with light refreshments and awards): April 9, 6 - 8 p.m 


Jurors: Gary R. Libby and Margaret Schnebly Hodge


Gary R. Libby, Director Emeritus, The Museum of Arts and Sciences


Gary R. Libby was the Director of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, from 1977 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2006.  He is a former assistant professor in art history at Stetson University and received his undergraduate degrees from The University of Florida and graduate degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA., and the University of Florida.  He was born in Boston, Mass. and reared in Great Neck, New York and Fort Myers, Florida where he attended high school.


Libby is past president of The Florida Art Museum Directors Association (FAMDA) and former Secretary of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) who gave him their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.  In 1999, the Daytona Beach and Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce presented him with their prestigious Outstanding Leadership Award.  On April 8, 2000, he was presented with the National Junior League National Community Advisory Board Award for Community Service.  And he received the Florida Art Museum Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He served on The Florida Arts Council from 2005 to 2007 and as a Trustee at Stetson University from 2008 to 2011. He was also elected as a Trustee of the University of Florida Foundation in 2012-2014. He was elected to the Board of Visitors at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in 2013. He was also appointed as the at-large member of the 2014 Daytona Beach Charter Review Commission.


Libby also serves or has served on several Daytona Beach, Volusia County and regional boards including The Halifax Area Advertising Authority, the Daytona Beach Economic Development Advisory Board, the Main Street Redevelopment Advisory Board, the County ECHO (Ecological, Cultural, Historic, Outdoor Recreation) Advisory Board, and the Cultural Council of Volusia County. He is the immediate Past President and former Board member of the Heritage Preservation Trust of Volusia County and is the Vice-President of Historic Pinewood.  He served on the Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Museums, and served on grant panels for The Florida Department of State and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  He represented all Florida Museums on the federal level for both FAMDA and FAM as chair of both organizations’ government liaison committees. He is the host and moderator of a 60 minute cultural information program on 1380 AM radio with a world-wide streaming broadcast each Saturday morning at 8:00-9:00 AM.


Libby is a published author whose most recent hard cover books are a 2015 revised edition of Cuba: A History in Art ,  the 2009 Reflections: Paintings of Florida 1865-1965,   and  Reflections II: Watercolors of Florida 1835-2000,  the Bronze Medal Winner in the 2012 Florida Book Awards. His Coast to Coast: The Contemporary Landscape in Florida was awarded the 1999 Gold medal as the best museum publication in the Southeastern United States.  His book Cuba: A History in Art received the Silver medal in 1998 and in 1996 his book Celebrating Florida : Works of Art From the Vickers Collection was awarded the Silver medal from the Southeastern Museum Conference. He is also the author of A Treasury of American Art 2003 funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.


Margaret Schnebly Hodge


Margaret Schnebly Hodge is predominantly an oil painter, although she often experiments with other medium and methods, including mixed media and installation work.  


She has practiced art as personal self-expression from an early age and later at Daytona State College, where she attended with a scholarship from the Daytona Beach Art League. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, School of Fine Arts in 1976. An award winning artist she also received a 2005 Florida Arts Council Enhancement Grant. Hodge has exhibited her work selectively with most recent solo exhibitions at the Chipola State College, Marianna, FL; Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Jacksonville. Her work can be found in public, institutional, and private collections.


As State Board Member for the National Museum for Women Artists, Florida Committee, and as founding member of the Florida Museum for Women Artists, Hodge curated a variety of exhibits in the Central Florida Region from 2006 to 2013 and recently judged the 2014 Winter Park Fall Festival of the Arts. For more information visit



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