Larry Vienneau Jr.-
Artist, Painter, Printmaker, History Nerd.
I live in Florida and am a Professor of Art at Seminole State College. I have exhibited in the North America, South America, Europe, and Asia and have won awards in national and international competitions . My prints are intaglio etchings and reliefs on paper.
Copyright by Larry Vienneau 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
2017 Artist of the Year
I received a regional honor!
VIENNEAU NAMED SEMINOLE COUNTY
OF THE YEAR 2017
The Seminole County Board of County
Commissioners, in association with the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC),
recognized SSC’s Laurence Vienneau as Seminole County 2017 ARTIST OF
The award and resolution were
presented to Professor Vienneau at the regularly scheduled morning meeting of
the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners on May 23rd in Commission
Chambers in Sanford.
Each year, the County Commission and
SCAC jointly select an individual (performer, visual artist, historian or
author) who is a resident of Seminole County and has contributed time and
talent for the enrichment of Seminole County. Laurence Vienneau was
chosen for his dedication to teaching budding artists, promoting the arts in
our community, and helping revive interest in an art form which was in danger
of disappearing from the Florida art scene.
Professor Vienneau, who has been
with Seminole State College since 2008 as an instructor in printmaking at the
Center for Fine & Performing Arts, saw the need in 2015 for an organization
focused on printmaking, where emerging artists could exchange ideas and produce
artwork for exhibit both locally and nationally, and so established The
Seminole County Society of Printmakers. Printmaking, which began during the
Renaissance and includes etching, engraving, woodcuts, lithography and silk
screening, almost became a lot art due to the introduction of personal
computers and printers. Laurence Vienneau has helped spur renewed interest and
has educated students, local artists, college faculty and the public in
printmaking. The Society he founded has a broad, inclusive membership, works
with artist associations and SSC, and participates in many Lake Mary and
Sanford arts events.