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Reception and Presentation Kick Off Embry-Riddle Art Exhibit

A free reception for a new exhibit titled “The Art of Aviation and Its History with Embry-Riddle” will be held Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, Fla.

At the reception, James Roddey, director of communications at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus, will give a presentation on the history of Embry-Riddle.

The exhibit contrasts modern abstract photos of Embry-Riddle by the school’s photographers, Daryl Labello and David Massey, with two painted panels that honor the university’s history.

One of the panels depicts barnstormer pilot John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry, who co-founded Embry-Riddle 90 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio. The second panel portrays Embry-Riddle’s first president, Jack Hunt, who spearheaded the school’s move from Miami, Fla., to Daytona Beach 50 years ago. The paintings were created earlier this year by Embry-Riddle students, faculty, staff and alumni, aided by Perego, a Central Florida performance artist also known for fine art.

The exhibit runs from July 10 to Sept. 5, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is located at 880 N. Highway 17-92 in DeBary’s Gateway Park. For more information, call (386) 668-5553 or visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.