SCF exhibit to feature photojournalist Feb. 19

February 13, 2014 

Katzman exhibit at SCF.

SCF exhibit to feature photojournalist Feb. 19

BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Fine Art Gallery will feature photojournalist Steven Katzman at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., building 11 North. The free event is open to the public.

In "Developing a Personal Vision While Negotiating the Interpretive Portrait," Katzman will provide an in-depth view of his artistic practice and reveal trade secrets. He will answer questions following the presentation.

Katzman's exhibit, "This Miserable Kingdom," a photographic survey documents the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico, who have been repeatedly victimized, is on display in the SCF Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibit runs through April 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The gallery will be closed March 2-9 for spring break.

Information: Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225.

MTI Law Enforcement Academy OK'd as test site

BRADENTON -- The Manatee Technical Institute Law Enforcement Academy has been approved as a testing site for the state exam to certify law enforcement officers.

MTI offered the online test for the first time Monday.

"In the past, students have had to travel to different locations throughout the state such as Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Miami and Tampa for scheduled paper and pencil examinations," said MTI Academy Director Jay Romine. "Depending on the location, the graduate might have to wait months to attend a convenient location for testing. Now they can register and sit for the exam three days after completion of the program. They get immediate test results, as well, instead of having to wait several days for the results to be tabulated and posted."

Robert French graduated Feb. 5 from the MTI Law Enforcement Academy.

"Being able to take the test locally was awesome," French said. "It was painless compared to what friends of mine went through to take the test a few years ago, It was nice to walk out and know that I passed, rather than waiting for days or weeks -- I knew my results within 15 minutes."

The MTI test site is open to students statewide. MTI can schedule exams any time.

Information: Director Romine at

-- Herald staff reports

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