Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Student Artwork Showcased in Annual Exhibition

CHESTERTOWN—The thesis works of Washington College senior Studio Art majors and selected works from other art students on campus will be showcased in two exhibitions, April 22 through May 15, in gallery spaces inside the Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts. A reception for the exhibiting artists and for other students in the art and art history departments will be held Thursday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The “2010 Senior Capstone Experience in Studio Art, Visual Art Thesis Exhibition,” on display in the Kohl Gallery, will feature the culminating projects of seven graduating seniors. The artworks reflect the diversity in the visual arts today. On exhibit will be an interactive sculptural installation by Darby Hewes focused on an individual's effect on nature, masks by dual Psychology and Studio Art major Karen Hye, and a multimedia slideshow with photographs and recorded voices by Christina Izzo.

Also displayed will be Michael Komar’s large-scale figurative paintings on wood, Alexandra Moffat’s paintings investigating movement, depth, and detail, Caroline Perry’s site-specific installation, and Sarah Sheppard’s unique paper dresses.

The Annual Student Art Show, on display in the William Frank Visual Arts Hallway adjacent to the Kohl Gallery, will include art created in Washington College studio classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. The artists, professors and lecturers who led those classes were Ricky Sears, Alex Castro, Marilee Schumann, Scott Woolever, Denise Campbell, and Lauren Abshire.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tues., 2 to 8 p.m., Wed. through Fri., 2 to 5 p.m., and Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Sunday and Monday.)

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