SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITIONS AT MCDANIEL COLLEGE HIGHLIGHT WORKS BY GRADUATING ART STUDENTS

When:
April 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – May 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
2017-04-11T12:00:00-04:00
2017-05-05T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
McDaniel College-Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cheryl Knauer
410-857-2294
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“(Global) Awareness” runs Tuesday, April 11Friday, April 21, with a reception on Thursday, April 13, 5:307:30 p.m.

 “Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility” runs Tuesday, April 25Friday, May 5, with a reception on Thursday, April 27, 5:307:30 p.m.

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Works by graduating art students at McDaniel College are highlighted in two Senior Capstone Exhibitions. Both exhibitions take place in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

The exhibitions feature a variety of media, from traditional two- and three-dimensional works to digital and new media.

“(Global) Awareness” runs Tuesday, April 11Friday, April 21, with a reception on Thursday, April 13, 5:307:30 p.m., including a gallery talk at 6 p.m. Students showcasing their works are Suzannah Bannister of Cockeysville, Md., Jennifer Brown of Spotsylvania, Va., Sarah Lighter of Olney Md., Amber Smith of Baltimore, Rebecca Suraci of Mount Airy, Md., and Adriana “Summer” Villarosa of Knoxville, Md.

Suzannah Banister’s work in “(Global) Awareness” focuses on “opacity and color to represent different perceived identities,” while Jennifer Brown examines “how people perceive those with mental disorders.” Both running track and the experience of studying abroad in Australia has influenced Sarah Lighter’s artwork, which includes a website and three games “based off the Egyptian environmental struggles.” Amber Smith’s personal experience with histiocytosis, a rare blood disease, has inspired her to look at the “disconnect between childhood innocence and the harsher realities children often have to face.” Rebecca Suraci said that her work “focuses on perception, both on an individual and cultural spectrum.” In addition, Adriana “Summer” Villarosa uses an array of media from vinyl letters to photography in order to bring awareness to rape and sexual assault.

“Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility runs Tuesday, April 25Friday, May 5, with a reception on Thursday, April 27, 5:307:30 p.m., including a gallery talk at 6 p.m. Students with works in the exhibition are Mei-Le Apalucci of Woodbine, Md., Anna Eckard of Westminster, Md., Sarah McRoberts of Damascus, Md., Hunter Metcalf of Blain, Pa., Rachel Sentz of Felton, Pa., and Hannah Sommer of Taneytown, Md.

Identity and personal interests are reflected in the works exhibited in “Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility with Anna Eckard utilizing multi-media and digital art to examine the change in identity politics in society, focusing on the concept of labels and communities; Rachel Sentz exploring the concept of identity and her personal battles with it through her own artwork; and Hannah Sommer’s current body of work described as a “catalogue of self.” Mei-Le Apalucci’s work “seeks to understand the harsh realities and often complex challenges that naturally occur in life.” Sarah McRoberts exhibits mixed media that examines the changes in music and technology from the 1970s and 1980s to today “using materials and technologies that actually existed during this time whenever possible,” such as vinyl records, videotapes and Rolodexes™; and the inspiration for Hunter Metcalf’s art is nature.

Both exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information. Visit www.mcdaniel.edu for information about McDaniel College.

 


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