ARTINGIFTS Senior Art Show

  • Monday, May 4, 2015

    ArtingGiftsPRINCESS ANNE, MD--May 4, 2015-"ARTINGIFTS," a play on "ART" and "PARTING GIFTS" is the title May candidates for graduation in the visual art program crafted for an art exhibit in the Mosely Gallery-their last as students at UMES.

    The show, featuring the works of Joanna Webb, Ryan Philoche and Quinton Walker, opens April 30 with a reception from 4-6 p.m.  The graphic illustration and sequential arts students planned all aspects of the exhibit as part of a senior seminar course, said Susan Holt, Mosely Gallery director.  Along with the theme, the students also designed the show's postcard and poster graphic which depicts silhouettes of the three artists offering gift boxes.

     Holt said the works include oil paintings, sculptures, drawings and computer graphics.  "One of the students is also a tattoo artist and will display examples of his work on mannequins."

    The show closes May 14, the evening before commencement, with another reception especially for proud parents and family members, Holt said.

    Exhibits in the Mosely Gallery are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.  Call 410-651-7770 for more information on this or other exhibits. 

    This summer, June 11-August 13, UMES alumnus Patrick Henry will compile a juried show in the gallery featuring selected works by UMES artists who are not a part of the visual arts program of the Department of Fine Arts.  The purpose of the exhibit, Holt said, is to highlight the "hidden talents" among the UMES community.  Entries are due May 11. 

     Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.