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Opening reception April 10-Fine Arts Student Show

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Fine arts students display work    


    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- ARTventure Time, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring fine arts student show, opens with a reception Thursday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery in the Thomas Briggs Arts and Technology Center.  It will remain on display through April 24.           

    The title is based on a popular children's TV program and "recalls the creativity and openness children experience during play," said Susan Holt, instructor of fine arts and gallery director.   

    Student drawings, paintings and computer generated illustrations make up the bulk of the show.  Holt said there also will be a mural celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against the apartheid system in South Africa enabled him to become the first black president of the country.  Titled, "Reconstructing Mandela," the piece is a collaboration between students and faculty.

    "A grid was placed on a photograph of Mandela dividing it into 20 sections," Holt said.  "Each artist then painted one section in his or her unique style."  The canvases, she said, will be put together to reconstruct the image of the iconic world leader and displayed on the gallery wall in a 20" x 50" mural.

    The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Seniors graduating in May from the university's fine arts program as a precursor to their show in the gallery May 1-15 will be featured in an event April 15 at the Get'n Grounded Café in Princess Anne.  The UMES Jazz Band will perform from 5 to 6 p.m. while student artists greet guests.  Six pieces of their art will be on display and offered for sale.

    Call 410-651-7770 for more information on both events.

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