UMES Faculty Show Artistic Talent in Fall Exhibit

  • Friday, September 3, 2010

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(August 25, 2010)-The Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host its annual fall exhibition, "Fresh! New Work by Fine-Arts Faculty," from September 2 through October 15.

    "The diverse artwork in this year's show is outstanding," said Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, Mosely Gallery director. "The exhibit features paintings, photographs, ceramics, experimental media and cutting-edge conceptual work."

    The opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 4-6 p.m. at the gallery, which is located in the Arts & Technology building on campus.

    Meet this year's faculty artists:

    Solomon Isekeije, the new interim chair of the Department of Fine Arts, is a master printmaker and mixed media artist. He has studied with international printmaker, Bruce Onobrakeya, and world renowned African wood carver, Professor Lamidi Fakeye, among others.

    Christopher Harrington, associate professor, has taught drawing, painting and art history at UMES.  His work has been exhibited at the Hunter Museum of American Art, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Contemporary Artists Center, in North Adams, Mass., and the Resurgam Gallery, in Baltimore.

    Brad Hudson teaches comic book illustration, also known as Sequential Arts, at UMES. Last fall, he played a key role in launching the university's newly-approved Sequential Arts concentration. Hudson publishes his comics under the moniker of Coldstream Studios and has developed numerous characters including Rocket Girl and Dark Crusader.

    Michel Demanche, photography professor, is presenting work at the UMES Faculty exhibition that is also featured in the international competition, "ArtPrize." Four of her photographs from the series "Tagged" are being displayed on two CBS Outdoor billboards in Grand Rapids, Mich.

    Helene English, adjunct art instructor, teaches three-dimensional design and the exploration of the visual arts. Her newest paintings feature dogs as the subject and show "subtle humor in everyday situations."

    Karen Bearman creates wheel-thrown, functional pieces in stoneware and porcelain using different firing methods. She is a member of Cambridge's Wednesday Morning Artists and the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.

    The Mosely Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-651-7770 or visit www.umes.edu/arts.

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    Candice Evans, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-6669, caevans1@umes.edu

    Bill Robinson, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355. wrobinson3@umes.edu

     

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