Fine arts students display work
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
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
“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.
410-651-7770 for more information on both events.
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.