Seniors show-off artistic talent at Mosely Gallery
PRINCESS ANNE – (November 23, 2010)Senior art majors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have spent the last four years honing their skills in graphic design, “funny book” art, mixed media, painting and photography.
Now, these young artists will have a chance to exhibit their work, as part of the “Graduating Senior Show,” at the Mosely Gallery on campus. The show’s opening reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4-6 p.m.
“This graduating senior show promises to be an exciting event for UMES, and we hope that the community will also be able to enjoy the show,” said Solomon Isekeije, interim chair of the Department of Fine Arts.
Participating artists in this year’s exhibit are Rob Bennett, Marcus Fletcher, Chris Green, Angel Timmons and Kason Washington.
Bennett will be the first student to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in the university’s new concentration, sequential arts, also known as comic book art. Bennett has featured his work at comic book conventions in New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Fletcher, who pursued a degree in applied design/graphic illustration, creates work that focuses on natural realism or “the worlds of fantasy, sci-fi and the macabre.” A common theme in his artwork is the color black, which represents the ominous void of life and certain death.
Green also majored in graphic illustration. However, unlike Fletcher, his “graffiti-style” work is displayed in bright colors. His artwork is geared toward those who have been rejected because they thought or acted against the norm of society.
Timmons, an aspiring advertisement creative director for the NFL, plans to continue her studies at the University of Art and Design in Atlanta, Ga., after she graduates this month. During her four years at UMES, Timmons has served as president of the Envision Art Club and collection assistant at the Mosely Gallery. She calls her unique way of expressing colors in her work, “Color Exspression.”
“It lets people feel that everything does not have to look natural to feel realistic," Timmons said.
Washington is a muralist who will earn his degree in applied design and illustration. At age 10, he completed his first mural at Halstead Academy in Baltimore, which was also featured in a local newspaper. In college, Washington’s art has been exhibited at the Mosely Gallery, featured at “La Petite Fleur” shop in Princess Anne, and displayed at area fashion shows and other art venues. Washington, the vice president of UMES’ Envision Art Club and a Mosely Gallery intern, is currently developing designs for organizations on and off campus.
The Graduating Senior Show will be display at the Mosely Gallery of Art until Thursday, Dec. 16. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Mosely Gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, gallery director, at 410-651-7770, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.umes.edu/arts.
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