Carroll Earns Dennis Williams Award For Excellence
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - ArionneDeneen Carroll of Salisbury graduated cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied design from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently; and in recognition of her artistic accomplishments, Carroll was awarded the $250 Dennis Williams Award for Excellence in Fine Arts.
A great supporter of the arts, Williams, a Princess Anne town commissioner, chose two pieces from the 2007 Senior Student Exhibition, hung in the UMES Mosely Gallery, for which to award the artists at a closing reception.
“I realized it was an end of the year event before graduation, and that parents would be there to share in it,” said Williams. “Two friends attended the reception with me, one being an artist, and both were very impressed with the way the reception was handled and the quality of the students’ art.”
“Dennis Williams’ gift to the students was tremendously encouraging to the Fine Arts faculty and staff, and it was a great incentive to our students, who now know that their hard work may be rewarded in the future,” said Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, Mosely Gallery director. “It is the first private donation of this kind, and we are grateful to Commissioner Williams.”
Carroll states that she loves photography because she loves observing. The images that most attract Carroll are those with meaningful or evocative punctum, the small area or the point of focus, such as moments in life where people are within themselves and do not have a chance to put on their masks.
“Images intrigue me; without looking through the lens of a camera, I see compositions in my everyday life. I am forever looking for the next shot, sometimes wishing I had an infinite number of lenses to adequately convert the vision from my mind to a tangible object,” said Carroll.
Shameke Diane Barley of Washington, D.C., who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied design, was also awarded the Dennis Williams Award for Excellence in Fine Arts.
The Mosely Gallery is located in the Robert H. Thomas & Theodore Briggs Arts and Technology Center on the UMES campus. Art exhibitions are hung and presented throughout the year. Free and open to the public, the Gallery is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public may enjoy free parking during events in Parking Lot I. Follow signs, from U.S. 13 and UMES Boulevard, to the gallery.
Suzanne Waters Street, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: LtoR: Dennis Williams; ArionneDeneen Carroll, award recipient, UMES; Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, director, Mosely Art Gallery, UMES. –Danielle White Photo--