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Art exhibit showcases work of seniors

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012

    'Madness on Campus' by Travis ChambersArt exhibit showcases work of seniors  

    "Revelations," an exhibit displaying the works of five senior fine arts majors at UMES, will open on Dec. 7 with a reception from 4-8 the Mosely Gallery.  The show features paintings, computer graphic illustration, photography, ceramics and sequential illustration.

    The seniors have used their intuition and training to stage an art show that "honestly portrays their life experiences, emotions and imaginations," said Corinne Beardsley, the Mosely Gallery's interim director.

    Two Baltimoreans have selected paintings to display; each with a different subject matter and perspective.  Travis Chambers exhibits "Madness on Campus," a colorful, surreal painting of the struggle students have paying student loans.  In contrast, Danyeal Charles's work focuses on "the beauty and meaning of simple things in life and the contemporary experience of youth."

    Erica Matthews, a Pocomoke native, has created photos and ceramic vessels that "express the transitional tensions of life."

    Modern art forms are represented as well as traditional.  Sequential artist Kelley Curry of Salisbury is a story-teller touching on personal identity and globally relevant environmental issues.  Prince George's county's Alycea Ginyard has created an interactive music and visual interpretation of the emotions and imagination sparked by listening to music.        

    "Our lives are headed in different directions after college," Matthews said.  "This is our last hoorah as we move from a world that accepts us into a world where we have to prove ourselves."

    The students also will be participating in the Holiday Artist Show at the Art Institute and Gallery, which opens with a reception Nov. 16, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The exhibition is part of downtown Salisbury's Third Friday events and will be on display through Dec. 21.

    The Mosely Gallery is free and open Mon. though Fri., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Graduating Senior Exhibition is on display until the closing reception on Dec. 14, from 1-3 p.m.

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

    Photo and caption:  "Madness on Campus" by Travis Chambers