Shepherd University Students Showcase Artwork in City Center
Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District welcomes students from the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University to City Center Hagerstown on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Thirteen of the department's students will exhibit artwork in downtown Hagerstown. The students are pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Non-Toxic Printmaking, Painting and Drawing, or Photography/Computer Imagery. This is part of the 2012 Capstone Exhibitions featuring 27 students which will take place April 19-21 in various venues throughout Shepherdstown, WV (April 19 and 20), Charles Town, WV (April 20), and downtown Hagerstown, MD (April 21).
With a focus on contemporary practice, the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater has been recognized as a Program of Distinction by the state of West Virginia and the students’ work has been featured in numerous regional exhibitions and national competitions. Through a variety of media and stylistic approaches, these conceptually driven artists will each present a body of artwork, with respect to their chosen discipline, that demonstrates a clear concept and a thorough exploration of a chosen process. These exhibitions mark the students’ culminating artistic achievements before they head to various graduate programs and professional careers in the arts.
The students will be displaying their works at three different places in City Center Hagerstown. Luke LaPenotiere will be showing his photographs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Anderson Photographs located at 4 South Potomac St. Six students will be displaying works at 35 North Potomac Street from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the students are Sarah Foye; Holly Lushbaugh; Lauren Jeschelnik ; Victoria Pembroke; Sarah Schubel and Jennifer Spies. At the lower level of the Masonic Lodge at 54 South Potomac Street six other artists will be having their exhibition from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. including Megan Casteel, Tricia Combs, Shelby Lessig, Abbie McMullen, Holly Nichols and George Powell.
"We are very excited to have the students from Shepherd University exhibit in Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District on April 21, 2012," stated Karen Giffin, Community Affairs Manager. "We are hoping that individuals come to City Center, enjoy these displays, and visit our wonderful shops and restaurants." Giffin went on to explain that individuals visiting Hagerstown during the day can also experience art displays at the three galleries located in City Center including the Washington County Arts Council Gallery at 14 W. Franklin St.; Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery Inc. at 4 West Franklin St. and Just Lookin' Gallery at 40 Summit Avenue.
Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District also has three performances occurring that the evening of April 21st. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will have its Masterworks 5 Concert, From Russia with Love at 8:00 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre; the Washington County Playhouse will be doing their review show titled "A Look Back" on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. by reservation andHagerstown Children's' Theater is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Academy Theater.
For more information on the Shepherd University 2012 Capstone Exhibitions, please contact Stephanie Robbins, Assistant Professor of Art, at email@example.com.