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Portfolio Night to be Held at FSU's Roper Gallery
04/25/2003

"Lights. Camera. Graphics." is the title of Frostburg State University's portfolio night of graphic design work by a group of graduating seniors, to be held May 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building's Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery.

Featuring artwork by Justyn McFarland, Melinda Piazza, Ted Redmer, Daniel Scott, Susan Vernicek, Jason Werner, Robbie Whetzel and Dan Young, this exhibit is free and open to the public.

McFarland uses extreme colors and intense lines to capture the unique balance between abstraction and professionalism. A graduate of Beall High School, he plans to graduate in May with a focus in graphic design and hopes to pursue a career in fashion advertising.

Scott, also a graduate of Beall High School, uses a simple style easily adapted to different purposes. He will graduate in May with a dual focus in graphic design and photography.

Piazza works with print and multimedia to create campus advertising and other design jobs. She is a graduate of Westminster High School and will graduate in May.

Redmer, a graduate of North Carroll High School, will graduate with honors in May. He does most of his work in print media, but lately has explored multimedia digital design, using solid colors and dynamic lines to create traditional posters, advertisements and interactive animated movies.

Werner, who will graduate magna cum laude in art and design with minors in art history and business administration, is interested in advertising. Also a graduate of North Carroll High School, he creates printed design pieces, animated works and hand-carved lithographs.

Young, a graduate of Williamsport High School, uses a minimalist technique with digital imagery. He has been an intern with Inertia Graphics of Hagerstown and The National Park Service Design Center in Harper's Ferry, W. Va. He will graduate in May with a concentration in graphic design and an art history minor.

Whetzel hopes to work in visual communications. A graduate of Thomas Stone High School, he enjoys creating interactive multimedia designs. He will graduate in May with a focus in graphic design.

Vernicek, a graduate of Morris Hills High School, works with print and multimedia design, and has held a yearlong internship with McClarran & Williams. She will graduate with a concentration in graphic design and photography and a minor in art history.

For information, contact FSU's Department of Visual Arts at (301) 687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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