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Senior Art Exhibit “Transcending Obscurity” Opens Nov. 14 at FSU
11/06/2003

“Transcending Obscurity,” a senior art exhibition at Frostburg State University, will open with a reception in FSU’s Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Refreshments will be served.

”Transcending Obscurity” includes the works of students Stacy Bressler, Tiffany Claus and Heather Prince. The artists, with three very diverse styles, come together to create a body of work that allows the viewer insight about the artists' own attempts to transcend obscurity.

Stacy Bressler is obtaining her fine arts degree, with a concentration in printmaking and sculpture, and is also pursuing her K-12 teaching certification. Through the dual study of printmaking and sculpture, Bressler hopes to show future students the two and three dimensionality of art. Her other areas of independent study include photography and painting, which she incorporates into multimedia works of art. After she graduates, Bressler plans to apply for an internship at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Later, she will start her career as an art educator and pursue a master of fine arts.

Tiffany Claus will graduate this December with bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a minor in art history and psychology. Her focus at FSU is oil painting. Most of Claus’ works are colorful, 2 by 4 feet representations of issues and events in her life, which have surfaced on her canvases as lush, symbolic images.

Heather Prince is a 1993 graduate of Southern High School and a 1996 graduate of Garrett Community College. She is currently majoring in fine arts with a minor in art history at FSU. Prince has a dual focus in painting and ceramics and will also be earning her K-12 teaching certification. She recently returned from a month long art and design study abroad experience in Ghana, West Africa. Prince is currently working on a series of paintings, which reflect her assimilation of African culture and perspectives. She is also the co-founder of Empowerment Trust, Inc. (www.EmpowerNankese.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the funding of humanitarian projects in Ghana. Prince plans to begin her teaching career following graduation.

“Transcending Obscurity” will be open through Nov. 19. The Roper Gallery hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.

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