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Department of Visual Arts Presents “Melange”

Frostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will present its opening exhibition of “Melange,” show dedicated to versatility and mixing of media, on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Stephanie Ann Roper Fine Arts Gallery.

Melange will exhibit the talents of four Frostburg’s Bachelor of Fine Arts students as they incorporate painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking.

Donell Atherly’s work will address the issues of feminism and ethnic pride. Artists such as Rodin, India Irie, Meta Fuller, Alonzo Adams and, Kathe Kollwitz influence him. Atherly seeks to pursue masters in sculpture.

Vagas Owens Diggs, majoring in Fine Arts, specializes in painting, printmaking and drawing. After graduation, Diggs hopes to pursue a career as a professional artist in hopes of doing illustration and animation.

Alicia Fonseca has a dual media focus of ceramics and sculpture/jewelry. Her art seeks to capture a sense of life and movement through organic shapes and flow of line. Fonseca will pursue her masters in Arts and Teaching after completing graduation in hopes to become a teacher as well as a professional artist.

Jessica Halterman has dual media focus in printmaking and ceramics. Halterman’s work often features social or personal issues rendered with deep textures and mixing of media. She will pursue her master’s degree in Art and Teaching in hopes of opening her own school.

The opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition will run through Wednesday, May 5, 2004.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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