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“Fin” Highlights Talent of FSU’s Art Students

“Fin” Highlights Talent of FSU’s Art Students
From left, Sarah Stedman, Jenny Weiland, Angela Hixson, Brian Collins
The public is invited to check out the talents of four innovative art students who work in a variety of different media during “Fin,” the second of five exhibitions organized by student artists completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at Frostburg State University. “Fin” opens with a free public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at FSU’s Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery and will remain on view through April 25. The show features work by Brian Collins, Angela Hixson, Sarah Stedman and Jenny Weiland, all seniors at FSU.

Brian Collins works with traditional black and white techniques and color digital landscape photography. He is passionate about exploring new environments and capturing their natural beauty through the camera, often using striking compositions with high and low tonal values. He plans to graduate May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art and design with a concentration in photography.

Angela Hixson will graduate in May 2007 with a B.F.A. degree with a concentration in graphic design and photography, as well as a minor in art history. Using various techniques, Hixson combines photography and graphics in a vibrant color display. She has had a passion for art since childhood and experiments with both photography and graphics to incorporate all her artistic ideas.

Sarah Stedman will graduate in May 2007 with a B.F.A. and a minor in art history. Her paintings rely on vivid colors and detail and her photographs demonstrate high and low contrast. She plans to work in Baltimore at a small art gallery following graduation.

Jennifer Weiland, an art and design major, depicts brightly colored plants, animals and other objects in her paintings. She tends to focus on one object, giving the object an iconic feel. Weiland will be graduating in May with her B.F.A. and plans on pursuing graduate studies in education at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery has free admission and is open to the public Sunday through Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, please contact FSU 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. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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