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Frostburg State University to Host First Student Art Show of Fall, "You look like you need interrupting ..."

Frostburg State University will host its first student art show for the fall 2005 semester, “You look like you need interrupting…,” on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at 6 p.m.

Photographers Aaron Gates, Josie Johnson, and Brian May combine edgy concepts with sculptor and painter Lindsay Oates and painter Sarah Schwartz. Take a moment to experience the eclectic fusion of expression.

Gates’ work is greatly influenced by Jerry Uelsmann and Joel Peter Witkin, creating a dark and surreal reflection of the human condition. He will continue his studies in graduate school to further develop his artistic skills.

Johnson’s photographs are about people in their own environment. Using both candid and posed models, she learns about the very different messages that can be portrayed through people in the street.

May’s focus is on studio portraiture and fashion photography. Emphasizing dramatic lighting and individual personal style, accentuate the commercial quality of his work. His inspirations include photographers such as Bruce Weber and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Oates will be graduating with a dual focus in sculpture and painting. Her sculptures area a collaboration of forged metal and found objects. Her paintings focus on the human condition in an expressionistic surreal style.

Schwartz, also a painter, is inspired by the stream of consciousness. She says “The practice of painting is harmoniously conversing with my heart…expressing the moment through color is a form of journaling for me. Journaling the freedom of feeling, of being…”

For more information, contact the Visual Arts Department 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 ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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