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FSU Department of Visual Arts to Host Portfolio Night

The Frostburg State University Department of Visual Arts will present its biannual Portfolio Night on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center lobby.

Entitled "Senza Limita," this spring's show will feature a diverse collection of FSU students' graphic art and design created in and out of the classroom. The artists will be on hand to present their professional portfolios and discuss graphic design as well as the BFA major at FSU.

Artists include Mary Cate O'Connor of Frederick, graduating with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in art history; Karen Duvall, a native of Atlanta, Ga., also graduating with a graphic design major and art history minor with experience designing publications for FSU's Center for International Education and Lane Center as well as for the Allegany Arts Council; Jessica Hall of Prince George's County, a graphic design major seeking a position in interior design; Shawn Henry, a former cartoonist for FSU's student newspaper The Bottom Line, a freelance illustrator now seeking a position in design; Tom Kemp, a graphic design major who created 3-D animation and graphics for three video games as an intern for Leaping Lizard Software, Inc.; Jason Lawrence of Silver Spring, graduating with a graphic design major and art history minor and looks forward to a career using his skills in Web design and print media; Jessica Tasch of Ellicott City, who has focused on photography along with her graphic design major and art history minor and plans to attend graduate school after obtaining professional design experience in New York City; Jennifer Vitez of Garrett County, graduating with a graphic design major and art history minor after transferring from Garrett Community College; Elizabeth Wertheimer of Baltimore, who has taken art classes in Baltimore and Cambridge University in England and plans to graduate in December, 2001 after an internship at a graphics firm next fall; Lindsay Willey of Frostburg, also planning a December 2001 graduation and fall internship before seeking employment in a more metropolitan area and Courtney Merriman of Montgomery Village, graduating with BFA in graphic design after completing an internship as the graphics coordinator with the Lane Center and Campus Activities and doing freelance projects for the Center for Service Leadership and AmeriCorps and the National Pan Hellenic Conference.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at (301) 687-4794 or department chair Dustin Davis at

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.

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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