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‘The B-Side’ Art Exhibition Showcases FSU Seniors’ Talent

‘The B-Side’ Art Exhibition Showcases FSU Seniors’ Talent
From left, Stacey Hill, Lauren Lamar, Zachary Quasny and Rebekah Hinish
“The B-Side,” a collaboration and exhibition of art work by senior Frostburg State University students Rebekah Hinish, Stacey Hill, Zach Quasny and Lauren Lamar will be on view in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery from April 18 through April 22. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from noon to 2 p.m.

Hinish will graduate in May 2009 with a bachelor of fine arts degree and a minor in art history. She is a dual-focus artist who specializes in ceramics and print. The common bond between the two mediums is her time-intensive surface decoration in ceramics and her meticulous carvings in print. She draws inspiration from artists both past and present, including Chuck Close and Heather Bradley. Her work can best be described as nature bound by technology.

Hill is acquiring a B.F.A. degree with a concentration in graphic design and a minor in art history. Hill’s designs are a reflection of her normal state of being: bright, happy and quirky. She has developed her skills over time on the computer, and has fallen in love with the concept of vector graphics. She uses an innovative approach to focus on images and ideas of things that she favors most. She will finish her education at FSU this spring 2009 semester.

Quasny will graduate in May 2009 with a B.F.A, with a concentration in photography, along with a minor in art history. Photography represents his love for the aesthetics of nature and the solitude of nighttime scenery. The majority of his photographs don’t feature people; this is purposeful, mainly since he doesn’t like to feel confined to a studio or burdened by the duty of instructing a model on what to do. With Quasny’s horizontal and vertical duplication and construction of a single photo, he creates an entirely new interactive image. After graduation, he plans to continue his internship with Chayo Chevez at Cumberland’s Graphicus Atelier and produce photo intaglio works, which combine photography and printmaking. He will also continue to shoot landscape and nighttime photographs.

Lamar is scheduled to graduate in May 2009 with a B.F.A. in art and design with a focus in photography and a minor in art history. Lamar is driven by her personal interest of fashion, music and neon lights. She likes to use mixed media with photography by creating collages and putting together found objects with her photographs. She uses these key elements within her body of work to help convey a different view and approach to her personality as well as preserving the personality of her subjects. Lamar believes that her unique, creative style can hopefully give the viewers a glimpse of themselves, and what makes them fabulous.

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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