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CANCELED: Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

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McDaniel College's Department of Art and Art History presents “The Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition” through April 17 in The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall

The exhibition is open to all students, who may submit up to five artworks they have done while studying at McDaniel College.  Professional artists and art educators serve as the exhibition’s jurors each year. Winners will be announced during the opening reception.

This year’s judge will be Jon Malis, an interdisciplinary artist fascinated by the representation and display of visual content, focusing on how various methods of presentation and production can alter the viewer’s perception, interpretation, and experience of photography and visual culture.  His current work seeks to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating images and sculptural forms based upon how computer color and digital processing unconsciously transforms imagery.

Malis has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL), DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Artist Fellowship grants, semi-final nominations for the Lumen International Prize in Digital Art, Janet & Walter Sondheim and the Trawick prizes and a Panavision New Filmmaker's Grant.  His work has been exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC/Baltimore region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and Naples Daily News; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS.  Recently, he has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA) and the Slade School of Art in London.

As an academic, Malis melds his research into the classroom environment, challenging his photography students not just to understand what they’re taking pictures of, but to understand how their work is viewed.  He currently holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Photography at Loyola University (Baltimore, MD).  Formerly, he has worked as a freelance cinematographer and producer for narrative and documentary film/video productions, and was a staff photojournalist for ThisWeek News/Columbus Dispatch Publishing Company, and the Piqua Daily Call newspaper.  He received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007.

The Rice Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  For information and to confirm gallery hours, please call 410-857-2595.