Second of two senior capstone art exhibitions opens April 25

Tea still from Hannah Sommer's video
April 25, 2017

“Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility,” the second of two Senior Capstone Exhibitions of works by graduating Art students at McDaniel College, runs April 25–May 5, with a reception April 27 at 5:30–7:30 p.m. and a gallery talk at 6 p.m., in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall.

The exhibitions feature a variety of media, from traditional two- and three-dimensional works to digital and new media. Students with works in “Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility” are Mei-Le Apalucci of Woodbine, Md.; Anna Eckard of Westminster, Md.; Sarah McRoberts of Damascus, Md.; Hunter Metcalf of Blain, Pa.; Rachel Sentz of Felton, Pa., and Hannah Sommer of Taneytown, Md. 

Identity and personal interests are reflected in the works exhibited in “Affect + Effect: Art and Social Responsibility.”

Mei-Le Apalucci’s work “seeks to understand the harsh realities and often complex challenges that naturally occur in life.”

Anna Eckard utilizes multi-media and digital art to examine the change in identity politics in society, focusing on the concept of labels and communities.

Sarah McRoberts exhibits mixed media that examines the changes in music and technology from the 1970s and 1980s to today “using materials and technologies that actually existed during this time whenever possible,” such as vinyl records, videotapes and Rolodexes™.

• The inspiration for Hunter Metcalf’s art is nature.

Rachel Sentz explores the concept of identity and her personal battles with it through her own artwork.

Hannah Sommer’s current body of work is described as a “catalogue of self,” with each piece exploring “a fragment of what makes up my identity as an individual, as well as my identity as a member of a larger global community.”

The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, noon–4 p.m., and Saturday, noon–5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

A still from Hannah Sommer's video, "Ritual"