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Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media

Pamilya Diptych by Julia Celebrado-Royer
March 07, 2014

McDaniel student honors art exhibition, “On the Wall, On the Floor, and On the Mind,” opens March 13 with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. and gallery talk at 6 p.m. in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall.

The exhibition, which runs through April 4, features a variety of work from five McDaniel art students: Brent Budge of Westminster, Md.; Sara Caporaletti of Damascus, Md.; Julia Celebrado-Royer of Havre de Grace, Md.; Lindsay Kellogg of Sykesville, Md., and Casey Roberds of Westminster, Md. 

The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. Rice Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon – 4 p.m., Thursday, noon – 8 p.m., and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

About the Artists:

Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media
Brent Budge “Thoughts” 
Thoughts, mixed media, photograph, 2013, 4” x 10” x 12” 
(Photograph with a clear sheet of laminate suspended about 1" above it. The photograph shows a boy writing in a book - the laminate has the thoughts of the boy at the time the picture was taken written in sharpie.)

Brent Budge is a mixed media artist. He said that his work “focuses on the different ways humans perceive the world, how we perceive it, and the ramifications of perceiving in these ways.” He added, “Typically, my art is designed to force the user to draw his or her conclusion about the subject, but all of my pieces require some degree of interaction from the audience.”

Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media

Sara Caporaletti  “Hair” and “Invisible”
Hair, 2012-2014, Micron pen drawing on Bristol paper, 2" tall x about 50" long
Invisible, 2013, Plaster, each foot is 9" long

Sara Caporaletti works with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and video/audio, to explore her own identity. According to Caporaletti, “Identity is a personal aspect that continues to evolve over time. My art focuses on the many factors, attributes, and characteristics that make me a unique person. (Through my work,) I hope to convey an authentic portrait of who I am.”

Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media
Julia Celebrado-Royer “Pamilya Diptych”
Pamilya Diptych, watercolor, 2012

Julia Celebrado-Royer utilizes pen and ink, watercolor, oil paint, woodcut, silkscreen and digital art as she searches for identity through childhood memories. “I use childhood photographs, written or verbal accounts, and personal documents to stimulate, and also validate, these memories,” she said.

Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media
Lindsay Kellogg “Change I”
Change I, done in Photoshop, and 18"x24"

Lindsay Kellogg uses text and digital media to explore “the importance and comfort of being anonymous in a public world,” she said. “I create anonymous people, who while remaining anonymous, are very revealing. Viewers are then enabled to create their own people based on the art presented to them and learn from these people without knowing who they are.”

Student Honors Art Exhibition showcases multiple media
Casey Roberds “Feast”
Regarding the Pain of Others Part 3: Feast. 2013 Acrylic Paint and Graphite, Body Painting 40x26

Casey Roberds creates body paintings and drawings, as well as uses newspapers, rocks and video in her work. According to Roberds, “My portfolio focuses on violent human behavior and why such behavior is deprived and disguised on the surface of ourselves and ultimately, buried deep within our self-conscious. It also focuses on violent media and the society to which we endure today, revealing how we have become numb to violent vocabulary and imagery. The fundamental objective of my work is to reveal our natural tendencies of violence and to make the viewer fully and ultimately aware of our vicious and barbaric behaviors.” 

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