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Second Senior Capstone Art exhibition highlights works by graduating seniors

"Idveritas: Discovery of the Self" features a range of media, from traditional two- and three-dimensional approaches, to digital and new media, from graduating seniors at McDaniel. The exhibition runs Tuesday, April 25-Friday, May 12 in Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. An opening reception takes place Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Kate Cramer Senior Capstone Popular Foods from the 1920s-2010s

Kate Cramer: "Popular Foods from the 1920s-2010s, October 2021, Mixed media (Embroidery thread on white cloth, wooden hoops, tablecloth, and photobook), Each hoop is 6 in. and the photobook is 10 in. x 10 in.

Graduating seniors at McDaniel College showcase their work in "Idveritas: Discovery of the Self," the college's second senior capstone exhibition.

The exhibition features a range of media, from traditional two- and three-dimensional approaches, to digital and new media, and runs Tuesday, April 25-Friday, May 12 in Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. An opening reception takes place Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Students exhibiting their artwork include:

  • Rowan Berti of Wilmington, Delaware
  • Skylar Blackbull of Crownpoint, New Mexico
  • Kelsey Bosley of Manchester, Maryland
  • Kate Cramer of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
  • Grace Harshman of Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Ciara Hovell of Mount Rainer, Maryland
  • Reuben Hubbard of Bigfork, Montana
  • Juliana Stolkovich of Littlestown, Pennsylvania

The exhibition and reception are both free and open to the public. Esther Prangley Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

About the Artists:

A sculpture using clay

Rowan Berti Senior Art Major

Rowan Berti uses various media, such as clay, paint, pencil, video, and digital graphics, to showcase her overactive imagination.

She said, "I strive to make ordinary objects attain character and personality and come to life."

Pictured: "Goat The Phone," Mixed media: Clay, acrylic paint, yarn and glue, 5x3

Skylar Blackbull Senior Capstone

Skylar Blackbull Senior Art Major

Skylar Blackbull uses various colors, forms, and a variety of content to represent her Navajo culture. Her project brings recognition to the bravery and sacrifice of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II. Blackbull's art consists of images and the use of the Navajo language.

She said, "I am honored to present a visual memorial to the 29 original Navajo Code Talkers through a lens filled with history and the beauty of my culture."

Pictured: "Medicine in Movement," part of the Fancy Dancer series, 2022, acrylic painting on canvas, 18”x24”  

Kelsey Bosley Senior Capstone

Kelsey Bosley Senior Art Major

Kelsey Bosley uses acrylic paint to illustrate a story book showing the struggles she went through as a child to build a heightened awareness around anxiety and depression.

She said, "I mainly use acrylic paint, watercolor, and sketching pencils to create sceneries or realistic portraits of people close to me, so writing and illustrating a children's story with little characters was a new step in my journey as an artist. " primarily works with linoleum prints and uses this medium to experiment with texture and color to bring her designs to life. “As an artist, my focus is on creating a unique brand that reflects my personal style and creative vision.” 

Pictured: "Bloodsugar Monster," 2022, Canvas Acrylic Paint, 8x10"

Kate Cramer Senior Capstone

Kate Cramer Senior Art Major

Kate Cramer addresses the vastly different roles women play in society through her art.

She said, "I explore the challenges, expectations, and stereotypes imposed upon women, both by themselves and the world around them. Conversely, there is also space to celebrate the advancements women have made, and how we can be inspired by them every single day."

Pictured: "I grew up with… (details)," November 2022, Mixed media (Handbound book with linocut pages), 6.5 in. x 9.5 in.

A knee brace covered with gems

Grace Harshman Senior Art Major

Grace Harshman went through a medical recovery during the time she worked on these pieces.

She said, "Technology was something I was already critically looking at as a whole in my work at this time. It only felt right to explore this avenue in an attempt to come to terms with what had happened to me."

Pictured: "Knee Brace I," 2022, Mixed Media, 15cm x 3cm x 26cm

Ciara Hovell Senior Capstone

Ciara Hovell

Ciara Hovell uses her art to highlight her experiences of being and adoptee and her Chinese heritage. One of her pieces is a scroll.

She said, "The scroll is written in Chinese as I tried to mimic the standard of Chinese writing and include my own signature and authorization."

Pictured: "Looks White Washed to Me," 2023, ceramics and acrylic


Reuben Hubbard Senior Capstone

Reuben Hubbard Senior Philosophy Major

Reuben Hubbard uses hands for the subject of his drawings. He thinks about how hands are structured anatomically, the three-dimensional space they occupy, the shapes of their outlines, the contours and planes of their surfaces.

He said, "The work uses hands as a subject since they are notoriously difficult to draw and an endlessly posable and accessible reference."

Pictured: "Indescribable Contact," pencil, gel pen, and micron pen on brown construction paper, 13.5 in x 38 ft


A painting of an overhead view of a kitchen.

Juliana Stolkovich Senior Art Major

Juliana Stolkovich uses her art to build an awareness around autism, since she has autism herself.

She said, "The different media I use is aimed at bringing more depth to each subject matter I focus on, whether it be just symptoms I experience or how other people perceive me."

Pictured: "Apartment Living Room," watercolor, marker, & ink on yupo paper. 2022. NFS. 9.5" x 20"