Saturday, September 4, 2010


McDaniel College is offering a diverse calendar of art exhibits and music events throughout September. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 410.857.2599.

WHERE: Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
For directions call : 410.857.2595

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 AM–4PM

Playing Tiddlywinks with Man Hole Covers
a mixed-media exhibit by Meghan Ambra ’07
WHEN: Through Sept 24

Meghan Ambra, a 2007 graduate of McDaniel College who earned her MFA in Painting last year at the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, says her work explores the relationships between people and color as well as how colors affect other colors. Ambra graduated from McDaniel magna cum laude with departmental honors in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. Since receiving her MFA in 2009, Ambra has had various works accepted, exhibited and commissioned in Europe and in the United States. She is teaching art at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord, N.H.

To view Ambra’s work, visit

Immemorial Spaces: Paintings and Drawings
by Chloe Watson ’07
WHEN: September 28 – October 22
Artist’s Reception: 7-9 PM, October  8

Chloe Watson, a 2007 McDaniel College who earned a B.A. and departmental honors in Studio Art, received her MFA and certificate in the College Teaching of Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Interdisciplinary Program in May 2010. Her art explores the psychology of space, light, and color and, as she says, allows her “to reconstruct seemingly motionless memories of my past and reinterpret them as mysterious, charged settings wherein only objects reside.”

A Baltimore resident, Watson has exhibited regionally and shares a studio in the Area 405 Building.

To view her work, visit

McDaniel College, a private four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences, was founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College. Students pursue more than 60 programs of study, including dual majors and student-designed majors. The 1,700 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students receive personal attention and take advantage of leadership opportunities in the close-knit community, where the average class size is 17 and professors are dedicated mentors. The 160-acre campus is located in Westminster, Md., 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 56 miles north of Washington, D.C.