Monday, July 4, 2011

TOWSON U. CELEBRATES 30th ARTSCAPE WITH SUMMER EXHIBITS

ARTSCAPE

WHEN: Thursday, July 7 – Saturday, August 6
WHERE:
Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson,
Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor (map)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, noon – 4 PM
Phone: 410.704.ARTS (2787)
ADMISSION: free.

This year’s summer exhibition will be co-curated by sculptor Anthony Cervino, Professor of Art at Dickenson College and Shannon Egan, Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.

On display in the Center for the Arts Gallery, Medium of Exchange is themed after the concept of the value of art and includes the work of 14 artists: Mark Cameron Boyd, Amanda Burnham, Anne Chan, Seth Crawford, Dawn Gavin, Skye Gilkerson, Lucy Hogg, Jason Hughes, Christopher LaVoie, Kate MacDonnell, Patrick McDonough, James Rieck, R.L. Tillman and Shannon Young.

The subjective notion of the value of art is one that usually includes concrete expenses like the cost of materials and hours of labor, but may also be reflective of more abstract factors like the artist’s education, exhibition and sales history, and the work's intellectual worth.

The artists participating in Medium of Exchange will draw the viewer's attention to this concept with a detailed account of assigned value exhibited alongside each piece of art. The exhibition is co-curated by Anthony Cervino, a sculptor and professor of art at Dickenson College, and Shannon Egan, director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College.

In the Center for the Arts Holtzman MFA Gallery, Developmental Skills is curated by Towson University MFA student Steven Riddle and features artists Jordan Bernier and Elizabeth Donadio of Towson University, Michael Dotson of American University and Ginny Huo of the Maryland Institute College of Art. For this exhibition, artists drew inspiration from adolescent pastimes like video games and skateboarding to make a visual statement about the nature of discovery, creativity and play.