Saturday, August 27, 2011


The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595 or visit


Editions of You: Sculpture by Anthony Cervino
Aug. 30-Sept. 23; Opening Reception: 7-9 PM,  Aug. 30
Cervino is Assistant Professor of Art at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and maintains an active career as an exhibiting and practicing sculptor. The sculptures included in this exhibition are intended to evoke a loosely constructed narrative. Here, objects stand in for “characters” and are placed in staged environments that hint at the complex relationship among identity, place and time.  The imagined storylines that emerge for viewers of the artwork are unique and personal, but also are designed to reflect a larger collective social experience.  (Above:
All's Well That Starts Well (And Moves With The Sun) 2011; wood, plaster, band saw, plastic, paper, paint
12' x 4' x 7' high)

inferences and: Paintings by Michael Weiss
Sept. 27-Oct. 12; Opening Reception: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 27
Michael Weiss is a Baltimore based-artist who uses traditional painting materials and methods to create contemporary images containing oblique, but not opaque content. He has exhibited extensively throughout the eastern United States and his work is held in numerous private collections. Weiss has received an Individual Artist Grant from the Creative Baltimore Fund and an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He has been a faculty member in the Foundation and Painting Departments at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 2000 and has recently been named as MICA’s first Associate Dean for Programs and Faculty in Fine Arts. (Above: Plume, 15.5" x 15", Oil on Panel , 2010.)

Kings of the Pages: Comic Strips & Culture from 1895-1950
Oct. 19-Nov. 19
An exhibit of 28 original comic strips from The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum focusing on the cultural and historical impact of noteworthy newspaper comic strips from 1895-1950. The exhibit is a collaborative effort among McDaniel College, The Ohio State University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Robert Lemieux, professor in McDaniel’s department of Communication and Cinema, is the exhibit curator. Various cartoonists will give lectures Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 8.

Engulfed: Works on Paper by Allison Long Hardy
Nov. 22-Dec. 16; Opening Reception: 7-9 PM, Nov. 22
Hardy is interested in how people communicate: effectively and ineffectively. Communication is the one thing that binds us all together, the one common thread that must continue. Without communication what else do we have? When making work she is interested in the certain moments that communication or lack of communication occur and interpreting those moments through mark.