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Senior art students at Messiah College to present second of three exhibits

"Fetal" by Rachael DeGroff
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Hopeless by Emily Miller
"Hopeless" by Emily Miller
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Sheer Dress by Monica Stevens
"Sheer Dress" by Monica Stevens
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GRANTHAM, Pa. (March 22, 2006) — Messiah College’s visual arts department will present the second of three exhibits featuring the best work of its senior art students.  “Senior Show II” will run April 12-22 with a reception for the artists on April 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.  The exhibit is in the Aughinbaugh Gallery, located on the lower level of the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on the college’s Grantham campus. The gallery will be closed April 14-17. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Senior Show II” will feature new works, in a wide variety of media, from seven senior art students.  This exhibit will include selections from Stephen Carroll, Lincoln, R.I., printmaking; Rachael DeGroff, Finksburg, Md., drawing; Amanda DeWaters, Chattanooga, Tenn., painting; Rebecca Grant, Boonton, N.J., graphic design; Emily Miller, Lemoyne, drawing and painting; Stephen Procopio, Alexandria, Va., drawing; and Monica Stevens, Gaithersburg, Md., textiles.

The next exhibit featuring senior students’ art will be held April 26 to May 2. All three “Senior Shows” contain work in a variety of media, created by students in Messiah College’s studio fine arts program.  Each graduating senior prepares a body of work in the area of his or her studio concentration specifically for one of these exhibits.

About the M. Louise Aughinbaugh Gallery

Located on the lower level of the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on Messiah College’s Grantham campus, the M. Louise Aughinbaugh Gallery exhibits the work of internationally recognized artists from around the world, as well as faculty and students.  Gallery programming supplements campus classroom instruction by bringing practicing artists to campus to demonstrate techniques in classes and by organizing special evening lectures and afternoon gallery talks.  The gallery also functions as a hands-on teaching laboratory for students in the college’s course on museum studies.  Aughinbaugh Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

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