FROSTBURG — A Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition featuring Frostburg State University seniors’ artwork will be on display in FSU’s Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery Dec. 7 through Dec. 11.

An opening reception will be held Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Presented by FSU’s Department of Visual Arts, the display will feature works in a range of media from seniors Aden Cornett, Samuel Fike, Dalten Fisher, Ashley Jones, Natasha Powell and Sarah Thomas.

The gallery with showcase works of painting, graphic design, illustration, sculpture and photography. The exhibit offers a unique opportunity to see firsthand the work of six young artists as they start their journey toward a career in the visual arts.

Cornett, of Prince Georges County, graduated from Nova Academy in 2015. He studies illustration and photography with a dual minor in art history and fine arts. Cornett’s work focuses on bringing light to the spiritual and physical nature of humanity.

Fike, of Garrett County, graduated from Pleasant Valley Christian Academy and received his associate degree from Garrett College. His studio focuses in the BFA program are photography and graphic design. Fike is well versed in computer graphics and digital media.

Fisher, of Allegany County, graduated from Mountain Ridge High School. He is an art and design major with dual focus in illustration and painting. Fisher’s art varies greatly in style, but shares similar subject matter and color palettes. His paintings are more abstract, while his illustrations are more meticulous and structured.

Jones, of Allegany County, will be graduating with both a BFA in art and design with a studio focus in illustration and a minor in art history and a B.S in psychology.

Powell, of Calvert County, graduated from Huntington High School in 2014. Her studio focuses are graphic design and illustration, with minors in art history and fine arts. Both her illustrations and graphics are playful in nature and employ a wide range of color. Powell recently won first place in the FSU President’s Exhibition for her Andy Warhol inspired triptych.

Thomas majors in art and design with a studio focus in photography and double minors in art history and graphic design. She is a Bobcat Ambassador and the vice president of PR and Recruitment for the National Sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. Thomas’ photography focuses on portraits shown in a conceptual, thought-provoking light. She finds great inspiration from people and everyday objects that she can transform into something meaningful.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, in FSU’s Fine Arts Building, is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797. 

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