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Sculpture exhibit opens in Whitaker Gallery

Friday, July 25, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibit of abstract relief sculptures that reflect the characteristics of flight will be on display Aug. 8-23 in the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College.

A reception will be held Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the gallery, with an artists lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Finding Sanctuary in Flight showcases the large, unglazed and high relief porcelain paperclay forms by Susan Alter-Humphrey. Her sculptures imitate the attributes and patterns of flight, which for her suggest transcendence, hope and freedom. She draws upon her personal experiences for inspiration, using flight imagery to symbolize her own emotional flight path through life.

Alter-Humphrey is a master of fine arts in ceramic arts degree candidate; she earned a certificate in ceramic arts at Hood in 2010.