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April 30-May 10: Seniors display artwork

FREDERICK, Md.— Original works of art by three student artists will be on display April 30-May 10 at Hood College.

The reception for the exhibitions is April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery; the artists’ gallery talks will begin at 6:15 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cayleigh Wolf’s “Aetiology” exhibition of paintings creates a separation from reality to a magical place infused with a story of imagination, adventure and wonder. She uses black and white oils with intense lighting, and she juxtaposes real and unreal to show a presence of creatures from a different world on the same plain as this world. Her subject matter ranges from mermaids to dragons to gods and goddesses.

Wolf is seeking a degree in art and archeology, and she devotes all her spare time to painting. Originally from Baltimore, she learned the techniques of using oil paint for the first time at Hood College.

Cindy Pappas’ “PMA” exhibit is a collection of handmade pottery pieces. Her wheel-thrown mugs resemble those that Vikings would use. She also creates tiled and other handbuilt projects that offer her interpretation of life’s textures, colors and moments. She often leaves parts of the bisque-fired clay unglazed, presenting a gritty, rough experience to the holder of the piece.

Evan Snowden’s “Breath” exhibit uses mixed media, including cut and illustrated pieces of paper, paints, pastels, glitter and rhinestones. This collection consists of beautiful environments, hybrid creatures, gender-fluid beings and symbols from all around the world.

Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Lisa York, curator and director of the Whitaker Gallery, at