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April 30: Paintings, sculpture, photographs featured in Hodson Gallery

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photographs by three Hood College students will be the final of five senior thesis exhibitions May 2-12.

Ashley Tennent, Christina Fowler and Alyssa Fowler will display their works in Hood’s Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center. A reception will be held May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery, with an artists' talk at 6 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tennent's stoneware and porcelain sculpture exhibit, Wunderkammer, draws on her interest in, and the scientific tendency to gather, classify and display natural objects. She uses coil and pinching techniques with surface decorations intended to mimic multiple natural textures, especially those found in seed pods.

New Earth Archives showcases Alyssa Fowler's works—she uses monotype ink, charcoal and pastels to create images that resemble cave paintings. The figures are based on her interest in animals that possess human traits and creatures from mythology and cryptozoology—animals such as the legendary Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster whose existence has not been proven.

Photographs that explore the human bond to horses is the focus of Christina Fowler's exhibit, Words Unspoken. Most of the pieces feature the artist and her horse and, based on the artist's notion that often a person's nature is revealed by studying his or her horse, function as self-portraits.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery curator, at