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May 10: Two graduate students featured in gallery exhibit

Monday, May 10, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.--Two ceramic art exhibitions--one that investigates the freedom of flight through clay and the other inspired by the study of the science of seed germination and the philosophies of Native American principles of nature--will be shown in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College May 21-31.


A reception for both exhibits will be May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hodson Gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


"Paths of Flight" will showcase the work of Susan Alter-Humphrey, whose sculpture designs are based on the patterns of a bird's flight. Her fascination with wings, their construction and the layering of feathers that create one cohesive unit capable of fluid visual movement has become a metaphor for the path of individual growth toward personal achievement.


"Seeds of Seduction," a study of the universal power of reproduction, will feature the work of Alexandra Schroeder of Wallingford, Pa. The exhibit will include hand-built sculptures inspired by seed pods, life capsules in the natural plant world, and the parallel connections between germination and motherhood.


For more information about the exhibits, contact Milana Braslavsky, curator of the Hodson Gallery, by e-mail at