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Students' exhibit features paintings, photographs, prints

Friday, March 29, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—Three Hood College seniors will showcase their artistic creations in the third of five senior thesis exhibitions April 4-14.

Sara A Friedman, Todd Ploski and Seth Rinker will display their works in Hood's Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center. A reception will be held April 3 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.

Friedman's more traditional forms of printmaking—Japanese-style shina woodcuts and copper etchings—juxtaposed with more modern Quick Response bar codes will be on display in an interactive exhibit entitled Free Flow? QR codes are associated with each print that, when scanned, activate virtual links to Gustav Holst's classical suite, The Planets, allowing the viewer to hear the inspiration behind the print.

Ploski's work, photographic images of monsters, is influenced by the mythology and fantasy television shows he watched and books he read as a child. His exhibit, We Are All Monsters, is intended to reveal the darker side of man that tends to be ignored.

Rinker will display colorful abstract oil paintings and mixed media artworks in an exhibit entitled Lifelines. His work, inspired by the life story of important figures in Rinker's life, is a visual representation of his subjects' lives and personalities. Each layer of paint, visible through the translucent quality of the oils, represents a level of the artist's understanding of his subjects.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery curator, at farcus@hood.edu.