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Sept. 1-Oct. 17: Painting, photography exhibits on display

FREDERICK, Md.—A large-scale painter and a photographer will display their work starting in September in Hood College’s art galleries.

Erik Beehn’s “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” painting exhibit will be in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center Sept.1-Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Ryan Stander’s “Veiled Light” photography show will be in the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery Sept. 1-Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Beehn lives and works in Chicago where he is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. He earned his Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and he has been a visiting lecturer at The University of Nevada Las Vegas and The University of North Dakota. Beehn’s work employs process as a form of content, investigating an arc of mark-making techniques throughout the 20th century, and the evolution of observational painting into abstraction. He works with large-scale paintings and drawings of floral designs. He will exhibit several pieces and complete an installation piece, drawing directly on the Hodson Gallery wall. For more information on Beehn, visit

Stander lives in central North Dakota where he is an assistant professor of art at Minot State University. He teaches photography, directs the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and co-directs Flat Tail Press and Gallery, an educational printmaking studio at the university. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Arts in theology from Sioux Falls Seminary in South Dakota. Drawing upon his theological background, the themes of memory, identity and place often rise to the fore in his work. With interactive installations and mixed-media work, Stander’s “Veiled Light” exhibit asks the viewer to engage the found photographic objects as unique meeting points of past and present, memory and identity, persistence and loss. As a printmaker and photographer, his work has been exhibited internationally in South Africa, China, Central and South America; nationally in New York, New Jersey and Texas; and across the Upper-Midwest. For more information on Stander, visit

There will be a joint reception for both shows Sept. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenna Gianni at