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Wilson College Students Present Capstone Senior Art Exhibitions

Posted: April 17, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Two Wilson College seniors, Lauren Dieffenbach of Chambersburg and Laura Harmyk of East Brunswick, N.J., will host capstone exhibitions of their art at area galleries during late April and May.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
April 17, 2012
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
Email: philip.lindsey@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Two Wilson College seniors, Lauren Dieffenbach of Chambersburg and Laura Harmyk of East Brunswick, N.J., will host capstone exhibitions of their art at area galleries during late April and May.

Dieffenbach will show a series of new paintings from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at 124 Ramsey Ave., located across the street from Wilson College. The exhibition, entitled Reverie, will remain on view through April 24. Harmyk will show a series of new photographs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Historic Preservation Services, 252 E. King St., Chambersburg. Her exhibition is entitled To View the World.

In addition to the separate exhibitions, selections from the students’ artwork will be shown in Wilson’s

Bogigian Gallery from April 26 to May 22. A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 26.

The Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

The connection Dieffenbach has to each of her paintings allows the term “reverie” to define what her work addresses. The luxury of daydreaming and being lost in thought can allow imagination and creativity to inspire the dreamer.

Harmyk’s photos, which range from close-ups of eyes to New York City street scenes, provide an intimate look through the artist’s eyes in an exploration of what we see as well as how — by what means — we view. The images are personal, while at the same time, they encourage the viewer to step into the photographer’s place and question their own ways of connecting with their surroundings.

Both students will present their scholarship in brief talks on April 27, during Wilson’s annual Senior Research Day.

For additional information or an appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305, or philip.lindsey@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2012