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Wilson Students Present Senior Capstone Art Exhibitions

Posted: April 17, 2013

Three Wilson College seniors - Beck Metzbower of Shippensburg, Amanda Stup of St. Thomas and Catherine Green of Chambersburg - will host capstone exhibitions of their art at area galleries during April and May.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE
: April 17, 2013
CONTACT: Philip Lindsey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305
Email: philip.lindsey@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Three Wilson College seniors - Beck Metzbower of Shippensburg, Amanda Stup of St. Thomas and Catherine Green of Chambersburg - will host capstone exhibitions of their art at area galleries during April and May.

Metzbower is currently showing a series of new paintings at the Thought Lot Contemporary Arts Center, 37 East Garfield St., Shippensburg. The exhibition, entitled Metzbower, will remain on view through April 27. Stup will show a series of new photographs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Shooter’s Range, 1390 Edenville Road, Chambersburg. Her exhibition is entitled Carbine and Steel. Green will exhibit a new series of high-fashion dresses from 5 to 6 p.m. May 3 at Bistro 71, 71 N. Main St., Chambersburg.

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

Bogigian Gallery from May 2 to May 20. A reception for the artists will be held in the gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2.

Metzbower’s artwork is about connection and disconnection, bringing ideas to life through abstraction and using no labels or subjects. “I believe this allows the viewer to establish a meaning and/or opinion on their own,” she says. “The current exhibition reflects loss, grief, hope, healing and, most importantly, love.”

For Stup, who works in photographs, social perception of firearms in the media often comes with negative connotations through stereotype. “Is there room for the appreciation of fine craftsmanship, the beauty of machinery, the design of objects, the application of technical developments, and/or our society’s connection to the history of arms and armor?” she asks. “Can we find beauty, sensuality, or perhaps femininity in a firearm?”

Green’s artwork attempts to transform unconventional, masculinized materials into highly feminine works of wearable art. “Each piece is carefully designed, sewn, and structured in an effort to depict the juxtaposition of the predominantly male institution on the framework of the female body,” says Green. “The end effect is an over-the-top, high-fashion silhouette that is aesthetically pleasing and mystifying.”

All three students will present their scholarship in brief talks during Wilson’s annual Student Research Day on May 3.

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.

For additional information or an appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 majors and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. Wilson has been named a “Best Value” college in its region for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for providing quality academics at an affordable price. The college has been ranked one of the best regional colleges for undergraduate education for nine straight years by U.S. News.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2012 enrollment of 695, which included 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2013