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Friday, October 3, 2003

Sea Gull Century Exhibit Celebrates Annual Prints

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates the sixth anniversary of its commemorative Sea Gull Century prints with an exhibit of paintings and past and current prints at the Fulton Hall Gallery. A dessert buffet reception opens the exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Friday, October 10. The paintings and prints hang through Sunday, November 2.

This year’s print, from an original oil painting by SU assistant art professor Jinchul Kim, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight by featuring a Van Cleve bicycle made by the brothers in their Greenfield Village, OH, shop. The edition is limited to 950 and sells for $45 plus tax, benefiting SU’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Museum Programs.

The exhibit features this year’s print, as well as past prints from artists F. Wayne Taylor (1998), C. Keith Whitelock (1999), Jack R. Schroeder (2000), Patrick Henry (2001) and Lynne Lockhart (2002). Limited numbers of these prints are also available for purchase.

A native of the Whitehaven, MD, area, Taylor’s natural talent as an artist became apparent at age 8. Though he is largely self-taught, his work has been acknowledged in numerous publications and exhibitions. His images are admired for their subtlety of color, fineness of detail, nostalgic mood and complexity of composition.

Whitelock grew up in Mt. Vernon, MD, among many of the images that have influenced his painting style. Receiving an art education degree from the University of Maryland in 1975, he favors painting weathered work boats, marsh scenes and Chesapeake Bay waterfowl. Since 1980 he has pursued a full-time career painting scenes of the Eastern Shore.

A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Schroeder moved to Chestertown, MD, in 1954. His careers in art include working as a contract illustrator for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1977 and again in 1980, he won the Maryland Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp Design Contest. In 1990 he was appointed to serve on the Maryland State Arts Council, chairing the organization from 1997-1998. He now resides in Arlington, VA, where he paints full-time.

Born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1952, Henry is one of the most recognized artists in the region and an alum of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Creating a bond between the artist, the land and the impact of regional culture on the Delmarva Peninsula, his work can be found in collections throughout the world. He lives and paints in Berlin, MD.

An SU alum and also a resident of Berlin, MD, Lockhart’s work in biology influenced her interest in the arts. Her paintings cover a range of styles that embrace an empathy and love of life. Her works have been published in numerous articles and used for illustrations in several children’s books.

Born in South Korea, Kim came to the United States in 1989 and has lived in Maryland since 1996. He holds degrees in art from King Se-Jong University in South Korea and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He shows his work internationally at galleries in Korea, Japan, France, Spain and the United States. His paintings have been shown in 11 solo exhibitions and more than 75 invitational shows and group exhibitions.

The exhibit is held in conjunction with the 15th annual Sea Gull Century bicycle tour Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited.

For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.


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