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Thursday, March 1, 2012

SU Galleries Presents 'Wildland' March 7-April 8

WildlandSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University is about to go “wild.”

Maryland artists present their interpretations of the great outdoors during the exhibit “Wildland” March 7-April 8 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall and the Atrium Gallery of the Guerrieri University Center. A reception is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the University Gallery.

Laura Amussen, exhibitions director and collections coordinator at Goucher College, curates the exhibition. Artists Ryan Browning, Travis Childers, Frank Day, Elizabeth Hoeckle, Savanna Leigh, Susan Main, Joshua Wade Smith and Peter Stern provide a contemporary spin on the theme of traditional landscapes. Each works in a variety of media, but all strive to convey a sense of personal connection with the outdoors.

A visiting artist talk with Smith is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Fulton Hall Room 111. Raised in south Texas, he earned his B.F.A. from Texas Southern University: San Marcos before moving to Baltimore to study at the Maryland Institute College of Art. There, he earned his M.F.A.

Smith currently is a Hamiltonian Artists fellow and has exhibited at Baltimore’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arlington Art Center in Virginia and the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin, TX. He recently completed a Vermont Studio Center residency. His works may be found in private collections throughout New York, Texas and Maryland.

Sponsored by University Galleries, admission to Smith’s talk and the exhibit are free, and the public is invited. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The galleries are closed Sundays, holidays and during SU’s spring break, March 17-24.

For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the University Galleries Web site at

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