Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Catherine O'Connell
Visiting Professor of Art: Drawing and Painting

Photo of Catherine O'Connell

Departments: Art
Office: Montgomery Hall 140
Email: cdoconnell@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-4250


Catherine O’Connell is a visual artist working in painting, drawing and sculptural installation in Baltimore, MD. She earned her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art and the Certificate in College Teaching of Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Catherine attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned her BFA in Painting and Drawing and was awarded the Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder Award for excellence in painting. She spent a semester studying in Italy with the Temple University Art and Architecture Program in Rome. Her work has been exhibited in Baltimore, Rome and throughout Pennsylvania. O’Connell is represented by LGTripp Gallery in Philadelphia where she exhibited a new body of paintings in a two person show last fall. Catherine has served as a visiting artist and critic at Towson University and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at MICA in Drawing, Sculptural Forms, and Survey of Contemporary Design and Theory. She is part of an artist work space in Baltimore called Area 405.

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