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SMCM Art Students’ Best Works to be Displayed


April 6. 2010
Press Release #10-076

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After a year of building a cohesive body of art works, St. Mary's College of Maryland art students will present their St. Mary's Projects (SMP) in two exhibitions at the college's Boyden Gallery. SMP Show I is Monday, April 19 - Tuesday, April 27, 2010, with a reception at 5 p.m. April 19 and artist presentations 6-8:30 p.m. April 20. SMP Show II is Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 8, 2010 with a reception at 5 p.m. May 3 and artist presentations 2-4 p.m. May 4. Additionally, art history students will present their work in the gallery on Tuesday, May 4, from 9-12 p.m. The hours of the gallery are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, please call 240-895-4246. Each exhibition is free and open to the public.

The St. Mary's Project is the senior capstone project for graduating students at St. Mary's. Each student undertakes studio work, research, writing on various artists, and participation in formal critiques. The students' goals are to explore conceptual and expressive interests, undergo an in-depth exploration of materials and mediums, develop an artistic practice, and ultimately create a body of work to be exhibited.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.

More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.

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