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Senior Art and Design Show at Westminster College Foster Art Gallery

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four Westminster College senior art students will be presenting select work from their portfolios Feb. 24- March 28 in Patterson Hall's Foster Art Gallery. A reception will be held Feb. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The reception is open and free to the public.

The Senior Art Show features the works of both fine art and media art students. In addition to work created during their first three years of studies, students also have opportunities to showcase a project created in their senior capstone. The capstone is a senior-level course within the major designed to provide an opportunity for students to work independently with Westminster fine art and media art faculty to assess their cumulative body of work and make appropriate adjustments to prepare a professional art or media art portfolio.

The greatest strength of this year's show is the diversity of the type of work and disciplines represented by the following Westminster seniors:

Amanda Gimpel, a media art major, will showcase projects in the fields of graphic design, digital and fine art, illustration, typography, comics and animation. She is a daughter of Walter and Linda Gimpel of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Plum High School.

Deanna Moose, a media art major, has chosen to showcase a multitude of graphic design projects created at the Westminster campus and at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The projects range from logos, packaging, illustrations, and advertisements, as well as fine art pieces. She is a daughter of Sandra Auchter and Dean Moose of New Wilmington and a graduate of Mercer Area High School.

Kaija Mulvin, a media art major, will showcase a variety of her work from fine art to photography and graphic design. She is a daughter of Brian and Veronica Young of Erie and a graduate of McDowell High School.  

Steven Totin, a fine art major, will showcase a variety of wood and ceramic sculptures, the majority of which are inspired by conceptual ideas and organic forms found in nature. Totin recently completed wood sculptures exploring elements of line, space, light, and discovery. He is a son of Ronald and Lisanna Hancox-Totin and a graduate of New Castle High School.

In addition to the capstone presentations, the students present at appropriate regional or national conferences, and will present at Westminster's Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) April 30.  This showcase for student creative and research efforts will feature the work of more than 200 Westminster students, who will present posters, oral presentations, documentaries, art projects, and performances.

Contact Kurt R. Roscoe, assistant professor of Media Art + Design, at 724-946-7237 for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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Amanda Gimpel, Deanna Moose, Kaija Mulvin, and Steven Totin.