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Annual Senior Show on Display in Payne Gallery

Bethlehem, Pa., April 28, 2005—Moravian College’s annual Senior Show is on display at the college’s Payne Gallery from now until May 15. The exhibit showcases the work of 32 graduating senior art majors. Students exhibiting graduated in December 2004 or will graduate this May or after summer or fall term 2005. The Payne Art Gallery is located on Moravian’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, at the corner of Main and Church Streets in Bethlehem. It is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

Although students choose a track in which to concentrate for their major (for example, studio art, graphic design, art history, or art education), many of the participating students exhibit in multiple media. For example, Paula Cooper of Easton, Pennsylvania, exhibits The Two Worlds Combine series of silver gelatin prints, an oil on panel painting, and a lithograph. The Two Worlds Combine features photographs of people and an ever-present fish.

Another impressive set of photographs come from Port Carbon, Pennsylvania native Jonathan Thomas. He displays five black-and-white scenes from a normal college student’s life including Pre Game Moment, which captures several boys in the locker room just before the big game; Cheap Clothes, which shows a boy finding a bargain at a thrift shop; and Max, which is a close up of a black and white cat.

Kristine Kotsch from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, takes gallery-goers to New York City with Times Square in Circular Motion. She combined digital images of the Manhattan center of activity in a convection motion box. The result is a rotating light show reminiscent of the city itself.

Several of the graphic design students show off redesigns of book layouts. Mertztown, Pennsylvania resident Sheila Lichtenwalner rendition of a cover and chapter segment from Louis Sachet’s Holes is so realistic that one wouldn’t know the difference between her design and the real book. Her other graphic, a magazine layout for an article called Women of Steel is just as impressive.

Other students whose work is featured in the Senior Show are Marcy Burke (Kinternersville, Pa.), Alyssa Caruso (Saylorsburg, Pa.), Bradley Clark (Norristown, Pa.), David D’Ostilio (Monroe, C.T.), Stephanie Giebler (Phoenixville, Pa.), Libuse Guldin (Walnutport, Pa.), Fred Horst (Washington, N.J.), Nell Hoving (New Tripoli, Pa.), June Hwang (Columbia, M.D.), Nathan Kappenstein (Gibraltar, Pa.), Heather Kunkel-Tita (Easton, Pa.), Kathryn Laczynski (Pearl River, N.Y.), Michelle Lala (Doylestown, Pa.), Julie Leiby (Lehighton, Pa.), Tracy Maalouf (Bethlehem, Pa.), Katrina McDaniel (Coopersburg, Pa.), Heather McGarvie (Medford, N.J.), Kara Mergl (Sharon, Pa.), Chelsea Mullins (Jim Thorpe, Pa.), Andrea Nudelman (Haworth, N. J.), Diane Paulhamus (Wind Gap, Pa.), Kristin Roberts (Sellersville, Pa.), Stephanie Russo (Green Township, N.J.) , Alana Speicher (Fleetwood, Pa.), Kirsli Spinks (Lebanon, N.J.), Patrick St. John (Emmaus, Pa.), Sara Suleman (Karachi, Pakistan), and Jill Vaccaro (South Salem, N.Y.).