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Release 12-255 / June 12, 2012

Works by AACC Art Faculty and Students Selected For Curated Exhibit

Three members of Anne Arundel Community College’s art faculty and four art students had art chosen for the Maryland Federation of Art’s juried “The XL-XS Show,” that will be exhibited June 24-Aug. 5 at The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park.

Faculty and their works include instructor Lisa Gostev of Baltimore, “Polina;” associate professor Donna T. Hepner of Joppa, “Pepper #1, color study: red;” and instructor Daniel Andrew Riesmeyer of Baltimore, “Still Life with Pear.”

Students and their works selected are: Sheila DeLaquil of Annapolis for two works, “Indigo 3” and “Indigo 4;” Phyllis S. Dixon of Annapolis, “Thurles Summer;” Gail J. Higginbotham of Annapolis for two works, “Captured 2” and “Release;” and Joanna Hopkinson of Annapolis, “Reclining Nude.”

The juror for the show is Barry Nemett, chair of the Painting Department at Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited his own work at the National Academy Museum, Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre in France, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan, Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Museum of Art, Institute of International Education, Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City and the Atlanta College of Art. He has published a book, “Images, Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts,” as well as articles in art publications.

All works accepted for the exhibit had to be two dimensional and fit in either the large or small category. Large works could not be smaller than 4 feet or larger than 8 feet in any direction. Small works cannot exceed 12 inches in any direction. The exhibition was open to all artists residing in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico who are working in large or small formats.

For information about AACC’s extensive visual arts programs or classes, contact Matt Klos, department chair of visual arts and humanities, at 410-777-7106 or