Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Current Exhibitions

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Professional Practices Exhibit by Loyola Seniors Maggie Powell, Elena Damon, Hewit Harchick, Rob Moore, Leandra Caprini-Rosica and Rachel Yuhas

Wednesday, December 14 – Sunday, January 22
Reception: Friday, January 21, 5-7 p.m.

All Studio and Photography majors at Loyola take a class called Professional Practices. In this class they learn the business of art, such as writing artists' statements and resumes. They create a body of work suitable for exhibiting. Essentia is the result of this class.


Powell painting


Maggie Powell: White Noise

Music contrives emotion. The same piece of music however, may evoke dissimilar responses from different people. I created this body of work to study these diverse reactions. I began by observing and photographing the physical gestures and facial expressions of individuals listening to the same piece of music. I then reinterpreted their emotions through my paintings, exploring both grand gestures and minute details.


Elena Damon: Thread for Thought 

We see people every day: passing them on the street, sitting by them on the bus, waiting in line with them at the coffee shop. Their expressions often appear indifferent, a little ambiguous. But inside, their minds may be racing, processing plans, emotions, fears, and the oddities of every-day life. Occasionally we will get a glimpse of their thoughts, but generally we cannot see on the outside what they are processing on the inside. I often wonder what they are thinking and imagine their emotions. By embroidering colored string onto stoic portraits, I project my interpretations of the individual’s inner thoughts and emotions.

 Damon photo


Harchick painting


Hewitt Harchick: Speculation on the Impossibility of Dualities

Dualism: the separation of the physical and non-physical relationship between the body and mind. While concrete dualities exist, such as land and sea, and fire and water, non-physical dualities defy such tangibility. In Speculation on the Impossibility of Dualities, the viewer is challenged to imagine certain oppositions that cannot exist in nature, but only in the physicality of each painting.



Rob Moore: Ink Bias 

My work challenges the social stigma often associated with tattoos and the people who have them. The photographs have been paired in a way that masks the identities of those individuals who are tattooed. The work challenges viewers to examine tattoos, an art form that often is belittled, criticized, or outright dismissed, without stigmatizing the tattooed individual. My hope is that my work will portray the beauty of tattoos as well as allow the viewer to examine them and people who have them without judgment or bias.


Moore photo

 Caprini-Rosica photo


Leandra Caprini-Rosica: Blink

Moments that often go unnoticed are frequently the ones that make our lives vital. The little things in life  such as seeing a new place for the first time, the smell of coffee in the morning, or forgiving an old friend, cause us to experience a spectrum of emotions: joy; fear; grief; passion; lust; admiration; etc. These seemingly insignificant moments are what create our community and define us. Through cinematography, sound and narration, I depict the movement of life itself, highlighting these subtle but critical moments that not only make us human, but also remind us of how significant our connections to others really are.


Rachel Yuhas: 13.8 

The universe, rather than surrounding us, is within us. We are made of stars, and yearn to return to them. My work seeks to complete this cycle and merge the splendor of the human form with the magnificence of celestial bodies.

 Yuhas photo