Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts


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Megan Rook-Koepsel Gallery Director

M.A., University of Maryland, College Park

Megan Rook-Koepsel joined the Julio Fine Arts Gallery in August 2018 as Gallery Director. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions throughout the Washington D.C. and Baltimore region. Rook-Koepsel formerly served as graduate coordinator for the Stamp Gallery and Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland College Park, and more recently as exhibitions manager at Arlington Arts Center. Rook-Koepsel holds a B.A. in Art History from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art and Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Beth Yashnyk
Beth Yashnyk Fall 2022 Artist in Residence

Beth Yashnyk's Personal Website
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Beth Yashnyk is an interdisciplinary visual artist living and working in Baltimore City. Originally from New York, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her MFA in Multidisciplinary Fine Art from MICA. Her work explores themes of perception, gender, sexuality, and psychology. Inspired by media and pop culture, she uses animation, sculpture, drawing, and painting to create surreal narratives and environments. She was a 2018 recipient of the Launch Artists in Baltimore award, and currently serves as Program Specialist in Visual Art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and she is currently working on a series of short animated films exploring her perception of her own gender identity.

Mary Beth Akre

Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

Visual & Performing Arts
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Academic Opportunities

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Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.