FSU’s Roper Gallery to Feature Multimedia Exhibit “Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings” by PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:08

Heavner Photo - Rusted RamFrostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will host a multimedia exhibition by two local FSU alumni titled “Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings” in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in FSU’s Fine Arts Building. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will open on Friday, Sept. 11, and will be on display through Friday, Oct. 2. 

The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings and sculpture from Dr. Charles “Bud” McElfish and photographs from Martin Heavner. Both artists are Cumberland natives who grew up together on Bedford Road before graduating from FSU, McElfish with a bachelor’s in chemistry in 1977 and Heavner with a master’s in business administration in 1992. 

The show offers reflective scenes of pastoral landscapes, structures, still lifes and people, with echoes of a simpler time. The gallery visitor sees the enduring beauty and dignity of these subjects from the perspective of a silent, contemplative witness. 

McElfish, whose Hunt Club Dentistry practice is based in Short Gap, W.Va., has been working in nearly all kinds of artistic media since childhood. His favorite media during the past several years have been pen-and-ink sketches and pastels. Heavner has been active in photography for more than 35 years, exhibiting his work at galleries in suburban Washington, D.C., and Western Maryland. 

The Roper Gallery is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about this event, contact the Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797. 

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Frostburg State University follows state health guidelines requiring the wearing of masks and physical distancing from others. Visitors to campus must visit www.frostburg.edu/checkin for symptom monitoring before arriving on campus and be prepared to display the “Reduced Risk” badge. 

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. 

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