Faculty member explores the influences of baroque decoration and contemporary Southern Italian culture on her work
Posted 11.01.12 by mica communications
BALTIMORE--General Fine Arts faculty member Ellen Burchenal has spent the past 17 summers on the Sorrentine peninsula in the Bay of Naples as part of MICA's summer abroad program in Italy. Through selected mixed media drawings and digital prints, she explores the various influences of baroque decoration and contemporary Southern Italian culture on her work. The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 13 in Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery (1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.). A reception will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Image caption: Studio detail of three inkjet prints by Ellen Burchenal.
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