Student Art Stars in Newest Exhibition

Studio Art Thesis Show Highlights Senior Capstone Project

Annville, PA (04/12/2018) — The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery proudly presents the Studio Art Thesis Exhibition. The showcase, running from April 25-May 12, features the individual work of nine Lebanon Valley College Department of Art & Visual Culture majors.

Students Maya Calderwood '19, Heidi Deitz '18, Anna Evanko '18, Rachel Frantz '18, Sarah Johnson '18, Charlotte Jones '19, Blair Orndorf '20, Audrey Reiley '18, and Jordan Sears '18 share work they created during this semester in a class taught by Michael Pittari, professor of art & visual culture.

As a capstone experience in the Studio Art class, the work of each artist demonstrates conceptual thinking and technical refinement in the visualization of complex ideas. The Studio Art Thesis Exhibition marks the first show of student work exhibited in the Gallery in about a decade.

The opening reception for the Studio Art Thesis Exhibition is Wednesday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m. in Zimmerman Recital Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. It is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 1-4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and by appointment for groups. Please contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or to arrange a private Gallery talk for your school or organization.

Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 41 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology.

The College has 1,624 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose from more than 95 clubs and organizations, and 19 study abroad programs. LVC awards generous academic scholarships to those whose high school records demonstrate a commitment to challenge and achievement. Learn more at

Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.