2023 Spring Capstone Exhibit

Published on April 20, 2023

Artwork by Cecil College students.

NORTH EAST, Md. – Cecil College will highlight artistic works from students in the art and design program in the Art and Design Student Exhibition featuring the 2023 Spring Capstone Exhibits. Capstone Projects are long-term investigative projects that culminate in a final product or presentation.

The 2023 exhibition kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 5, from 5 – 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Elkton First Friday Art Loop and remains on display in the Elkton Station Gallery through July 25. The Capstone students’ work can also be viewed at the Cecil College Online Gallery (https://arts.cecil.edu/springexhibit).

This spring’s art and design Capstone students are Kelly Crouch, Adam Davis, Robyn Frampton, Ashleigh Kazor, Jaivik Patel, Sage Truelove, and Stacia Washington.

The Art and Design Student Exhibit will feature drawings, paintings, designs, sculptures, ceramics, and much more. The exhibit highlights pieces selected by the arts faculty, representing the range of work created in the program.

Kelly Crouch specializes in acrylic, oil paint, and mixed media. She uses vibrant colors to draw attention to her subject matter. Working large, she combines realism and fantasy to give viewer’s a glimpse into her thoughts and emotions. Her work was selected for the Emerging Artists’ Exhibit at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD and was recognized by the art faculty at Cecil College. Crouch plans to continue her studies in art and design.

Adam Davis is graduating with an Associate of Fine Arts in graphic design from Cecil College. He is a Maryland artist working in various media, fusing opposing ideas and investigating the process of creating. Influenced by popular culture, trauma, horror, fashion, and animals, the work studies living and dying. His work explores anything outside the box, welcoming the abstract and conceptual. Davis plans to continue his education in art and design at a four-year college or university.

Robyn Frampton is an artist creating artwork in Elkton, Maryland. Inspired by nature, family, and the people around her, she creates paintings and poems designed to inspire hope. She utilizes watercolor, acrylic paint, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Frampton is working towards an Art and Design degree with a concentration in Drawing and Painting.

Ashleigh Kazor has lived throughout the country and is influenced by many cultures. Her artwork is often realistic, exploring a range of subject matter from portraits to nature to album cover design. Combining lighthearted images with dark motifs, she enjoys incorporating a spooky twist on characters. She is graduating with an Associate of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design at Cecil College and plans to continue her study of art at Missouri Western State University in the fall.

Jaivik Patel is pursuing an Associate of Fine Arts with a concentration in Interactive & Motion Arts. He seeks inspiration from the art styles of manga and comic books. Using graphite, charcoal, and digital media, Patel expresses his personality and shares how he experiences the world. His work attempts to find positivity in challenging situations and highlights the good in everyday life. Patel plans to continue his education in art and design at a four-year college or university.

Sage Truelove specializes in character design for both personal and commercial use. A graphic design major at Cecil College, Truelove’s work has been recognized online by DreamWorks. Truelove achieved the President’s List at Cecil College and plans to continue their journey in art and design.

Stacia A. Washington was born in Long Island, NY and currently lives in Newark, DE. Working with graphite, acrylic and clay, she explores portraiture, still-life, and pop art. She enrolled in Cecil College’s fine arts program in 2021. After graduation, she plans to transfer to a four-year university to continue her art studies.

Join us for the Art & Design Student Exhibit on May 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Elkton Station Gallery is open for visitors Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the work of our capstone students online at https://arts.cecil.edu/SpringExhibit.