The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University is pleased to announce a series of exhibitions that will feature artwork by graduating seniors, each pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design, Painting & Drawing, or Photography/Computer Imagery. The 2016 Capstone Exhibitions will take place April 15-24 in various venues in the area: Shepherdstown, WV (April 22 & 23), Frederick, MD (April 15), Boonsboro, MD (April 24), Hagerstown, MD (April 22), and Lovettsville, VA (April 22).

With a focus on contemporary practice, the Department of Contemporary Art and Theatre has been recognized as a Program of Distinction by the state of West Virginia and the students’ work has been featured in numerous regional exhibitions and national competitions. Through a variety of media and stylistic approaches, these conceptually driven artists will each present a body of artwork, with respect to their chosen discipline, that demonstrates a clear concept and a thorough exploration of a chosen process. These exhibitions mark the students’ culmination artistic achievements before they head to various graduate programs and professional careers in the arts.