Waynesburg University’s Department of Fine Arts will feature artist Maggie Schermerhorn’s work from March 13 to April 16 in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The opening reception for the exhibit will be Monday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In my work, I want to capture moments of hope and peace through layered memories of what is good and the surroundings that make up those memories through these marks of color, shapes and lines.”
Schermerhorn is currently based in Texas, and graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2016. Her art focuses on water painting and creating texture through different kinds of paper. Though this will be her first time exhibiting at the University, she was already familiar with Emily Wiedner, instructor of fine arts.
“Maggie and I were colleagues in graduate school, so we are already good friends, and I was very familiar with her work,” Wiedner said. A few months ago, she reached out to Schermerhorn to see if she would be interested in displaying her work on campus.
The exhibit will feature art primarily on landscapes. According to Schermerhorn’s artist statement about the work, the art is, “a meditation on the Texas landscape.”
“I think visitors will appreciate the amount of detail and labor that Maggie puts into these landscapes,” Wiedner said. “They feature 2D and 3D elements that allow the landscapes to come to life.”
“My art is about hope and growth, from the past and the present of my surroundings,” Schermerhorn’s artist statement said. “In my work, I want to capture moments of hope and peace through layered memories of what is good and the surroundings that make up those memories through these marks of color, shapes and lines.”