Wilson College artists, including Lindsey Sutton of Greencastle, share capstone projects

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Lindsey Sutton of Greencastle created this acrylic on canvas, entitled, Part 1.

It will be a debut for artist and gallery alike as three Wilson College seniors,   Alexis Ankro of Tappan of New York, Allison Strayer of Carlisle and Greencastle native Lindsey Sutton will host a capstone exhibition of their art at the historic High Line Train Station on South Jefferson Street in Greencastle on Saturday, April 23.

Sutton has dual majors in Chemistry and Studio Art with a minor in Mathematics. Her Studio Art concentration is in painting and she created a series of paintings that explore moments, obvious or not, where bonds are strengthened and happy memories are made. Her hope was to show that quality of life can be improved if the positive aspects of a relationship are given time to grow and mature.

Ankro is majoring in Studio Art with an interest in animation. For her capstone project, she created "Balloons," an animated short story of a robot's distracted journey home after retrieving a bundle of balloons. Originally conceived as a traditional, hand-drawn, animated short, "Balloons" was converted to computer-generated animation through the use of state-of-the-art software.

Strayer is a Graphic Media major and a photographer. Her area of concentration combined graphic design with mass communications. Her capstone project was a carefully developed, web-based portfolio constructed by hand, which incorporates her knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and Adobe Dreamweaver software. Her intention is to make her portfolio accessible to potential clients with the hope that her style, intuition and training will fit their needs.

The steps and trees leading up to the High Line station will sparkle with lights and daisies, the official flower of Wilson College, covering the tables inside in as the train station make its own debut under new board management.

In addition to the exhibition at High Line, selections from the students' bodies of work will be shown in the Bogigian Gallery at Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, from April 28 to May 15. A reception for the artists will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the gallery.