Exhibition on the Act of Wandering

March 1, 2005

An exhibition of recent mixed-media works by artist Martha Saunders will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from March 7-25, 2005.

Saunders’ exhibition, Suspended Sites, was developed as a reflection on the act of wandering. She says, “Long walks trimmed with conversation, thought, memory, and immediate sensory experience all balance with an awareness of the ever-present horizon, a seemingly unobtainable place of mystery and longing.”

A native of Virginia and resident of Charlottesville, Saunders has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Currently she teaches in the department of art at Mary Baldwin University, and in the art department at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville.

Saunders received a BFA in painting and printmaking from The School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and she earned the MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore.

A reception will be held Monday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the college’s academic year.