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College Presents Original Works by Continuing Education Art Faculty

Release Date: 12/18/2013

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Presents Original Works by Continuing Education Art Faculty

Westminster, Md., - On Sunday, Feb. 23 through March 21, Carroll Community College will present a highly diverse exhibit of the art of 14 dedicated art instructors in the Babylon Great Hall. The featured artists have been the bedrock of cultural community outreach in the non-credit area of Carroll Community College. Each artist brings the creative energy of their life’s work to the classroom. They each continue to make art in their own business, studio and classroom settings both locally and regionally. Impressive academic credentials and long histories of exhibition experience make these artists exceptional professionals. Exhibit includes painting, pastel, collage and photography.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 - 4 p.m.

Gallery hours
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Continuing Education Art Faculty

Sarah Abel-DeLuca has an MFA from Brooklyn College and has taught art for 20 years at the high school and college levels.

Christopher Ammann is a newspaper photojournalist for the Baltimore Examiner who shot local news and professional sports.

Al Arnold, skilled teacher and photographer with 27 years’ experience, shoots nature shots throughout the United States and exhibits locally.

Walter P. Calahan, nationally-known freelance photographer for various advertising agencies, corporations and national magazines, brings his unique talent and 23 years of experience to his teaching.

Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D., is an artist, art historian, curator and educator whose specialty is the modern and contemporary period of art history.

Leslie Blauhut Chesley, owner of Bluehat Studios Photography, helps business clients easily get from headshot to marketing collateral. Chesley shares her years of experience running a small business as an instructor and project developer for Carroll Community College.

Ken Ecker, a professional artist living and teaching art in New York City, draws on his passion for teaching art to bring out the creativity and talent of his students, both adult and youth.

Cathy Gilleland is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, teaches and leads workshops on digital imaging, as well as selling her own work and using it to promote wildlife habitat restoration through non-profit organizations.

Kelly Heck, web designer, photographer, and online marketing specialist has over seven years’ experience in web design and development. She has a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Daniel Humphries-Russ, a professional photographer with over 30 years’ experience, has worked for the Pittsburgh Press and was the master printmaker for Allied Photo Industries, producing marketing materials for Fortune 500 companies.

Shirley Lippy, one of our most popular non-credit instructors, draws out the innate artistic ability that everyone has and helps students unleash the right brain in order to be creative.

Jennifer Littleton received her BFA in Art Education and Sculpture Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art and has been teaching for over 20 years. In addition to teaching for various community colleges and Morgan State University, she is the curator and director of Littleton School of Art in Towson (

Jeff Sharp is a National Board Certified Art Teacher who has been teaching in Carroll County Publics Schools for over 19 years. He is a published photographer and cartoonist.

Steve Solomon, professional photographer and owner of S.V. Solomon Photography, brings over 15 years of photography experience to his teaching to help students understand and create strong photographs, using the latest techniques.

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Note to the Media: For best response to your inquiries, please call Sylvia Blair at 410-386-8411 or e-mail

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