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Date: December 15, 2004 (04-110) 

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Art Faculty at Montgomery College's Germantown Campus Exhibit Work
Digital Images and Oil Paintings on Display through Feb. 15

            Art faculty from Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus will hold an exhibit of their own artwork from December 15, 2004 through February 15, 2005.  The exhibit will be located at the College’s Germantown Campus Galleria, located in the High Technology and Science Building, 20200 Observation Drive, in Germantown.  A reception for the artists will take place on December 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This year’s exhibit features new and traditional art mediums, such as digital works and oil paintings, created by Professors Zeki Findikoglu, Richard tum Suden and David Carter.  A native of Turkey, Professor Findikoglu remains interested in the country’s culture and art, using it as inspiration for his paintings and prints.  He creates his works at his Washington, DC studio or at the Printmakers’ Gallery, located at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.  Since becoming a professional artist more than 23 years ago, Findikoglu has exhibited his work in the United States, Turkey, Europe, and Asia.  At Montgomery College, Findikoglu serves as the chair of the art and computer graphics department.    

            Since 1991, David Carter has worked at Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus.  As an artist, he primarily paints with oils, but he also uses acrylics and watercolors.  Carter also creates pencil drawings and computer-generated imagery.  He has completed more than a dozen mural commissions in addition to illustrating on a freelance basis.  A resident of Mt. Airy, Carter has a B.F.A. from James Madison University and a M.F.A from The American University.

            Professor Richard tum Suden has taught and shown his artwork all over the world.  From the Parsons School of Design in New York City to the University of California, tum Suden has educated budding young artists in photography, drawing, and art history.  His art is found in private collections in California, Canada, England and Japan and the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Larry Aldrich Museum. 

The Germantown Campus Galleria is second floor of the High Technology and Science Building, adjacent to the entrance for Globe Hall.  The Galleria is open during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For additional information about the Germantown Campus art faculty exhibit, contact Professor Zeki Findikoglu, chair of art and computer graphics department, at 240-567-7762 or by email at:

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