Stevenson Student Photography Exhibition Features Images from Across Eastern Europe

February 12, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University will display photos taken by School of Design students and faculty during a 12-day study abroad trip through several European countries in Spring 2014. The exhibition, “E3: Exploring Eastern Europe,” features photography from an extensive journey through Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. It is on display through May 22 at the St. Paul Companies Pavilion on the University’s Greenspring campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

A public reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, February 26, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and the community is encouraged to attend.

The students, 19 in all, particularly appreciated the trip because it offered several destinations in a single tour. The group was able to take in beautiful sunsets on the Danube River in Budapest as well as the Vlatava River in Prague. They also experienced a most somber moment when the students visited the site of the Auschwitz and Birkenau World War II concentration camps in Poland. A total of 24 photos depicting these shots and more are on display in the exhibition.

“Traveling is the rawest version of learning, not only about a place, but about the people you travel with too,” said Michelle Canvisser, a senior Visual Communication Design major. “There were bonds created that will last the rest of my life, and there is no better way to learn about photography than traveling with some of your most respected professors and learning from them and sharing the same great experience.”

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs. Email or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.