Chicago-based artist and photographer Mariah Karson captures the essence of real people in an art exhibition “Modern David” opening March 26, in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery inside the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Building F, at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills.

An opening reception for Karson will be held Sunday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition, which runs through April 25, is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores possible common threads, aesthetically or otherwise, besides the participants’ name.

Her exhibition “American Legion,” which will simultaneously be exhibited in the Fine and Performing Arts Center atrium, documents the lives of Legion members and the impact veterans and posts have on communities, combining her love of small town America and her unique sense of patriotism to increase public awareness, recognizing member service and celebrating the veteran community.

Karson, a recipient of a 2016 Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Individual Artist Grant, was shortlisted for the 2015 Lucie Foundation’s “A Photo Made” scholarship, a finalist for Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2016, and named one of the photographers for Best of American Society of Media Photographers 2015.

The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery provides an opportunity to view locally and nationally recognized arts. Exhibits in the gallery are free to the public and available for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as during most performances in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

For more information, visit FPAC online or call Rachel McDermott, Art Gallery coordinator, at (708) 608-4231.