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Theory to Practice: Select Works from Endicott Interior Design Alumni

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Beverly, MA – The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College is pleased to present the exhibition, Theory to Practice:  Select Works from Interior Design Alumni, from now – September 19, 2014 in the Spencer Presentation Gallery, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm; Friday, 9 am – 1 pm. A reception and gallery talk will take place on Friday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature two of the Alumni who are participating in this exhibition. 

Theory to Practice is a selection of exceptional contemporary Interior Design projects, created by 30 Endicott College alumni who are representing 17 world-class design firms; and includes samples from educational, healthcare, residential and corporate designs.

Rather than a unique Endicott style or aesthetic, viewers will encounter another major characteristic unifying the design; a work ethic and professionalism that starts in the curriculum and continues through the alumni’s practice. Kevin Renz, Associate Dean of Interior Design at Endicott says of his curatorial intentions, “I was seeking a broad spectrum of options to share with our current students, alumni, and the general public, ranging from high-end residential to very complex commercial interiors. The design and construction of sophisticated interior environments requires a balance between reality and the unreal, wherein lies one of the concepts of this exhibit.” Professor Renz concluded, “The designs on view display their passion for redesigning our built environment.”

Endicott College offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, with alumni from each program participating in this exhibit. Interior Design alumni included in the exhibit are: Anne (Thorton) Alberts ‘06,  Jenifer (Murray) Badershal ‘96,  Elizabeth Biaquiere ‘03,  Michael Cebula ‘89,  Kelsey Clark ‘14,  Tara Churchhill ‘09,  Julie Cummings ‘06,  Angela Dewar ‘10,  Emily Eurieck ‘06,  Kayleigh Fraser ’11 and ‘12,  Jocelyn (Libby) Fleming ‘99,  Kristen Halls ‘13,  Cecilia Hardy ‘08,  Jessica Harrington ‘06,  Brittany Kane ‘12,  Crystal Kittredge ‘94,  Kimberlee Knott ‘10,  Maureen Lyne ‘11,  Daniela Maher ‘07,  Paulina Martinczak ‘10,  Danielle Merrill ‘08,  Shelly Pass ‘10,  Courtney Patrick ‘06,  Kendra Preteroti ‘06,  Lauren Perich ‘12,  Jennifer Rheaume ‘08,  Amanda Shaw ‘11,  Hollie Sutherland ‘12,  Nicole Ward ‘10,  and Samantha Weinstein ‘12.  

Endicott Interior Design Students have secured internships and fulltime employment within leading national and international architectural and interior design firms. Students within the program acquire the skills, body of knowledge, and practical experience necessary to enter the interior design profession. The program maintains strong ties with the design profession through the guidance and oversight the Professional Advisory Board, Faculty, and Staff ensuring our students obtain the skills and technical proficiencies needed to transition from theory into practice. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 96% of ID students who graduated in May 2012 are employed in the field of Interior Design or Architecture, while 4% of the students who graduated in May 2012 are in graduate school.

Firms represented in the exhibit include: Perkins + Will; Holabird & Root; Duffy Design Group; Stefura Associates; Sasaki Associates; Hollis Interiors; Visnick & Caulfield Architects; IA Interior Architects; Phase Zero Design; Currier & Associates; Cebula Design; Symmes Maini & McKee Associates; NELSON Architecture + Design; KGD Architects; Steffian Bradley Architects; Carpenter & MacNeille Architects; and Whitlock Architects.

For more information regarding Theory to Practice: Select Works from Interior Design Alumni or its programming, please contact Kathleen J. Moore at 978-232-2655 or


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