Spencer Presentation Gallery
Re-Emerging: Works by Art Therapy and Studio Art Alumni
Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, September 9
Spencer Presentation Gallery
Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, June 3, 4:00- 5:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Closed July 3, no weekend hours.
Exhibition and Reception are Free and Open to the Public.
Beverly, MA - Endicott College is proud to announce the exhibition Re-Emerging: Works by Art Therapy and Studio Art Alumni. The exhibition is located in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts - Spencer Presentation Gallery from Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, September 9. The Alumni participating in this exhibition were chosen by Carol Pelletier, Chair of the Fine Arts Department.
According to Carol Pelletier, the work in this exhibition is diverse in style, technique and concept. While curating this show, I was so pleased to hear from many of our alumni who graduated with the BFA in studio art and art therapy and how the majority maintains a disciplined studio practice. Even more so, I was pleased to see how many of them are exceptional entrepreneurs. Our alums have maintained or restructured the web¬sites they created in the Portfolio and Professional Practices course while at Endicott. The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) confirmed that the majority of arts graduates who find work in their field utilize an entrepreneurial skill set (approximately 60%) and that the majority of Fine Arts programs do not reflect this entrepreneurial approach. But here at Endicott College, we do. When our students graduate, they have an incredible sense of who they are as artists, building their own sophisticated portfolios as with most BFA programs, but our students also leave with a gallery catalog, well informed artist statements, a few gallery exhibitions, three internship experiences (including a semester-long internship) and a website. In the gallery we have exhibiting artists who have also found employment in the arts as assistant gallery director, school teacher, illustrator, arts activities coordinator, and some who have continued onto graduate schools, like MassArt and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We are proud to showcase the work of these very talented individuals and it was my pleasure to work with all of them on this project: Arturo Camacho, Nicole Cheever, Elizabeth (Liz) Evans, Felicia Frank, Kevin Ivester, Suzanna Newman, Holly Nichols and Lesley Snay.
Endicott College offers a BFA in Fine Arts, Art Therapy, and a BFA in Fine Arts, Studio Art, with concentrations in 2-D Design, 3D Design, Art Education, and Intermedia Design. If you have any questions regarding Re-Emerging: Works by Art Therapy and Studio Art Alumni, or any other programming in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, or If you would like to set up a private tour or gallery talk for your organization, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.