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Spencer Presentation Gallery

The Avant Garde in Recent Alumni Works 2017

Wednesday, May 31 – Tuesday, September 11

Reception:  Friday, June 9, 4:00 – 6:00 during Reunion Weekend 2017

Free and open to the public.

Endicott College is proud to announce the exhibition The Avant Garde in Recent Alumni Works 2017.  The exhibition is located in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts - Spencer Presentation Gallery from Wednesday, May 21 – Tuesday, September 11, 2017.     Each year the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts highlights art by some of the alumni from the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Over the years, we have taken different approaches and themes, to provide variety and interest to the reoccurring series of exhibits. This year’s juried exhibition intended to explore the cutting edge of contemporary art and design, including experimental, radical or unorthodox works created by recent Endicott College graduates. Selections from Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Photography, and Studio Art represent and celebrate the role the arts have in furthering the Avant Garde.

According to Dean, Mark Towner, “new, unusual or experimental are common interpretations of the term, Avant Garde. And although I would not characterize the works in this exhibit as experimental, I do believe they represent cutting edge art and design. These are recent graduates who are entering the workforce or graduate school with excellent credentials and aesthetics, and will transition easily into the next generation of visual movers and shakers.”

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.  All of our Alumni have maintained or restructured the web­sites they created in the Portfolio and Professional Practices course while at Endicott.  Exhibiting Alumni Artists are:  Lindsaey Arthur, Olivia Crane, Taylor Drake, Katrina Eliadis, Smantha Hensel, and Lindsay Silverman.

This exhibit is presented in memory of Joseph David Broudo, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Arts at Endicott College, who died peacefully on May 23, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding The Avant Garde in Recent Alumni Works at Endicott College, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu   our website is:  www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities.   

 

 

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