Situated in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, the Spencer Presentation Gallery serves as a teaching gallery and art history classroom, providing opportunities for the professors and students to discuss the works while in class.
Art by both high profile and emerging artists are presented in the Spencer Gallery; artists and themes directly relate to the curricula of the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The mission of this gallery is to provide our students a unique experiential learning environment to stimulate critical thinking and creative inspiration. While studying art history, they are surrounded by works of contemporary art. The gallery was donated by W. Thomas and Suzanne M. Spencer.
Alumni Exhibition 2018
A Juried Selection
May 28 - September 25, 2018
Summer Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.
Galleries closed on July 3, and 4. September 3.
Please note there are no weekend hours.
Sasdie Dayton - John Emery - Caitlin Flynn - Matt Modoono - Elyse Parkhurst - Danielle Pelletier - Brittany Ridge - Elyse Weeks
A compilation of art and design created by Endicott alumni is an annual summer program of the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts. In order to provide variabilities and mixtures to the reoccurring series of exhibits, each year we take a different approach as to what themes, disciplines, or years we display.
This year’s juried exhibition features alumni from photography, graphic design, art therapy, interior design, and studio art who graduated no earlier than 1998 and no later than 2013. The intention is to garner a snapshot of what the art school alumni are doing professionally during their early- to mid-career. Upon graduation, we encourage our alumni to seek a position working for a successful and experienced company; to “learn the ropes” at someone else’s expense. It pleasantly surprises me to learn how many of our early- to mid-career alumni are now operating their own firms.
I constantly hear directly from employers and internship site supervisors how our students are prepared, skilled, and personable. “Professional” is their most frequently used adjective. Having worked with most of the eight alumni in the exhibit, I can attest to these qualities. I am proud of their achievements and the productive and creative adults they became.
Many individuals work diligently to present an exhibit of this caliber. First, I honor the alumni, our former students, of whom I admire their appetite for creative success. The arts faculty are to be commended for their inspiring instruction. Kathleen Moore, Elizabeth Bollenberg, and Katherine Giordano did a great job of assembling, designing and installing the exhibit. Finally, for her steadfast support the arts I thank Endicott College Vice President Dr. Laura Rossi-Le.
This exhibit is presented in memory of Dr. Richard E. Wylie, who served as President of Endicott College from 1987 to 2018, who passed away on May 12, 2018.
Mark Towner, M.F.A.
Dean of Visual and Performing Arts
Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo Endowed Chair
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
Kathleen J. Moore
Coordinator of Visual Arts, Gallery Director