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.
Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Reception: Friday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m.
A compilation of art and design created by Endicott alumni is an annual summer program of the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Art. Each year we take a different approach as to what themes, disciplines, or years we display, in order to provide variabilities and mixtures to the reoccurring series of exhibits.
This year’s juried exhibition features alumni from graphic design, art therapy, interior design, and studio art who graduated in May, 2019. One exception is our invited alumna Kayleigh Rusgrove who graduated May, 2014.
The works in this exhibit are pulled from the Visual Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition, 2019. Each recent graduate’s work was chosen by their Thesis II faculty, Chair, and Dean. We hope you take the time to discover the pieces and find out who these emerging artists are by reading their text panels. Their Thesis Books are also included for you to view their research and processes throughout their two semester thesis courses. We are extremely proud of our students and we know you will find this exhibition impressive.
Many individuals work diligently to present an exhibit of this caliber. First, I honor the alumni, and our former student, of whom I admire their appetite for creative success. The arts faculty are to be commended for their inspiring instruction. Kathleen Moore, and Elizabeth Bollenberg, 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.
Mark Towner, M.F.A.
Dean of Visual and Performing Arts
Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts Endicott College
Summer Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 - Noon
Galleries are closed July 3 - 5, 2019.
No weekend or evening hours.