REUNION II Alumni Invitational

REUNION II Alumni Invitational
September 13 – November 7, 2014

The McDonough Museum opens the fall exhibition schedule with Reunion II Alumni Invitational on Saturday, September 13 with a public reception (sponsored by Martini Brothers) from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs through November 7, 2014.

The Department of Art together with the John J McDonough Museum of Art have invited a selection of the most distinguished alumni, many of whom have achieved national and international recognition, to participate in a group exhibition, the second in a series of alumni invitationals. The entire faculty and emeritus faculty of the Department of Art were asked to submit names of former students whose art and design careers they have followed. From these submissions came the group of 56 artists featured in this exhibition.

REUNION participants: Tony Armeni, Corinne Bishara Bako, Bill Barron, Dan Bitner, Trish Blackman, Al Bright, Denise E. Bright, Sean M. Butler, Justin Carolyne, Boris Chesakov, Jim Cliff, William Danielson, Cory Duma, Ilena Finocchi, Janet Naberezny Fraile, Suzanne Bort Gray, Wayne Gruver, Ed Hallahan, Vallene Hardman, Christina Humble, Joyce Jablonski, Julie Jacobson, Richard Jurus, Brian Kane, Franky Laude, Christopher Leeper, Lauren Lenio, Dominic Lippillo, Zeke Luman, Robyn E. Maas, Ross Mazzupappa, Brian Misavage, Ron Mistovich, Michele Monseau, John Petruzzi, Kirk Poffenberger, Daniel M. Rauschenbach, Amy Rigby, Chris Ross, Tracy Segreti, Kristina Smith, Bruce Stepan, Adam Sullivan, Georgia Tambasis, Justin Terlecki, Lezlie Thorndike, William Tomory, Maple Turner III, Vincent Valerio, Ronald Jason Van Hoose, Vaughn Wascovich, Daniel Wegendt, Janna Wheeler, Clara Wick and William F. Wilson II

Among the varied submissions the exhibition features aninstallation by Vaughn Wascovich on the exterior of the Museum entitled Rodeo Series. Also a limited edition t-shirt designed by Justin Carolyne for the exhibition will be on sale at the McDonough. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share with the community these accomplished artists and designers who continue to cultivate their craft.

The Fall Lecture Series in the McDonough Museum Auditorium will include several alumni. Vaughn Wascovich, an Associate Professor of Photography at Texas A&M University/Commerce, will speak on Wednesday, September 10, 5:30-6:30pm, Bill Tomory, an Account Representative at Knepper Press will speak on Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-6:30pm and Chris Ross, Preparator at the Akron Art Museum, will speak on Wednesday, October 15, 5:30-6:30pm.

All events are free and open to the public.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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REUNION II Press Release