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News Image Viviano ’95 takes a new look at cities in glass exhibition 5/25/16

The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norwalk, VA is taking a new look at the timely topic of water and sea-level rise via an unexpected approach to these issues with “Norwood Viviano - Cities: Departure and Deviation.” Norwood is a member of the AU Class of 1995 and an associate professor of art and design and the sculpture program coordinator at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

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News Image Goldenberg ’74’s paintings and porcelain at San Ramon festival 5/25/16

Ceramic artist Eileen Goldenberg, AU Class of 1974, will have paintings and porcelain at the San Ramon (CA) Art and Wind Festival, Sunday and Monday, May 29-30, in Booth 221.

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News Image Gholson ’97, Henneke ’95 announce: the ‘Cousins in Clay’ are coming! 5/18/16

Bulldog Pottery owners Bruce Gholson, AU Class of 1997, and Samantha Henneke, ’95, write:

“So what happens when you mix Julia Galloway ’88, Dug Stanat, Tara Wilson with Bruce Gholson, Samantha Henneke , and Michael Kline? - You get a diverse group of outstanding artists all creating with clay. We invite you to be curious and dig into a smorgasbord of clay creations” Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3306 U.S. Highway 220 Alt., 5 miles south of Seagrove, NC.

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News Image Matteson ’60's memoir explores his long journey as a bisexual husband 5/18/16

“I Took Both Roads: My Journey as a Bisexual Husband,” by David R. Matteson, AU Class of 1960, is described on the Amazon website – where the book is available – as “both eye-opening and inspiring. It is a timely, sensitive exploration of a topic through a loving and accepting lens.”

 

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News Image 'Dr. K' '91 urges 2016 graduates to: 'Do what you love. Do it a lot. Do it well.' 5/14/16

“Do what you love. Do it a lot. Do it well.”

Those were the guiding principles Dr. Susan Kelleher – “Dr. K” to those who watch her National Geographic television show “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER” – gave to the Alfred University (AU) Class of 2016 Saturday (May 14) morning in the McLane Center on campus.

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News Image Ceramic artist Peshek ’95 curates teapot-themed show at Tujunga, CA art center featuring work by Palacio ’94 5/12/16

Ceramic artist and instructor Brian Peshek, AU Class of 1995, is the curator of McGroarty Arts Center’s 13th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition, in Tujunga, CA, opens Saturday, June 4, with a reception from 7-9 p.m. featuring live music and refreshments.

The teapot-themed group show, highlighting the work of 24 professional ceramicists as well as pieces created by students of McGroarty Arts Center, runs through Saturday, June 25. One of those professional artists is Vince Palacio, AU Class of 1994, professor of ceramics at California State University-Long Beach.

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News Image Bank manager Rollins ’06 accepts ‘Business of Month’ designation 5/12/16

Matt Rollins, AU Class of 2006, accepted the May 2016 “Business of the Month” designation from the Penfield (NY) Business Association for his employer, Five Star Bank. Matt is business banking relationship manager at Five Star as well as an association board member.

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News Image Berlowitz ’59 presents ‘Sealights’ in latest Merchant Marine memoir 5/11/16

Class of 1959 alumnus Cy Berlowitz’s latest book, “Sealights,” has just been published. It’s a memoir of the three years, 1967-70, he spent in the U.S. Merchant Marine and under the Norwegian, Israeli, and Sierra Leonean flags.

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News Image McCartney ’93, ’97 provides young ‘Treasure Hunters’ with good reads 5/11/16

Sean McCartney, AU Classes of ’93 and ’97, writes that he has a book series for young people in the middle grades entitled “The Treasure Hunters Club.” The third volume in the series, “The Search for Excalibur,” was released last summer.

“With testing ending in a few weeks these books are a great way for kids and teachers to wrap up the year,” said Sean. 

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News Image Rochester-area alumni: You’re invited 5/11/16

Join us in welcoming Dr. Mark Zupan, chosen as the 14th president of Alfred University for his proven track record in scholarship, academic leadership, strategic planning, promoting curricular innovation, fundraising, and forging partnerships within his community.

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