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News Image Lexington (NC) Glassworks gathering 8/06/15

Alfred University Alumni Billy Guilford, Ashleigh Hardes, and Geoff Koslow, all members of the Class of 2010, invite you to come to Lexington Glassworks Friday, Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m. to mingle with other AU alumni, parents, and friends and experience the art of glass blowing featuring Angus Powers ’00, associate professor of glass at AU. Witness firsthand the artistic abilities and dedication it takes to create some of the most beautiful glass pieces in the country.


Cody Gittens ’83 continues LINK documentary series 7/30/15

LINK Classics, part of a cable series produced by La-Verne Cody Gittens, AU Class of 1993, features these upcoming programs:

“The Art of Valerie Kirk,” Sunday, Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m.

“Tribute To The Art Of James A. Gittens, Documentary of New Sculpture Workshop, 3,500 Years of African and African American Sculpture,” Sunday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m.


Ph.D. candidate earns national materials science award 7/27/15

Peter Metz, a Ph.D. candidate in Alfred University’s (AU) Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, will receive the 2015 Jerome B. Cohen Award from the International Centre for Diffraction Data. The award, along with a $1,000 check, will be presented at the 64th annual Denver X-ray Conference, Aug. 5 in Westminster, CO.


News Image Washington State historian seeks information on WW II insulators 7/23/15

Historian Gerald Elfendahl is collecting resources for a history of a popular public park on Bainbridge Island, WA. He has written seeking information from alumni, former faculty, or friends who may have knowledge of the park, which was a U.S. Navy Radio Transmitter Station during World War II.

In particular, Elfendahl is seeking information on an insulator made by LAPP Insulators, which carried the weight of an 800-foot steel transmitter tower.


News Image Wagner ’95 ‘plants’ one-of-a-kind ‘Glass Lily Garden’ in Michigan gallery exhibition 7/21/15

“Glass Lily Garden,” a solo exhibition “planted” by April Wagner, AU Class of 1995, is “growing” at the North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, through Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The exhibition features a variety of glass lilies in vibrant colors displayed in both exhibition cases and on the wall.

There will be a closing reception for the exhibit Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m., in the Building 18 Lobby. “Glass Lily Garden” is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The gallery is at 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor. For more information, please visit:


News Image Rhoads ’01 seeking green, plastic bottles for upcoming mega installation in Seattle 7/21/15

Alumnus Wil Wakely, AU Class of 1952, who has maintained contact with glass artist Kait Rhoads, AU Class of 2001, since taking the glass art up in his retirement, sent along news of Kait’s need for plastic green bottles for her upcoming public art piece slated to be installed in the center of Seattle, WA September 2015-January 2016.


News Image Art major earns 'Best of Show' in SUNY-wide exhibition at NYS Museum 7/13/15

Recent Alfred University (AU) graduate Anna Liem earned a Best of Show Award in the Best of SUNY (State University of New York) Student Art Exhibition at the NYS Museum, Albany for her 2014 ceramic piece “Convulsions.”

Liem, of Los Angeles, is one of three statewide winners of a $1,000 scholarship attached to the Best of Show Award.  She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from AU’s the School of Art and Design, College of Ceramics (a statutory unit of SUNY) this past spring. The daughter of Chris and Hee Nam Liem, she is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy.


News Image Caponi ’13 earns award for installation piece in Michigan fine arts competition 7/09/15

Brian Caponi, AU Class of 2013, recently won a $500 award from the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) Michigan Fine Arts Competition for an untitled installation of tiny porcelain confetti made with Mason stains - coloring agents made from mineral compounds. His work is among that of fellow competitors on display at BBAC through Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.


News Image ‘From the Earth’ will 'sprout' July 25 7/02/15

Linda Huey, AU Class of 1993, writes with the details for the eighth annual “From the Earth,” Saturday July 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Alfred and the nearby community.

“From the Earth” celebrates our connection to the land in meaningful, creative, informative, and educational ways, reads the event literature.


News Image Blank ’61 works on view this summer 6/25/15

Bette Blank, AU Class of 1961, has paintings and sculpture in two exhibitions this summer.

Work is on display in “HEADSTRONG” at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, 60 E. 667th St., New York City, through Friday, Aug. 7.  Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit, call 212.861.7338, or email


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