about the show
back in the day, 1969 - 71, in the Johnson Building, Art majors were roaming
the halls and the studios were alive with the energetic vibes of the day, led
by Bruce Muirhead and David Bumbeck.
2019 our 50th reunion class organizers were looking for ideas for reunion
activities, events, etc. Craig Morris
and Brent Seabrook, independently and simultaneously, proposed a 50th
Reunion Art Show.
Proposed elements of the show included: The exhibition
hung in the Johnson Memorial Art Building along with a formal Opening
Reception. The exhibition space was
large enough and included excellent lighting to present the work properly. It would be open to all class members, not
just the studio art majors. We have
architects, photographers, painters, printmakers, textile artists, wood
turners, graphic designers and more in our class.
with positive interest from the reunion committee, Craig and Brent formed a
"committee." In January 2020
Craig met with Lyn DeGraff of the Alumni Program and Pieter Broucke of the Art
Department at Johnson to discuss use of the building. The College got fully
on board with the idea.
were given the exclusive use of the Johnson Building for reunion weekend.
college would supply champagne and hors d’oeuvres for the opening reception on
Friday. We would invite Muirhead and
Bumbeck to the opening.
of course, Covid hit. So the reunion has
gone virtual and the show has too. The
web based show, while lacking in the excitement of an in person event with real
art on the walls will greatly expand the number of items available to view, as
well as simplify mounting the exhibition.
we have partnered with the college to host a Zoom call: "Meet the
Artists." Here's the link where you will need to register:
date is June 8 at 4:00pm.
We would love for you to join us on the call.