about the show

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Way 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.    

In 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.   

So, 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.   We were given the exclusive use of the Johnson Building for reunion weekend.   The college would supply champagne and hors d’oeuvres for the opening reception on Friday.  We would invite Muirhead and Bumbeck to the opening.  

Then, 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.  

Additionally, we have partnered with the college to host a Zoom call: "Meet the Artists." Here's the link where you will need to register:   https://middlebury.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pce2qpjoqGdyB2lhgJIb5vzu71GlLfTVB   The date is June 8 at 4:00pm.  

We would love for you to join us on the call.