2016 Annual Alumni Show “Constellation”

January 29, 2016

Montserrat College of Art welcomed all former graduates to participate in the third Annual Alumni Exhibition. This year’s exhibition was a “constellation” or assemblage of work created by Montserrat alumni.

Curated by Printmaking Professor Stacy Thomas-Vickory ’91, “Constellations” is a large multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring more than 30 works created by Montserrat Alumni.

Exhibit: January 11 – 29, 2016
Reception: Saturday, January 23, 4 – 7 p.m.
301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Gallery Hours: M-F, 11:30am–2:30pm, Sat, 12–5pm
Participating Montserrat Alumni: Christine Bobek ‘74, Carly Brasier ‘15, Elizabeth Breder ‘15, Peter Brefini ‘07, Kathryn Brown ‘12, Devon Clapp ‘06, Alexandra Comfort ‘13, Dan DeRosato ‘14, Sarah Dineen ‘97, Richard Dolan ‘09, Corinne D’Orsi ‘15, Kevin Duffy ‘77, David Ferreira ‘98, Yetti Frenkel ‘82, Omer Gagnon ‘81, Albert Gray ‘08, Leonard Greco ‘03, Nathan Hayward ‘06,Rachel Hegburg Petruccillo ‘00, Deanne Jacome ‘15, Nicole Kircher ‘01, Mark Lies ‘03, Kevin Lucey ‘15, Tom Maio ‘13, Brett Mason ‘12, Sarah LL Milton ‘03, Kalimah Muhammad ‘11, Kevin Quinn ‘11, Suzanne Papin ‘00, Richard Pawlak ‘81, Alyssa Petit ‘15, Janet Souza ‘01, Christopher Stepler ‘09, Karen Tusinski ‘98, Stephanie Visciglia ‘15, Cory Wasnewsky ‘14, David Watson ‘07, Allison White ‘08, Amanda Woronecki ‘12, and Timothy Zerci ‘09.
Thomas-Vickory had the idea of using the concept of a constellation to symbolize the connections that the alumni have with one another. She described this as follows: “The Constellation is an emblem of the connections that we make between individuals even though we may be spread across a huge distance of place and time. The uniting thread is that they were all here at Montserrat, with a shared experience and that we’ve taken that experience with us into the broader world.” The Constellation theme also references the role that social media plays in our lives, be it strengthening connections or forging new ones, but also is a reminder that we not forget the defining moments that helped spark those connections.

Photos by Mel Powsner ’17