Alumni gather for the love of art, UB and each other at the 2017 Alumni Art Show

70 pieces of alumni artwork--including watercolors, acrylics, video, photography, digital collage, sculpture, and thread--deck the walls of Schelfhaudt Gallery this April

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Alumni Art Show 2017
Roy Coniglio ’73 creates incredible pieces with thread over pastels

April 6, 2017 marked the opening of the 6th Annual Alumni Art Show. More than 100 people braved the dreary weather to admire the talents of 26 University of Bridgeport alumni artists at the opening reception in the beautiful Schelfhaudt Gallery.

“In this, our sixth year of the event, we continue to enjoy such a wide variety of alumni talent,” said Aimee Marcella, Executive Director of Alumni and Family Engagement. “We’re always delighted to hear how many have received accolades for their art, and are grateful for the opportunity to give them a venue to showcase their work.”

On display were over 70 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums, including watercolors, acrylics, video, photography, digital collage, sculpture, and even thread!

Alumni Art Show 2017
Pamela Stewart ’03 shows off her impressive mixed media collages

Many of the alumni who participate annually in the show–including Al ‘Coyote’ Weiner, whose painting served as the backdrop for this year’s promotional materials–did not graduate as Fine Arts majors. Rather, they have fostered their passion for creativity throughout the years, and have made their careers as a result, or choose to simply pursue art as a hobby. Added Marcella, “Their backgrounds are as varied as the mediums they design in–from a private chef, a chiropractor, and a medical technologist, to musicians, art educators, and novelists.”

Alumni Art Show 2017
Al ‘Coyote’ Weiner ’77 posing with his abstract acrylic paintings

The annual Alumni Art Show is the perfect occasion for our alumni to come together and reconnect, all while showcasing their amazing work to the UB community.

Alumni Art Show 2017
Photographer Dallas Molerin ’60 with Alumni Board President Dennis Brotherton ’86

This year, we were proud to feature artwork from the following alumni artists:

  • Erika Ayala ’15
  • John BonSignore ’71
  • Lee Chmielewski ’65, ’71
  • Joyce Colburn ’78
  • Roy Coniglio ’73
  • Peter Daitch ’85
  • Dr. Kristine DeMarco ’00, ’02
  • Barbara Sorkin Deutsch ’67
  • Jane Gilman Fleischner ’84
  • Brian Flinn ’90, ’95
  • Holly Hawthorn ’74
  • Wayne Hiller ’67
  • Catherine Horan ’88
  • Alice Katz ’79
  • James Kimak ’76
  • Bryan Konefsky ’80
  • Toby Michaels ’78
  • Dallas Molerin ’60
  • Rose Recupero ’82
  • William Senzer ’74
  • Pamela Stewart ’03
  • Cora Stover ’16
  • Lisa Toto ’87
  • Al “Coyote” Weiner ’77
  • Menthe Wells ’63
  • Florence Zolan

“The annual Alumni Art Show has become one of UB’s signature ‘back-to-campus’ events that spotlight our alumni. We look forward to a new crop of spectacular art created by our innovative artists year after year. We are very proud of them all!” Marcella said.

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