NRW Alumni Art Show Begins September 23 With Opening Reception – The Times of Wayne County

The 11th Annual Alumni Art Exhibition will be on view September 23 – October 28, 2022 at the North Rose-Wolcott Art Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 23 from 5pm to 7pm.

The NRW Alumni Art Show is back after a two-year break due to the pandemic. The exhibition features work by artists who have graduated from North Rose-Wolcott. Recent work on the exhibition space includes freshly painted walls and a new hanging system for the 2D pieces.

The current artist roster includes 20 alumni with graduation dates from 1956 to 2009. Several participants graduated from high school before the two schools merged to form North Rose-Wolcott High School. John Crouse, born in 1956, has worked with wood for most of his life. One of his submissions is a beautiful turned wooden plate. It’s a 16 inch cherry meat slab.

Robyn Chapin Bridson, born in 1992, submitted one of the many paintings she has recently created. Titled Amongst the Flowers, this acrylic piece features a cute mouse snuggled under a bouquet of white flowers. Robyn joined the middle school staff this fall as a 7th grade teacher.

Kendra Granger Cagle, born 2005, can present a variety of arts and will be exhibiting a graphic artwork. Her work is a board game she designed including the box, the board and all the pieces.

The show will feature more than 60 artworks. The entry list includes: Chris Trine, Katherine Snyder, Kendra Granger Cagle, Mark Baldridge, Howard Skinner, Roman Perez, John Crouse, Cheyenne Boone, Sabrina Green, Duane Shipley, Kelley Shipley Allen, Michelle Griggs Patterson, Kirby Dunton Carespodi, Robyn Chapin Bridson , Dave Denner, Craig Trine, Mark Williams, Shueston Giuffrida, Mackenzie Gelina, Melissa Francisco Martin and Yvonne Gardner Doyle.

All are welcome to the reception on September 23rd at North Rose-Wolcott High School, 11631 Salter-Colvin Road, Wolcott. Light refreshments will be served. Brandon Doyle, born in 2004, will be providing some of his infamous cookies for the refreshment table.

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