On Exhibit: 'Art + Work' at Neiman Gallery

April 16, 2018
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Left Push In by Laura Mosquera, 2017. Acrylic, gouache, flashe and printed paper on canvas.

Artistic talent isn’t confined to the professorial and student ranks at the School of the Arts.  Fourteen administrators who work at the school are having their work displayed in a staff exhibition at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery in Dodge Hall.

“I wanted to organize an exhibition that would show other staff what their coworkers were doing after hours,” said Marie Tennyson, who manages the gallery. The works in the show include photographs, prints, collages and art made from found objects.

“We have a fantastic community of creative people working in all roles and aspects of the School of the Arts,” said its dean, Carol Becker. The exhibit is just one example of the creative exchange that the School of the Arts values.

“Being a practitioner in the arts allows you to better serve creative students,” said Alex Tapnio, who has an intaglio print exhibited. In his day job, he is associate director for program administration at the Arts Initiative, which aims to make arts and culture a meaningful part of every Columbian’s experience.

Sara Mason, who is director of academic administration for the film program, likes to give found materials “a second life.” They are a source of inspiration that highlights the well-rounded nature of the show’s artists. “Art balances my administrative work,” she said. Art + Work is on display through April 20. Learn More.