Joanna Gilman Hyde A'83

Joanna Gilman Hyde A'83 has artwork on display in a show called The Dress Paintings on display at Th'YARC in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia through April 30, 2024. There will be a closing reception for The Dress Paintings on Tuesday, April 30th from 3pm - 5pm.

76 Parade Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Paul Villinski A'84

Paul Villinski A'84 has an exhibition, "Paul Villinski - Flight Patterns," on view at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan through August 18. The art of Paul Villinski explores the dynamic aerial realm and various notions of “flight”—literal and metaphorical. A licensed pilot, Villinski gives form to assorted airborne bodies, including butterflies, birds, airplanes and aspiring humans. To create his sculptural work, Villinski enlists a range of found materials: aluminum cans become flocks of patterned butterflies; used knives transform into feathered wings; old vinyl LPs morph into songbirds. These discarded objects are reborn in works that honor their past lives while compounding their identity to address serious subjects such as addiction and environmentalism. A highlight of the exhibition is a scaled-down World War II B25 bomber airplane suspended from the ceiling.

Sydney Vernon A'21

Sydney Vernon A'21 has an exhibition, "Interior Lives," on view at Phillips@THEARC in Washington, DC through June 6. Featuring new and recent works that combine elements of painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking, this exhibition invites viewers into Sydney Vernon’s world. Since 2018, Vernon has been superimposing and altering personal family photographs with both real and imagined histories from Black American culture to explore the Black femme experience. After a period of researching and sketching, Vernon projects the images onto paper to create an underdrawing, silkscreens selected areas of patterns, then uses pastels and charcoal to render faces and other details. By reinterpreting the poses and postures of her family members in vintage photographs in her own style, Vernon blends memory and history in new forms.

Free / In-Person

Arthur Singer A'39


Arthur B. Singer to Posthumously Receive High Honor for his Role in Secret Ghost Army

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The long-awaited ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army, the secret WWII units that used creative deception to fool the enemy, will take place at the Capitol on March 21. Among those posthumously recognized will be Arthur B. Singer of New York State, who served in the Ghost Army as a member of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, 603rd Camouflage Engineers.

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