Stonehill Alumni Showcase Mixed Media Work At Cushing-Martin Gallery Exhibit
January 09, 2012
The Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College will present a new exhibit titled "Alumni Highlights 2012" from January 17 to February 10 with an opening reception scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature the work of young, talented alumni John Hanawalt '10, John McGowan '10, Peter Paul Payack '09, and Janna Rayworth '10. Each artist will exhibit work that reflects their multi-media interests.
A communications and design associate at Fenway Community Health in Boston, Hanawalt will exhibit design examples as well as mixed media paintings and a vinyl wall composition influenced by origami and digital pixilation. For more on Hanawalt, visit his website comma-stop.com.
Payack is the writer and illustrator of his own weekly comic strip, "Life on the Left Bank," which appears in the Cambridge Chronicle, Somerville Journal, and on the entertainment website DigBoston.com. He also self-published the graphic novel "Imitasyon" last year, which will be on display along with a selection from his weekly comic strip. For more on Payack, visit his website peterpaulpayack.com.
McGowan is an MFA candidate in Animation at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He will share his short animation "Flustered," which combines dynamic imagery with imaginative storytelling. He created the animation for the VA Boston Healthcare System to encourage employees and patients to get their flu shots. McGowan's work can be viewed on his website.
Rayworth, development coordinator at Peace in Focus, will showcase a selection of her handmade crocheted wire jewelry. Peace in Focus works to build critical life skills and healthy relationships among youth from communities around the world afflicted by violence, inequality, and transition. Through its collaborative photography and leadership training programs, Peace in Focus provides underprivileged youth with innovative tools to transform conflict and advocate for social change in their communities. Rayworth's jewelry work can be viewed on etsy.com.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.