retro•spective—An Exhibition Featuring Cal Poly Alumni, Fall 2007
- Exhibit: November 2, 2007 — January 6, 2008
- Opening Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 2007, 4:30pm – 6pm
- More information: Curator, Catherine Trujillo at 805-756-2305 or Press Release
- The exhibit and events are at the Learning Commons, on the 2nd floor of Kennedy Library.
"retro•spective" will showcase works by six Cal Poly alumni demonstrating a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. The event is sponsored by Kennedy Library and is in collaboration with the Cal Poly Alumni Association.
The following alumni will look back on their undergraduate years, exhibiting a body of work that signifies Cal Poly teaching philosophies, influential professors and experiences:
- Heidi Harmon (HIST ’98) is an assemblage artist who creates three-dimensional symbolic and metaphorical structures that mirror her desire to capture the implied history of found objects as art.
- Sumaya Agha (ART ’97) is a documentary still photographer and photojournalist capturing images of people, places, events and culture.
- Katie Newman Winkler (ART ’91) will display drawings and paintings, all influenced by her design skills and her appreciation for typography.
- Donna Kandel (MATH ’01, CRD ’02) illustrates concepts of hyperbolic geometry in an artistic format, allowing for an aesthetic presentation of complex mathematical principles.
- Mandi Metzgar (GrC ’06) will display a children's book she designed and published as her senior project entitled "The Monarch's Call." This book was written by her mother and illustrated by her grandmother.
- Jim Dee (JOUR ’75) focuses on the art of cinema and radio and will display his private "Cinema Zoo" collection of vintage independent film posters and KCPR memorabilia.
The exhibition features work in a variety of media, in keeping with the diverse range of interests taken by Cal Poly’s alumni since their undergraduate days. Cal Poly Art & Design student Paradise Osorio curated the exhibition with graphic design by student Jason Martinez.