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May 10, 2014

A Parents' Committee Event for Germantown Academy


Dear Friends,

Welcome to Art Alive - a new concept developed this year by the Germantown Academy Parents’ Committee in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Departments. We wanted to try something a bit different and created this new fundraising/friend-raising event entitled, “Art Alive—Celebrating the Arts across Germantown Academy.”

On Saturday, May 10, imagine, if you will, an art opening or open-air market, where you can witness a variety of live art demonstrations (with a silent auction of the pieces made at the end of the evening). The live art demonstrations by our talented faculty, alums and friends will include oil painting, jewelry making, cookie art, sculpting, chocolate making and more! There will be live musical and theatrical performances by students, faculty and alums. There will be wine and beer tasting and pairings with cheese/light fare by alums from the worlds of wine, beer and cheese. Suffice to say, an all-school event with something for everyone to enjoy!

In addition to the event on May 10, we asked a variety of artists (both from within and outside the GA community) to donate artwork that is available for sale in this online catalog. The artists featured have graciously donated their artwork and we thank them for their support of the GA community! The catalog has information about each piece of art donated and the artist. We encourage you to support all these artists and contact them for more information and business.

Please take some time to sit down and peruse the catalog and see all the beautiful pieces available! And most importantly, please mark your calendars for May 5 and 6, from 8am-6pm, as this will be the only time you can purchase these pieces from the online catalog (first come, first purchase-- so get there early!). Once sold, such will be noted on the catalog page. All catalog pieces will be displayed at the Art Alive event on May 10 and taken home by the purchaser. If you are unable to attend the event, please know that we can easily arrange for the artwork to be delivered/shipped to you. In addition to all this fantastic artwork, the catalog also includes the opportunity to prepurchase a CD containing all-school musical performances including an Art Alive theme song produced by the US song-writing students and Charlie Masters, AND an Art Alive apron perfect for that special someone in your world of art, gardening, cooking, etc. At the event on May 10, there will also be an opportunity for guests to purchase special Art Alive projects made by 5th, 8th and 12th grade students. And finally, there will be a silent auction for the awesome opportunity to work alongside GA faculty through the “Art Alive Studio Day” on Saturday, September 27, 2014 a great opportunity to get a group of friends together for a champagne breakfast and art making!

While many other schools are cutting or eliminating art programs, GA continues to support and celebrate the arts. We hope you enjoy this online catalog, find some art for yourself or a loved one, and send in your rsvp to join us on Saturday, May 10 from 7-10pm for a relaxing and fun evening while celebrating the Arts at GA! We thank you for your time and consideration. With warm regards,

The Art Alive Working Committee Heather Durkin, Lori Griswold, Kris Henry, Samantha Jordan, Charlie Masters, Gabrielle Russomagno, Kathy Tanner and Carla Zighelboim


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THE ART ALIVE PRE-EVENT ART SALE PURCHASE DATES: Monday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 6

SALE OPEN: The website to purchase items will be open both days at 8am and will close each day at 6pm. This sale is online only.

FRAMING: Artwork is unframed unless otherwised noted.

PAYMENT: Purchases can only be made with a credit card online.

HOW TO WIN ARTWORK: Items will be available to purchase on a first come, first purchase basis

REMAINING ARTWORK: After 6pm on Tuesday, the pieces not sold during the preevent sale will be on display, the pieces not sold during the pre-event art sale will be on display and available for purchase at Art Alive on Saturday, May 10 by credit card, check or matric (no cash will be collected at Art Alive).

TO PURCHASE ARTWORK PLEASE GO HERE: www.germantownacademy.net/artalivesale


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Penn's Cave

ADAM BELL '95 Estimate USD $750

Description Inkjet print from the Hollow Earth series (15.25” w x 13”h)


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Nest

LAURE BIRON ‘03 Estimate USD $75

Description Monotype print with lino emboss (11”h x 7.5w”)


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Vermont Dreamscape

JULIA BLUMENREICH P’10, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $200

Description Drawing (21.5”w x 17”h)


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Untitled

JESSICA GRISAFI, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $75

Description Ceramic pod (6” h x 4’’w, flat back)


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Dad Against the House, PA KATHRYN HURNI '02 Estimate USD $700

Description Photo print (19.25”h x 15.75”w framed)


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Grand Canyon

STEPHEN KENNEDY P’07, P’10 Estimate USD $750

Description Oil Painting (13.5”w x 9.75”h framed)


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Color Study 4

CLAY KIPPEN '07 Estimate USD $50

Description Ink and colored pencil (7”w x 7”h)


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Autumn Valley Green

SARA KRUPNICK-RITZ P’13, P’15, P’17, P’19, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $1000

Description Mixed media on wood panel (36.5”w x 22.25”h x 2.5”d)


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Untitled

JACKIE LAWLOR '13 Estimate USD $75

Description Etching with mixed media and oil (11.125”w 14.5”h)


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Street Art

KASSANDRA LEFAKINIS '00 Estimate USD $230 Description Photo print (30” w x 20”h)


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Lake Androscoggin

BONNIE LEVINTHAL P’10, P’14 Estimate USD $600 Description Gouache painting (9”w x 6”h)


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Musings and Meanderings

DAVID LOVE P’17, P’20, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $600

Description Watercolor (30”h x 22.25”w)


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Untitled

YVONNE LOVE P’17, P’20 Estimate USD $350

Description Acryilic and thread on paper (20”w x 16”h)


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Glesum

KAREN MARTIN '09 Estimate USD $100

Description Photo print of a parametric design (24”w x 30”h)


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Dog with Ball

LINDA MACGREGOR P’88, P’92, P’93, GP’19, GP’21, GP’23 Estimate USD $500

Description Bronze sculpture—No. 9 out of series of 10 (6”w x 4”h x 5”d)


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Bracelet

FLORRIE NEBIOLO P’10 Estimate USD $225

Description Candelaria turquoise mined in Nevada, pink jade found deep in the markets of Hong Kong, and Swarovski crystal will take you on a magical journey; the bracelet your magic carpet.


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Necklace

FLORRIE NEBIOLO P’10 Estimate USD $375

Description Red lipped Heishi beads from the pristine beaches in Santo Domingo, white turquoise mined in Utah, and coral cabochon sourced from the markets of Hong Kong adorn this necklace imparting healing properties upon the wearer. Namaste.


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Filomena e Rosa

WENDY OSTERWEIL, FORMER GA FACULTY Estimate USD $100 Description Woodcut print (8.5”h x 6.5”w)


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Three Trees

LYNN PETERFREUND, FRIEND OF GA Estimate USD $200 Description Monoprint (11”w x 13” h)


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Tree of Red

AINA ROMAN, P’12, P’16 Estimate USD $200

Description Archival pigment print (10.75w” x 8.75”h)


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Harvest Moon

GABRIELLE RUSSOMAGNO 1760, P’15, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $158

Description A 1” 14K gold filled disk is hammered into a delicate upward sloping dome with a forged band. Ring Size 7.


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Double Snake Bangle

GABRIELLE RUSSOMAGNO 1760, P’15, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $168

Description Bangle in rose gold filled, band width is 1/16”w and 2.25” diameter


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The Wissahickon. Spring. Just.

GABRIELLE RUSSOMAGNO 1760, P’15, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $100

Description Archival giclee digital print (19”w x 13”h)


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Ardvi Sura Anahita

ALIA TAHVILDARAN, GA FACULTY Estimate USD $40

Description Linoleum block print (10.25”h x 8.25”w)


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Afterlight

KATHRYN TURNER, FRIEND OF GA Estimate USD $1400 Description Oil painting (11”h x 11”w)


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Untitled

MEREDITH TURNER '91 Estimate USD $300

Description Acryllic landscape (31.5” w x 13.5”h framed)


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Untitled

JAMES WHITING P’09 Estimate USD $300

Description Comic book cover (19”h x 12”w)


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Untitled

KATRINNA WHITING ’09 Estimate USD $50

Description Print (15”h x 11”w)


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Honduras; Copán III JD WHITMAN ‘09 Estimate USD $175

Description Graphic drawing of Mayan tomb in Copán (34”h x 22.5”w)


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Superhighway Bar Necklace ANDREA ZEUNER ‘07 Estimate USD $85

Description Necklace made from asphalt and 14K gold plate/fill.


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ART ALIVE APRON Heavy duty, short red apron with the Art Alive logo awaits artists and chefs alike. Limited amount for purchase. Can be picked up at Art Alive or in the Korman Family Pavilion the week of May 12. Price: $15

ART ALIVE CD A compilation of musical performances from Lower, Middle and Upper School during the 2013-14 school year awaits the buyers of the GA Art Alive CD. This CD also features GA’s Upper School song writing class, who wrote and scored the theme song for the Art Alive event. Limited amount for purchase. Can be picked up at Art Alive or in the Korman Family Pavilion the week of May 12. Price: $15


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May 10, 2014 ADAM BELL '95

Adam Bell is a photographer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and his work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is the co-editor and co-author, with Charles H. Traub and Steve Heller, of The Education of a Photographer (Allworth Press, 2006). His writing and reviews have appeared in afterimage, Ahorn Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, foam, Lay Flat, photoeye and Paper-Journal. He is currently on staff and faculty at the School of Visual Arts' MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department.

LAURE BIRON ‘03

Laure E. Biron is a licensed social worker and artist working in Bucks County and Philadelphia. While teaching art and developing and managing art based programming for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for four years, Laure became inspired by the transformative possibilities of art and art-making and transmuted that inspiration and energy into a career in private practice outpatient psychotherapy. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Masters of Social Service and Masters of Legal and Social Policy from the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

JULIA BLUMENREICH P’10, GA FACULTY

For the last 17 years, Julia Blumenreich has taught 4th grade in the Lower School. Outside of GA, she continues to write and publish poetry, including the books, Meeting Tessie and Artificial Memory. As an undergraduate student, she studied visual art,

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

concentrating on printmaking and painting. While living in New York City after college, she showed her paintings and drawings in a number of galleries.

JESSICA GRISAFI, GA FACULTY

Jessica Grisafi is the Lower School Art Coordinator at Germantown Academy where she teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grade visual arts. As a graduate of Temple University’s, Tyler School of Art she acquired her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Ceramics, along with her PA Certification in Art Education.

Jessica directs the summer Art Quest program, is the co-director of Art Across the Academy and currently holds the Barness Chair for the Visual and Performing Arts at GA.

KATHRYN HURNI '02

Kathryn Allen Hurni graduated from Germantown Academy in 2002. She then attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a BFA in Photography and Imaging . She is currently living and working in New York City where she regularly photographs for a variety of publications and has had works shown nationwide.

STEPHEN KENNEDY P’07, P’10

Steve Kennedy is an oil painter, born and raised in Upstate New York. His early passion was for the theater but turned to painting when he took a course with Danni Dawson in Alexandria, Virginia. He became her apprentice, and she soon sent him to her teacher, Nelson Shanks, with whom he apprenticed for four years. Kennedy’s subjects range from com-

missioned portraits and figures to still life and landscape. In his painting he strives to capture the effects of light on subjects or scenes with vibrant color and a combination of both subtle and bold brush work.

The Upper House of Parliament in Bermuda, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia are just a few of the numerous institutions that house his paintings. Kennedy has taught at Artworks, the Visual Art School of Princeton and Trenton, formerly the Princeton Art Association, for over twenty years. He teaches privately, as well as offering numerous workshops throughout the Delaware Valley.

Kennedy has been the recipient of various awards including The Woodmere Endowment Fund Memorial Prize. Steve lives and works in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife and his two sons.

CLAY KIPPEN '07

Clay Kippen (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1988) received his BA from the University of Pittsburgh where he concentrated on Architectural Studies and Printmaking. After his graduation in 2011, Clay worked as an intern for Fisher ARCHitecture in Pittsburgh, PA. It was there that he learned how to create 3-D computer models and digital renderings. This architectural work has informed Clay’s current practice as a digital artist, photographer and product designer. He is pursuing his MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and will be graduating this May. His thesis project, titled, Lucid: Technology and the Scales of Seeing explores the relationships between visual tech-


May 10, 2014 nologies (such as the camera and social media), society and philosophy.

SARA KRUPNICK-RITZ P’13, P’15, P’17, P’19, GA FACULTY

Sara Ritz is the Upper School Sculpture Teacher at Germantown academy. She co-founded and co-directs Art Across the Academy at GA. Sara's work is lyrical in nature and celebrates the tactile qualities of mood, form and materials. Her work has been featured in Philadelphia Home Magazine, an installation of Sara's work can be seen locally at Twisters Wellness in Ambler PA, and she has exhibited at several regional galleries.

JACKIE LAWLOR '13

Currently I am a freshman in the BFA program for studio art at Pennsylvania State University. Interested primarily in painting and drawing, printmaking became very special to me over my senior year and the experimentation and surprise that accompanies printmaking.

I began to become interested in art seriously at the end of my sophomore year with the uniquely inspiring guidance of my teacher David Love. Teaching me to embrace the elements of my personality that typically presented me with a daily challengesuch as impatience and impulse, Mr. Love encouraged me to channel those and marry them with ambition to make substantial, and lively work. Thanks to his encouragement I stuck with it and found that art excited me more than anything else. The piece displayed began as a blind contour self portrait, which was subsequently etched onto a plexi-glass plate. However, after several editions,

this face became a haunting alter-ego with which I continued to experiment. I hope to continue to push myself in undergrad and create thought provoking work, and hopefully find my way to a graduate program.

KASSANDRA LEFAKINIS '00

Kassandra Lefakinis, a GA 2000 alumna, graduated from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts in NYC in 2004 with a focus on Arts in Context, furthering and merging her love of culture, media and art. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy, Granada, Spain at the University of Granada and in Paros, Greece at The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, she continued practicing photography, eventually using it as the major component in her college thesis on the exportation of graffiti to Europe and the consequences of the street art movement, highlighting Spanish ‘grafitero’ El Nino De Las Pinturas from Granada.

professional experience, the common thread linking her art research and her teaching.

Exploration requires confrontations with unmapped territory and the ability to embrace change. This respect for learning from past experience combined with an ability to promote growth and positive opportunities for learning has always been at the heart of her work.

Travel is the main source of inspiration for her professional work. Initially her interest in the landscape genre led her to travel for inspiration in the Far North: the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Her work leads her to continually explore new and varied landscapes In addition, Bonnie has led several programs of study abroad for

students in Italy, Spain, Ireland and most recently in Cuba.

Since moving to Athens, Greece in 2004 where she has roots, she coowns and runs with her sister the Greek branch of her family yacht charter business, Valef Yachts. Parallel to her company’s activities she produces yacht brochures, is involved in the production of commercials, photoshoots, and American reality TV shows hosted in Greece, as well as co-presents a Travel show on Greece. She enjoys travelling, photography, helping to organize local art festivals and supporting marine conservation efforts.

Bonnie Levinthal is an Associate Professor of Art at Penn State Abington College. She has a M.F.A. Printmaking, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA and a B.F.A. Printmaking, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA

Exploration translates into a form of discovery, a search for meaning. This idea is the embodiment of Bonnie’s

David Love ( b. Cleveland, Ohio 1962) received his BFA and MFA degrees from The Columbus College of Art and

BONNIE LEVINTHAL P’10, P’14

Bonnie has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and her work can be found in several Public and Private Collections.

DAVID LOVE P’17, P’20, GA FACULTY


May 10, 2014 Design and Pennsylvania State University, concentrating on printmaking and drawing. He taught for many years within The University of the Arts Foundation Program, as well as Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

He is currently an artist/ teacher residing in Chalfont, PA. teaching all aspects of two -dimensional art making at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington. His most recent series, “Musings and Meanderings”, explores a fascination with identity through personal symbolism and an embrace of accidental processes.

Love is a founding member of “Prints Linking Philadelphia” a group that promotes printmaking in the Philadelphia region. He recently presented talks at NAEA and PAEA Annual conferences. He is the recipient of numerous grants and Germantown Academy’s Professional Achievement Award in teaching.

YVONNE LOVE P’17, P’20

Born in Union, NJ in 1968, Yvonne Love received her MFA in sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Penn State Abington College. Her sculpture has been most recently exhibited at LG Tripp Gallery in Philadelphia, Brenda Taylor Gallery in New York, and Sidetracks Gallery in New Hope, PA.

KAREN MARTIN '09

Karen Martin is a first year graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. In the spring of 2013, she graduated the University of Maryland with a major in Architec-

ture and a minor in Sustainable Studies, and is continuing her architectural education in graduate school. She currently is an intern at Buell Kratzer Powell, a small architectural firm in center city Philadelphia that specializes in public works. She is expected to receive her Masters in spring of 2016. Her work can be viewed at http://cargocollective.com/karenmartin.

LINDA MACGREGOR P’88, P’92, P’93, GP’19, GP’21, GP’23

Linda MacGregor’s background is in design and after raising her family attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for three years as a sculpture major.

Says Linda, “ I have been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the last 17 years where I have stayed active with the local Art Association which is a grass roots organization providing a wide range of art experiences and classes to the community.

My husband Jack and I remain active supporters of GA as alumni parents and grandparents of three who are currently attending GA.”

FLORRIE NEBIOLO P’10

Color, light, the history of costume, as well as my background as a textile designer and painter all serve as the layers of inspiration for my jewelry. I love combining natural, earthy elements with something shiny and sparkling! I believe this justaposition as well as utilizing elements that promote a feeling of wellbeing are the soul of my jewelry designs.

WENDY OSTERWEIL, FORMER GA FACULTY

Wendy Osterweil is an Associate Professor in the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department at Tyler School of Art/Temple University. She is a printmaker and fiber artist with over 35 years of teaching experience in schools, university, artist residencies, art centers, workshops, and out of school programs.

She taught art at Germantown Academy in both the Lower School and the Middle School for many years. Workshop venues include: Kutztown University, Lakewood, NJ School District, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Long Beach Island Art Foundation, Peters Valley Craft Center, CASEM in Costa Rica, and Osterweil’s Left Hand Print Studio. She exhibits nationally and had a major installation exhibition at the Painted Bride, Philadelphia in 2012. Visit www.wendyosterweil.com

LYNN PETERFREUND, FRIEND OF GA

Lynn’s background is in painting, drawing and printmaking, (Photography and Site-Specific Works). Her education is extensive beginning with a BA (1974) from the University of Michigan, Residential College, Ann Arbor, MI (Fine Art/Psychology) and then an MFA in 1980 from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (Printmaking, Painting, Video). She also attendended the School of Visual Arts, Parsons, New York, NY and the Ontario College of Art, Toronto.

Says Lynn, “I want my prints to communicate a world of movement, complexity, metaphor, intimacy, and beauty to a viewer. Although abstract,


May 10, 2014 I hope a narrative is suggested by the animation of forms, color, and tension in the compositions. I’ve worked in many media and sizes, from small prints to large murals, and try to sense the language of each material, each environment, each expressive world. My work has been shown nationally and internationally and I have been an art instructor for the past 35 years.”

AINA ROMAN, P’12, P’16

Aina was born in Hartford CT. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut, Storrs CT and her masters from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. She has exhibited throughout the northeast and previously worked as an illustrator. Aina is a senior instructor at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell PA where she teaches a variety of art courses.

GABRIELLE RUSSOMAGNO 1760, P’15, GA FACULTY

After receiving her MFA in photography from Yale School of Art, Gabrielle Russomagno began a long career as a portrait photographer before launching the Ilsa Loves Rick brand in 2011. Collected by museums and galleries her art work evolved overtime into collaborations with sculptors and then into immersive projected environments, before finding a home in small metals. The modernist aesthetic that grounds her art work is reflected in jewelry designs that are at once simple, elegant and organic. The pieces are designed to feel quiet when worn individually and more bold when layered. Ilsa Loves Rick jewelry is made by hand in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is

committed to the resurgence of artisan traditions, sustainable business practices, and affordable luxury.

ALIA TAHVILDARAN, GA FACULTY

Alia graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with high distinction in 2009 earning a BA in English and Integrative Arts as well as a minor in Anthropology. As a Schreyer Honors Scholar, Alia combined her complementary literary and visual experience into a unique honors thesis project, A Creative Investigation into Family History, which encompassed written memoir and an installation sculpture series that she photographed and edited into a handmade artist’s book.

After graduating, Alia worked in Philadelphia student art programs throughout the city before beginning her MEd with a concentration in Art Education at Arcadia University. Alia is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in K-12 art education and has been teaching at Germantown Academy since 2010. Working with a variety of age groups, Alia started out teaching 6th and 7th grade art in the middle school and has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade art since 2011. Alia continues to take a variety of studio art classes and attend visual arts workshops to further her skills as an artist and educator. Alia exhibits new works annually in the Faculty Art Exhibit at Germantown Academy and collaborated in a 2012 group exhibition, Reforesting: An Homage to Gil Ott, at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. In order to connect with fellow educators and provide parents

ways to experience art with their children, Alia has started the blog www.saythingswithcolor.com where she shares her daily perspectives on art education.

KATHRYN TURNER, FRIEND OF GA

The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here she was born as the fourth generation to be raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. Here her consciousness of the natural world began. She grew up riding the trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore and gaining an eye for landscape. The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent beauty, set the course for her life.

Turner began studying art in her teens from noted local painters. She then left Wyoming to attend the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Studio Arts. She spent an influential semester in Rome, Italy and then studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. Turner now has a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Having been passionate about painting since childhood, Turner is now nationally recognized with top honors from the American Impressionist Society and the National Academy of Equine Art. Her work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Charlie Russell Museum and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson


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Art Museum. Turner has been recognized as Wyoming Best Watercolor Artist in 2001 by the Wyoming Watercolor Society and was included in SouthwestArt Magazine’s “Annual Profile of Young Artists with Promising Careers.”

Turner believes that growing up in Grand Teton National Park, a place with such dramatic light and dramatic natural composition, gave her an intimate appreciation for art. “I believe the valley of Jackson Hole evokes expression,” says Turner. She now travels all over the world to paint. With watercolors and oil paints, Turner responds with visual contemplations of beauty in hopes of sharing this love of the sublime with others through her work.

MEREDITH TURNER '91

Meredith Rizzo Turner '91 is a graduate of Germantown Academy and Temple University. She taught lower school art at Germantown Academy for eight years and currently teaches painting, drawing, and printmaking at Trinity Episcopal School, an International Baccalaureate high school in Richmond, VA.

"I like to think of drawing as evidence of thought. The artist ingests and references her world and then creates original ideas that have an existence of their own."

JAMES WHITING P’09

Jim Whiting is a New York based illustrator and graphic designer. After attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Jim started the illustrious Horror magazine, Slaughter House.

Soon after teaming up with acclaimed comic writer Steve Niles (30 days of Night) for many comic adventures. After moving upstate, Jim became publications manager for FantaCo comics, launching the careers of many new and upcoming artists and writers. Jim teamed up with Kevin Eastman (Ninja Turtles creator) for the limited series Zombie War:Earth Must be Destroyed. Jim Whiting continues to illustrate and design in upstate NY and is currently working on several comic book series to be released in 2014.

KATRINNA WHITING ’09

Katrinna Whiting (b. NY, NY 1991) received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of art where she majored in Graphic design and concentrated in Environmental design. After her graduation in 2013, Katrinna moved to Los Angeles. She is currently a visual designer for the web agency, Huge Inc. In her spare time she still works on printmaking and drawing.

JD WHITMAN ‘09

JD Whitman is a current graduate student studying at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She graduated from the University of Chicago as an undergraduate in 2013, and from Germantown Academy in 2009. Heavily based in cultural research, her artwork has explored the environmental details and hieroglyphic language systems of ancient cultures through direct anthropological fieldwork and sculptural illustration. As an avid scuba diver and marine conservation advocate, her current work focuses on illuminating the destructive actions of global fishing industries and the disastrous effects they are having on marine life.

ANDREA ZEUNER ‘07

Andrea Zeuner, owner of Yah Yah Jewelry, was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After graduating high school from Germantown Academy, she moved to Brooklyn to study at Pratt Institute where she fostered a true passion for metalsmithing.

Zeuner graduated with honors from Pratt in 2011 receiving a BFA in Jewelry. After college, she began her professional career designing for clients such as Chico's and Robert Lee Morris. Currently she is the Jewelry Production Manager at In God We Trust, a vintage-inspired clothing and jewelry brand. Yah Yah Jewelry is a Brooklyn based company specializing in handmade treasures. Using mostly recycled materials, our company promises to provide clients products of value. Yah Yah strives to create with purpose and to put love and care into each piece. We make the jewelry, you create its story.


ART ALIVE 2014

A Germantown Academy Parents’ Committee Event


Art Alive Catalog Sale