Posted on May 27, 2009

“The Beast” by Ian Brennan '09 is part of the 2009 Senior Invitational

The 2009 Senior Invitational is open now through Sunday, June 14 in the Nott Memorial’s Mandeville Gallery.

The show, running for the second year, features work by Union’s most accomplished graduating artists. Interested seniors are required to complete an application process and studio visit before being accepted into the Invitational.

“Our goal is to introduce students to the real-world exhibition process, and to mirror the rigors and requirements which confront professional artists,” said Rachel Seligman, Mandeville Gallery director.

This year, 15 students will display work in a variety of styles, including painting, photography, prints, sculpture, videos and installation art. Participating artists are Michael Bono, Justin Blau, Ian Brennan, Megan Chiriani, Katherine Cissel, Kelly Craparotta, Catherine Davis, Eleanor Hazlett, Alexandra Lindsay, Tobias Leeger, Brandon McArdle, Sarah Mueller, Emmaline Payette, Sarah Scott and Megan Sesil.

“Snake Charmer” by Sarah Scott '09 is part of the 2009 Senior Invitational

A closing reception will be held Saturday, June 13, 2-4 p.m., in the Nott. During this event, a Union College Permanent Collection Purchase Prize will be awarded. Other accolades to be presented include a Judith Gardner Ainlay Prize and two Curator’s Choice prizes.

For more information call 388-6004 or visit