The Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity opens its annual art show, “A Fraternity of Artists,” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the 3174 State St. Gallery in Caledonia, N.Y.
The exhibition will showcase a variety of art media, including photography, illustration, painting, drawing, glass, silver, metal, digital art, sculpture, poetry and ceramics. Twenty-two artists from three different chapters of Alpha Epsilon Pi will participate. Each artist is either a current student or alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology, Boston University or Brooklyn College.
“A Fraternity of Artists” is the vision of RIT alumnus Jonathan White, who is now a professional photographer and digital artist.
“My initial inspiration for creating ‘A Fraternity of Artists’ was to merely showcase the vast creative talents of the brotherhood of my fraternity,” White says. “The exhibition has become a great vehicle to bring other chapters of the fraternity together, a chance to show the public that there is a lot more to a fraternity than they may think. It also has the potential to be a major help for those who are interested in pursuing a career as an artist.”
This will be the fifth and largest showing of “A Fraternity of Artists.” The first two shows were held in New York City. The third exhibition took place at the Studio Art Gallery in Rochester N.Y. And the fourth show was held in Caledonia’s 3174 State St. Gallery.
This year’s show will continue through Sept. 28. It will than make an encore exhibit Oct. 10-12 at the Rho Iota Chapter’s house on the RIT campus.