RIT Brotherhood Hosts ‘A Fraternity of Artists’

Exhibition features student creations from a variety of artistic mediums

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The brothers of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity may be best known for their philanthropy, but they also boast a plethora of artistic talent that will be showcased at a local gallery.

“A Fraternity of Artists” features the creativity of 23 brothers in RIT’s AEPi chapter in addition to artists from four other national chapters. The exhibition runs Jan. 8-Feb. 19, at 1570 Gallery, Valley Manor Apartments, 1570 East Ave. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; other hours by appointment.

Displayed pieces will include photography, painting, woodworking, sculpture, glass, illustrations, graphic design pieces, metals and multimedia artwork. 1570 Gallery has been part of Rochester’s cultural district and the historic East Avenue neighborhood for more than 15 years.

“AEPi has been very good to me, so I welcomed the opportunity to give something back by creating a forum for our brotherhood of artists,” says Jonathan White, exhibition curator and AEPi fraternity member. “Artists face obstacles that professionals in other fields don’t. As this project progresses, I see ways that ‘A Fraternity of Artists’ can help worthy AEPi artists gain the exposure they need to be successful.”

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.aepirit.com/artshow.

PHOTO CAPTION: This photograph of Times Square, titled Broadway Billboards #1 4/9/09, was taken by exhibit curator and RIT student Jonathan White.