Fraternities share a deep commitment toward development of individual members as well as the entire chapter, and Jonathan White has never forgotten his Greek experience as a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi at Rochester Institute of Technology.
White earned his bachelor’s degree in professional photography at RIT in 1983 but continues to support his alma mater by showcasing the vast creative talents of his brotherhood in gallery exhibitions—the first of which was held at La MaMa La Galleria in Manhattan in 1994.
The seventh annual exhibition of “A Fraternity of Artists” begins with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at 1570 Gallery, located at Valley Manor Apartments, 1570 East Ave. The show runs through Feb. 17.
There are eight artists in the “fraternity” who will be demonstrating an eclectic and diverse array of art media including photography, painting, metal art, sculpture, woodwork, glass, illustration and film.
“We even have a table designed from a motorcycle by a current RIT student, Spencer Jason,” says White, a photographer and digital artist who will be showcasing his own work in the show.
“Artists need a lot of help and fraternities carry the tradition of looking out for one another,” White believes. “For AEPi student artists, this may be their first experience in showcasing their work and it’s exiting for us to think we could play a part in launching their careers.”
White says the next “Fraternity of Artists” exhibition will be held at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in August 2013.
“We are excited about returning to Manhattan, but my dream is to have a not-for-profit organization with a permanent gallery of our own. It would support the talented members of our fraternity and give them the exposure that they deserve.”
For more information about the exhibition, go to www.aepirit.com/artshow or contact Jonathan White at 585-944-1208.
RIT In the News
Brighton-Pittsford Post — Jan. 12, 2012
RIT photography alumnus Jonathan White curates local exhibition