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The University Magazine

New gallery named in honor of printing industry leader

University Magazine - Spring 2008 Image

Brooks Bower ’74 (print media), right, chats with RIT President Bill Destler during the dedication of the Brooks H. and Marilyn Bower Gallery in RIT’s Alexander Lawson Publishing Center. The gallery honors Bower and his wife for their philanthropic commitment to RIT.

Bower is chairman and CEO of Papercone Corp., an envelope manufacturer in Louisville, Ky. The gallery dedication in November 2007 coincided with a two-day digital printing seminar for the Envelope Manufacturers Association.

A selection of paintings, “Graphic Communications Through the Ages,” donated to RIT in 1974 by Kimberly-Clark Corp., is the first exhibit in the gallery space, located on the second floor of Wallace Library.