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Jay Ames
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Frank Bramble
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Ann Dubois
Daniel Dubois
Laura Eden
Martha Erlebacher
Moira Fain
Cathryn Falwell
Siri Feeney
James Grashow
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Alan Hacklin
Thomas Hébert
Corrine Hobbs
Rick Hock
Thomas Hurlbut
Susan Jeffers
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John Kelly
Kenneth Kerslake
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Addie Laughlin
Bruce Laughlin
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Betsy Lewin
Ted Lewin
Taina Litwak
Gordon MacDonald
Robert Manning
Michael Maslin
Thomas McVety
Jaqui Morgan
Barbara Mosley
Mary Narbutavicious
Barbara Nessim
Dunja Pelto
Shaun Rock
Joseph Ruffo
Greg Ryan
Sal Scalora
Dale Schleppi
Ronald Schwerin
Donald Sebastian
Jos. A. Smith
Cindy Szekeres
Mara Superior
Roy Superior
Dianne Tuttle
Diane Ursin
Sonja Weber
Alvin M. Wilkerson
Patricia Williams
William T. Williams
Andrea Wisnewski
Nancy Wynn
Diane Bowie Zaitlin

Roger Crossgrove, photograph by Tom Hurlbut
With this exhibit, we wish to acknowledge Professor of Art Emeritus Roger L. Crossgrove’s impact as a teacher and mentor on the careers of a generation of artists. From March 24 through May 25, all exhibition spaces in the Homer Babbidge Library and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center will display the work of more than sixty artists who once were Roger’s students, either during his fifteen years at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn or at the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts, where he taught for twenty years. The exhibit is also an opportunity to recognize Roger for his significant contributions to the University of Connecticut Libraries. Since his retirement from the University in 1988, Roger has established a strong bond with the Libraries through his support for the Northeast Children’s Literature Collections in the Dodd Research Center, as a valued member of the University Libraries’ Exhibits Committee, and as a key participant in the planning for the annual Connecticut Children’s Book Fair. Beyond the Libraries and the University, Roger has been intimately involved in the cultural and artistic life of Hartford and Eastern Connecticut. There is scarcely an arts organization in the region that has not been enriched by his knowledge, his enthusiasm, his generous spirit, and of course, by his own creative work.

An Appreciation by Jos. A. Smith

A Legacy

A Poem by Marilyn Nelson

Roger L. Crossgrove:
Photographs & Monotypes from the Past Ten Years

Since his retirement in 1988, Roger has explored freely and produced a large body of work. Selected pieces from this period will be displayed in The William Benton Museum of Art from March 28 through May 31.

Brinley R. Franklin
Director, The University Libraries
David G. Woods
Dean, The School of Fine Arts
invite you to a
Special Opening Celebration

Sunday, April 14, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

2:00-3:00 Roger Will Greet Guests in the Homer Babbidge Library
3:30-4:30 Remarks in the Konover Auditorium,Dodd Research Center
                     Thomas Wilsted, Director, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
                     Norman D. Stevens, University Librarian Emeritus
                     David G. Woods, Dean of the School of Fine Arts
                     William E. Parker, Professor of Art Emeritus
                     Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Artist
                     Tomie dePaola, Artist
                     Billie Levy, Children's Book Collector
                     Sal Scalora, Director, William Benton Museum of Art
Dessert to Follow