The SmallWorks Gallery

January Exhibit | EMERITI & EMERITA: NMU School of Art and Design

The exhibit will feature work by John Hubbard, Michael Cinelli, Thomas Cappuccio, Diane Kordich and William Leete.

Hubbard taught printmaking, painting, drawing and papermaking at NMU’s School of Art & Design for 45 years. He has had over 25 individual shows in the U.S. and Canada, has been included in over 150 juried shows and has work in 23 permanent collections. Hubbard currently works in oil painting with images of the Upper Peninsula’s landscape and Intaglio printmaking, creating abstract images evoking the landscape.

Cinelli is a graduate of the School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois, Chicago and received his master’s degree from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. He has recently retired from the School of Art & Design at NMU as an Emeritus Professor of Digital Cinema. During his tenure he served as the Associate Dean and Director of the school. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has two permanent collections at the California Institute of Art and Museum of Art in Higashiomi, Japan.

Cappuccio was born in Italy and came to the United States at the age of 12. He has received degrees from Pratt Institute (B.F.A.) and Brooklyn College of CUNY (M.A.). Cappuccio has exhibited at the national and international level in over 200 juried and invitational exhibitions in painting and drawing, illustration and mural painting. He served as Head of the Department of Art & Design from 1975 to 1978 at NMU and helped develop the Illustration Program which he directed from 1979 until his retirement in 2007.

Dr. Kordich attended Highland Park Junior College, Wayne State University (Bachelors and Masters) and Indiana University (Specialist and Doctorate). Concluding a career that spanned over 40 years, she taught Art at Warren Woods Public Schools, Indiana Vocational Technical College and Northern Michigan University. Throughout the state, Dr. Kordich is recognized as a dedicated professional in the field of art education. She volunteers where she is needed on arts board, raising money for scholarships/endowments, art education activities or the DeVos Art Museum at NMU archiving artwork.

Leete attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., M.F.A.) and joined NMU as a professor of Art & Design in 1974. He has received the NMU Excellence in Teaching Award.

The exhibit will run from January 5 to 27, with an opening artist reception on Thursday, January 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.


About the SmallWorks Gallery

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center has transformed the former gift shop space into a new SmallWorks GallerySmall Works is a multi-use educational gallery that encourages creativity and community involvement.

Artist Gallery Application

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email artsculture@ mqtcty.org.

Marquette Arts & Culture Center
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0472
Fax 906.228.0479
arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Art Center Hours:
Mon: 10am-5pm
Tue: 10am-9pm
Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed