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Opening April 17th in VS Gallery – Eugene Gaier Awards: Then & Now

April 14, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

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Eugene Gaier has a long history of inspiring students at the University at Buffalo, beginning in 1960, when he first became a faculty member here. He is now Professor Emeritus from the Graduate School of Education, Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology. Some of his early research centered on the investigation of individual creativity, and, during all of this time, he has nurtured a life-long love of art, collecting and giving philanthropic support to students and programs he holds dear.

In 1997, Olenka Bodnarsky received the first Gaier Award for Excellence in Printmaking.  Since then, there have been forty recipients for excellence in drawing and printmaking. Recently, the Gaier Award was dedicated solely to Print Media with this year’s recipient being Rosemary Williams, class of 2014.

Please join us on April 17th from 5-7pm for the opening of the exhibition Eugene Gaier Awards: Then & Now in the Visual Studies Lower Gallery.  This exhibition, running from April 17th- May 10th,  provides a glimpse into the past and present as a celebration of accomplishment and an expression of appreciation to Gene.