March 12, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce “RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW” the college’s first exhibition of alumni work at Gallery 51. The show will open on Thursday, March 28, 2019, and will remain on view through April 21, 2019. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 at Gallery 51.

MCLA Gallery 51 is pleased to provide an opportunity for alumni to exhibit their work in an exhibition highlighting their collective creative pursuits since graduation. It is a unique chance for the college to present the work of our own alumni in our own downtown gallery, highlighting the impact of an innovative liberal arts education and MCLA’s alumni contributions to vibrant creative communities in North Adams and beyond.

The featured alumni in the exhibition are:

Adriana Alexatos-Elfast ’12, Cara Finch ’11, Melyssa Fortini ’18, Michael Hagerty ’81, Jennifer Huberdeau ’00, Christina Kelly ’98, Dawn Klein ’00, Alex Meaney ’00, Ben Mancino ’14, Nate Massari ’16, Makayla-Courtney McGeeney ’16, Amy Modesti ’14, Bill Righter ’80, Rakan Safa ’18, Ryan Scutt ’09, Sarah Tefft ’16, Theresa Terry ’71, Stephanie VanBramer ’14, Benjamin Warren ’11, and Isaac Wood ’17.

MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC). Through its various programs and initiatives, BCRC delivers cultural experiences that embrace a wide range of aesthetic and conceptual points of view to support a diverse and vibrant North Adams. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 413-662-5320 or go to

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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