The Columns

Two Local Alums Reunite for Art

— by on March 22nd, 2013

Even if you are not attending Alumni Weekend on May 2–4, you’ll want to see an exhibit by two members of the Class of 1973, both of whom live in Lexington and will be celebrating their 40th reunion.

“Recent Work by Two Guys Who Came Back and Stayed” comprises paintings by Michael Kopald and photographs by Patrick Hinely. It opened in the Kamen Gallery of the Lenfest Center on March 1 and runs through June 1. It’s a reprise of the show they mounted for their 25th reunion, “Two Guys Who Came Back.”

Hinely has worked at W&L since 1980 as University photographer. In addition to documenting the life of the campus and producing the Annual Fund calendar, he portrays jazz musicians with his lens. He says these current photographs are “souvenirs from far and near.”

Kopald has lived in Lexington since 1975. While a student, he worked with I-Hsiung Ju, artist-in-residence at W&L and professor of art. They remained friends until Ju’s passing a year ago. Kopald’s works are, he says, “no more or less the result of his continuing practice in Chinese Brush painting.”

You can read more about Kamen Gallery’s exhibits here.