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The MKA Office of Alumni Engagement is excited to unveil the renovated Alumni in the Arts Alcove at the Upper School! One day, several years ago, Upper School Fine and Performing Arts teachers Nicole Hoppe and the late Tony Cuneo were discussing how many successful artists have graduated from MKA. Tony had the great idea to renovate the alcove in the Arts Wing to showcase all of our extraordinary alumni in the Arts. The Alcove highlights the amazing creative work being done all over the world by MKA alumni.

This exciting initiative celebrates: Elizabeth Glaeser-Jones ’53, Michael J. Pollard ’57, Michael Yamashita ’67, Frank LaRocca ’69, Grant “Whip” Hubley ’75, Barry Centanni ’77, Rohina Gandhi-Hoffman ’86, George Hrab Jr. ’89, Doreen Oliver ’92, Damien Vena ’93, Jeremy Selenfriend ’96, Ruben Atlas ’97, Kristen Connolly ’98, Dan Blake ’99, Lauren Hooper-Rogers ’00, Kerry Bishe ’02, Danny Monico ’03, Will Connolly ’03, Brandon Uranowitz ’04, Jake Weary ’08, Michelle Uranowitz ’08, Melissa Schlobohm ’08, Nadia Brown ’12, Isaiah Thompson ’15 , and Casey Garvin.

Michael Yamashita generously donated his piece Window On My World taken in Songtsam Lodge in Tacheng, Yunnan, China to be the centerpiece of the installation. Be sure to stop by the Alcove in the Dr. Peter R. Greer Arts Wing on our Upper School Campus.

If you, or an MKA alumni that you know of, should be displayed in the Alumni Arts Alcove, please reach out to alumni@mka.org. Criteria for nomination into the Alumni in the Arts Alcove includes:

  • Artist must have received foundational training during their time at MKA.  
  • Artist must have worked among the highest levels in their field for a minimum of three years. 
  • Artist must make their primary living from their craft.