Big Art Day 2017

Thursday April 13th, 9-1:30
Sharadin Art building, Room 120

Three Kutztown alumni return to campus to discuss their art and careers. Hosted by the Department of Art and Art History with support from the Association of Campus Events.

Schedule, Thursday April 13th
9-9:30 Coffee and Tea, College Blvd. Lobby
9:30- 12:00 Alumni Presentations and Panel Discussion, SH 120
12:15-1:30 Lunch and Awards

Rachel Heberling

BFA Printmaking, 2006
For almost 3 years, Rachel Heberling has worked as the Program Studio Manager for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. In this multi-faceted role, she manages interns, classes, studio usage and maintenance while also developing education programming and promotional materials, and co-planning fundraisers and events. Rachel received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus in 2011. Previously, Rachel worked in Cincinnati, Ohio as an Assistant Client Manager in package design at Haney for Procter & Gamble accounts while also working as a printmaking instructor at Tiger Lily Press.

Brad Kunkle

BFA Painting, 2001
Brad Kunkle’s fine art career debuted with an exhibition in 2010 at Arcadia Contemporary in NYC. The exhibition sold out before the show’s opening night and was followed by a second sold-out exhibition two years later. Since then he has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Miami. His paintings have twice graced the cover of American Art Collector Magazine and have been published extensively online and in print in Hi-Fructose, American Arts Quarterly, Lapham’s Quarterly, Juxtapoz and Fine Arts Connoisseur. Brad Kunkle continues to be represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles, and had a debut West Coast solo exhibition in November of 2016.

John D. Roberts

BFA Drawing, 1995
John D. Roberts is the co-founder of Amazon’s comiXology and a pioneer in digital comics. Prior to launching comiXology, John led Marvel’s first digital comics initiative, “dotComics,” in the early 2000s where he also created the precursors to today’s motion comics. John has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, working with such diverse group of companies as DC Comics, Disney, Pepsi, Pokémon, National Geographic, Touchstone, Nickelodeon and Lionsgate. Currently John works closely with leading and emerging comics creators in unique and innovative ways to continue innovating the digital comic experience.