Genesee Community College has selected Emily Pfeiffer of Geneseo, NY as the new part-time Roz Steiner Art Gallery manager. Emily is also a Campus Center associate at Genesee’s Dansville Campus Center.
As the new gallery manger, Emily will focus on organizing calls for art submissions and managing the exhibition calendar, communicating with artists to plan professional exhibits, communicating with faculty and staff to schedule student exhibitions, work with students and artists to hang and take down gallery shows, prepare for art receptions, and work with faculty to integrate gallery experiences into coursework. In addition to her gallery responsibilities, Emily will continue to work part time at the Dansville Campus Center where she is an advisor and teaches an Art History class.
Prior to working at Genesee, Emily’s interest in art history developed while in high school where she shadowed at the George Eastman House and became interested in museums. In college, while attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Emily majored in Art History and got an internship at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in the Curatorial Department. Upon graduation she was offered the position of curatorial assistant at MAG. Emily worked for about a year and a half before attending graduate school at the University of Florida. During her time at MAG she worked on a grant for the Rochester Historical Society helping to catalog their American Portrait Collection.
“I am really looking forward to increasing community involvement and awareness of the arts in the GLOW region and to allow our students and staff to see the quality of work being produced in our area,” Emily said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to get students involved in the arts, not only for Fine Arts majors who will have the opportunity to show their work and be involved in the installation of exhibitions, but for students of other majors to be exposed to new experiences.
“I am excited to communicate with faculty and try to incorporate upcoming shows into their course materials and spark some interdisciplinary discussions. The College currently has a wonderful Fine Arts Department and I would like the gallery to build on our already established reputation as an institution focused on artistic and intellectual growth,” Emily noted.
Outside of work, Emily is an avid skier and enjoys knitting and reading. She recently started a book club at the Dansville Campus Center that meets once a month. The group will be reading the Tale for Three Counties book, Mudbound, next. Originally from Honeoye Falls, NY she is the daughter of Diane Pfeiffer and the sister to Ben Pfeiffer and sister-in-law Emily Pfeiffer.
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Editor’s Note: A photo of Emily Pfeiffer can be found at http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Emily_Pfeiffer.jpg