University Gallery presents "Passion Engine"

Exhibit of work from New England School of Art & Design faculty artists includes interactive focus on title topic

The Suffolk University Gallery presents Passion Engine: New England School of Art & Design Faculty, from Sept. 8–Oct. 9. A reception for the artists will be held from 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

The open-ended theme Passion Engine encompasses the breadth of the work produced by full-time faculty of Suffolk University’s New England School of Art & Design. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, and design.

Image of rocket blasting off overlaid with Passion Engine title and artists' names

The relationship of the faculty artists to their respective practices is essential to their ability to nurture and guide students. Their work is tied to their passion, which guides their teaching as well as demonstrates their relationship to each other as colleagues, both on and off campus. In this way they all make an important contribution to Suffolk University as a whole.

Passion Engine artists

Ilona Anderson
Linda Leslie Brown
Mark Brus
Karen Clarke
Rita Daly
Lisa French
Jennifer Fuchel
Audrey Goldstein
Wallace Marosek
Susan Nichter
Steve Novick
Sean Solley
Randal Thurston

Related programming

Gallery Talk: What Do I Need to Get in There? Why Do I Keep Going Back?
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
Art & Design Chair Audrey Goldstein will lead a lively conversation, posing these questions and others with the artists/faculty in the exhibit.

Pizza, Refreshments, and Conversation: What Makes Me Get In Front Of A Class?
12:30 -1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29,
Students will learn why their professors are interested in them as faculty from across campus discuss how their passion for their professional practice influences how they teach and the creative ways the two intersect.


Gary Fireman, Psychology
Randal Thurston, Fine Arts
Rita Daly, Graphic Design
Wyatt Bonikowski, English
Richard Chambers, Theatre

Light Lunch: What Is Your Passion Engine? Let’s Talk!
1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
Part of Fall Artweek Boston

A live-tweeted discussion led by a group of current Suffolk University students will discuss individual “passion engines” of artists, writers, designers, musicians, scholars, scientists, students, i.e., anyone who is engaged in the world.


What Is Your Passion Engine?

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and gallery visitors are invited to answer the question: What is your Passion Engine?

Responses may be shared in the gallery on a magnet board with markers and post-it notes and pens or on the What’s Your Passion Engine? Facebook page

See also:

Passion Engine TED Talk Loop


About the Gallery

Suffolk University Gallery
8 Ashbutyon Place, Boston


8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Closed on University holidays