John, I wish that I could have really listened to your speech more thoroughly. My son wanted to explore the gallery and check out the art work too.
Terri McGaffin and Shannon Seargeant worked over the prior year to contact as many former students as possible, inviting them to participate. We were all asked to submit a piece of artwork that could be placed in a three ring binder and presented to John as a gift.
John, thanks for all that you have done and continue to do for art education. My first trip to a city was the Art Club's weekend in Chicago my freshman year. I still love the smell of art supplies. I plan to continue making art and trying to spread the love to others. I look forward to seeing the work that you put forth during retirement.
I know many of your former students wish that they could have attended your show as well.
May you always have a blank piece of canvas or paper or wood or a couch at your disposal!! :D