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John Kissick (77-80) has definitely come a long way from his Nature Arts program at HSR. Since 2003 John has been the Director and Professor of Art at the University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music after stints teaching/administering at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Art Faculty in Toronto and the Penn State University, School of Visual Arts.

John Kissick is a smooth public speaker, but he seems a little nervous. This is, after all, a survey of ten years of his work, and he is clearly overwhelmed by the show of support. It is a moment that artists dream of: a public acknowledgement of their contribution to art’s perpetually itinerant dialogue. While actors fantasize about Oscars, artists fantasize about survey retrospectives.”

Read the complete article from the Winter 2010-11 Issue of Canadian Art.

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Tara (Neal) McNally (90) and family have gone to China and she writes, “We are settled in Shanghai now. We are located in Pudong, Shanghai. We arrived on May 16th and will be here for approximately 2 years. Declan will be starting at a bilingual school in August (YCIS – Yew Chung International School of Shanghai).”

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Edna Rosevear, the mother-in-law of Peter Zurawel (67-71) in November of 2009.

Keith Watt’s (66-70) Morning Bay Vineyard ( is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary all this summer on Pender Island, BC. July 3 is the big 5th Anniversary Birthday Bash with barrel and tank tasting, music, Pender Island lamb and other delights. Then Saturday, September 4 is the Fifth Annual Winestock Music Festival. Details on their website.