Bob Mejer to Unveil New Works for Connie Niemann Center

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Distinguished professor of art, Bob Mejer, will unveil a trilogy of new watercolor paintings to be displayed in the Connie Niemann Center for Music atrium at a special reception on Saturday, May 3 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Mejer will address the audience and officially unveil the pieces at 5:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

The paintings were created to honor the spirit of longtime professor of art and founder of Quincy University’s art department Fr. Tom Brown.  Several of Fr. Tom’s pieces are currently on display throughout the Connie Niemann Center.  In addition, the stained glass work that graces the chapel was designed by Fr. Tom.

“I am pleased to have my work hanging alongside that of my former colleague, mentor and founder of the art department, Fr. Tom,” Mejer said.  “Fr. Tom always believed in the role of art to enhance our personal and religious lives and made every effort to embellish the campus and community with his religious works.”

The artwork, according to Mejer, “captures the music of color and religious theme based on the Trinity”.

Special thanks to Michael ‘72 and Carole Hennessy ’73 for their continued support of Quincy University fine arts.  Their recent gift to Quincy University ensured that Mejer’s paintings will be prominently and properly displayed for years to come.

The Connie Niemann Center for Music, located on Quincy University’s North Campus (18th and Seminary Road) opened in March of 2013 thanks in large part to a $1 million gift from Rich and Connie Niemann and the Niemann Foods Foundation.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University office of communications by calling (217) 228-5275.