The Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host the Alumni Art Exhibition featuring Quincy University alumnus, Marty Canniff ’89. This exhibition will take place from September 17– October 10, including Quincy University Homecoming weekend. There will be a gallery reception on Saturday, September 22 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Caniff, works with mixed media including acrylics, oil stick and pencil on wood. His approach reflects traits of neo-expressionism, urban graffiti, and a punk attitude. His work is raw, gestural, layered, and at times minimal. Cannif lives in Chicago and is an Executive Creative Director at an advertising agency. His professional work is all about methodical problem solving to address a specific narrow goal. His artwork is the opposite. His expression is personal, with hopes that it echoes some universal truth.

“My experience at Quincy University ignited passions for philosophy, universal truth, experimental art methods, and a love for learning about new things,” said Cannif.

The Gray Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at

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