The art of two members of the class of 1962 is featured in the Mark W. Potter '48 Gallery this month. John Foltz and Chris Youngs, both members of the 50th reunion class, contributed their work to the show.
John Foltz has been an avid photographer since his days at Taft. Now a retired DuPont plastics engineer, John has turned his focus to digital photography—his "dry darkroom."
"No more time needed to be spent in the basement of the Cruickshank residence," John wrote.
He has taken several courses at the Delaware Art Museum and, "now not a week goes past that I do not take some pictures, and hardly a day goes past without some time spent on the computer working on those images."
A life-long artist, Chris Youngs attended the San Francisco Art Institute, founded the first artists-run space in Canada, was a gallery director at Mount Allison University in New Brusnwick, taught art history, and was director of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Oklahoma City Art Museum and the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, PA—among the many other varied and interesting things that have filled the past 50 years.
Chris holds a masters in Art History and Criticism. "I have published a multitude of words about art and life..." he notes.
The show runs May 1 through May 26, with opening events from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on both May 1 and May 19. Pieces by Taft photography teacher Yee-Fun Yin and Mark W. Potter '48 round out the show.