Alumni Panel

    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PMPacific Daylight Time



    Featured Alumni for April 11:


       Pilar O'Connel,   '13 Theater
    Pilar O'Conell is performer/director/casting director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a proud Latinx Theatre artist who is constantly working for gender, racial, and body equity on and off our stages. In Seattle she has performed and worked with: Forward Flux (Still Life, The Wedding Gift, las mariposas Y los muertos), Seattle Repertory Theatre (Luna Gale), Seattle Shakespeare Company (Taming of the Shrew), Wooden O (The Tempest), The Icicle Creek New Play Festival (Goddess of Mercy, In Vivo), ActLAB (Fool For Love), eSe Teatro (Bernie’s Apartment), Seattle Public Theatre (Christmastown, The Liar, Fade), Upstart Crow (Richard II), Teatro Milagro (QUERENCIA: An Imagined Autobiography About Forbidden Fruits), Washington Ensemble Theatre (The Nether), as well as performing with Sandbox Collective, The 1448 Projects, Annex Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Live Girls, and Playing in Progress. Outside of theater, Pilar has also worked as a performer in film/television, commercial, and voice over. Pilar is a Cum Laude Graduate of the Theatre Department at Cornish College of the Arts.

        Kent Devereaux, '82  Music

    Kent Devereaux is the President of Goucher College, a private, nonprofit, liberal arts college located in Baltimore, Maryland. Before moving to Baltimore to assume the presidency of Goucher College, Kent served as President of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and from 2008 to 2015, Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts. His prior academic affiliations include appointments as a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as the Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor in Criticism at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and as a Fulbright Fellow at the national arts academy in Surakarta, Java, Indonesia. In addition to his experience in the arts, Kent spent a little more than a decade working in online publishing and online education including positions as Senior Vice President of Product Development worldwide for Encyclopœdia Britannica, Inc. in the 1990s and as Senior Vice President and Dean of Curriculum at Kaplan University from 2001 to 2008. As a composer and director, Kent’s own work includes collaborations with artists from around the world and performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, and elsewhere. He received a BFA in Music Composition at Cornish (1982) and an MFA in Art & Technology at SAIC (1985).
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      Jennifer McNeely, '96    Fine Art


    Jennifer McNeely has exhibited her work in her native Northwest and across the country for over 25 years in both solo and group exhibitions. As a process based artist, she relies on the materials to inform her work. This unique approach and her prolific pace has earned her accolades including: The Artist Trust GAP Grant, Portable Works Program, and inclusion in private collections and publications, including a documentary series on BBC.


       Cameron Neat,  '00  Design 


    Cameron Neat is an Associate Professor of Communication Design at  Emily Carr University in Vancouver British Columbia. He holds a BFA in Visual Communications from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. He benefits from twenty-plus years of professional experience working for as a designer and educator. His recent practices are focused on information design for health care and public health sectors as well creating spaces of diallage among the LGBT+ community.




     

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