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.”