UB Art Students to Receive Annual Departmental Awards

Release Date: April 29, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Six students in the University at Buffalo Department of Art will receive 1996-97 departmental awards for their work.

Among the awards are two new ones in the printmaking field, one of which was established this year by Eugene Gaier, emeritus professor in the UB Graduate School of Education.

€ Hyung Jun Yum of Staten Island has been selected by the art department faculty to receive the Philip C. and Virginia Cuthbert Elliott Painting Scholarship. The cash award is given to a full-time junior in the Painting Program who has shown outstanding ability and interest in the field.

The scholarship was established with a grant from Virginia Cuthbert Elliott. She and her late husband, Philip C. Elliott, served for 30 years as artists and art educators in Western New York, including lengthy tenures at the Albright Art School and at its successor, the University at Buffalo Department of Art.

From 1941-69, Philip Elliott served successively as director of the art school and the first chair of the UB art department. Virginia Cuthbert Elliott taught art at both institutions from 1941-61. Both were a strong force in shaping the UB art department during its formative years.

Yum, who graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, is the son of Jae and Young Miu Yum of Staten Island.

€ Lori Diane Mozzone of Commack has won the Julius Bloom Memorial Scholarship for excellence in typographic study. The scholarship is presented to a junior in the Communication Design Program and is selected by the faculty of that program. Mozzone graduated from Commack High School and is the daughter of Domenic and Gaetana Mozzone of Commack.

Toby Bloom Schoellkopf established the Bloom Scholarship in memory of her father, who worked for several well-known printing companies, had a lifelong interest in the typographic arts and helped organize the first international conference of typographical arts in the mid-1960s.

€ Nahoka Hiyoshi of Ikoma, Nara, Japan, a candidate for a bachelor's degree in fine arts in the Communication Design Program, has received the 1997 Rumsey Award. Established through the generosity of Buffalo painter Evelyn Rumsey Lord, it is to be used for travel for artistic and personal enrichment or for tuition assistance for a summer studio art program outside the University at Buffalo. Hiyoshi was selected for the award by departmental faculty.

She will use the $1,400 cash award to attend this year's four-day International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo. The subject of the conference is the design implications of the revolutionary changes taking place in the entertainment industry, and upon her return, Hiyoshi will design a newsletter or brochure with which to present the conference to the department.

Hiyoshi is a graduate of Oksaka Shinai Girls High School and is the daughter of Kanji and Masako Hiyoshi of Ikoma.

€ Marcus Eric Clark of the Bronx has received the Sally Hoskins Potenza Memorial Scholarship for his work as a member of the Illustration Program, in which he is a junior. The scholarship was established by the family of Sally Potenza, who was a promising young painter pursuing graduate studies in the UB art department at the time of her death.

Clark is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Riverdale and is the son of Matilda Clark-James of the Bronx.

€ Olenka Bodnarsky of Williamsville, the daughter of Maria and Zenon Bodnarsky of Williamsville, has been named the first recipient of the Eugene L. Gaier Award presented for excellence in printmaking. The cash award was established this year by Gaier, UB emeritus professor of counseling and educational psychology who has had a longtime interest in the arts.

Bodnarsky is a graduate of Williamsville East High School.

€ Kyoto Roszmann of Lockport has been named the recipient of another new award for excellence in printmaking, the ePIC Award. This award, which stands for Experimental Print Imaging Center, is made to a graduating UB student or alumnus for wide-ranging achievement in the printmaking field.

The in-kind award allows the recipient to continue her printmaking work using the university's printmaking facilities after graduation.

Roszmann was educated in Japan and has a grown family.

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