Kaplan Gallery's Student “Capstone Night” Exhibit Featured Work of Deceased Alumnus for Which the Gallery is Named

Kaplan Capstone Night

This year’s annual “Capstone Night” of senior student work created in classes in the Bloomfield College Division of Creative Arts and Technology (CAT) included a special first-time exhibition of the two-dimensional digital artworks of the deceased alumnus for which the College’s Scott H. Kaplan '02 Art Gallery is named. In attendance at the one-day exhibition held on May 4, 2023, were the parents of the deceased student, Marc and Ellen Kaplan.

Scott Kaplan was a talented graphic design artist who died of complications from muscular dystrophy just one year after his graduation. As a student, Kaplan’s warm and friendly personality, good humor and willingness to help his fellow classmates made a lasting positive impact on campus. He dedicated himself to creating awareness of the accessibility needs of people with disabilities. Due to his advocacy, the Bloomfield College campus buildings and grounds were transformed. A scholarship under his name is formed and awarded to CAT-major recipients annually.

In addition to Kaplan’s capstone animation projects that he created while a student at the College, student capstone projects celebrating the artistry and imaginative minds of current graduating seniors in the College’s CAT Division were exhibited throughout the Center for Technology + Creativity building and included the work of 10 students who enrolled in the fall 2022 Animation Pre-Capstone course and the spring 2023 Animation Capstone course.

Photo: The annual “Capstone Night” of senior student work recently installed at the Scott H. Kaplan ’02 Art Gallery at Bloomfield College, included the work of Scott Kaplan ’02, the deceased alumnus for which the Gallery is named. Parents of Scott Kaplan, Ellen and Marc Kaplan, were in attendance.

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