Oct 2-15: American Presidents: Celebrating Red, White and Blue
Stephen V. Russell’s “American Presidents: Celebrating Red, White and Blue" will be on display in the Manderino Gallery Oct 2-15. Viewing hours are: Sun-Fri: 12n-4p, Sat: 9a-5p. Steve Russell will be on campus from 9:30a-10:45a, Oct 5
(as part of the Liberal Arts Day event), to discuss his collection with visitors.
This exhibit is presented by the Louis L. Manderino Library Gallery in concert with California University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal Arts. It is concerned with American Culture and the Presidency through America’s symbols, including: the stars and stripes, the Liberty Bell, America’s national bird the bald eagle, Uncle Sam, Statue of Liberty, Lady Columbia, and the great seal of the United States. From Gilbert Stuart’s rendering of the father of the country George Washington’s portrait, various periods of America’s symbolic heritage will be displayed.
Stephen V. Russell’s interests are varied as an educator from teacher to principal to superintendent of schools; historian of political, Hollywood and sports culture as well as a consultant at ESPN Sports, Turner Classic Movies, Peter Jones Productions for A&E network, Hofstra University’s nationally known presidential conferences and contributions to numerous published books. He has earned degrees and certifications at California University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne and West Virginia Universities. He has been a teacher in the Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh OSHER Lifelong Learning program since 2014. Russell has one of the largest President Kennedy collections in the nation. You can view Russell's web site at: www.steverussellhistorian.com