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School of Fine Arts to recognize distinguished alumni
This special Year of the Arts event will recognize Fletcher Benton, bachelor of fine arts, '55; Jim Clemes, bachelor of environmental design, '80; Robert Honeysucker, master of music, '71; and Klara Zieglerova, master of arts in theatre, '92. A reception at Alumni Hall will follow the program. The event is free and open to all.
Luxembourg-based architect Jim Clemes founded his own firm, Atelier d’Architecture et de Design Jim Clemes, in 1984, employing 55 architects. Clemes and his firm have designed several modern Luxembourg buildings and are also involved in town planning initiatives including the Banque Générale du Luxembourg building, Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch, Belval railway station and others.
Baritone Robert Honeysucker, recognized internationally for his opera, concert and recital performances, was honored as the 1995 “Musician of the Year" by The Boston Globe. He was a winner of the National Opera Association’s Artists Competition and a recipient of the 1995 New England Opera Club’s Jacopo Peri Award. He is currently a member of the voice faculties at The Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory Extension and The Longy School of Music.
Scenic Designer Klara Zieglerova designs extensively for theatre productions both in the United States and in Europe. Her design of “Jersey Boys” in 2005 earned her a Tony Award nomination for best scene design of a musical. It also earned her the Australia's Green Room Award 2010 and The Best Set Design of the 2009 London Theatregoers’ Choice Award. Most recently she designed the set for the musical “Sister Act,” currently showing on Broadway.