Support for Tony Apesos
This letter is written and signed by Almuni (and some current students) in Support of Tony Apesos.
We are incredibly disappointed to hear that Tony Apesos will no longer be teaching in the MFA Visual Arts Program. As a founder of the program, Tony has been a cornerstone of the program's faculty. His knowledge of history, technique and critical theory were crucial resources for many of us. His varied expertise has been invaluable to students working in all mediums as we try to place our individual messages within the greater framework of artistic dialogue, arts communities and the ever-changing art marketplace. He is a generous educator, continuously spending extra time outside of his required schedule to guide and advise. Tony's genuine concern for, and investment in, the future of each student is an inspiration that we all feel should not be disregarded.
We understand that circumstances arise and sometimes, difficult decisions need to be made, but we truly feel that without Tony Apesos, this program would suffer a great loss. Please do not make the mistake of letting him go.