Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Thanks to the generosity of Alfred State alumnus Bret Llewellyn, Buffalo, marketing, class of 1980, there is a beautiful new art gallery on campus. The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, located on the third floor of the Engineering Technology Building on the Alfred campus, was dedicated recently during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. ASC President Dr. John M. Anderson introduced Llewellyn by saying that he is an “exemplar of the entrepreneurial spirit.” As a soccer player while he was here at Alfred, Bret believed that his team should have tee-shirts. So he and his coach began silk screening tee-shirts in the coach’s garage. Llewellyn went on to found the Underground, an embroidery, silk-screen, and print company that held contracts with major league sporting franchises to sell their licensed products. He has since sold that business and has moved into real estate development. “But,” concluded Anderson, “his love for Alfred State has never waned.” Llewellyn himself noted that Alfred State College was a great place where he “spent some of the happiest times” of his life. “I love the art field and I love giving something back to a place that gave me so much, including a well-rounded education, before I entered the ‘real world.’” The gallery, directed by Tammy Bracket, assistant professor, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department, showcases visiting artists’ and student works.