By Mark Inman, '08Danielle Grobmyer, '07
, has a thing for coffee. At least that's what you would think after looking at her first museum exhibit.
Grobmyer, a fellow at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, was tasked with creating a coffee exhibit for the museum to coincide with the construction of Café La Verna. Her creation, “World's Cup,” showcases the history of coffee and includes illustrations, original artwork, Arabic calligraphy—and even a coffee plant named “Rica,” which is Spanish for “strong.”
As the first recipient of the Leslie C. Quick III Museum Fellowship, Grobmyer did a little bit of everything. Her stay had her hanging, labeling, clearing offices, and even touring a conservation facility. “I can do a lot because it's a small museum,” she says. “They actually let me hang things.”
Coffee is not Ms. Grobmyer's only passion, as she has thoroughly enjoyed her experience at St. Bonaventure. Describing her time at the University as “wonderful,” she says it has provided her with “more than just an education.” She cites being able to converse with someone and having an instant connection as one of the key aspects of the Bonaventure community.
A member of the women's swim team throughout her stay, Grobmyer knows that Bonaventure teaches lessons for a lifetime: “Some people say 'oh, well it only has 2,500 students.' Well, you have 25,000 alumni. Bona puts you in a field of your own.”
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