Alumni Participate in DNC's 'Donkeys Around Town' Program

July 8, 2016

Alumni Katie Haire, Barbara Sosson and Collin Scott painted six of the 57 donkeys created for the Democratic National Convention being held in Philly July 25-28


Ohio DNC Donkey by Collin Scott BFA '16 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts)


In celebration of the upcoming Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia, 57 fiberglass donkeys have been created representing the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the six U.S. territories, several of which were painted by UArts alumni. The donkeys, the symbol of the Democratic Party, are on display throughout the city through July 31.

Participating alumni include Katie Haire BFA '10 (Illustration), MAT '11 (Visual Arts), who created the New York and Montana donkeys; Barbara Sosson BFA '71 (Painting), who took on Iowa and Texas; and recent grad Collin Scott BFA '16 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), who painted the Mississippi and Ohio donkeys.