1974 Summer

Class of 1974 - Summer


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  1. I was there in ’74, but don’t know why I missed the photo. I’m head of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, University of Oregon, nowadays

  2. Great summary on some Cortona 74 people by Walt Floyd. Whatever happened to, however is the rest of this 1974 group anyhow? Sound off people.

  3. I’ll add just a bit here. The lad on the last row at far right in the plaid jacket is Mark Hollinger. He was in Landscape Architecture and roamed the streets of Cortona with me and Jimmy Touchton. Mark has his own firm out in California and designs golf courses, for lack of a more colorful description. He roams the world looking for new courses to design, as I have heard and last visited Cortona in 2011 on vacation, I believe. Jimmy Touchton is on the second row, slightly left of center in the black bow tie. I understand he is back living in south Georgia after many years in NYC. Still famously oil painting in the style he began in 1974.
    The little girl on the left with the handbag was coaxed into the photo at the last minute by Nancy (beside her) and others at the last minute. She kind of ‘put the icing on the cake’ as it were, and completes the picture.

  4. That is me, the little gal in the last row on the left. I have been a landscape architect in Naples Fl. Since the mid ’90’s and am painting again 12 years now. Clay Johnston is the tall bearded fellow with the pony tail to the left of me. Clay and Rebecca have enjoyed many years of marraige, a home in north Georgia and two kids now grown. Rick, the future Cortona program director is front row right looking snappy in the suit. Although I remember great times with many others, names I do not. Marty third row right long hair dark coat looking to the side is now passed away. Also the woman behind Rick was dating another student that summer and later married him. He became a UGA art professor and still is. She passed away. Kay, the pretty blond dead center became a landscape architecture professor where I forget.
    Okay now you guys fill I’m the gaps.

    • Hi Mary Ellen,
      I was there in 74 but somehow managed not to be in the photo.
      Here are the names that I can still place with the faces:
      left to right:
      first row: ?????????Rick
      2nd row: David Lester??? ??JoAnne?? or maybe that is David partially hidden behind JoAnne
      Third row: ??Gary Michaelic, Kay?????
      Fourth row: ??????Marty
      Fifth (back) row: Clay Johnson? Marry Ellen Rand??Joe Green(Guiseppe Verde), Marianne??

      Frank Guliani and Scott Bellville should also be in the photo but I cant pick them out.
      I recognize several of the other faces, but can not bring up the names.
      Your “pretty blond, dead center” is Kay, she married Bobby Grist, another landscape architect from UGA, and they both teach at UFL in Gainesville.

      • updated to include Walt Floyd !!!

        first row: ?????????Rick
        2nd row: David Lester???Walt Floyd??JoAnne?? or maybe that is David partially hidden behind JoAnne
        Third row: ??Gary Michaelic, Kay?????
        Fourth row: ??????Marty
        Fifth (back) row: Clay Johnson? Marry Ellen Rand??Joe Green(Guiseppe Verde), Marianne??

  5. Bob Levy says:

    Is there a group photo of the 1973 class? I was on that trip.
    Also, I was wondering if there is any info on those that attended? What are they doing now?
    Thanks…Molte Grazie

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