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Adam Shapiro

Adam, a graduate of The College of Wooster ’14, studied Art and Art History with a focus in design and photography. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, he was surrounded by music and theater from a young age. His interest in photography began when his mother brought him into a dark room for the first time at 8 years old.

Born in the 80’s, he grew up in parallel to the digital and wireless revolutions. His relationship to digital and analog is a passion which influences much of his art. Concurrently, human relationships with nature (and lack thereof) are interests which continually find him out hiking, camping and fishing.

Merging his interests in architecture and photography, his thesis at the college was a redesign of the campus bar to be a Scottish pub and coffee shop. The Scottish theme references the school’s Fighting Scots mascot and Scottish pride. The project gave Adam a chance, with the help from The Henry J. Copeland fund for Independent Study, to visit Scotland. While in Scotland, he was able to photograph and visit many of the original pubs in Scotland and landscapes of the Isle of Skye.

He worked for five years at the Foote School After School Program in New Haven, facilitating daily activities and creating a space outside of the classroom for children to thrive socially. Live music and events management are another passion of his. As the programming manager at The College Underground (The College of Wooster bar) he oversaw weekly events. Before leaving New Haven, he organized a day long music and arts festival, The Great Day in May.

Adam is excited for the opportunity to help grow the arts within Wooster, and Wayne County.