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   Ed Navone taught art at Washburn University, Topeka, for 43 years. He is a draftsman, a painter and an art historian, specializing in the Italian Renaissance.
From San Jose, CA, originally, Ed will make Topeka his home in retirement. Ed will be missed by students and colleagues alike.

   Not one to rest on his laurels, Ed will take a group of students to study art in Italy in Summer 2007.
Ed's retirement celebration was held in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center at Washburn University on Saturday evening, April 28, 2007. A retropective of his work currently hangs in the Mulvane Art Museum.

Glenda Taylor, Chair, Art Dept., served as hostess Beverly Dodge Radefeld,  BFA '68, paid tribute Heather Kearns,  BFA '01, paid tribute Ron Wasserstein, VPAA, paid tribute Carol Emert,  BFA '84, paid tribute
Glenda Taylor, Chair, Art Department

Beverly Dodge Radefeld, BFA '68

Heather Kearns,
BFA '01
Ron Wasserstein,
VP, Academic Affairs
Carol Emert,
BFA '84
Art faculty offers gift of pastel drawing by Ed's mentor, J. Theodore Johnson, of San Jose State University Art faculty had the piece framed and presented it to Ed. Dinner guests
The protrait was given by Ed's friend, Ted Johnson, the son of Ed's mentor. Ed unwraps drawing Ted Johnson and Ed - friends since undergraduate days at San Jose state.
Ed recieved a gift, a pastel portrait done by his under-graduate and graduate
professor at San Jose State, J. Theodore Johnson. The protrait was given by Ed's friend, Ted Johnson, the son of Ed's mentor.
Art faculty had the piece framed and presented it to Ed.

   The retirement "Fiesta" celebration was a fitting celebratin of Ed's long teaching and artistic career at Washburn University. Over 100 people
attended to honor, thank, and congratulate Ed on such a successful
teaching career. The program included a lovely dinner, speakers, music and a special viewing of his work at the Mulvane Art Museum.
   Ed will continue to be involved with Washburn University in the role of "Professor at Large." By contacting the VPAA or Dean's office, faculty can ask Ed to speak to classes across the curriculum on topics as broad as opera, all things Italian, Art, aesthetics, Renaissance life, artists, and art, political expression in art, etc. He also plans to concentrate on his painting and exhibition of his artwork created during his career at Washburn.
Ed with Rosemary MenningerCarol Navone, Ed Navone, Rosemary Menninger, and Joan Navone
Moon above the Mulvane Art Museum

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Jo Hunt - wife of Jim Hunt, the person who hired Ed to teach at WU Former student Carol Yoho has known Ed for 40 years
Mulvane Art Museum at dusk

All photos © 2007 by Carol Yoho
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Ed Navone, Washburn Art Professor, Retirement Celebration