By Kevin Matthews
The magazine you’re holding [ed. note: view the interactive version] looks as it does because of Michael Lynn Adams ’72. And that’s true of every issue of every Cal Lutheran alumni magazine going back to the early 1980s, when the Kingsmen Quarterly was first published in a journal size format.
No longer, unless of course he changes his mind. Six years ago, Adams made a serious return to oil painting. Then, in 2011, he retired after almost 32 years as Cal Lutheran’s head of publications, a ro
le he’d stretched every way from creating the first university website to co-founding the multimedia major.
Adams has stayed with his alma mater part time to teach, to co-organize three international art conferences (see trac2015.org), and to give this magazine, in December, its latest major design tweaks.
With the freedom to choose, painting is the thing he’ll do “until I can’t.” His subject is vitality: the concentration of a vagabond artist in Florence, Italy, fresh artichokes by his window, and “the beauty and solidity of the tangible, real world.” To see things his way from here out, we plan to follow MichaelLynnAdams.com.