Art

Art

In Art we grapple with questions of meaning.

I’ve been a visual artist since before I dared admit it!

It took me a while to realize it.

I’d been to Boat School and worked designing

and building boats before I returned to college to study Art.

I’ve had wonderful teachers:

Donald Lent, and Robert Feintuch at Bates College.

Jake Grossberg and Alan Coté at

the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at

Bard College where I received an MFA.

I was in the first year of Bard’s MFA program.

Its format was unique at the time. With a multidisciplinary approach: painters, sculptors, writers, poets, film-makers and musicians all met together daily.

Critiques were program wide. Everyone, students and faculty, gathered each evening.

The program lasted three summer sessions with two long winters of independent work instead of two quick years and out.

Those long sessions, working independently in our own studios kept us hungry for community each spring.

A good preparation for the long haul.

Art matures in isolation.

Artists need community.

We need both.

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