Arts Events At Hotchkiss

Announcements

  • Two Post-Contemporary Painters Exhibit in the Tremaine Gallery April 4 - May 3

    Brandon Kralik, 'Young Shaman at the Canyon', oil on board.

    Please note: The April 9 gallery talk will be RESCHEDULED.

    The paintings of Richard T. Scott and Brandon Kralik are situated in a post-contemporary context; a philosophy which draws upon the techniques of classical painting to highlight universal and timeless aspects of the human experience. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, April 4 from 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Students Exhibit Prints Created Under Tutelage of Master Printer Anthony Kirk March 28 & 29

    Anthony Kirk and student Danny Lee ‘16 at work in the Cullman Art Center, January 2015. Photo by Colleen Macmillan.

    This January guest artist-in-residence Anthony Kirk introduced portfolio art students to a printmaking method where water-soluble inks are used to draw or paint on specially prepared carborundum mat board. Students created large-scale prints which will be featured in this special “pop-up” exhibition. A reception will be held Saturday, March 28 from 4 - 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

  • Peter Madsen's CIA Trio Performs at Hotchkiss on Their U.S. Tour

    Peter Madsen's CIA Trio, photo by Lukas Haemmerle

    Peter Madsen’s CIA Trio will perform on Friday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. The Austria-based trio is touring the United States in support of their newly released album on the Playscape Recordings label, Elvis Never Left the Building, which received a 4.5 star rating in the February 2015 edition of Downbeat magazine. The album reinterprets the songs of Elvis Presley for the jazz milieu. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

  • Student Choreographed Dance Concert February 28, March 1

    Students of dance and members of the Hotchkiss Dance Company will present original works in the program’s annual performance. Students are in charge of all aspects of production, from choreography, to lighting, to stage management. The performances will take place in Walker Auditorium Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Philosophy

The arts are an integral part of life at Hotchkiss. All students are encouraged to venture into the Hotchkiss arts programs to see what they can discover about themselves and others. For entering preps and lower mids, one year of study in the arts is required. Many students choose to go beyond this requirement. Whether in music, dance, visual art, theater, or photography, our classes are rigorous and require focus, commitment, and discipline. In addition to providing solid technical instruction, our arts courses are also designed to stretch students' creative boundaries, to give them a sense of historical context, and to encourage a familiarity with the varied artistic traditions of the world.

Beyond the classroom, Hotchkiss students have many opportunities to explore the arts. Each year, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association sponsors three main stage productions in the Walker Auditorium and as many as twelve additional student productions in the Black Box Theater. Gallery talks and receptions with the artists accompany the six annual exhibitions of the Tremaine Gallery. Student music groups include brass, string, and wind ensembles; the jazz band; a cappella groups; two choirs and a gospel choir, as well as numerous student bands. Writers can submit work to or sit on the editorial boards of The Review, No Limits, or The Whipping Post. Hotchkiss is also fortunate to welcome to campus throughout the year authors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, poets, and artists from all disciplines as visiting artists and guest lecturers.

Whether you are already an accomplished actor or musician, are building a strong foundation in visual arts with an eye toward serious undergraduate study, or seek a comprehensive introduction to the varied disciplines of the visual and performing arts, Hotchkiss will provide you with a first-rate arts education.

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Upcoming Arts Events

Thursday Apr 9, 2015

Voice Studio Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Piano Studio Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday Apr 17, 2015

HDA presents "Four One Act Plays" by David Lindsay-Abaire

Location: Walker Auditorium
Through: Saturday, April 18, 2015Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday Apr 19, 2015

HDA presents "Four One Act Plays" by David Lindsay-Abaire

Location: Walker Auditorium
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Apr 26, 2015

Gospelfest

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Instrumental Studio Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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