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WALMARTS: paintings by Brendan O'Connell, offers unique impression of the big box store and its patrons
Posted October 9, 2012
In the spirit of the Post-Impressionists who painted the commercial boulevards of Paris, painter Brendan O'Connell took to the aisles in Walmart to create his works on canvas. The artist is interested in the diverse depiction of America Walmart reveals.
Posted August 29, 2012
What is our relationship to the pervasive influence of media in our lives? Artists in this exhibition create video parodies, visual archives, photo montages, and films to express the humor, order, opressiveness and fantasy found in the media we habitually consume. Including work by Dina Kelberman, Jillian Mcdonald, Joe McKay, and Alan Resnick.
Posted April 19, 2012
The new Hotchkiss Dance Company will perform three premier pieces, two by Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, Director of Dance: Femme/Donna/Woman, featuring the music of contemporary Belgian composer Wim Mertens, and Piaf, set to the music of Edith Piaf. The third premier work is a newly commissioned piece by Italian choreographer Liliana Candotti, called Brucio Nel Vento. Candotti served as artist in residence with the Hotchkiss Dance Program in January. Selected student works will also be performed. The concert will take place Friday and Saturday, April 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium
Posted April 6, 2012
Spring has arrived and that means it is time for Gospelfest! 2012 marks the eleventh anniversary of Gospelfest. The celebration will commence Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. in The Hotchkiss School’s Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. Everyone is welcome to join in a rousing, soul-stirring, foot-stomping concert filled with exultant music! Led by music director Michael Whitney Brown, Gospelfest has been going strong year to year since its inception. This year, The Hotchkiss and Salisbury Gospel Choirs will be joined by Westover, Taft, and South Kent Gospel Choirs and the Millbrook School Choir.
Posted April 11, 2012
All are welcome to attend the evening program of the screening of films, the judging panel, and a special presentation by Emmy award-winning writer/producer and Hotchkiss alum Dennis Watlington. The festival will showcase student works from around the world with competitions for Best Film, Special Jury Prize, and an Audience Award. Schools from all over New England will attend the festival. Join festival participants on April 21st, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. Admission is free for students and five dollars for the general public.
Posted March 2, 2012
A solo exhibition of works by James Meyer will open the spring season at The Tremaine Gallery. 1960s suburban America is the primary source of inspiration for James Meyer. Mining the realm of childhood memory, the artist creates vibrantly painted, iconic imagery, both large and small scale, in a variety of media including watercolor and oil paint on surfaces as diverse as paper, canvas, birch, plywood, and aluminum. The imagery, however, is not as benign as it may initially appear. What seem like simple, banal images of a universally shared version of childhood experience take on darker aspects.
Posted February 14, 2012
Dance students will present an evening of original works Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. This annual concert gives students the opportunity to actualize their ideas in movement from an initial concept, through the hard work of rehearsal, to the fruition of performance. Many hours are logged in the dance studio in preparation!
Posted January 26, 2012
Fabricated, curated by Melissa Stafford, is also the first exhibition organized by new Tremaine Gallery Co-director and Director of Photography and Related Media, Greg Lock. This exhibition examines, through photography, the relationship between the individual and his or her designed environment. Fabricated presents work by Leigh Merrill, Livia Corona, Jeff Brouws, Laura Glazer, Jim Kazanjian, Xavier Delory, Randy Fox, Edward Burtynsky, Ber Murphy, Susan Wides, Richard Edelman, Wendy Burton and Travis Shaffer. The exhibition opens to the public February 7, with a reception Saturday, February 11 from 4 - 6 p.m. Hear an interview with exhibit organizer Greg Lock and guest curator Melissa Stafford on Robin Hood Radio. Preview the exhibition online: http://www.staffordcontemporary.com
Posted February 6, 2012
“I wanted to dance in it,” a student wrote in The Tremaine Gallery’s visitor book, shortly after Henry Klimowicz’s luminous show of cardboard-based sculpture opened in early January. The well-known area artist, who lives in neighboring Millerton, NY, was also the School’s artist in residence for more than a week, working with a range of students, from seniors with independent study projects to preps in Humanities Art and lower mids, upper mids, and seniors taking Architecture or Foundation Design courses.
Posted December 14, 2011
Henry Klimowicz is an artist based in Millerton, New York, who works exclusively with what he calls “unimportant materials”; specifically, corrugated cardboard. With this humble substance, Klimowicz creates a myriad of configurations in structure, texture, and composition. The exhibition will open to the public January 4, 2012, with a reception for the artist Saturday, January 7 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Click the links to view the exhibition: http://www.henryklimowicz.com/sub%20html/workHtml/2012/hotchkiss/ThuHo_11_1.html, a time-lapse video of Henry Klimowicz installing his works: http://youtu.be/HlW-LGPg2ok, and an interview of Klimowicz and Terri Moore on Robin Hood Radio.
Two Men Talking : Paul Browde and Murray Nossel bring their renowned storytelling performance to Hotchkiss
Posted December 15, 2011
Live, unscripted, and unique each time it is performed, Two Men Talking is a powerful exploration, through storytelling, of identity and self-acceptance in the face of a seemingly indifferent, sometimes hostile world. Browde and Nossel knew each other as schoolboys in Apartheid-era South Africa. Meeting by chance decades later in New York City led to the development and creation of Two Men Talking, where the two men weave their life stories into issues of personal identity, HIV/AIDS, being Jewish in South Africa, and their long friendship. Browde and Nossel will perform Friday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center.
Posted December 20, 2011
Director of Dance at The Hotchkiss School, Alice Sarkissian-Wolf, describes Rome-based, dancer, choreographer and teacher Alex Atzewi and his company of dancers as “marvelous and athletic.” The company will perform the piece 'ARMONIE IN CONTRASTO' in Walker Auditorium the evening of January 11, at 7:00 pm. This performance is free and open to the public.
Posted December 18, 2011
Veteran jazz guitarist and composer Michael Musillami will perform with his new septet Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. The group will play original works by Mr. Musillami specially arranged for this combination of musicians.
Posted November 30, 2011
The talented students who perform in The Hotchkiss Orchestra and the school jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will present an evening of classical and original music on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center.
Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols returns to the Hotchkiss Chapel, Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Posted November 21, 2011
This beautiful, candlelit event is an opportunity for members of the Hotchkiss and surrounding communities to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season with biblical readings and traditional carols.
Posted October 10, 2011
HOTCHKISS FACULTY SELECT:
Works by the Visual Art Faculty of The Hotchkiss School
On view October 14 – December 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 4 – 6 p.m.