The reception for Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists was held May 20. Several alumni artists were in attendance and reconnected with classmates or forged new connections with fellow artists from other classes. Many stayed for a post-reception dinner with Craig and Elizabeth Bradley.
In her remarks to artists, Curator of Special Collections and co-curator of the exhibit, Joan Baldwin said,"This exhibit is a tribute to all artists who work in their studios every day, who read, dream, experiment, sometimes fail, and who create. It is also a tribute to Hotchkiss's 88 years of formal art instruction, particularly to Robert Osborn, Thomas P. Blagden, Blanche Hoar, Marjorie Reid, Robert Haiko, and all our current faculty."
Terri Moore, instructor in art and co-director of the Tremaine Gallery, added, "It has been extraordinary to work with the 30 alumni artists included in Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists. Each of the exhibited works are deeply resonant and integrally connected to each of you as creative individuals. The exhibit and related activities of Visual Arts Day are testament to the creative impulse necessary to make a difference in the world. Watching alumni artists, students, faculty, staff, and the Hotchkiss community engage in conversations about art and sharing Hotchkiss memories was a delight and demonstrated the strength and connection of our community."