'Forest, Field, & Water: A History of the Hotchkiss Landscape' Opens September 8 in the Tremaine Art Gallery

*Please note our new hours in effect September 2018: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4 and Sunday 12 - 4.

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Please join us for the following events scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit:

Bird walk, September 23, 9 a.m. with Rene Wendell of the Nature Conservancy. Park and meet at Cynthia White Children's Center, 57 Interlaken Road between the football field and Interlaken Inn. For information call 860-435-3663 or 860-435-2591.

Poetry reading, October 2, 6:30 p.m. Call 860-435-4423 to RSVP. Susan Kinsolving, poet-in-residence and instructor in English, will read with four student readers. The event will last approximately 30 minutes. 

Gallery talk, October 4, 7 p.m. Led by Joan Baldwin, curator of special collections. Call 860-435-4423 to RSVP. 

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The Tremaine Art Gallery at The Hotchkiss School is pleased to present Forest, Field & Water: A History of the Hotchkiss Landscape from September 8 - October 21. Curators Joan Baldwin and Rosemary Davis tell the story of a landscape inhabited for thousands of years, a place with much to teach us. The exhibit examines the Hotchkiss property from glaciation to Native American hunting grounds, from proposed town center to farm fields, to today's campus. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 15, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Hotchkiss is located on an 827-acre campus in Salisbury, CT. The campus's southern boundary borders the Sharon town line before running through Beeslick Brook Woods to the western slope of Town Hill. It is a landscape that clocks time not in minutes, hours or even decades, but in millions of years. Using artifacts, maps, historic photographs, aerial photographs, and stunning new images by award-winning photographer Tom Blagden Jr. '69, this exhibit paints a portrait of a land in time. 

To accompany the exhibit, The Tremaine Art Gallery will present a bird walk with Rene Wendell, Land Steward for the Nature Conservancy, Sunday, September 23 at 9 a.m., a poetry reading by students in Poet in Residence Susan Kinsolving's creative writing class, Tuesday October 2 at 6:30 p.m..  Curator Joan Baldwin will give a brief talk about the exhibit at a date to be announced. All events are free and open to the public. Please call 860-435-4423 to confirm event locations.

The Tremaine Art Gallery is located in the main building of The Hotchkiss School. With education at the heart of its mission, the gallery hosts approximately five to six exhibitions a year. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.