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Studio Art Alumnae Stories
In addition to pursuing careers in the art field, many alumnae value engaged and sustained studio practices. Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.
Yuchen “Angel” Xiang: is interviewed about how she helped the MHC Art Society organize the first Five College Art Conference.
Barbara Conviser ’66 was headed for a law career before a Mount Holyoke College professor encouraged her to major in what she did best—art.
Ariel Szabo White ’09: I am thankful to my professors, who encouraged me to experiment.
Lillian Patierno Stafford ’15: Constructive criticism, crucial guidance and the overall knowledge/resources of my professors helped me in my arts career.
Jude Harzer’s ’87: her paintings explore the familial relationships that shape children.
How Amal Fahem combined her diverse interests, experiences studying and interning abroad, and on-campus employment to craft a unique college experience.
"I came to Mount Holyoke excited to learn and to challenge myself. Painting allowed me to look more critically at things around me." -Anna Berlin
Kate Cope '05: A mixed-media artist who combines printmaking, paper-making and collages.
"More than 10 years after that first drawing class, I am now a professional designer and strategist working in an industry I didn’t event know existed."
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