Staff Art: Hidden Treasures, Discovered Talents

Posted: November 24, 2008

The seventh annual Art@Work exhibition, featuring the work of Mount Holyoke staff, will open December 1 and run through December 12 in the Marion Craig Potter '49 Atrium in Kendade Science Center. Shelley Richard, assistant to the vice president for finance and administration, is chair of Art@Work. "The staff here at Mount Holyoke are phenomenal in their jobs, and this exhibit gives us an opportunity to share just how talented they are outside of their jobs," she said. "I hope everyone gets a chance to view the 'hidden treasures' that our staff has chosen to share." Richard is thrilled that the show has become an annual tradition and is grateful for the continued support of President Joanne V. Creighton.

This year's new entries include Heather Tetrault, conference and event services, who is showing two pictures in pastels, and charcoal and pencil; Maggie Brown, public safety, who will be displaying a kilt and accessories; and Debra Deveno, dining services, who is displaying a watercolor and a collage. There will be 21 exhibitors in all, showing watercolor and oil paintings, knitting, pottery, woodworking, and various other media. John Fortini, dining services, has a newly created display of wooden wine bottle stoppers. Fortini, according to Richard, is very innovative in his designs and use of unique types of wood for his pieces--his display is not to be missed.

Art@Work's opening reception will take place December 3 from 3:30 to 5 pm. Refreshments will be served, and two staff members will provide musical entertainment. Gerry Marchand, scanning electron microscope technician for the earth and environment department, will play his Celtic harp during the first part of the event, followed by Christopher Rust, LITS, and his wife Holly, who will play guitar and sing.

The reception is free, open to the public, and accessible to all. For more information, please contact Shelley Richard at x2415.

Related Links:

Hidden Treasures, Discovered Talents: 2008 Staff Art Show

2008 Art@Work Photo Gallery