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February 28 , 2003


Sampler 12, by Carleen Sheehan

Sample Some Art On Sunday, March 9, from 1 to 3 pm, there will be an opening reception for an exhibition of work by MHC visiting artist Carleen Sheehan at the Drury Gallery at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. The art on view, which Sheehan calls Sampler Series (2002–2003), is a group of paintings on paper and canvas. The artist describes the pieces as "an abstraction of content into pattern, and an attention to the interconnectedness of visual forms and processes across categories and disciplines." Says Sheehan, "Images sampled from a range of sources are woven and collaged into densely layered fields. As the series title suggests, references to sampling in the musical sense, and to the act of stitching or quilting, relate to the way imagery is collected and compiled." The gallery, which is open Sunday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm (closed Saturdays), is about an hour's drive from South Hadley, near Brattleboro. The show will be up March 2 through April 4. Visit for
directions and to see some of Sheehan's images.


In Memoriam
Mary Lyon Professor Emeritus of French Ruth J. Dean died
February 3 in New York. She was one hundred years old. A graduate of Wellesley College, Dean also completed a B.A., an M.A., and a D. Phil. at Oxford University. Her expertise in Anglo-Norman literature and culture earned her an international scholarly reputation and numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a senior fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was elected a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 1969 and became the academy's first woman president in 1973. Dean taught at Mount Holyoke from 1934 to 1967. After retiring from the College, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, but remained involved with MHC through the Ruth Dean Lecture Series, which was established by contributions from colleagues, friends, and former students. That series continues to bring outstanding medievalists to the MHC campus. Dean's many publications include Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (Anglo-Norman Text Society, 1999), which in 2001 was awarded the Prix Honoré Chavée by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, the second oldest of the five academies of the Institut de France. Dean is survived by her sister, a niece, and a nephew. Said Dean's colleague and friend Margaret Switten, Class of 1926 Professor of French, "Ruth Dean will long be remembered as a warm and generous colleague and teacher and as a scholar whose book on Anglo-Norman literature is an extraordinary achievement and an invaluable legacy to future scholarship."

Martha "Mollie" Leeb Hadzi, Professor Emeritus of Art History, died January 25 in New York. A graduate of Vassar College, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, and Yale University, Hadzi was an authority on ancient Greek art. She lived in Rome for twenty years and was recruited to teach at the College upon her return to the United States. She taught at Mount Holyoke from 1972 to 1985. Hadzi's writings include the catalog for a Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition titled Transformations in Hellenistic Art and Contributions to Samothrace 5: The Temenos (Princeton University Press, 1982), edited by Phyllis Williams Lehmann. She was also a European correspondent on the editorial staff of Art in America. Her son Stephen Hadzi plans a memorial service at Grace Church in Amherst in March.

Henry W. "Hank" Stallman
, Jr. died February 3 in the Holyoke Hospital at the age of seventy-seven. A lifelong resident of South Hadley and assistant fire chief for the South Hadley Fire Department, Stallman worked at Mount Holyoke from 1942 to 1987 as a systems mechanic. Stallman is survived by his wife, Cylestus Wilkin; his brother and sister-
in-law, Edward C. and Barbara Stallman; his sister-in-law, Beverly Stallman; nieces Debra Phelan and Donna Rhicard; nephew Chuck Stallman; grandniece Dana Rhicard; and grandnephews Michael and Tyle Phelan and Owen Rhicard.

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