14 , 2003
Art Show to
Open December 1
Untitled photograph by media
assistant Debbie Wright
The second annual Art@Work exhibition, featuring the work of
Mount Holyoke staff, is coming December 1 to the Kendade Hall.
Shelley Richard, assistant to the vice president for finance
and administration, got the idea for the event from other local
colleges, including Smith, that host exhibitions of artwork created
by staff. “So
many of us create things outside of our so-called nine-to-five
jobs,” Richard said. “There are many unseen talents
on campus.” To shine a light on these staff members,
Richard organized a committee to promote Mount Holyoke’s
inaugural show last year, soliciting work from a wide range
of departments across the campus.
The first show was so popular that Richard and her committee
decided to do another. Many of last year’s exhibitors have submitted new work this year, along
with 14 new entrants. So far there are 37 items to display, including photographs,
woodwork, and calligraphy. “We try to encourage non-3-D art,” Richard
said, adding that she is pleased to have received some poems, one of which is
displayed as part of a decoupage over a painting.
Some of the artwork has a special Mount Holyoke connection.
Carol Prior, senior administrative assistant in the safety and
risk management department, has submitted a quilt she made in
memory of Jennifer Landry ’93, daughter of Lorraine
Gendron, benefit specialist in human resources, who passed away in 1994. “Every
square tells something about Jennifer’s life,” Richard said.
The exhibition will be mounted in the Marion Craig Potter ’49 atrium in
Kendade Hall, December 1–12. An opening reception will be held December
1 from 4 to 6 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by several staff members,
including Ivy Tillman, LITS technical support and repair consultant, who will
sing accompanied by Cindy Morrell, senior administrative assistant in the physics
and astronomy department. In addition, Gerry Marchand, S.E.M. technician, will
play Celtic harp, and Andrea Ayvazian, dean of religious life and Protestant
chaplain, will sing accompanied by Mark Gionfriddo, director of jazz ensembles.