Commencement 2011

May 26, 2011

Amy Sillman, Fatso, 2009 on exhibit
in the Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery

Montserrat College of Art Commencement Ceremony:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Artist Amy Sillman to Address Graduates,
James Davies to be Awarded Honorary Doctorate

President Stephen D. Immerman, Ed.D. and the Trustees of the Montserrat College of Art will host  ceremony, Friday, May 27, 10 am, Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts.

The keynote speaker will be internationally renowned artist Amy Sillman. Sillman’s canvases offer glimpses into a subliminal world. Strangely intimate, her abstractions negotiate a space of both ideas and feelings, inflected with an emotional empathy. In addressing the Class of 2011, Ms. Sillman will discuss how, “Painting is a physical thinking process to continue an interior dialogue, a way to engage in a kind of internal discourse.” She will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree along with James Davies, a former president of the College. Dr. Davies was instrumental in the transformation of Montserrat School of Visual Art into an accredited College, obtaining the authority to grant the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Following the ceremony, guests are invited to the Senior Graduation Exhibition in the Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street, Beverly