FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020

Thank you for a great academic year, in spite of all its challenges. This will be the final 3-day per week newsletter now that the semester has ended. Going forward, I will be sending messages every other week so please check your email. The emails will contain information about decisions that will be made going forward —  information about future plans and happy news about our community. 

Senior Show Awards and Commencement information meeting Monday at 11 

Seniors, check your email for an invitation to a Zoom meeting Monday at 11 to hear about the prizes for the All-Senior Show and to learn about plans for Commencement. 

Student Emergency Fund

Please remember to apply for this resource should you need it. 

Interview with Barbara Moody and Alumna Kathy Gerdon Archer (’10)

I did a Zoom interview with Faculty member and alum Barbara Moody and alum Kathy Archer earlier this week. We had a wide-ranging discussion about how these two prolific artists and volunteers with the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester have dealt with the changing landscape of the pandemic. Watch it here.

Martha Buskirk Talk at the Clark Art Institute 

The Talk, given in 2016 at the Clark Art Instituted, was entitled “The Convenient Fiction of Authorship (On the Intertwined Fortunes of Art and Copywrite),” which concerned the relationship between modern and contemporary art and the intellectual property laws that govern it. In it she explored the intertwined and sometimes conflicting issues of authorship, ownership and public interest. See it here.

Conversation with Stop Motion Director and Animator Bona Bones

Gallery Director Nathan Lewis helped facilitate a conversation with Professor Blyth Hazen’s “Stop Motion Animation Class” and stop motion director and animator Bona Bones. Bones holds a BFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in Animation from the University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh College of Art. See it here.

RESOURCES 

Academic Access Studio  Meagan Grant 
Writing Center  Colleen Michaels 
Financial Aid  Joanne Rakoc  
Library Services   Cheri Coe  
Student Affairs   Maureen Wark 
Technology Services  cts@montserrat.edu

Enjoy your summer break and use the time to reflect, create, and recharge. Remember what you are grateful for. I am grateful for this community.   

Be well,
President Kurt