Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival

The beauty of the Finger Lakes will be the inspiration for original works of art created throughout Geneva as part of the Seneca Lake Plein Air Festival this week. One of the premier arts events in the Finger Lakes, the festival will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The festival is sponsored by and benefits the Smith Center for the Arts in Geneva. Members of the Hobart...  More >>

HWS Display Alum Art

As HWS students, painter Jenny Wu '12 and sculptor Andrew Hellmund '14 were already prolific and widely exhibited artists. Now, as they develop their craft and their audience, the graduates have art displayed in prominent locations on campus, inspiring artists and art lovers. "Andrew and Jenny are very talented artists and have a bright, continuing future," says Kathryn Vaughn P'08, the Colleges ...  More >>

"Pocket Organs" at The Davis Gallery

Each year, the HWS Department of Art and Architecture welcomes students to Houghton House with an exhibition showcasing the faculty's contributions to contemporary art. This year's exhibit, titled "Pocket Organs" by Associate Professor of Art and Architecture Christine Chin, will be on display through Friday, Sept. 23 in The Davis Gallery. Chin's range of new media photography has been described ...  More >>

New Center For Maine Contemporary Art Opens

Under the leadership of Suzette McAvoy '80, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) opened its doors this summer at its new location in Rockland. As the CMCA's executive director and chief curator, McAvoy oversaw the fundraising and construction of the $5 million, 11,630-square foot building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori. As Art New England notes in "Reborn In...  More >>

Students Design Perkin Observatory Landscaping

In July, four Hobart and William Smith architecture students presented their landscape design proposals for the new Richard S. Perkin Observatory. Completed earlier in 2016, the Perkin Observatory is a nearly 1,000-square-foot teaching and outreach facility that provides students with opportunities to observe and photograph astronomical objects trillions of miles from Earth. The building, which s...  More >>

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