I went on an adventure to Country Press in Lakeville, MA to look at proofs of our new publication, Publix! This press has been in business for over forty years.
The student scholarship and fine art faculty exhibitions closed last Thursday, so we got to hear from some of the scholarship winners - here's Erik Maldonando wearing his CURE button and talking about his portraits that honor black student leaders on campus, Taylor Maroney with her work, and Cody Oliveira-Gingras with his paintings and some sunflowers.
A few months ago, Brooke Wright - a PHD student from the School of Marine Science and Technology at UMass Dartmouth approached me about doing some kind of public art installation for the new SMAST building in New Bedford. Through a series of conversations and tours of the facilities, we decided to host a symposium on December 8th so that folks from the Center could learn about what the scientists do at SMAST. On Friday, the day came, and we got to enjoy an amazing series of presentations by six scientists representing different SMAST labs. Our team of photography students from CVPA interacted with the scientists and asked questions about their work so that we could make an informed proposal about what we would like to create as public art in their building. We're currently drafting the proposal, and we can't wait to start this project in the spring!