Artists and the Noble Profession
The 2012 Mount Holyoke College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition
The Art Museum is honored to feature this exhibition of recent work by the studio art faculty of Mount Holyoke College. The nine artists represented are individuals whose work spans a wide spectrum of media and approaches, including photography, painting, collage, assemblage, drawing, and installation. They demonstrate the best practices in their fields: a deep engagement with their medium, a rigorous studio practice, and a commitment to adventurous creativity. In the classroom they train skills specific to art making, but applicable to all disciplines, including innovative thinking, the ability to respond to critical feedback, a willingness to risk failure, careful observation, an eagerness to consider "what if" scenarios, and the capacity to communicate a vision to a group. The artists include Nancy Campbell, Marion Miller, Joseph Smith, Rie Hachiyanagi, Matthew Phillips, Nathan Margalit, Tatiana Ginsberg, Nancy Friese, and Kane Stewart. We take this opportunity to salute their work as artists and as teachers.