Several Bennington students are presenting work this week at community events around the region.
The Vermont Arts Exchange will feature works by eight advanced printmaking students in the fifth annual Bennington Printmakers' Show, which opens with a reception on Wednesday, December 1, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Sage Street Mill gallery in Bennington.
This year's show, entitled States/Places, includes prints by Fennis Brown ‘11, Jane Bryant ‘11, Ian Dolton-Thornton ‘11, Emma Harden ‘11, Roxanne Igolen ‘12, Shehrezad Maher ‘11, Madeleine Parks ‘11, and Margaret Zayer ‘11, who proposed and executed projects of their own design in Thorsten Dennerline's advanced printmaking course.
Then on Thursday, December 2, at 12:00 pm, five first-year students from David Anderegg's "Passing the Torch" class will visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to present the results of a semester-long collaboration with the museum.
Anderegg's course was designed "to engage students in the real problem of cultural transmission," he said.
"Museum attendance is one example of a cultural pursuit in decline among younger audiences, and the collaboration with the Norman Rockwell Museum is an opportunity for college students to serve as consultants about how to boost museum attendance among the young."
The students—Suzanne Porath '14, Liam Dailey '14, Erika Lewis '14, Rachel Jackson '14, and Anna Kroll '14—will present their report, entitled "Meet Me at the Rockwell," to the museum's marketing and education staff.
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