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6/08/22: NY Wellesley Club Celebration and Thank You to Outgoing NY Club President Elise Michael in Central Park

Due to the weather forecast, this event is being rescheduled for Thursday, June 9th.

 

Join us on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm in Central Park's Sheep Meadow (look for red balloons) for a NY Wellesley Club Celebration in person to thank our outgoing club president Elise Michael for her amazing three-years of leadership and hear the latest club news!

From 6:30 - 8:00 pm, we'll celebrate in person with wine, snacks and wonderful conversation.

There will be an update on our club activities as well as the latest Wellesley College initiatives.

Then we'll vote in the NY Wellesley Club Board for 2022-2023. 

Date:

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Time:

6:30PM-8:00PM

Location:

Central Park's Sheep Meadow, between W 66th and 69th Street

 
Saturday, July 16 Friends of Art: Red Hook Brooklyn Gallery visit
 

Patty Hudak ’84 invites alums and friends to see the exhibition, Between Worlds - Mokuhanga, from her print collective, the Mokuhanga Sisters, at Kentler International Artists Space, 353 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The artists are from Japan, Korea, United States, Ireland, South Africa and the UK. The Mokuhanga Sisters are honoring the tradition of Japanese water-based woodblock printing, while also demonstrating its relevance as a 21st-century art form.  The exhibition runs from June 17 to July 30.

Date:

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Location/ Directions:

From Manhattan:  meet at Pier 11/Wall St at 10:45 am to catch the 10:59 am ferry to Red Hook.  It is a short walk to the gallery.

Alternatively, meet at Kentler, 353 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, Brooklyn at 11:45 am.  The tour will begin at Noon and last about an hour. For those who would like to have lunch, we can go to Brooklyn Crab which is a few blocks away.

The event is free. 

Please register so we know you are coming. 

Questions:  email newyorkfoa@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 14 Friends of Art: Museum of Art & Design (MAD) “Garmenting” tour and studio visit

Tuesday, June 14 Friends of Art: Museum of Art & Design (MAD) “Garmenting” tour and studio visit

Rachelle Dang ’01, who is a MAD Artist Fellow, has arranged for us to visit her studio space on the 6th Floor of MAD and have a tour of the Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art exhibition, on view through August 14.  Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists and is the first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art. By making or altering clothing for expressive purposes, these artists create garments, sculpture, installation, and performance art that transform dress into a critical tool. Adopted globally as an artistic strategy, garmenting uses the language of fashion to challenge traditional divisions of form and function, cast a critical eye on the construction of gender, advance political activism, and address cultural difference.

 

Rachelle, a 2021 MAD Burke Prize finalist, combines sculpture and installation to comment on colonialism’s lasting impact on the natural environment. By bringing together historical material, botanical research, personal memories, and poetic allusion, she encourages audiences to deconstruct the past and reimagine the future. Dang was born in Honolulu and lives in Brooklyn. She serves as Critic at the Yale School of Art and previously taught at Hunter College, City University of New York. 

 

Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2 PM Exhibition Tour, Studio Visit at 1:30 PM or following the tour

Museum of Art & Design (MAD), 2 Columbus Circle, New York, New York

Tickets: $25

Click here to register

12/4/2021 Friends of Art Annual Coffee

Please join the Friends of Art Committee in New York for our Annual Coffee
to learn about the Davis Museum's role as a vital academic resource
and a lifelong source of learning at Wellesley College.

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021
1:00 pm

Online via Zoom
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Featuring presentations by

Lisa Fischman,
Ruth Gordon Shapiro '37 Director,
Davis Museum
 
Rebecca Bedell '80,
Professor of Art and Art Department Chair


RSVP is required to attend this FREE event.