Artist-in-residence Lucy Mink exhibits work at Hopkins Center

Artist-in-residence Lucy Mink exhibits work at Hopkins Center

by Jordan McDonald, The Dartmouth

Enrico Riley, studio art professor and chair of the department said that because it is common for professors to incorporate campus events and programs into their courses, many students in studio art classes this fall may be visiting the exhibit before the term ends. “The purpose [of these residencies] is for edification,” Riley said. “It is for students to get exposed and to see in the flesh the varying kinds of art.”

Gerald Auten, studio art professor and director of exhibitions, also said it was important to have student exposure to the artists themselves as well as their work.“When I teach, I always have my class visit the gallery with the resident,” he said. “These are world-class artists, so it is nice for the students to be able to ask really candid questions.” Students’ access to residents is not limited to formal campus events. Each resident who stays on campus for the length of the ten week term receives an email address through which students can contact them directly, Auten said. Auten and Riley both said they encouraged students from all departments, not just the studio art department, to reach out to the artist-in-residence. “I’d encourage anybody, even if they’re chemistry majors, to blitz the artist-in-residence and meet them,” Auten said. “Sometimes, those are really interesting meetings. Anything can happen.”

Mink’s exhibition will be on display in Jaffe-Friede Gallery until Nov. 13.

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