Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Artists-in-Residence 2004-05 (Writers)

Laura-Gray Street / Maureen Stanton / David Bengtson 

Laura-Gray Street, poet
July 26 - August 6, 2004

Laura-Gray Street's poems have appeared in journals such as Meridian, Shenandoah, and The Yalobusha Review, The Notre Dame Review, New Virginia Review, The Greensboro Review, and The Louisville Review. The recipient of a 2002-2003 Individual Artist's Fellowship in Poetry from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Street has been awarded The Greensboro Review's Literary Award in Poetry, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and featured on Poetry Daily, and she has held both fiction and poetry fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). In 1999 she was commissioned by the New York Festival of Song to write the libretto for a song cycle in celebration of the Millennium. Street holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, an MA in English from the University of Virginia, and a BA in English from Hollins University. She is currently an assistant professor of English at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Maureen Stanton, essayist
September 7 -30, 2004

Maureen Stanton

Maureen Stanton received her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Ohio State University in 2000. She has published essays in journals and anthologies, including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, American Literary Review, and The Sun. Her essays have received the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, the Penelope Niven Award from Salem College Center for Women Writers, and the 2004 Iowa Review award. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Vogelstein Fund, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, and was selected as the 2004 Goldfarb Family Fellow for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her memoir, What Love Is, and her essay collection, Common Hours, are under consideration with publishers. During her residency at the Artist House she will be working on the first draft of her third nonfiction book.

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David Bengtson, poet
October 5-24, 2004

David Bengston
David Bengtson grew up in Cranston, RI, received a B.A. in English from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and an MA in English with an emphasis in writing/poetry, from the University of Minnesota. From 1968-2002 he taught English at the high school in Long Prairie, Minnesota and developed a reputation as an excellent poet and teacher. Bengtson has published three chapbooks of poetry and in November 2003, his most recent collection, Broken Lines, was published by Juniper Press. He has received a number of grants and prizes for his poetry and has developed a reputation as one of the countries most successful creators of collaborative video and cinepoems in the country. From 1999-2003 he served on the National Council of Teachers of English Commission on Media. Currently he serves on the Guthrie Theater Education Advisory Panel, the COMPAS Board of directors, the COMPAS Writers and Artists in the Schools Advisory Panel and the Center for International Education Board of Directors. He will be working on his next book of poems as well as some video poem projects.

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