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“... The successes of our school are the sum of distinct parts: students, alumni/x, faculty, administrators and friends. Their commitment has created an environment and identity that continues to enthuse and exhilarate me every time I’m near the place. It’s good to be part of this whole and I encourage you to be part...” -- MARK ENGLISH (’86)

This is a portion of quote which appears on this year’s Annual Fund Poster. It embodies a feeling prevalent among those who volunteer in the Alumni Association. Times are difficult in every facet of our society, yet there are people willing to make the best of the situation. Organizations such as the Alumni Association do not run solely on money. There are volunteers that donate time because of financial difficulty—it’s the only way they are able to help. For others, donated time helps keep their lives focused.

These volunteers believe in education—they know that art is the soul of civilization. They offer not only constructive criticism, but creative solutions. They know that apathy must be overcome to bring about positive results. Most of society has good intentions— these people act on them.

Volunteering to support the Alumni Association could include an evening or two calling at Phonathon, a morning of data entry, working on this publication you're reading now, organizing reunions, installing


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shows. This is just a partial list of what goes on in the Alumni Association.

With this in mind, the Alumni Association Volun- teer Committee invites everyone—alumni/e, their families, students, and friends to an Open House Sunday, March 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Main Gallery at Mass Art (In case of postponement due to weather, it will be held the following Sunday.)

Those who have considered volunteering or are curious about the activities of the Alumni Association are encouraged to attend. The goal of this Open House is to provide information on Alumni Associa- tion activities and match them to people’s talents, schedules and interests. There will be specific job descriptions ready for those who are prepared to start specific tasks. It will be a forum to propose, suggest, critique, commend and question. And it will be a social event also—giving everyone a special opportu- nity to view the Alumni 3D show LxWxH and sample the desserts that are to be donated by alumni/z volunteers.

If you are someone who asks “Why does (or doesn’t) the Alumni Association do this?”—now is the time to find out. Many things can be done—it just takes people to do it. If you would like to donate a dessert, or have any questions about volunteering please call (617) 232-1555 x257 or x258.

D. S. Kruse

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Ritsuko Taho's installation,

On the Path, was presented in the College's Main Gallery through December 21.



The College is pleased to announce that Ms. Elise A. Mannella has been appointed Director of Alumni & Development at Massachusetts College of Art, effective November 12, 1991.

Elise brings to Mass Art fifteen years of valuable experience, including arts administration, fundraising, and communication skills. Under her direction, corporate, foundation, and government support of the Boston Center for the Arts grew dramatically between 1987 and 1991. Between 1979 and 1981, Elise was development director for WBUR- FM, during which period the station’s income from on-air solicitations and direct mail tripled. Elise has also served as assistant to the director of the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, executive director of the Project Arts Center in Cambridge, public relations officer for the Cambridge YWCA, and assistant editor of Equal Times.

This year, Elise earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from The Museum School/Tufts Univer- sity. She previously received a Bachelor of Art degree at Simmons College. She has attended Boston University, Radcliffe Institute, The Grantsmanship Center, and the University per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy, and has taken welding and foundry courses at Massachusetts College of Art.

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Ms. Ingrid Caruso, Trustee of the Insight Foundation, has announced a grant to the Massachusetts College of Art Foundation. The grant establishes a medal and annual lecture in honor of the late alumnus ROBERT GERSIN (51).

Mr. Gersin was a distinguished designer of international repute. His work included the design of the Americas Pavilion at the Osaka World’s Fair, corporate identity for the Sears Corporation and the design of numerous products. Before his death the college awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts.

The medal will be awarded annually to a Mass Art design graduate whose career most represents the high standards that exemplified Mr. Gersin’s life. The first medal will be presented as part of commencement week exercises. Nominations may be made by anyone. A committee made up of the president of the Alumni Association, chairs of the Environmental and Communication Design


Departments, and Ms. Gersin will make the final choice. Nominations should be sent c/o the Massachusetts College of Art Foundation no later than March 30, 1992.

The Robert Gersin Lecture will be offered each fall at the College. Speakers may be nominated by faculty, staff, students, or members of the local design community. Speakers will be chosen by a committee of two design chairs, the chairs of local chapters of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Industrial Designers of America and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Interest from the gift will pay for honorariums, travel and publicity. Additional contributions can be made c/o Massachusetts College of Art Foundation.


- David Bakalar of Newton was recently sworn in by

Governor William Weld as a trustee of the Massachusetts College of Art Board of Directors. He replaces Philip Sullivan who has retired after ten years of dedicated servlce to the College.

Bakalar received his Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1947 and his Master of Science in Physics in 1948 from Harvard University and his Doctorate of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, he worked for the Marshall Plan, showing European executives through American plants. His research on transistors for Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric led him to help found and serve as President of the Transitron Electronic Corporation from 1952 through 1984.

In 1984, Bakalar left the world of science and turned to his other passion—the Arts. He became a sculptor and, bringing the same level of enthusiasm to sculpture as to his business ventures, he recently exhibited a one man show at the Ethnographic Museum in Leningrad.

Bakalar’s business successes did not preclude his deep interest in and commitment to the Arts. He has given large outdoor sculptures to various institutions induding a Henry Moore to Harvard University, a kinetic sculpture by Susmu Shingu to the New England Aquarium, a large Trova to the Brandeis campus and a sculpture, located at the entrance to the Trump shuttle at Boston’s Logan Airport. His other contributions indude the endowment of a chair at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a photographic gallery at Boston University, a sculpture gallery at M.1.T. and a dance studio at Jacob’s Pillow. In addition, he has been a trustee at the New England Aquarium and the Institute of Contemporary Art. He is presently serving on the Awards Committee for the McDermott medal (M.1.T.) for excellence in the arts.

“T speak for the entire Board and members of the Faculty when I say that I am extremely pleased to have David Bakalar on the Board of Trustees,” stated William O’Neil, President of the College. “He is truly a patron of the arts. His obvious expertise and success in both the business world and the world of art will be invaluable to us, particularly in this economic climate. We all look forward to working with him.”

Edward W. Clark, Jr., Manager of the New England Regional Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, was re-appointed as Trustee. Clark is also International Vice President of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU).


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Painting is one of many day and evening courses in our program of Continuing Education. Call (617) 232-1555 for details.


Mass Art’s Program of Continuing Education has been riding the Green Line and featured in MBTA subway stations throughout Boston. This initiative which features the slogan “Make Something of It” is the creation of Amy Watt (84) and Edward Boches of the Mullen Ad Acency of Wenham.

Amy Watt is vice president at Mullen and serves as senior art director. During her six years at Mullen, Amy has worked on every client’s advertising and in every category of the agency’s business, including Carpet One, Puma, Frito Lay’s Smartfoods, and. and Veryfine. This year Mullen’s Smartfoods campaign swept the Hatch Awards. Amy’s efforts have also garnered recognition from Clio, The One Show, New York Art Directors Show, Andy Awards and New England Broadcasting Association/Best of Broadcast. Her efforts helped Mullen in being named Adweek/ New England’s Agency of the Year for the second time.

Amy has said that “throughout the advertising community Mass Art graduates are succeeding in a big way.” Amy also exemplifies alumni/z who are making every effort to help Mass Art succeed. This ad campaign for Continuing Education’s Spring 1992 semester was developed as a pro bono project by Amy and her colleagues at Mullen. This pro bono work by Amy represents dramatically the tremendous support and commitment alumni/e@ have for Mass Art and its mission. It is through Mullen’s donation of creative design, energy and contacts that the Program of Continuing Education will be able to reach a broader audience, in an effective new media and with a new and exciting message. Beyond this initial campaign Mullen has generously contributed their expertise and knowledge of marketing, promotion and advertising to the Continuing Education staff which will be invaluable in future marketing efforts.

The Program of Continuing Education would like to recognize the contribution by the Mullen Ad Agency and specifically thank Amy Watt, Edward Boches, Bruce Gold, Vivien Christiano and Ellen Scheiber.

S cond Helping.

The second part of Mass Art's STAR SHARE DAYS program was September 24-26. Forty- seven persons participated and purchased a total of $2869.91 worth of groceries. Mass Art's 5% share comes to $143.49, making a total so far of $251.21 for scholarships. Thanks fo all who got the goods!

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News & Notes



Tom Dempsry ('75/'86), MicHELE Furst, WILLIAM Hannon ('56), MartTHa KING, SuSAN LANE, SANDIE MASIELLO (86), LAUREN McLEAN ('86), MARILYN Pappas ('52), JEFF TARSKY




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Ros MacInrosu ('69): President, JAYNE Avery ('75): First Vice President, Epwarp Drisco i ('69): Second Vice President, Marc ENGLIsH ('86): Treasurer, LAUREN McLEan ('86): Secretary, WM. Anpy MEtrrr ('68/'72): Historian, Tuomas A. Davis ('76), CaroL ELDRIDGE (74), PETER EUDENBACH ('92), JAMEs G. Fitts ('71)*, KENNETH


('42)*, Ropert S. Manosky ('65), STEPHEN MIsHOL ('84), KENNETH THATCHER ('69), JIM WARNER ('84). (*Ex officio)

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Guy J. Simmons: a Pat Sravaripis: Vice as DanicEL E. Power, Treasurer, Davin BaKALarR, BETTY BucusBaum, Pu.D., JAMes A. CHampy, Esq., MURIEL Cooper ('48), HELEN Biair Crossik ('32)*, JACQUELINE CrRowLEY ('88), THomas A. Davis ('76), ANDREW DEan, CiaupbE C. Dickson, Esq., PATRicIA DorAN, ARTHUR EILerTSON ('56), ARNOLD B. GLIMCHER ('60)*, Mrs. Morton R. Gopine*, AMANDA GorDON, WILLIAM J. GUNN ('42)*, Witi1AM J. Hannon, ISDA ('56), MarrHa Kinc*, Diana Korzenik, Ep.D., Mayo Larkin ('39), Dr. MIGUEL Lerpovicu, Ros MacInrosu ('69)*, MariLyn Pappas ('52), CoLLEEN McGEE-StTanton, WILLIAM F. O'NEIL, Ep.D., Davin Rep.ick, Esq., SANDRA T. SANER, LIONEL SPrrRo*, Barsara J. SyKES, LAWRENCE F’. Sykes, MARTHA VOUTAS CREAMER ('73)*, CHERYL E. WarRICK-BROOKS ('88), JEAN PauL WEINSTEIN, PAULA ZELLEN. (*Honorary)



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ALUMNI & DEVELOPMENT - x258 ELISE MANNELLA, Director Mary GaGLiAno, Associate Director CAREER RESOURCES OFFICE - x384 MARGARET JOHNSON, Director CONTINUING EDUCATION -x337 Patricia Doran, Dean EXHIBITIONS OFFICE -x550 JEFFREY KeouGu, Director LIBRARY - x267 Grorce Moraan, Director Pau Dosss, Archivist STUDENT/COMMUNITY SERVICES - x372 Pau McCarrrey, Vice President PRESIDENT'S OFFICE -x200 WILLIAM F. O'NEIL, President DIANE Hayes, Staff Assistant REGISTRAR'S OFFICE -x234 MICHELLE RIENDEAU, Registrar VISITING ARTISTS PROGRAM - x504 MIcHELE Furst, Director



Ed Driscoll

Diana Korzenik


The Annual Fund Phonathon was held October 21-24 at the offices of New England Telephone in Boston’s business district. Sixty alumni/e, students, staff, faculty, Foundation board members, and friends of the College took part in the effort to update alumni/e and aid the Annual Fund drive. Special thanks go to New England Telephone for donating the use of their facilities (also to Kimberly Ballard for her instructions) and to Foundation Board member Claude Dickson for his effort obtaining the donation. More thanks are due Alumni Board member LaurEN McLean (’86) and Alumni & Development Associate Director Mary Gagliano for the major task of gathering volunteers and coordinating the event. And still more thanks to Marc ENGLISH ('86) for the passes to the ICA. The Alumni Association extends its gratitude to all those listed who called and to those who answered and made the Phonathon an enjoyable and successful event.

Marc Beringer (Staff) ZUHAIRAH BILAL (’73)

Douce Cannon (84) DEBORAH CHANDLER (’83) Chery] Clinton (Student) Anne C. Coté (Student) VICTORIA GARVIN Davis (’80) Nicole Derome (Student) Andrew S. Dibner (Friend) Carey Anne Dion (Student) Shannon N. Doran (Student) Epwarp Drisco.t (69) Mary Dyer (’55)

Marc ENGLIsH (’86)

Jim Firts (’71)

KENNETH FITZGERALD (’83) Akhil Garland (Staff) JANET BARTLETT GOODMAN (’86) Amy Gordon (Student) April Gunther (Student) WILLIAM J. Hannon (’56) Lois Harpy ('82)

Robert Hebert (Student) Caitlin Herlihy (Student) Michelle Hill (Student) Trintje Jansen (Faculty) Richard Keohan (Faculty) Jeff Keough (Staff)

Diana Korzenik (Faculty) Rut Cops KupFERMAN (35)


Andrew Dibner

Kerry Laitala (Student) Mayo LarkIN (’39)

Bette Lex (’81)

Tina Lee (Student)

Charles Lennen (Student) Ros MacIntosh (69)

Keith Maddy (Student)

Dot Manning (Student) ALIZABETH J. Marcy (90) Jeremy Mawjeski (Student) LAUREN J. McLEAN (’86) Clare McDonald (Staff) CATHERINE F’, MEEKsS (’73) Kelsey Miller (Student) STEPHEN MisHo1 (’84) Steven J. Oikelmus (Student) Amy Ouellette (Student) Mary M. OwangsIAN (75) PAuL J. PATuRZO (88) WILLIAM J. PREvipDI (90) William Quern (Student) Diane Simpson (Student) Guy J. Simmons (Foundation) Davip STERN (’50)

Saverio Truglia (Student) Jasminka Udovicki (Faculty) Kini Udovicky (Friend) Lorraine Vincent (Student) Jeffrey Webb (Student) Margaret Welch (Student) Debbi Williams (Student) KATHLEEN ZINCK (91)


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Massachusetts College of Art faculty have distinguished themselves in many ways lately: A solo exhibition of Virginia Allen’s paintings was held at The South Shore Art Center in the spring of 1991.

Sarah Bapst received a 1991 Visual Arts Fellowship from the NEA in the category of works of paper.

Claudine Bing was acknowledged with a Distinguished Alumni Citation, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Meg Black’s artist’s book Northern Light has been acquired for the collections of the Boston Public Library, the Houghton Library at Harvard, and the Morton R. Godine Library at Mass Art, where it is currently on display.

Linda Bourke’s latest book, Hye Spy, an alphabet book for children, has been published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco.

Johanna Branson, in conjunction with the New York showing of the Terezin Exhibition, gave a talk at the Museum of Modern Art on the Nazi propayanda film, “Hitler Gives a City to the Jews.”

Nancy Cusack was invited to present a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York on September 24. She discussed the relationship of specific developmental psychology theories to creative thinking and expression. The presentation was made to a group of curators, staff and docents at MOMA, as well as affiliates from Lincoln Center.

Leila Daw had work included in an exhibition at the DeCordova Museum called Land, Sea, and Sky: Maps in Contemporary Art (9/14-11/17); Others shows of Leila’s include a solo exhibition entitled Earth Elements at the Atrium Gallery in St. Louis (9/6-9/30) and a four womar show at A.I.R. Gallery in New York (9/17-10/5). Leila is also working on a design team with several other artists for the Metro Link Light: Rail System. Parts of the project are under construction and the cast-in-place piers for an aerial bridge structure have been completed and appeared on the front page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Bernie D’Onofrio was presented with the NEA Visual Artist Fellowship Grant, 1990.

TERESA FLAVIN (80) along with fellow Design faculty member Elizabeth Resnick, travelled to London as co-curator of the Russell Mills show, Within / Without, which was recently exhibited at Mass Art’s Huntington Gallery.

An exhibition of Jeremy Foss’s paintings opened at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York on October 23.

Elizabeth Galloway has poems being published in Kalliope: A Women’s Art Journal and Sing Heavenly Muse!

Barbara Grad participated in a group exhibition at The Fenway Gallery, Lakeside, Michigan, Summer 1990; Barbara also held her own solo exhibition at The Rugg Road Gallery, Boston, 1990. In addition to her exhibitions, Barbara was also the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Grant Finalist for monoprints, Summer 1991.

George Greenamyer was commissioned to create an installation at The University of Oregon, Eugene, summer 1991. Last summer, he had a commission at the University of Iowa and of Alaska.

Judy Haber! held a solo show at the Akin Gallery last winter and a review of her show was published in Art in America.

Meg Hickey’s design for the Columbia Street Town Houses, Cambridge was cited in a New York Times story on exceptional low-cost housing, April, 1991

Hu Hohn has been invited by MCET


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(Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Television) to do a 30 session interactive satellite TV course on “Order and Chaos” for high school students next spring. Hu explains, “Students can see and hear me and I can see and hear them through an audio link. It is for high school students who have had algebra, and will cover a variety of mathematical things needed to work with “iterated non-linear functions” (otherwise known as chaos theory). The math will be done on computers and designed in such a way that all output is visual.”

Betty Hoskins writings about feminist perspectives on reproductive technology were cited in Ms. magazine, summer 1991.

Over the summer, Donna Keegan had two works acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and also exhibited at the Kathryn Hamill Gallery in

_Chatham. Her work is currently installed in a

group show at the Berleley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA (9/8-10/8), and two of her watercolor paintings are in a group show at Holter Museum of Fine Arts, Helena, Montana ( Sept.-Nov. 1991).

Diana Korzenik presented a paper entitled “The Case Study Analysis of Primary Source Materials” at a conference on The Education of the Artist: 100 Years of Exploration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia on October 12th. She has been commissioned by The Johll Paul Getty Institute for the Arts for a book, Art Making: It’s Uses in Education.

Dawn Kramer recently choreographed and performed in a series of site-specific dance works at the BCA’s Cyclorama, funded by Mass Productions grants through Dance Umbrella.

Dorothy Simpson Krause’s work was included in a group show called Prismatic at the Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston, (9/9-10/25).

Saul Levine’s recent films were shown at the June 1991 meeting of The National Council of Film Schools, along with films by Mass Art graduates Putt SoLomon ('80) and Luther Price (alias Tom Rhodes, alias Larry Parapiso ('87))

Last spring, Janna Longacre, with the help of funding from the NEA, created an 85-foot neon installation at Smith College.

Abe Morell and Nick Nixon both have photographs in a major group photography show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort was on view through December 31. Nick also recently had one- man photo exhibits at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the St. Louis Art Museum and has published two books: People with AIDS (Godine) and Family Pictures (Smithsonian).

George Nick has two paintings ina traveling show in Japan called American Realism and Figurative Art: 1921-1991. This show will travel from November 1991 to June 1992 to the Mayagi Museum of Art, Sendi; The Tokushima Modern Art Museum; The Sogu Museum of Art, Yokohama; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; and The Kochi Perfectual Museum.

Tony Oursler won a 1991 NEA Video Production Grant for an installation and videotape, and a New England Regional Fellowship for videotape production.

Elizabeth Resnick was honored with the 1991 Type Directors Club of New York Excellence Award.

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman was presented with The Visual Artist Award in Metals from The Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation

In May, Chuck Stigliano presented an exhibit at Mass Art’s Huntington Gallery entitled, The Adam and Eve Reliefs.

Joe Wood was awarded with The Visual Artist Award in Metals from The Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation.

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CAREER RESOURCES b Rereiet Johnson, Director

The Alumni Mentor Program is alive and well. Many of the students have met and talked to alumni/z# who are working in fields relating to their major, and have received good advice and sometimes good networking information. Alumni/z who are willing to see students at their place of work, or even talk to them over the telephone, should call me at, x384, who is interested in the continuing expansion and use of this great career counselling opportunity being made available to all majors, and all career fields.

This office continues to compile the Job Newsletter every other week to alumni/& interested in hearing about the latest jobs, grants, etc. We also list residential programs and competitions. A six month subscription (12 issues) is available for $25. If you are interested in receiving this Newsletter, call x 388, or x384, or send a check payable to MCA Placement Trust Fund to the Office of Career Resources (NOT the Alumni Office!) at Mass Art.

Remember, Career Resources is available to all of you for career counselling, grant writing, grant seeking, job search, legal information for the artist and designer, career and resume workshops, etc, etc. If you hear about a job,(and you don’t want it) let us know. If you leave a job and there is a vacancy, let us know. We will thank you, and hopefully fill it with a Mass Art candidate.

Fulbright Update: This year, twenty-seven students and graduate students picked up applications for the Fulbright Grant for Graduate Study and/or Research abroad. Let’s all wish “Good Luck” to the nine candidates who completed their applications. It was a wonderful summer working with all of you and it felt so good to mail your applications. I hope all of our hard work—especially your hard work—pays off and that you all get to do your great projects.

The proposals this year were, without exception, excellent. It was fun. Again, good luck to you all: Linda Forslund—Photography/Germany, Lisa Brown—Graphic Design/Finland, Anne Cété— Photography/Italy, Amy Ropple—Drawing & Painting/Egypt, Marjorie Sagan—Painting/ Austria, Jeri Rossi—Film/Spain, Thomas Repasky— Architecture/Czechoslovakia, Pamela Shore— Painting & Graphics/Israel, Larry Gonzalez— Photography/Spain.

I hope I will see you all again, and hope that you all get good news in February.


As the 3D Fine Arts Department looks forward to moving its facility to the Huntington campus, the Glass program, currently located in the Longwood building, continues to provide our students with a unique, dynamic education. At almost any time of the day or evening, students can be seen working in the hot and cold glass facilities, blowing, casting and fabricating glass. A wide variety of personally expressive glass artworks are being developed, ranging from functional objects to large, sculptural and architectural works.

The faculty, Alan Klein and Dan Dailey, are active, respected glass artists. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston recently acquired a work by Alan for its permanent collection. Dan is currently designing for Daum, an internationally known glass company in France, and is also working on several public commissions. The work of Bernard D’Onofrio, glass technician, was recently selected for the Boston Now Glass and Ceramics Exhibit at the Institute for Contemporary Art.

Each year, well-known glass artists visit the College for workshops, demonstrations and critiques with the students. In Spring, ’91, the Glass majors went to the Corning Museum for the Annual Meeting of the International Glass Arts Society. Represented in the collection of the Corning Museum are works by both

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of our faculty members as well as by former students LinpA Ross (’85), RoBIN GREBE (’80), Mary VAN CLINE, Bonnie Biacs (80) and IecH! Nakayama. Numerous students in our glass program attend intensive summer workshops at the Pilchuck School in Washington, and at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine. Each year, Mass Art is one of the ten colleges to receive student scholarships from Pilchuck, to attend their summer session. During summer of 1991, our recipients were Nancy Langston and Laura Lob.

Glass alumni/e are extremely active as professionals: Sip Hutter (’79) recently had a work acquired by the Renwich National Gallery in Washington, DC. RicHarp DucGan (77) has been named Curator of Display at the Field Museum in Chicago. Tom Scoon (‘90) is having a solo exhibition at Miller Gallery in New York City in December 1991. Rosin GREBE recently had a solo exhibit of her work in Switzerland. CARMEN Sasso (’82) is a Professor of Art at Rhode Island College. GrraLp WALSH (’83) is a designer for Solar Seal Glass Company. Bonnir Bicas is Professor of Art at Norfolk College. Ne Drosnis (83), Kurt SWANSON (’83), LISA Scuwartz (83) and Jor, Kurtz (87) have their own glass businesses. HENNER SCHRODER (’83) is Professor of Art at Pilchuck School Parsons.


Last year at Convocation, the Art Education Department remembered an outstanding alumnus, Rosert Corey (82) through a memorial award. Graduating senior JANE ELLEN DESomMa was the first to be given this special award. As an Mass Art student, Bob Corey earned Art Education’s highest honors and after graduation went on to become an active and respected teacher. Bob died of AIDS complications on April 19, 1991. The Robert Corey Award is especially meaningful because it was funded by the sale of Art Education faculty work through the Mass Art Foundation Art Auction and given to a student in the name of an alumnus.

In other news, the paintings of Rachel Whittier, Art Education faculty member at the college from 1915 to 1940, were on display in the library during May and June of 1991. Since 1956 an award in Miss Whittier’s name has been given annually to the most outstanding Art Education graduating senior. The paintings, comprising small landscapes, are real treasures and add another dimension to Rachel Whittier and the award in her name.

Christy Park, Art Education chair, gave two presentations at the National Art Education Association conference in Atlanta. “Naked Ladies: Images That Have Always Confused Us” raised questions about cherished art and challenged traditional statements about meaning. The second presentation, on the importance of bringing original art into K-12 classrooms, discussed resources and the need to rethink the use of exemplar images.

Fall 1991 marked the first printing of the Cumulative Bibliography of Graduate Students’ Art Education Historical Research, prepared by Professor Diana Korzenik with the assistance of graduate assistant Connig Bicony (90). This bibliography identifies the research papers of students in the “History of Goals and Methods” course in the Teacher Certification and Master’s program at Mass Art. One primary intent of the collection is to show that in the work of novice scholars, originality is more often present than the students themselves are ina position to appreciate. Year after year, the


by Colleen Crowley (’87) Director, DRU Alumni/z Board

1992 marks the twenty-year anniversary of DRU! We are proud of our past and look forward to a healthy future for DRU and the designers who have ; contributed to our success. To celebrate our anniversary and start the next decade off with a bang, DRU is planning an Alumni/z Weekend, May

15 and 16,1992.

A DRU alumni/e exhibition is scheduled from May 1 to 29, 1992, in the Student Center Gallery; anda Designer’s Symposium for the Mass Art community on Friday afternoon, May 15. On Saturday, May 16, a Harbor Cruise is planned for the enjoyment of past and current DRU alumni/e and their friends, and we'll wrap up the celebration with a dinner party Saturday night at a North End restaurant.

We're excited! You're invited to participate in one of the committees being organized now to make this milestone a memorable event. Please join the Symposium Committee or the Exhibition Committee by calling DRU President Chris Dearborn at 617-232-1492. Your time and effort are valuable and we'd like you to join us in recognizing DRU’s contribution to our own design endeavors and the Mass Art community as a whole.

generations of art education graduate students here at Mass Art formulate their own original questions and pursue research in this gold mine that is New England, hardly aware that they are often pioneers, not only in terms of the uncovering of heretofore unused archival resources, but also in the very formulation of their questions. This cumulative bibliography of art education research papers of the Massachusetts College of Art is evidence of the richness of their achievements.

The Bibliography includes almost twenty years of students’ work. The titles are indexed according to several categories or themes with the aim of promoting alumni/e dialogue—a conversation across generations of students. Those who are now teaching may find connections between the historical project they did years ago and the current work under way. Papers may also be found that address interests alumni/e have developed since they've undertaken the project listed here. New students will find here an array of topics that may suggest directions for their own projects— indeed, for their careers. The papers address such themes as: teaching drawing, early childhood, museum and their education programs, women’s history within art education, religion and art education, the forming of art institutions, higher education/adult learners, and periodicals as authorities. For further information, contact Diana Korzenik at Mass Art x406.

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Now in her fifth term as Massachusetts State Representative

from Amesbury, Barbara Hildt ('75) is GETTING THERE FROM HERE

by Catherine Fitzgerald Meeks (’73)

While working in her studio as a serious painter (arranging for child care for three children so one can paint and THINK certainly constitutes seriousness!), enjoying the painter’s life and getting commissions, Barbara Hildt realized that although she loved her work, painting was not fulfilling her need to make a difference in the world. Her parents were active in peace work and in the formation of the United Nations. The family’s Quaker philosophy encouraged thinking in a worldly and socially responsible way.

Taking a break from her painting one day, Barbara happened to catch a C-SPAN broadcast touting the merits of the MX missile. “Who thinks this way? How can these white, middle class males possibly be serving the needs of all of us out here? All of our valuable resources are going into weapons of mass destruction. Where are the women?” she thought angrily. Realizing that only 5% of Congress was female, she felt that such a ratio needed to be changed significantly and began encouraging women to run for political office.

When the then-governor appointed a female Senator to his cabinet, Amesbury’s Representative was elected to fill that Senate seat. At the victory party, as everyone began to wonder aloud whom to call upon to fill the Representative’s now- vacant seat, eyes began to look in Barbara’s direction. “Who, me?” A mother with no political savvy or legal background, Barbara nevertheless agreed to run for the office, and the rest is history. She attributes her campaign success in part to a stint in direct sales earlier in her career, when she sold cookware door-to-door. She hated the job but suspected that some day in the future the skills she was acquiring would be useful. After promoting herself as a candidate in the politically indifferent month of August 1983, she was successful. Representative Barbara Hildt is now in her fifth term.

This past year, she notes, many incumbents were defeated. She was the only female in northeastern

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Massachusetts who was reelected. She sees this trend not as anti-woman but more as anti-incumbent. Or: anti-those Progressive Democrat women who had stuck their necks out during their terms.

According to Barbara, this trend to the political right follows on the heels of a strong anti-Dukakis movement which seeks to blame that governor—and naturally those legislators who were in office during his tenure—or the current fiscal crisis. Barbara feels that talk show host Jerry Williams deserves a good portion of the credit for this trend.

Although we now have a Republican governor, people are so angry and anxious about job loss, loss of services, college tuition increases and other financial catastrophes, that Legislators are made the scapegoats and will feel the dissatisfaction of their constituents come re-election time.

On the sore (to most of us home-owning parents) subject of education finances, Barbara believes that education should not be funded by property taxes, because this means that the poorer communities are the ones who suffer. In Barbara’s opinion they should be receiving twice the resources as suburban schools, where children often grow up with home computers and other hallmarks of the privileged.

Another issue on Barbara’s agenda is that of the recently enacted law which allows parents to choose schools outside their own town or district. This Reagan-era idea has been floating around the Legislature since 1988. The current administration would like to do away with public education and give all parents vouchers of a few thousand dollars for

education (including those wealthy parents whose children are already in private schools therefore siphoning off even more public education dollars.) As more Boston parents tuition their children out, money comes out of Boston’s local aid and goes to the wealthier communities whose schools are presumed to be better. Barbara, when on the Education Commission, wrote grants for programs aimed at dropout prevention and grants to provide equal education opportunities for those in need. Unfortunately, they all were wiped out in the sweep of budget cuts. The current Education Commission is drafting landmark legislation proposals to dramatically change school financing. This is difficult in Massachusetts, since communities in this state like to be autonomous and don’t want to be told what to do or how to educate their children.

In association with the Art Education Association, Barbara also sponsored a bill to require art in all schools. Again, towns don’t like their art to be legislated and the measure was defeated.

Pending is Barbara Hildt-sponsored bill—passed by the House four years in a row, but the Senate is less enthusiastic—which would implement a Health Education program in grades K-12. The bill would serve to address such problems as Sexually Transmitted Diseases, pregnancy, and family violence. Because of the way this bill is structured, towns would be required to first create a local advisory council to address the needs of the town and present the proposal to its local School Committee, thereby taking the onus off the School Committee.

Barbara is also an advocate of higher education and not just Mass Art. She believes that our state college system plays a great role in the economy of the state, although a public education is no longer affordable for every citizen. Currently, 2,000 welfare mothers are enrolled in an Employment Training Program and taking college-level courses at state colleges—

NOT minimum-wage-track. Previously, these women have received vouchers for child care but

Governor Weld’s administration has decided to discontinue this vital assistance. Now these

women will be forced to drop out of school, and return to the vicious welfare treadmill.

In Barbara’s own district, she has been actively involved in the Citizens’ Struggle

Against Licensing of the Seabrook Nuclear

Plant. This group has been trying to convince our governing bodies that because no feasible plan has been conceived for emergency response, evacuation or shelter, the Commonwealth should be actively

involved in opposing the licensing of the new Hampshire nuclear plant. Barbara spent her first three years in the House trying to convince Governor Dukakis of this, but not until the Chernoby] disaster did anyone stop to listen. Unfortunately, a recent Supreme Court decision dashed all hopes of passing a law requiring evacuation plans be in place for licensing. Since its opening in June 1990 the Seabrook plant has had many problems, including radioactive spills. Workers who built the plant say it is unsafe, but the NRC chooses not to listen. Currently, the citizens’ group is working toward implementing a “ring” monitoring system which would utilize 25 on-site monitoring devices. This system would allow access inside the plant by an independent (non-NRC) person, ensuring that citizens would be alerted at the beginning of an unusual event that could later turn catastrophic. Barbara is disturbed about the ways the nuclear plant has transformed the seacoast area, and cites studies around other nukes suggesting higher incidences of cancer and leukemia, spontaneous abortion, and birth defects. With the monitoring system, these cancer incidents could be correlated with facts.

Barbara’s currently in Human Services and Elder Affairs, a Committee which promotes legislation to help children, the elderly, families, the mentally ill and the disabled—a tall order in this new administration. Dramatic changes have taken place; important positions have been eliminated that were focusing on the needs of elders, mental health services to the deaf