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Bennington Students Present Work Around the Region

Several Bennington students have presented work this month at community events around the region.

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The Vermont Arts Exchange featured works by eight advanced printmaking students in the fifth annual Bennington Printmakers' Show, which opened with a reception at the Sage Street Mill Gallery on December 1, and will remain on display through February 25. .

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.

On Thursday, December 2, five first-year students from David Anderegg's "Passing the Torch" class visited 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— presented their report, entitled "Meet Me at the Rockwell," to the museum's marketing and education staff.

The museum's executive director Laurie Norton Moffatt told the students that their work "is so in tune with what we're trying to do. All cultural institutions are looking at this. Your findings are really very visionary."

See coverage in The Berkshire Eagle.