Unique Five College Class Puts Student Work on Display

Five College Advanced Studio Gallery Show
From December 6 to December 10, the work of Five College students will be on display at the Herter Gallery in Herter Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Entitled “FIVE,” the exhibition will present work by the 15 students of the 2013 Five College Advanced Studio Seminar, a consortium course made up of top art students from each Five College campus. This year the students worked with New York City painter and educator Jaya Howey.

Students carried a rigorous workload of weekly assignments that were critiqued by Howey and fellow students in classes held on the Hampshire College campus. Readings, class discussions, film screenings and field trips rounded out the course, which included a day­-long visit to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

“This particular group of students is deeply engaged with their work and are thoroughly invested in their role as aspiring artists,” says Howey. “They all engage with the course in an enthusiastic and meaningful way.”

An opening reception for the show will be held on Friday, December 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Herter Art Gallery is open to Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students in the Five College Advanced Studio Seminar and FIVE exhibition

Taylor Barrett, Smith College

Shannon Brathwaite, Amherst College

Susie Carter, Smith College

Katharine Lark DeLamater, Mount Holyoke College

Caitlin Halloran, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fiza Khatri, Mount Holyoke College

Gabrielle Kruczynski, Mount Holyoke College

Benjamin Mendez, Amherst College

Michael Moore, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tara Morrison, Hampshire College

Shauna Purpura, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Emma Rothkopf, Amherst College

Gavriela Shoshana, Hampshire College

Abigail Tatarian, Smith College

Anna Stewart Zellweger, Hampshire College

For more information, contact

Kevin Kennedy, kkennedy@fivecolleges.edu  413-542-4017