Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

March 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter March 2011

Who Put the 'il' in Family?! by Erika Guy, Dean of Students


About two weeks ago, I challenged all advisee groups to come up with a succinct definition of "family." There were many entries - some poignant, some ridiculous, some angry, some earnest, some funny. The winning group (which received a $25 Dunkin' Donuts gift card!) decided to go with humor and an acronym:



A photo by Tanit Sakakini
A photo by Tanit Sakakini

The reasoning behind the contest was to begin to get students thinking about the complexity of family in advance of an upcoming show in the Foster Gallery. Rarely do we get the opportunity to display art that has relevance to EVERYONE'S life. This show has this awesome potential. We hope it will prove to be a compelling community event. I am writing to you today to encourage you to come out to see this very unique installation. I hope that you will find the time to view the show and use it as a catalyst to share your stories of family. Here are the details, so please mark your calendars:

Basic details
Dates: March 28—April 22
Artist and Curator Panel Discussion: Friday, April 1, location TBD
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6-8 p.m.

Guest curated by Boston-based artist Evelyn Rydz (most recently featured in the ICA's Foster Prize Exhibition), this show brings together five artists working in a variety of media (collage, painting, drawing, photo, video, and sculpture/installation), all of whom address ideas of family, relationships and identity - both real and constructed. Participating artists include Hannah Barrett, Christine Rogers, Megan & Murray Macmillan, Tanit Sakakini, Dustin Williams, and Cobi Moules.

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