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The ninth annual Arts Experience, a festival celebrating inclusion and the arts, will bring more than 1,000 participants together to explore artistic expression through music, movement and the visual arts. From Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 13, HWS community members will engage with youth, people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and the general

Suzette McAvoy ’80 is featured in The Mainers, a website that highlights “people working creatively and living thoughtfully in Maine.” As the executive director and chief curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), McAvoy recently oversaw the fundraising and construction of the building’s new location in downtown Rockland—a $5 million, 11,630-square foot space

Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier recently released her first book, Creative Ballet Teaching: Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer (Routledge 2018). The book offers a practical new approach to teaching ballet. Creative Ballet Teaching draws on the fields of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA), dance pedagogy, human development and somatic education to explore

Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and his hand-pulled monoprints will be featured on WXXI’s “Arts In Focus” feature that spotlights “emerging artists, seasoned professionals, and well established arts organizations in our region.” Ruth’s segment will premiere on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 p.m. and re-air on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. “I

An annual tradition celebrating ingenuity and expression, “Student Art and Architecture: Studio Work from 2016-2017” will open to the public on Friday, April 28 in The Davis Gallery at Houghton House. The show, running through May 14, will feature student works spanning a breadth of visual invention in color and in black and white, in

The Hobart and William Smith community in conjunction with The Collaborative of the Finger Lakes will host the 8th Annual Arts Experience, a week-long festival from April 3 – 7 that celebrates inclusivity through creative expression. The Arts Experience is an opportunity for participants, including people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, the HWS community

This semester, Brianna Arnold ’19 had the opportunity to procure a new work of art for the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. After several weeks of research into the Colleges’ holdings, Arnold was challenged to find a piece that would complement the art already in the collection, as well as appeal to her

“Art profoundly changes who we are,” said American poet Claudia Rankine. Rankine gave a reading of her work “Citizen: An American Lyric” at the Smith Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The book is this year’s common read for the first year experience at HWS and has inspired campus dialogue around

Myles Hunt ’11 recently interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Patrick Kana ’12 for an article that was published on Punchland, a prominent online magazine with a focus on music and the arts. The article covers Kana’s development as an artist, ranging from his undergraduate experience at HWS to earning a master’s from

From silkscreens, photographs and sculpture to works in charcoal, paint and digital media, the annual student art exhibition curated by the Department of Art and Architecture kicked off on April 29 with an opening reception at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. Titled “Student Art and Architecture: Studio Work from 2015-2016,” this year’s exhibition will