All posts by Paige Cooperstein

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Amber Scoon was a student at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in 1999. She returns to Chautauqua to discuss her first book, which came out in May. Scoon dedicated the book to Don Kimes, artistic director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, for introducing her to the world of contemporary art and to art as an academic study. She also studied with Kimes while earning her master’s at American University.

Student artists become professionals, sell work from Fowler-Kellogg Exhibition

Student artists become professionals, sell work from Fowler-Kellogg Exhibition

In an untitled piece, ceramics student Emily Harki attached crumpled squares of porcelain to several long wires, which she twisted into curls and drilled into two white wooden panels. Harki’s monochromatic piece, which measures the size of a small billboard, sold for $1,000 at the Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition. It’s the most expensive sale from the student art show so far.

Visual research guides Garand’s sculpture

Visual research guides Garand’s sculpture

On one of sculptor Brenda Garand’s many trips to the province of Quebec, she spent time in Tadoussac, where a merchant and French navy captain acquired a fur trade monopoly. Oral history and the legend of a place interest Garand; she said most of her ideas for her sculptures come from a psychological sense of history and a physical sense of place.

Schwartz, Henriques discuss 2008 financial crisis, what’s next

Schwartz, Henriques discuss 2008 financial crisis, what’s next

A financial journalist and a financial heavyweight are ready to square off at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Diana B. Henriques comes to the conversation as a financial investigative reporter with The New York Times. Alan D. Schwartz was the final president and CEO of Bear Stearns, before the Federal Reserve Bank of New York mandated JPMorgan Chase to acquire the collapsing investment firm in March 2008. He is now the executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, an investment firm based in Chicago and New York City.