Loomis Chaffee will host the 7th Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery from September 18 through October 25, 2018. An opening reception will be held on September 18, from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The public is invited, and admission is free of charge.
As a student of Visual Arts at Loomis, you will find a broad experience across a wide variety of media for every skill level. The Visual Arts Department, located in the Richmond Art Center (RAC) will allow you to pursue your interests in ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, art history, and various digital media, on state of the art equipment in professional studios. The RAC has wonderful exhibition space, including The Mercy Gallery, for showcasing professional and student works. With a curriculum focused on your individual growth and self-expression, you will learn the fundamentals of technique and design working with our dedicated faculty, who are accomplished artists in their own right, as well as committed professional educators.
Loomis Chaffee Summer Program faculty welcomed more than 120 student participants to the Island on June 15, for a five-week enrichment program of fun, learning, and self-discovery.
Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
The Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery presented Unsettled Nostalgia," an exhibit by Syrian artist Mohamad Hafez, from April 24 through May 30, 2018. Mr. Hafez was the first convocation speaker on the 2017-18 school theme of "Globalization."
"Following the Thread: Inspiration from the 52 Box Project," an exhibition of artwork by Ellen Schiffman, will be presented in the Mercy Gallery from February 20 through April 15.
We allow for personal expression in every project from day one, asking that our students look into their own imaginations as their greatest resource while mastering the skills to bring their ideas to fruition.
— JENNIFER MCCANDLESS, HEAD OF VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT