2008 Commencement Week Events
Green Mountain College will celebrate its 171th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on the Griswold Library green.
The following is a schedule of events for the week:
Gov. Douglas to Deliver Commencement Address
Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the commencement address at Green Mountain College’s graduation ceremony on May 17. Governor Douglas will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Deborah Granquist of Weston, Vermont, presently chair of the Vermont Community Foundation and Vice Chair of Vermont Public Radio, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. more...
New Exhibit to Open at Feick
Beginning May 12, the Feick Arts Center will host an exhibit featuring paintings, prints, blown glass objects and more, all created by current and former Green Mountain College trustees.
An opening reception for the Green Mountain College Trustee Exhibit is Thursday, May 15, from 4 – 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Exhibitors for the trustee exhibit include Warren Kimble, Tom Johnson, Carol Calhoun, and Judy Howell. Kimble, a well-known folk artist based in Brandon, Vermont, has combined his love of Americana, antiques and collectibles, architecture and painting to create a distinctive style recognized by collectors all over the world.
Tom Johnson, a Poultney resident, works with blown glass, carved wood and iron. Calhoun, a painter, hails from Weybridge, Vermont. Judy Howell will be exhibiting her work in intaglio print and mixed media. She lives in Winter Haven, Florida.
Prof. James Cassarino (music) recently returned from Delta, PA, where he served as conductor of the annual Rehoboth Gymanfa Ganu (a Welsh music festival). The well-attended event represents one of the many traditional Welsh activities that take place in Delta, one of the most active Welsh-American communities in the United States.
During the festival weekend, Cassarino was notified by the president of the National Welsh-American Foundation that he is the recipient of their $5,000 grant, to be used toward his ongoing research in Welsh music at the University of Wales, Bangor. Cassarino is the first recipient in the history of the foundation to receive the grant award more than once.
Prof. Karen Swyler (fine arts) is currently showing work in the following exhibitions: "Small Favors III" at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, from May 2 - May 18, and the "16th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National" juried national competition presented by the Market House Craft Center from April 18 through May 19.
Upcoming shows include "Cups" at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO from June 5 through June 28; "Sip, Slurp, Gulp," a show of ceramic cups at Santa Fe Clay in Santa Fe, NM from June 27 through July 26; and "The 12th Annual Resident Artist Benefit Silent Auction" at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, June 19 through July 26.
Karen will also be exhibiting a larger body of work at River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN from July 1 through July 31, with an opening reception on July 11.