Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 4, 2013

Two generations of teaching in one exhibit

April 5 reception for mentor-mentee exhibition at Phillips

The Gelb Exhibition Gallery is focusing this month on the work of two pairs of local artists.

The art exhibition “Full Circle: A Mentor-Mentee Exhibition – Two Generations of Teaching” is on view in the Gelb Exhibition Gallery at Phillips Academy, from April 1 through April 30.

On exhibit is the work of retired Phillips Academy art faculty members Frances McCormick and Audrey Bensley and current art department faculty Emily Trespas and Thayer Zaeder. Andover residents Zaeder and Trespas honor their creative mentors in a collaborative exhibition with more than 70 pieces on display. The installation celebrates their strong mentor-mentee relationships that developed over years of mutual learning, making and sharing, according to a release from Trespas.

Bensley and Zaeder present a variety of their ceramic techniques and firing processes showing salmon, white and salt fire stoneware, raku, terracotta and porcelain. McCormick and Trespas feature a range of drawings and paintings—both from observation and imagination—in charcoal, graphite, ink and oil.

The opening reception is Friday April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gelb Exhibition Gallery in George Washington Hall off Chapel Avenue on the Phillips Academy campus. All are welcome. The gallery is open during school business hours and is handicapped accessible.

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