A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Loomis Chaffee School's Mercy Gallery includes a permanent exhibition featuring sculpture by Evelyn Beatrice Longdon Batchelder. Ms. Batchelder was the wife of the first headmaster of the school. She was an eminent sculptor in her own right, who studied under Daniel Chester French and worked with him on the Lincoln Memorial.
Long corridors in the arts center display artwork everywhere, on just about every surface. At left is part of a current exhibition of work by members of the Loomis community. This is a series of photographs of dancers by Jeff Holcombe, a longtime member of the Loomis math and science faculty. I had some doubts about the propriety of including photos of works by students, so I decided not to show any. Trust me, though, that there are some very talented artists among the students.