Alumnae in the Visual Arts (page 7)

July 21, 2011

Amy Ellingson ’86

“My experience at Scripps is a well from which I continually draw. It was at Scripps that I became convinced of the very real power of art and the continued viability of its role in our culture, despite the encroachment of postmodern cynicism.”

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Joanne Heyler ’86

“In addition to enriching my life daily, my education from Scripps and the Claremont Colleges goes to work with me in my job at the Broad Art Foundation, where I manage three collections of contemporary art.”

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Jennifer Wells Green ’84

“My Scripps experience taught me to recognize the value of interdisciplinary thought and practice—to continually question the relationship of the arts to society and the individual.”

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Connie Butler ’84

“My years at Scripps continue to resonate in every aspect of my professional and personal life. Involved in curatorial work since the Humanities Internship Program and Museum Studies at Pomona, my approach to contemporary art and culture is informed by the years I spent in rich and thought provoking classes in Art History, Humanities, Literature and Dance.”

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Leah Ollman ’83

“While I treasured my time at Scripps, the impact of my experience there has grown even greater during the 20 years since my graduation. The qualities that made the college so nourishing are those I aspire to in every other arena of my life.”

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Yoshiko Shimada ’83

“…contradictions between Shimada’s national culture and her personal artistic expression are precisely what makes her stand out in Japan’s art world today…”

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July 20, 2011

Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83

In 2010, Elizabeth received the MacArthur Fellowship or “Genius Grant” of $500,000 given to exceptional individuals in all disciplines for their innovative or impactful contributions to their respective fields.

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July 19, 2011

Arminée Chahbazian ’82

“Arminée Chahbazian ’82The education I received at Scripps College was vital to my development as a visual artist because independent, creative thought was highly encouraged within a structure that valued tradition, history and critical academic focus.”

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July 18, 2011

Polly Roberts ’81

“Scripps cultivated my passion for philosophy, language, and art, and it was during my years there that I found my life path: to learn and teach about African culture and art.”

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Alison Saar ’78

“I’d have to say my most valued tools acquired from Scripps are my writing skills. Through writing, I have been able to verbalize my ideas to others and myself, in a clear and artful manner.”

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