The Hotchkiss Record

Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

Stephanie Ge ’22 & Yuka Masumura ’21

January 22, 2020

Conceptual Artist Baldessari Dies at 88The art world is overcome with grief following John Baldessari’s passing on January 2. An American conceptual artist, Baldessari was known for his work featuring appropriated images. Starting as a painter, Baldessari began to incorporate texts and photography...

Students Take Home Scholastics Arts Awards

Students Take Home  Scholastics Arts Awards

Yihan Ding ’22

January 22, 2020

Students’ success in the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards once again made the school one of the most decorated in the state. Established in 1923, the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards seek to recognize middle and high school student artists and writers demonstrating exceptional vision, ingenuity,...

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Alicea ’20 Curates Barbershop Exhibit for Black History Month

Isabella Wei ’23

January 22, 2020

The barber chairs, hairdryers, combs, and posters of hairstyles arranged along the wall have brought the corner barbershop to Main Hallway. However, community members sitting in the chairs don’t face mirrors, but artworks celebrating African American beauty and life. Opened last Friday, the exhibit,...

The Jazz Band and Orchestra Share the Stage

The Jazz Band and Orchestra Share the Stage

Stephanie Ge ’22

December 12, 2019

Rousing jazz beats, as well as the passionate chords of Beethoven, shared the stage in Elfers Hall. The first Ensemble Concert of the year, which showcased a unique combination of jazz and classical music, took place on December 7. The jazz band, Right Brain Logic, which consists of 20 student and faculty...

The Arts at Hotchkiss: Photo Intensive

The Arts at Hotchkiss: Photo Intensive

Yihan Ding ’22

December 12, 2019

With frequent travel opportunities and extended use of studios and the darkroom, Photo Intensive enables students to explore innovative techniques and develop as artists. The course, also known as PO341, is a project-based class that allows student photographers to work on their portfolios while experimenting...

SEA x ink. Exhibit Blends Art and Environmentalism

SEA x ink. Exhibit Blends Art and Environmentalism

Isabella Wei ’23

December 12, 2019

For students, faculty, and staff members walking through the Main Hallway, it is impossible to miss the splashes of nature displayed on the walls. On view since November 21, the collaborative exhibit by Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) and ink. features student artwork portraying natural scenes...

When Fear Silences the Arts

When Fear Silences the Arts

Benjamin Adam Weiss ’21

November 21, 2019

The decision was made, they informed me. They had decided that the 2019 fall mainstage musical production would be Cabaret, a show that would have changed the landscape of Hotchkiss theatre. That all changed during the summer when a decision was made by someone in the administration. They informed Mr....

A Deep Dive into ink. with Editor Abby Sim ’20

A Deep Dive into ink. with Editor Abby Sim ’20

Isabella Wei ’23

November 20, 2019

ink., an art and literary magazine established in 2012, is headed by Jiahua Chen ’20, Beckett Hornik ’20, and Abby Sim ’20. This week, the Arts & Leisure editors explore the publication’s future plans in an interview with Sim. What is ink.’s history? This is our 25th issue, which means...

The Arts at Hotchkiss: Architecture

The Arts at Hotchkiss: Architecture

Yihan Ding ’22

November 20, 2019

Architecture allows students to explore a discipline firmly grounded in both aesthetics and pragmatism. The class is open to all upperclass students, regardless of their previous experience in the arts. It focuses on industrial architecture and emphasizes problem-solving in three-dimensional space,...

Student Musicians Win Big at National Competition

Student Musicians Win  Big at National Competition

Stephanie Ge ’22

November 20, 2019

The concert hall is empty except for a black piano on the stage. As Ricky Shi ’22 bows and sits before the piano, four judges stare expectantly at him. Months of hard practice lead up to this moment. He pauses briefly to collect his thoughts, and then the first few notes pierce the air. Shi, along...

The Narrative: Mitra Kardestuncer ’20

Vivian Shi ’23

November 9, 2019

The Narrative is a journal that started two years ago which celebrates multilingualism. It publishes poetry and prose in languages other than English side-by-side with English translations. This week, Arts & Leisure explores the publication’s future plans in an interview with co-head Mitra Kardestuncer...

Spelling Bee Challenges the Audience

Stephanie Ge ’22

November 9, 2019

Ben Weiss ’20 feels hundreds of imaginary gazes boring into him, waiting for his response. Will he spell the word correctly? With tonight’s opening of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ben's character and five other quirky elementary schoolers will get the opportunity to spell, sing, and...