The Hotchkiss Record

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...

Tremaine Welcomes Work of Cleve Gray

Tremaine Welcomes Work of Cleve Gray

Yihan Ding ’22

November 9, 2019

With Realist, Cubist, Abstract Expressionist, and Chinese-influenced art all in the same exhibition, viewers might assume that these works could not possibly come from the same hand. However, the pieces currently on exhibit in the Tremaine Gallery are all by one prolific artist, Cleve Gray. On October...

Artist of the Issue: Asher DuFord ’20

Artist of the Issue: Asher DuFord ’20

Samarth Rastogi ’23

October 24, 2019

A four-year art student, Asher DuFord's ’20 art career started in humanities arts. This week, Arts & Leisure explores DuFord’s artistic growth at the school.What does Art mean to you? Visual Art for me was an outlet for all the accumulated stress. At the time I thought that art was just a hobby,...

The Arts Beyond Hotchkiss: Exhibition & Theatre Reviews

The Arts Beyond Hotchkiss: Exhibition & Theatre Reviews

Felix Bao ’21

October 24, 2019

Based on a true story set in the remote town of Gander, Newfoundland, on September 12, 2001, the musical Come From Away sings the heartwarming and inspirational unity and kindness of mankind under crisis. As 38 planes are forced to land at what was once the biggest airport in the world, the people of...

The Arts Beyond Hotchkiss: Exhibition & Theatre Reviews

The Arts Beyond Hotchkiss: Exhibition & Theatre Reviews

Yihan Ding ’22

October 24, 2019

With rooms filled with works of Abstract Expressionist artists Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko, The Metropolitan Museum of Art brings to the world an exhibition of many art connoisseurs’ dreams. On view since December 17, 2018, “Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera” features...

Climbing to Greater Heights

Climbing to Greater Heights

Samarth Rastogi ’22

October 10, 2019

Headed by David Lloyd George ’20 and Kelly Zuo ’20, and advised by Mr. Francisco Barrios, instructor in Spanish, the Rock Climbing Club teaches rock climbing, a sport that is making its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In this interview with Llyod George, Arts & Leisure explores the direction of...

Philharmonic Orchestra Kicks off with Tchaikovsky

Philharmonic Orchestra Kicks off with Tchaikovsky

Stephanie Ge ’22

October 10, 2019

Silence settled like a mist over Elfers Hall. All eyes were trained on Noam Ginsparg ’22, who sat center stage, cello and bow in hand. The community drew a collective breath, soon to revel in a memorable night of emotion and expression. On October 4, Elfers hosted the Hotchkiss Philharmonic Orchestra...

Alumni Photographers Return to Campus

Alumni Photographers Return to Campus

Yihan Ding ’22

October 10, 2019

As students stepped into Main Building this fall, pictures of a winter sunset at Fairfield Farm, a misty sunrise above Beeslick Pond, and other natural scenes greeted them. While Mr. Tom Blagden Jr. ’69 ’s photos of the school’s landscape at the entrance of the Main Building will be up through...

Ms. Moore Appointed Director of Gallery

Ms. Moore Appointed Director of Gallery

Yihan Ding ’22

September 22, 2019

After nine years of co-directing the Tremaine Gallery, starting this year, Ms. Terri Moore will serve as the sole director of the Tremaine Gallery while continuing to occupy her role as an art instructor. Despite her parents’ hopes that she become a doctor, Ms. Moore decided to pursue her interest...

Tremaine Exhibit Brings Nature Indoors

Tremaine Exhibit Brings Nature Indoors

Stephanie Ge ’22

September 22, 2019

Upon entering the Tremaine Gallery, visitors encounter 30 lifelike illustrations of American birds and mammals rendered in vividly realistic detail. Running from August 30 to October 13, the Wild and Beautiful Creatures exhibit features the works of John James Audubon, a famed wildlife artist. In the...

Meet New Music Students

Meet New Music Students

September 22, 2019

Oliver Chen ’22 Could you describe your musical career before Hotchkiss? I started playing the piano when I was nearly five years old, and I have won many international and national piano competitions. But I didn't practice for three years (from 12-15; now I'm 16). I just started playing again last...