The College will host “Bowdoin Women in the Visual Arts” on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 4 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. This one-day symposium will bring together alumnae who operate in the art world in diverse professions to share insights and stories that shed light on the myriad contributions of women to the visual arts.
Mara Sprafkin, Awful...I Scratch and Bite (detail), 2010.
Speakers include halley k harrisburg ’90, director, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; Matilda McQuaid ’79, deputy curatorial director and head of textiles, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; Mara W. Sprafkin ’02, artist; and Melanie A. Taylor ’94, director of exhibition design, Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Jean Hoffman, Class of 1979, has been selected as business leader of the year by Mainebiz, a Portland-based publication that covers business news across the state.
Hoffman is CEO and president of Putney Inc., a generic pet medication company in Portland she founded in 2006. She recently closed a $21 million venture capital deal to grow her company and develop more generic equivalents of animal pharmaceuticals.
Mainebiz reports that Putney currently has two medications in the market, carprofen and ketamine, prescribed by veterinarians to ease inflammation in animals and manage pain. Twenty more medicines are in development. When those receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and go into distribution, Hoffman expects the company could make $100 million in annual revenues.
Last year Inc. magazine recognized Putney as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, with 291% growth from 2007 to 2010.
The two scenes below capture a remarkably similar scene and mood: Bowdoin students hanging out on the quad, getting some work done while they also enjoy a balmy day. The only things that have changed are the details.
A group of Falmouth High School students traveled to Guatemala to see firsthand the work of Safe Passage, an organization that creates opportunities for Guatemala City’s poorest children through the power of education.
The students also learned about the legacy of the organization’s founder, Hanley Denning ’92, who died in a car accident in 2007. Watch the segment that aired on WGME (Channel 13).