Alumni Association President Steve Bloom welcomed returning alumni, faculty and staff to an Alumni Art Show and Blue & White Night reception held on campus, May 18. Alumni artists whose work was featured include: Dan Bergfeld ’58, Kari Cholnoky ’03, Alexandra Nason ’03, Topsy Post ’66, Ann Conrad Stewart ’78, and former Headmaster George Stevens (1963-1979). The exhibit will be on display in Alumni Commons through June 14.
Dan Bergfeld ’58:
Dan attended Milton Academy, Yale University and the Stevens Institute of Technology before finding his true passion for art and sculpture. Dan’s focus is on the interaction of movement and sound through wind-driven sculpture – and Dan is a Guild Artists Member at the Silvermine Arts Center here in New Canaan, where he is a permanent exhibitor on their Sculpture Walk.
Kari attended Choate Rosemary Hall and Dartmouth College before earning her MFA in Painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Since then, Kari has been invited back to Dartmouth for Visiting Artist Lectures, and most recently this semester as a Visiting Professor of Studio Art. Kari specializes in painting, but her work also includes sculpture and other forms.
After Country School, Alexandra went on to Choate Rosemary Hall and later earned her BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Alexandra’s artistic range is broad, including hand-drafted concepts, vector-based illustrations and logos, typography, marketing collateral, drawing, painting, and many other design forms.
After attending Columbia, traveling the world, and spending time teaching in Pakistan, Topsy returned to Country School as an Upper School teacher for more than 20 years. In her retirement, Topsy has rediscovered a lifelong passion for photography. Topsy’s collection depicts images from her travels.
Ann attended Hotchkiss and received her BA from Princeton before continuing her education as a printmaker at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in NYC. Ann specializes in printmaking and painting and her work explores how multiple looks at the same subject can deepen understanding – and how digital technology is changing the way we look at things.
George Stevens, P ’74, ’76, ’78 & Head of School (1963-1979):
We are also featuring a collection of sketches done by former Head of School, George Stevens. George and his wife, Jill, had three children attend Country School: Link ‘74, Scott ‘76 and Jed ’78. These sketches depict scenes near the Stevens’ home in Vermont.