In 1961, alumna Marjorie Wiggin Prescott 1911 established the Prescott Program Fund to bring distinguished lecturers and performers to Miss Porter’s School. Ceramicist Alison Evans is Porter’s Prescott Program Visiting Artist for the fall semester. As a Prescott Visiting Artist, Ms. Evans will engage Porter’s students through class visits, a community presentation and slide show, and her exhibit in the school’s Donaldson Gallery.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Evans transforms the natural shapes of coastal life into dinnerware and tabletop accessories. Over the past ten years, the AE Ceramics Gallery, located in Yarmouth, Maine, has grown thanks to partnerships with retail stores around the United States, England, Canada, Australia and the Virgin Islands.
An exhibit of Ms. Evans’ work will be on display October 31 through November 16 in the Donaldson Gallery. For more information, please call Porter’s Arts Department at 860-409-3701. [Viewings are offered Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Donaldson Gallery is located in the school’s Olin Arts and Science Center.]
Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porter’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12. Located in the center of Farmington, Conn., Porter’s offers a diverse high school experience with 306 students hailing from 23 states and representing 28 countries. The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world. For more information, please visit www.porters.org.