For Kayla Abelove Feldman ’64, the news of Moore Hall’s demise came as a blow. She lived on Moore’s second floor for three years and says, “I loved it because I could smoke in my room (what was I thinking?) and because it was so convenient to the art studios next door. I do not recall bedspreads, green or any other color, as someone does. The really fine furniture in the big living room was classic, and I remember waiting to go in to lunch one Sunday and watching, on a rented TV, Lee Harvey Oswald being shot.”

Feldman adds, “The sixties were supposed to have been such a licentious and drug-riddled time on campuses, and yet I never saw any of that, other than a lot of drunken kids, including myself. Saratoga was a town with 1,200 college girls
and 125 bars. Never once saw any one doing drugs, or smoking pot. Once, a girl ate morning glory seeds, which were supposed to be hallucinogenic, and she tried to act stoned, but it didn’t work. We were such good girls, even when
we thought we were being bad. The only meds we were interested in was the birth-control pill, and when and where could we get it.”

Jamie Weiner ’16 (https://www.facebook.com/JamieWeinerArtist/about/), a recent grad in anthropology with minors in Asian studies and Japanese, shares these pen-and-ink works:

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Barbara Marder ’67 says, “I create wall works from glass enamel fired on copper and/or steel. I also create jewelry and watercolor paintings. Please see my website.”  Here’s one of her works, a triptych called “Flora by the Falls”:


ashley80-driftwoodmask2ashley80-driftwoodmask1Linda “Cookie” Cooke Ashley ’80 shares some of her current work here—a driftwood mask series.  She says, “I love how organic the shapes and textures of the wood pieces are. Gathering the materials on the beach is the best part.”



As mentioned in the printed annual Scope, alumni are welcome to use this Scopedish blog as an informal, online art exhibition.  Please email your artworks to srosenbe@skidmore.edu for posting. Feel free to use “Leave a comment,” below, to describe or ask questions about any of the works shared here.

And remember that alumni celebrating reunions are eligible to submit to the annual Reunion art show; this year, that’s grads with class years ending in 2 or 7. Email here for full info.

15 years ago . . .

. . . this month, students at Skidmore heard the news of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Those with family or friends in New York City and Washington, D.C., were especially upset.  But the whole campus — like the rest of the country — was reeling. A vigil and discussion on Case Green drew a huge crowd out into the eerily beautiful, sun-soaked afternoon.

If you were there or you have other 9/11 memories to share with fellow alumni, please chime in with a comment.

9/11 gathering/vigil, Sept. 11, 2001


Mentoring quilt

quilt1Any alumni out there who were involved with Saratoga Mentoring?  Remember the giant four-panel “World Quilt” made by some 45 local  kids?  With the help of artist Francelise Dawkins, they used 1,500 pieces of fabric from countries all over the world.

That quilt traveled the globe as a celebration of childhood and symbol of peace.  And recently its three parts were mounted just outside Skidmore’s Intercultural Center.  In recent years, several Skidmore students have served as mentors for teens in the program.quilt3