Curtis Eckley, class of 2019, is from Hopewell Junction, New York, and is interested in both studio art and art history. He just completed a two year internship over the summer with Dia:Beacon, a contemporary art museum in Beacon, New York.
Alicia Lewis is a sophomore from Bronx, NY. She is currently deciding between a Biology or Economics major, and possibly a correlate in History. In her spare time she enjoys visiting museums and historical sites. She is very interested in museum education and and the planning of museum layouts. As a returning docent she looks forward to gaining new perspectives and having the opportunity to meet new people.
William Kyle draws and writes and plays music when the mood strikes. He loves cats as well as dogs. Life for William is a highway that you’ve got to walk.
Ingrid Matison is a freshman at Vassar College. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and currently lives in Evanston, Illinois. She comes from a family of artists and majored in studio art at Interlochen Arts Academy for her junior and senior years of high school. She spent last summer working at an arts camp with 6-12 year olds and plans on working in an art-related field after college.
Gabrielle Miranda is a sophomore who most recently hails from Brooklyn, NY. She loves spending time surrounded by art so getting to be in the Loeb for several hours every week makes being a docent an extremely satisfying job.
Isa Pengskul a freshman from Thailand who has loved art for as long as she can remember. She aspires to make art part of her life through both creation and discussion. She has never been surrounded by so many amazing pieces of work in her life and feels so fortunate to have an excuse to talk about them on a regular basis.
Tika Peterson is from Nyack, NY (a small town about 30 minutes from New York City). She is a freshman and aims to always involve art in someway throughout her Vassar experience. She loves to examine and create art; for more than half her life she’s studied at the Art Students’ League of New York. In recent years she has taken a particular interest to figure drawing and depicting the human form. She is truly ecstatic about having this job! She strongly believes that her position as a docent will expand her knowledge and appreciation of art.
Josh Schwartz is a prospective Art History and English double major. This is his second year as a docent, and he loves spending time in the Loeb. Outside of the Loeb, he’s on the board of the Vassar Jewish Union and J Street U.
Morgan Williams is a junior art history major who is thrilled to be starting her second year as a docent. When not at the Loeb she can be seen reading about Asian painting conservation and spending time with her hedgehog, Gethin.
Sophia Yoo is from a small town in Southern California, and is part of the freshman class this year. Art was always a great interest of hers from a young age. She is currently taking Drawing and Art and Social Changes, which will enhance her experience in the gallery while the docent work helps her academic interests. Working at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center excites her as it poses endless learning experiences and opportunities to engage in thoughtful conversations.