For the 2010-2011 school year, Vassar College had the privilege of hosting Aaron Fein ’93 as an artist-in-residence. His presence on campus was co-sponsored by the Art, Political Science, and International Studies departments, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. That Mellon-funded Vassar Artist-In-Residence program has grown into the Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative as we know it. Due to this history with CAAD, we wanted to update our readers on Fein’s artistic endeavors since his residency.
In Spring 2011, Fein’s installation White Flags went on display on the Chapel Lawn. Inspired by 9/11, the piece is composed of the 192 flags of the United Nations all rendered white. This year, the installation will be on display from April 1-30 as a part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additionally, Fein’s stitched paintings entitled Torus will appear at The Bridge Pai in Charlottesville at the same time. We are very happy to hear of the work that this Vassar alumnus has continued to do since his time here. Follow the links above to learn more about Fein’s current work. And be sure to keep up with his other work in the future!