Friday, October 17, 2008

A is not only for Addison…or Art

A is also for Andover athletics! This fall, Jaime DeSimone, the Addison’s Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Fellow, is taking her experience and enthusiasm to the playing fields as head coach of Phillips Academy’s JV girls field hockey team. Jaime brings immense dedication and passion to both the arenas of art and athletics. While working a full schedule at the Addison in preparation for upcoming exhibitions and publications, including Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, Whistler's Bridge: The Battersea Bridge in the Art of James McNeill Whistler, and Late John Marin, Jaime exhibits the “fine art” of coaching during four practices and two games each week. Balancing her many responsibilities, this week she traveled to New York with Addison curators Susan Faxon and Allison Kemmerer for a full day of meetings with board members as well as artist and gallery visits. This Saturday, Jaime, assistant coach Stephanie Curci, and the team will make the journey to the rolling fields of Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts. The team’s current record is an impressive 6-1-1, with five more games to play including a season finale against historic rival, Phillips Exeter Academy.

We wish continued success to Jaime
and the girls of the “Big Blue!”

(Jaime is in the back row, far right in team photo.)

Juliann McDonough
Curatorial Associate

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