Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 283 A little “fall” never hurt anyone. An extremely pleasant spring ramped up to become a hot and fun summer. So many activities, so many trips, and so many staff members on their way to the beaches of South Carolina and elsewhere. As we enter the autumn, HMA enters full swing into the work of welcoming students of all ages into the museum. The lessons they learn while here help them to learn self- expression, teamwork, how to problem solve, and the essential skills they will need in a 21st century environment. One of the exhibits I am looking forward to is that of Gropius Master Artist Patrick Lee, whose near photographic pencil portraits of California gang members are a sight to behold. If you are an artist, I encourage you to attend his workshop as it will certainly be an educational experience to say the least. The superb collection of cameo glass by West Virginia artist Kelsey Murphy from The Touma Collection will be one of three exhibitions to open in October. Entitled A Fragile Peace, you will quickly come to understand the title when you think of the fact that 3 out of 4 of the works self-destruct before completion, only leaving a small number that survive. The second exhibition to open in October is The James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust Presents Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists, which may seem like a misnomer. In fact it is not, and the dozens of near- blind and blind photographers who are part of the exhibit firmly prove that great art does not require the ability to see – but does require a creative vision. The final exhibit will be one you might be surprised by – Peruvian Colonial paintings – of which the museum owns a small but very fine collection. These works will be displayed in the Bridge Gallery all the way though the late winter, so come take a look at the creations of our South American neighbors. In closing, please remember to mark your calendars for our Lockwood De Forest and San Quentin Project exhibitions that open in January – they will both be real eye-openers – that is for sure! Geoffrey K. Fleming Executive Director Letter from the Executive Director Jane Anderson, HMA Executive Director Geoff Fleming and Tess Ayers pose for a photo during the opening reception for A Talent Forgotten: The Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson on July 17, 2016. We share in the sorrow of the family members and friends of our colleague, Selden “Sandy” Spessard McNeer III, who passed away on May 31, 2016. Sandy served as HMA’s Database Administrator for 12 years and was an integral member of the Development Department team. He is greatly missed. In Memoriam