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INSTITUTE COMMENCEMENT AND DOCENT CELEBRATION he museum's Folk Art Institute commencement and docent award ceremony was held on June 7. Richard C. Nylander,senior curator at Historic New England,gave the annual Esther Stevens Brazer memorial lecture and spoke about the collection ofBertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little at Cogswell's Grant. Lee Kogan,director ofthe Folk Art Institute, and Trustee Frances S. Martinson awarded certificates ofgraduation to the newest group ofFolk Art Institute fellows: Janet K.Deutmeyer, Deborah Dwyer,and Leslie May. Fellows have completed a total of 36 credits at the Folk Art Institute,studying a variety of topics within the field of American folk
art. A special part ofthe ceremony was reserved for Director Gerard C. Wertkin,who was presented with a certificate ofrecognition for his 18 years ofinspired teaching at the institute. Eight docents were honored for their 15 years of service as volunteer educators at the museum: Mercedes Bierman,Joyce Eppler, Nancy Fischer, Millie Gladstone, Arlene Hochman,Jeanne Riger, Marilyn Schwartz,and Sarah Snook. Without their excellent work and sense of dedication to the museum,it would be impossible for the institution to complete its educational mission.The museum
is grateful for their tremendous efforts over the years. Along with the 15-year docents, Dena Bock and Su-Ellyn Stern were recognized for their contribution of five years as museum docents. Graduates and guests alike enjoyed a tea organized by insti-
Newest Folk Art Institute fellows Deborah Dwyer, Janet Deutmeyer, and Leslie May
tute fellow Deborah Ash ('99) and her committee ofstudents, docents, and volunteers.
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