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SORENSON ARTS SCHOLARS SPOTLIGHT 2021


ANNELIESE GLAUBITZ ALEXA FORGIONE LAUREN NOHELTY MARIA BLANCO JOSEPH NASH

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

AMARA OGUKWE LOGAN HARRIS MADISON ADLER MARIA BLANCO ALEXA FORGIONE


CREATED in 2006 through the generous support of Richard W. and Sandra L. Sorenson, the Sorenson Arts Scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students with demonstrated talent who are interested in maintaining their artistic pursuits while at Babson. These students continue to develop as artists through mentorship, feedback, and structured annual projects.  Those projects start with an autobiographical piece, moving to exploring and expanding within or beyond their primary medium, to a capstone project that reflects the culmination of their time at Babson through their art.  The Sorenson Arts Scholars Spotlight is an annual event where the scholars share their artistic process and finished project.  This catalog illustrates a small part of the scholars’ journey and celebrates their commitment to their artistic development.  Also included are the Class of 2020 scholars who were not able to have a Spotlight event last year.

AMARA OGUKWE LOGAN HARRIS JOSEPH NASH ANNELIESE GLAUBITZ ALEXA FORGIONE

PAST RECIPIENTS MARIA BLANCO ’20

DOMINIC ESPOSITO ’15

RAFAEL BALAGUER ’09

JOSEPH NASH ’20

MORGAN KEITH ’14

TY COHEN ’08

ANNELIESE GLAUBITZ ’19

SUSANNA KROLL ’14

LAUREN SON (GREEN) ’06

ALEXA FORGIONE ’19

MEGAN BETTLES (OSINSKI) ’13

SARAH HEALY ’06

LAUREN NOHELTY ’18

SUOPENG GAO ’11

MATTHEW HARD ’16

ALEXANDER MARKOVITZ ’10


M A D I S O N ADL ER ’21 STRAT HAM , NH

“For my senior year capstone project, I am creating a large scale drawing piece using acrylic paint markers. I sectioned off my canvas into six segments, each representing one month in my life from October 2020-March 2021. Every month, I copy drawings from my sketchbook onto the canvas, to create a sort of ‘journal’ that represents how I was feeling, what mattered to me, and the world around me at each point in time. Through this, viewers gain an intimate glimpse into my own life, and can also see how my art style varies greatly over time. I am so thankful that the Sorenson Arts Scholars Program has allowed me to explore a variety of mediums that interest me, and this capstone shows how much I have grown as an artist since my first year in the program.”


A M A R A OGUKWE ’22 LOWELL, M A

“My project began in ceramics but this year,

I hope to get diverse viewpoints of what

I decided to switch my medium to nail art.

beauty means to women, as age and race

It’s almost like ceramics, but on a much

can play a huge part in personal beauty

smaller scale. While the art of the nails

standards. I’ll be playing around with

themselves are beautiful, I want the focus

video editing along with the nail art, so

of my project to be on how beauty impacts

I’m definitely pushing myself to try new

the day to day life. I interview women

things!”

while doing their nails with either polygel or gel polish.


L O G A N HARRIS ’22 MONT VALE, NJ

“Throughout my time at Babson, my art has taken me a lot of places. This can be from the stage, to Tik Tok, to Warner Brothers Entertainment. I’ve been able to launch successful series on the Tik Tok platform and work with brands to market some of my favorite products. One series I created centered on me meeting new people every day; which captured the attention of animator, Dan Povenmire. Speaking of meeting new people - let’s chat at @loganqharris .”


C A R O L I N E CLARK ’23 PHILA DELPHI A, PA

The works I am sharing with you are a flawed, authentic, yet beautiful representation of my life thus far. The final goal of my project was to create an autobiographical collaboration of my poetry that reflects the way in which I have grown as a young woman. The themes I have chosen to write about are used to describe moments in my life in which I felt utterly alive. Whether it was being swept away by time, or falling in love, or feeling sad, these are the moments that have shaped me. It scares me to share this with you, however, if I had chosen to neglect vulnerability, I would not be the person I am today. I hope my writing inspires you to live authentically, to love deeply, and to speak your mind, as without those who do so, the world would see no change.

Glass House By Caroline Clark

For eighteen years, I have fought against my demons with a silver sword, and an embroidered shield.

Never in my life, Have I felt the urge to self-destruct.

But now, on this newfound battle field, My army has not come ready to fight.

But now, In the middle of the storm, I want to tear down the walls, and watch every piece of this glass house shatter.

So I now stand alone in my delicate glass house, Scared of what may come.

I want to take the linoleums and shred apart the paintings. I want to take the old stones and smash every french window in the front room. I want to make it stop. I attempt to neglect this feeling and I stand in the mirror. I close my eyes and I shed my tears, Hoping that maybe the girl looking back at me, will have a better and clearer tomorrow. However, As I meet the dusk of my destruction, The darkness looks more attractive than ever.

I lock the doors, and I rip my home apart. I let it break, crash, and crumble. The war is over and the storm is raging on. I watch in peace, as my glass house tumbles down, and darkness reigns over the debris. For the first time, I do not hold back my demons. But instead, I welcome them in like a fair-weather friend. This is it: My self-destruction.


C O L B Y MART EL ’2 4 NASHUA, NH

“For my project this year, I have recreated photos from my past in cartoon form. To accomplish this, I organized my most memorable moments into groups on Adobe Photoshop. Then, referencing real photos for guidance, I used the paint tool to sketch and color various illustrations. Through these, I am able to portray the story of my life. Overall, this project showcases my artistic drive, greatest passions, and appreciation for every positive influence in my life so far.”


S O O B I N LEE ’24 NATICK, M A

“The vision for my project is to create a personalized varsity letterman jacket, not unlike the ones you see in films or people wearing to football games. I love working with clothes, textiles, and developed a passion for hand sewing over Covid-19 quarantine. In the pursuit of learning how to be a better sewer, I decided to hand embroider for the first time with this project. On the back of the jacket I will embroider the word ‘Babson’, and even though Babson does not have a football team, I believe that this jacket will still encapsulate the same sense and feeling of school pride. Babson has become a huge part of my identity, even as a freshman, and my hope for this jacket was to showcase this part of my identity that I will have forever.”


J O E NASH ’20 WAREHAM , M A

“At Babson, networking is key. Goals and aspirations tend to dominate all conversation, and we tend to forget a key part of ourselves and each other—we all have a story to tell. Our story is what makes us who we are. It is what makes us individuals. In an effort to preserve our individualism, I created this project that focuses on the power of connecting over storytelling. I encourage everyone reading this to dig beneath the outer surface that is professionalism of those around us and get to know your neighbors for what makes them who they are. These are among the few stories that students felt comfortable enough sharing with me-- please enjoy.”


M A R I A BLANCO ’20 MIAMI , FL

“My time as a Sorenson Arts Scholar has deeply enriched my time at Babson. Having access to fellow artists as mentors along with a structured program of yearly projects, was the perfect push I needed to continue developing as an artist, while obtaining a business degree. My Sorenson projects allowed me to reflect

on my identity and values as they continued to shift and change. I will always recall my time spent working through the Sorenson Arts Scholars program as one of the most enjoyable, rewarding, and productive parts of my time at Babson.”


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Sorenson Arts Scholars: Spotlight 2021  

Created in 2006 through the generous support of Richard W. and Sandra L. Sorenson, the Sorenson Arts Scholarship is awarded to incoming firs...

Sorenson Arts Scholars: Spotlight 2021  

Created in 2006 through the generous support of Richard W. and Sandra L. Sorenson, the Sorenson Arts Scholarship is awarded to incoming firs...