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The Chautauquan Daily: Lois Jubeck and Don Kimes

Alumni and former NYSS faculty Don Kimes discusses his time as Director of the Chautauqua School of Art.

“Kimes took the job as visual arts director in 1986, soon after he started teaching at American University. He’d already worked as a faculty member and program director at the New York Studio School, and wanted to bring certain aspects of NYSS to Chautauqua.

“(NYSS) just had this incredible faculty — people who were really involved, who were established professionals, active professional artists,” Kimes said. “It was not academic in the university sense. It was more of an atelier where you came and you worked with those artists, and that was the part I tried to bring with me.””


Kimes at Chautauqua 

Snapshots From NYSS

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