Abelardo Morell ’71, H’97: Pictures for Bowdoin

Dear Reunion Classes,

Whether this is your fifth reunion or you are returning as an Old Guard, each of us brings back to Bowdoin our memories of these four years—the love of friendships created here that have stayed with us throughout our lives, the challenges and successes of our studies, the admiration of our professors, the deep appreciation of the beauty of the Bowdoin pines and nature, and the reminder that these four years of college were the most significant ones of our lives. That’s why we are here this weekend and why we have stayed connected to this magical place.

The Art Of Reuniting Exhibition has been a pleasure to curate. This is a group effort from the Classes of 1977 and 1976 to exhibit our most talented artists from those graduating years. The six artists exhibiting have generously agreed to donate half their proceeds to The Bowdoin College Scholarship Fund. Please peruse the attached catalogue and choose a painting or piece of sculpture that you want to take home with you.

You all know Abe Morell ’71, H’97 the world-renowned photographer. He has generously created two limited edition photographs for all the 2022 reunion classes. These two photographs are beautiful – so different from each other but both reflective of the natural beauty of Bowdoin College. I hope you are as excited about them as I am. The money raised from the sale of these photographs will go to fund the Bowdoin College Scholarship Fund.

Anyone who is familiar with Abe’s work knows these photographs are being sold at a fraction of the price of what they sell for in New York and Boston galleries. A unique opportunity to own a signed limited edition Abe Morell photograph while supporting Bowdoin and the scholarship programme that is so important to the future of this college and education.

These are limited editions and once the editions are sold, there will be no more created. So buy now! We are limiting purchases to one of each edition. Please click on the link below to purchase anything in the catalogue. All profits go to The Bowdoin Scholarship Fund.

bowdo.in/morell

We all remember the promise of the college to us—buying these works of art can be our way of helping repay that promise. Thank you to everyone who made this exhibition possible, especially our six exhibiting artists, Abe Morell, President Clayton Rose, Margaret Broaddus, Lindsey Lessard, Annie Ireland, Laurie Hawkes, Jim Small, Barbara Gross, Anne and Frank Goodyear, all our volunteers and the people in facilities and dining.

Jill Shaw Ruddock CBE
Class of 1977, CGA 2012