|Katie Gulemi '11 (Photo by David Silverman)|
"Juggling art and engineering is tough because you need a solid chunk of time to do both," says Gulemi, who is a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority and is involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes United, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and the Committee on Standards. "I can't say, ‘Oh, I guess I'll go paint this afternoon,' because that's when I have golf. But even though there are some late nights, I find that playing a sport helps me structure my time better."
|Katie Gulemi '11's painting Lady in Waiting.|
According to Head Golf Coach Kevin Gibson, Gulemi, the team's captain, is a role model for her teammates. "She's really organized and a very hard worker on the golf course," he says of his player, who was Dartmouth's top finisher at four tournaments last fall.
Gulemi, who studied Drawing I with legendary artist Ben Frank Moss, the George Frederick Jewett Professor of Studio Art, and Painting I with Visiting Professor Jennifer Caine, says that art is a good complement to "all the math and science. I love going from engineering to art because I'm definitely a design person. And art is such a great release for engineering and golf. But especially for golf, because even though it's a team sport, technically you're alone and it can get very stressful. So for me, all three of these things strike the perfect balance."
|Max Heiges '10 (Photo by David Silverman)|
When Max Heiges '10 visited Dartmouth as a football recruit, Head Coach Buddy Teevens '79 arranged for him to meet Studio Art Professor John Kemp Lee. Now the studio art major will be spending much of his senior year studying with the sculptor. "Professor Kemp Lee is a great artist and problem-solver, and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of exploring with him on my senior seminar project," says Heiges, a backup quarterback and punter for the Big Green.
|"I love sculpture, but I also enjoy painting," says Max Heiges '10. "I'm intrigued by the idea of painting on the sculpture." (Photo by Bonnie Barber)
When the 2009 fall football season concludes, a chapter will close in Heiges' life. "I've been playing football since I was 9 years old, and after this fall I'm done, which is hard to believe," says Heiges, who is also a member of Gamma Delta Chi fraternity and is forming a transcendental meditation club. "Coach Teevens has been so supportive of my art, and I'll miss football. But after closing the studio every night for the last three years because I could only work on art projects after practice, I'm really excited at the thought of being in there as much as I want and just being able to dig in."
|Julia Zak '10 (Photo by Mark Washburn)|
That same work ethic is evident in the classroom. A double major in economics and studio art, Zak has twice been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. She also volunteers with Big Green Readers and is a member of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority, where she's organized two charity art shows.
"I feel like everyone at Dartmouth has a lot on their plate and you just go out and do it," says Zak, a native of Bernardsville, N.J. "There are definitely some late nights because studio art projects take a lot of time. But I like putting on my iPod in the studio and doing something creative."
|A print by women's tennis co-captain Julia Zak '10.|
Zak hadn't planned to study studio art when she entered Dartmouth, but was hooked after Drawing I. "I kept taking more classes because the professors were so great and the classes are super-small," Zak says. "And it's taught me to think in a different way. You learn to accept things and look at things in a new light, and how something can be improved by making a few changes or trying something new."
By BONNIE BARBER
Last Updated: 1/12/10