Visitor services and security guard at the Hood Museum of Art
ON THE JOB: Oxman, a Hanover native, has worked at the Hood nearly four years. “I make sure everything is safe, and that the temperature and humidity are correct so the art can be preserved for future generations. I take pride in protecting the art,” he says.
Bob Oxman sketches Medusa, a marble sculpture in the Hood Museum of Art by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, American, 1830-1908. (Photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)
Smuttynose cover art by Bob Oxman
CARTOONING: A 2007 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt., Oxman has completed two installments of his four-part graphic novel, Smuttynose. “It’s the true story of Louis Wagner, a Prussian fisherman who killed two women living on Smuttynose Island off the Maine coast in 1873. Wagner escaped from prison, there was a massive manhunt, and if you want to know the rest you’ll have to read the book,” says Oxman. Click here to order a copy.
FUTURE: “I want to do a comic book about Robert Volpe, an NYPD detective who chased stolen paintings all over the world in the 1970s and ’80s. I got interested in him after reading Art Cop. Working in museum security it appeals to me for obvious reasons.”
ARTWORKS: Oxman has participated in ArtWorks, an employee art show organized by the Office of Human Resources, every year since its inception in 2006. “It gives me a chance to meet other artists and to showcase my work. It’s also one of the only opportunities for virtually unknown artists to have their work in a gallery, which is great.”
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ArtWorks, the College’s annual employee arts festival, is accepting submissions until Tuesday, September 8.
Now in its fourth year, ArtWorks spotlights the creative talents of Dartmouth employees in such areas as visual art, performing arts, crafts, and text. The day-long festival will be held October 7 in Alumni Hall and the Top of the Hop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is open to the public. View a video of highlights from the 2007 show.
All Dartmouth employees are eligible to exhibit or perform. For submission forms and guidelines, click here. Hard copies are available at the Office of Human Resources, 7 Lebanon Street, Suite 203. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-3411.
By BONNIE BARBER
Last Updated: 9/2/09