Read President Wood's Latest "Reflecting Along the Journey"

February 16, 2017

Dear College Community,

"Creativity takes courage," wrote the famous 20th century French painter, Henri Matisse. I recently witnessed an exhibition of creativity and marveled at the courage of art students at Davis & Elkins.

I preface these comments with a confession. We all have talents; however, artistic talent is not my forte. I think my finger-painting from kindergarten was the zenith of my artistic expression! My seventh grade art teacher tried hard, but finally said to me one day, "Just do your best." I am at peace with the notion that an art exhibition of my own is not in my future, but that does not mean I do not have a profound appreciation for those that have talent and work tirelessly to express it.

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