Class of 1972 makes 50th Reunion Gift to name new art studio
Landon School gratefully announces that the Class of 1972 has made a substantial 50th Reunion gift to name a new Landon art studio in honor of their classmate and friend - artist Tommy Osgood ‘72.
The classroom will be part of Landon’s first Visual Arts Center, which will be located in in the Wilson Building once its renovation is completed as part of the campus master plan. The Visual Arts Center will include painting and sculpture studios, a woodshop, and exhibit galleries, providing Landon students with expanded space to imagine and create.
At the 1972 Class 50th Reunion Dinner on October 13, Tommy was presented with a commemorative certificate that read, “On the occasion of our 50th Reunion, the Class of 1972 announces a gift to fund the Tommy Osgood Art Studio in Landon’s Visual Arts Center, reflecting the esteem and admiration his classmates hold for him and the creative life he exemplifies as a painter and sculptor. Tommy created his path in the arts; our gift will help Landon students who follow to develop their artistic skills in a supportive learning environment thanks to his influence and achievements.”
In making this gift, the Class of 1972 is helping to support the Campaign for Landon and honor their classmate. Class Chair, Ambassador Bill Eacho ’72, shared, “On behalf of our Reunion Committee and the entire Class of 1972, we recognize the importance of giving back to the School that brought us all together. As we mark this 50th Reunion, we wanted to support the future while also paying tribute to one of our classmates. Naming a classroom in honor of Tommy allows us to recognize his talents and support the talented student artists at Landon now and in the future.”
Tommy’s studios, T. Hudson Osgood, are located in Santa Fe, NM and Lincolnville, ME. His work has been exhibited across the United States, including Landon School in 1998. Tommy writes “I have lots of ideas…. I like my actions to push my ideas aside and let them filter in later. I start with a mark, a shape, or a doodle. I prefer learning by the commitment of the act - leading to the next. The narrative is in the unfolding. It is metaphoric - nothing novel in concept, yet forever new. I really enjoy the simplicity of my starting point. I like to doodle. It is 2D mind exploration. In sculpture, I have just taken that mindset to 3D.”
Currently, contributions and pledges for the Class of 1972 gift total nearly $80,000. If you are interested in making a gift to support The Campaign for Landon, please contact Director of Development Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-320-1004.
Our deepest thanks go to the Class of 1972 and all our generous benefactors who are helping us realize our strategic vision to enhance and transform our campus, a key component of The Campaign for Landon which seeks to raise $50 million. For more information about The Campaign for Landon, please visit our website.