Professor Scott traveled from Scotland, where he has been on sabbatical, to attend the From Wick To Mott Haven: The Magic Realism of Ian Charles Scott” exhibit opening curated by Assistant Professor Sarah Sandman.  The exhibit features 26 paintings where magical elements are a natural part of an otherwise mundane environment that bring to life an extended cast of characters – ministers, boxers, art critics – that stretch from Scott’s hometown of Wick in remote Northern Scotland to his studio at Hostos Community College in the Mott Haven district of the Bronx.  

“I am proud to be part of Hostos. I came unexpectedly and never left because I found amazing people and amazing talent,” said Professor Scott at the opening reception.

Scott praised his former students Vanessa Isabella, Dennesa Usher, Lee Jacob Hilado, Osaretin Ugiagbe and Ptah Miller for their exceptional and unique talent and urged everyone to go see their work being shown in the gallery’s project space, titled, “5 from 150.”

“From Wick to Mott Haven” is presented in cooperation with the Bronx Council on the Arts and is made possible by support from the Hostos Humanities Department, the Hostos Community College Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday (except Wednesday), 12 pm to 5 pm.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.  

Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.