On October 7-8, New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) and 3S Artspace collaborated on a pop-up exhibition featuring the work of 8 artists: 4 MFA alumni and 4 of their Artist-Mentors. This exhibit featured the artist-mentor relationship as a way of honoring that rich collaboration, and, more abstractly, acknowledging the vulnerability and courage it takes to engage fully in critique and dialogue. To consider art as a Catalyst is a bold and hopeful perspective—one shared by 3S and NHIA. At its best, contemporary art can generate conversation, new thinking, and rich engagement with social issues. This exhibit will be a vehicle for presenting that shared viewpoint.