School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

2019 MFA Graduates to Exhibit in NYC

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2019 Blue Mountain Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 5–8 pm On view: June 18–July 6 Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat, 11 am–6 pm 530 West 25 Street, 4th Floor New York, New York   The …


Sip & Sketch

Friday, May 3, 7–9pm Enjoy a fun and creative evening of drawing from a live model in a relaxed environment while you sip wine and sample assorted snacks in our Drawing Studio (VPA 241) on the 2nd floor of the Visual & Performing Arts Center. Materials …


NYC Museum Bus Trip

The Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, April 26, 2017 $10.00 / round trip Open to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff. All ART Classes are cancelled for that day.  Purchase tickets at the VPAC …


Kenny Rivero

Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:00 am Kenny Rivero was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City. He earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and an MFA from Yale School of …


Fritz Drury

Visiting Artist Lecture Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Fritz Drury is a painter and Professor of Illustration at Rhode Island …


Sabrina Marques

Art Faculty Talk Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 pm  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 108 WCSU, Westside Campus  Free & Open to the Public, Limited Seating Available Sabrina Marques is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and MFA Critic at …


Leslie Cober-Gentry

Faculty Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Leslie Cober-Gentry was born in New York City and grew up in …


Ross MacDonald

Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Ross MacDonald is a self-taught artist whose illustrations have appeared in numerous …


Hilary Doyle

Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Hilary Doyle is an artist from Worcester, MA, now living in Brooklyn, …


Nancy Stahl

Visiting Artist Lecutre Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Nancy Stahl is an illustrator who lives in New York City. She …


Student Ceramics Sale

Thurs & Fri, December 6–7 The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will host a ceramics sale from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, in the new ceramics studio, Room 017 of …


Portfolio Day

Portfolio Reviews by WCSU Art Faculty The Department of Art  will offer an opportunity for students interested in pursuing an education in art and design to have their works reviewed by members of the WCSU art faculty during a “Portfolio …