Department of Art : The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center

Exhibitions & Events


neither here nor there

neither here nor there (or And)

JANUARY 31 – MARCH 3, 2019
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, Jan 31, 6-8 p.m.

Like trying to describe a color with words, a painter reaches for what is hard to make real. Like color, a painting can seem to be more than one thing. The way in which a painter wrestles with issues is hard to pin down. There is no ever-reliable solution. Often a painting depends not just on the painter, but also on the imagination and willingness of the viewer. Neither Here Nor There presents a collection of six artists work that eludes, disrupts, or transforms what seems familiar. Participating Artists: Samantha Bates, Gideon Bok, Rachel Hellmann, Sam King, Matt Murphy and Stephanie Pierce. Curated by Matt Murphy.

Read more about the exhibition in the Press Release.

*Please Note: The Gallery is closed Fri, 2/15 through Mon, 2/18 for the Presidents Day Holiday Weekend.




MFA 2019


Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 28, 6-8 p.m.

The Department of Art organizes the MFA Thesis Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience demonstrating the personal artistic direction and mastery in the work of candidates for the MFA in Visual Arts, expressed in the works they present for viewing. The following MFA students will show their work in this year’s exhibition:

Dee Rose Barba              Mildred Paulino
Brett M. Colon                 Dee Dee Perrone
Brian Ferreira                  Rima J. Rahal
Greg Mursko                   Andréa Rios


Read more about the exhibition in the Press Release.


2019 Senior Portfolio Exhibition


APRIL 18 – MAY 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.