Department of Art Alumni

Highlights

   2012 update Events from the 2012 calendar will be moved here upon completion
 

Sept 3, 2011 - Feb 5

 

Santo Bruno has a painting in an exhibition at: The High Museum of Art , Atlanta,Ga.
The exhibition is called "Trading Places" and The painting is titled "Small Function" and is on loan from The Museum Of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Exhibition dates are Sept.3rd, 2011 thru Feb.5th 2012"

 

Oct 30, 2011 - Jan 22

 

Karin Mansberg '11 is exhibiting at the North Carolina Museum of Art as it presents Self, Observed, the first exhibition of college student work juried by college students at the Museum. The works are exhibited concurrently with the Rembrandt in America exhibition October 30, 2011 through January 22, 2012. Self, Observed reexamines the function of portraiture and highlights the enduring influence of Rembrandt. The exhibition is located in East Building, level B. Museum Hours are Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm; Friday 10 am–9 pm; Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm; Closed Mondays.  

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

 

Nov 17, 2011 - jan 6

Katie Bassett '08 is speaking and exhibiting LOOK WHO'S HERE! ARTISTS MAKE MIRRORS presented by "The Greenwich Arts Council". The exhibition is designed to explore our perennial fascination with mirrors and reflection through the imagination and creativity of contemporary artists. November 17, 2011 - January 6, 2012

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 17, 6 - 8 pm

Conversation With The Artists at 6:45pm. The Opening Night Reception is Sponsored by Serendipity magazine

Bendheim Gallery,
299 Greenwich Ave - Second Floor,
Greenwich, CT 06830
P 203.862.6750
This exhibition is made possible in part thanks to the support provided by The CT Office of the Arts, Serendipity magazine & Wrightson Ramsing Foundation

 

 

 

Nov 18, 2011 - Jan 12

 

Marilyn Lindner MFA '02 is accepted into "VERNISSAGE des FEMMES ARTISTES", a Juried Exhibit at Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL from Nov 18, 2011 through Jan 7, 2012

 

Nov 19, 2011 - Jan 7

Marylou Alberetti '64
Robert Alberetti (faculty)
Mike Ballantoni '98
Katie Bassett '08
Antonio Carvalho '11 MFA 2013
Carolyn Currie '85
Betsy Davidson MFA 2010
Xenia Hodza, MFA 2012
Jim Jeffries, manager Art & Frame
Christine Lombardi '86
Jing Lu
Rick Villodas '75
Michael Whelan, MFA advisor

 "Small Works" at Art & Frame of Danbury opening November 19 at Rte 6 Plaza, 60 Newtown Rd, Danbury CT 06810. The exhibition continues through January 7, 2012 and all work is for sale.

 
 
Robert Crawford did the 2011 LL Bean Christmas catalog cover.

and is showing my work at PS Gallery in Litchfield.

Robert Crawford Studios

203.982.8605
91 Lexington Dr.
Watertown, CT 06795

http://www.rcrawford.com
 

Dec 6, 2011 - jan 31

 

Joan Kelly MFA '05  is in a Solo exhibition at Oresman Gallery at Smith College. The title of the show is" The Brothels of Rabindra Sarani, Portraits of Twenty Women"

She will also give a presentation on Dec 6 of "The Public Art of Joan Kelly" to the undergraduate painting majors at Smith College. 

 

Jan 7 - Jan 28

 

Kevin Dunn MFA '11 will exhibit at WAA in the Young Talent Exhibition in January 2012. Young Talent 2012 - 1.7.12 - 1.28.12
washington art association, bryan memorial plaza in washington depot, ct 06794 •             860.868.2878       Click here to see pictures from the opening reception.

 

jan 9- feb 16

 

Katie Bassett '08 as part of the Accessible Art Project 2012 will display her work at Visual Spaces, CityCenter Danbury from January 9 - February 16

 

 

Jan 20 - 30

 

Joan Kelly MFA '05 opens with with one painting at the Roma Biennale D'Arte until Jan 30

   
 

Jan 2012

 

Karin Marnsberg '11 is the winner of the 2011-2012 First Night Danbury button design. Karin unveiled her winning image to reflect "Looking Up & Moving Forward," this year's First Night theme, in a limited edition keepsake pass to an evening of joy-full entertainment.

 

Jan 21

 

Bridget Grady MFA '04 of Blue Horse Arts Studio
held a “Paint Out or IN at Hemingway Pond!” Landscape artists are invited to paint the winter wetlands outside the studios or stay warmly inside and paint through the large window views. Working with a winter palette is a great way to expand ones painting skills. The “Paint Out or In” is open to anyone interested in landscape painting, whether they are a beginner or a experienced painter looking for new vistas. Blue Horse Arts Instructor, Bridget Grady, an award winning artist both nationally and internationally, will be on hand to give beginners a hand or a hot chocolate! Participants should bring their own paints and easels.

Also JFosterMusic will be offering a Free Blogging Workshop on. This workshop is for artists, musicians, small business owners, or anyone who is interested in getting started in blogging. Blogging is an easy and economical alternative to having a website. It is also an important component to an already existing site. Jay Foster will demonstrate how to set up a free blog to promote the participants creative endeavors. The workshop will cover how to choose and set up templates, prepare images, and explore the world of gadgets and widgets! Some laptops will be available but participants are encouraged to bring their own. More information will be available by visiting instructor Jay Foster’s website JFostermusic.com.  Important for Artist Voices!

 

Jan 24

 

John Arthur, Painter

John Arthur has been acknowledged internationally as an authority on contemporary American realism and figurative painting.  His books and museum catalogues include Richard Estes: The Urban Landscape (Boston Museum of Fine Arts & Little Brown), Realist Drawings and Watercolors (NYGS-Little Brown) Realism / Photorealism (Philbrook Art Museum & University of Missouri Press), Robert Cottingham: The Complete Prints (Springfield Art Museum & University of Washington Press), Realists at Work: Studio Interviews and Working Methods of Ten Contemporary Realists (Watson Guptill), Spirit of Place:  Contemporary Landscape Painting & the American Tradition (Bulfinch-Little Brown), Richard Estes: Paintings and Prints (Pomegranate Artbooks), and Green Woods & Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition (Philbrook Museum & University of Washington Press).  He has recently completed Theophilus Brown: Paintings, Collages, & Prints (Chameleon Books), which is the first monograph on the well-known Bay Area figurative painter. 

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus. more of John's bio can be found here

 

jan 25

 

ShawnaLee Kwashnak '96 is teaching Children's Winter & Spring Art lessons: Art lessons will be on Wednesdays after school from 4:30 - 5:30pm per popular consensus. 
Winter Arts
A long anticipated return of the joy of drawing & painting utilizing a variety of quality artists materials.  Students will be guided through the artistic process according to each individual's needs & abilities.  Classes will begin with an artists warm-up "quick-sketch" of a still life, and then transition into varied projects including a few seasonal "surprises".
January 25th until March 28th (10 weeks):   Tuition is $100 + $20 materials

 

Jan 28 -29

 

Guest Artist Sam D’ Ambruoso gave a portrait demonstration at Blue Horse Arts Studio. D’ Ambruoso, an international workshop artist, provided pointers in the Alla Prima technique of portrait painting. For additional information, contact the artist at www.dambruosostudios.com or visit the Blue Horse Arts website www.bluehorsearts.com.  Pictures from the workshop can be found at www.bluehorsearts.com

Sunday, January 29th from 1 PM to 4 PM, a one day workshop on Pet Portraits with Bridget Grady - websites for more information on our winter course offerings, guest artists, and upcoming workshops and exhibitions. Blue Horse Arts Studio, 250 Porter Street, Watertown CT. The contact number is 860-417-3243.

 

Feb 4 - Feb 25

 

An exhibition of a selection of works from the portfolios of Perry Obee mfa '09 with two artists in the Main Galleries of Washington Art Association. The exhibition runs from February 4 - February 25 with an opening reception on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from
4 - 6 pm. Free and open to the public.

 

Feb 7

 

Dan DosSantos, Painter

Dan DosSantos received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he graduated with highest honors in 2000.  Beginning his career by painting portraits out of his parents’ basement, he quickly moved into full-time illustration. more of Dan's bio can be found here

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus

 

Feb 9

 

From the Newtown Bee:

Newtown Arts Finds A Home In Edmond Town Hall By Nancy K. Crevier

Visual artist Ginger Hanrahan of Bethel realized one day last year that she wanted a space in which to develop her textile sculptures and paintings, without competing with her home life.

"I wanted to be somewhere near other artists, and somewhere public, with foot traffic," she said. Living just over the Newtown line, she realized that the answer might be right on Main Street in Newtown. She scouted out the recently vacated Edmond Town Hall, thinking, "What better place than City Hall?"

At the same time, she discovered through conversation with four fellow artists she had met while working on the MFA program at WestConn, that they were also seeking a place that would provide them with enough solitude to work, but with public contact, as well.

In June 2011, Ms Hanrahan and the four other artists moved into three rooms that previously housed the Probate Court at Edmond Town Hall. Ms Hanrahan, Betsy Davidson, Eileen Tavolacci, Kevin Dunn and Saba Quraishi-Fiala have found the arrangement allows for each of them to spend time working independently in the quiet, bright rooms, gives them a professional address, and provides them with a space to show their work to interested buyers.

for more from the article, click here

 

 

Feb 21

 

Anna Poor, Sculptor

Granddaughter of well known Depression-era painter Henry Varnum Poor, one of the founders of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Anna Poor grew up in a family enriched with cultural heritage.  Summers moving back and forth between her family’s homes in Maine and Cape Cod kept her closely connected with and observant of nature.  These two themes of nature and the artistic heritage inform her work, giving it an observational immediacy and ironic distance. more of Anna's bio can be found here

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus

 

Feb 23

 

Robert Alberetti is featured in a show at Higgins Hall Gallery from February 23 - March 8.  The opening reception is in Higgins Hall Gallery is February 23, 4 - 7 pm.

Click here to see the opening reception and works from the Exhibition.

Feb 24

Isabelle Day MFA '11 opens at The Paier College of Art  Faculty Art Show on Friday, February 24th, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The show will include works by faculty who, in addition to teaching, are active and seasoned professionals within their disciplines. Works will include a variety of styles and mediums.

 

Feb 25

 

 

Art and Frame in Danbury held the first of three exhibitions to support the Hispanic Cultural Commission. Christine Lombardi, Katie Bassett and Antonio Carvalho were among the participants. Click here to see pictures from the opening reception

 

Feb 25 - Apr 1

 

February 25 to April 1  David Boyajian, Fran Patnaude painting and sculpture in a group show Click here for pictures from the show.

Opening Reception: February 25, 3 to 5 p.m.
(Pictured above, Top Row, from left to right)
Laurie Sweet, Patent Leather, oil on canvas, 10x10”, 2010
Andrew Richards, Mask, recycled tires, 26x24”, 2011
Eileen Cooper, Susan H., oil on board, 16x20”, 2011
(Bottom Row, from left to right):
Fran Patnaude, Copper Siren Mandala, mixed media,14x17”, 2012
Florin Firimita, Impromptu # 6, mixed media, 2011
David Boyajian, Metamorphoses of Venus, sculpture study, Pastel, 22x30”, 2011

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT 06776-2199
E-mail: info@hunthillfarmtrust.org
Phone: (860) 355-0300
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday      
Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.

 

Feb 25

 
  Alain J. Picard '97 will be sharing his "Reflections of Hope" series of Rwanda paintings alongside photographs of Kenyan children by Richard C. Close at Spruce Home & Garden, on Bank Street in New Milford. Come on out and enjoy inspiring african art and conversation with a cause. 

Alain's entire collection of prints will be for sale, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to support the work of World Relief in Rwanda.

 
    Spruce Home & Garden, 20 Bank Street, New Milford 
     Saturday, February 25, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
 

Mar 3

 

John Kane '76 presents a Demonstration: Photoshop techniques that compliment the subject and Contemporary Photographic Methods in Studio and Field - A One Day Workshop

What constitutes a photographic image and how do we work with the new tools in photography to capture an image that communicates to the viewer?
Cost: $175 - required: A digital camera with USB downloading device (call with questions)
Lab fee: $20, Sat Mar 3 10am – 5pm

 

Mar 3- 24

 

Bob and Mary Lou Alberetti are in the Washington Art Association Members' Show 2012.  The annual exhibition of works by talented members. Creations in a variety of mediums: watercolor, oil painting, colored pencil, graphite, pastels, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and monoprints. Subject matter includes still life, landscape, abstract, and much more.

opening reception - Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 3 - 6 pm. The artists will be attending and will gladly chat with you about their art.
 

 washington art association, bryan memorial plaza in washington depot, ct 06794  860.868.2878
 

 

 

Mar 6

 

Tom Kidd, Illustrator

Tom Kidd, an award-winning Illustrator, received a scholarship to Syracuse University for his fantasy illustrations.  After attending for two years, he left for New York, where he pursued illustration full time. more of Tom's bio can be found here

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus

 

Mar 9

Mar 10

 

A Wine and Art Series opens an exhibition of new fused glass works by M. Meken-Silvestri '86 and Linda Banks on Friday, March 9, 2012  through Sunday, April 8. An opening reception to meet the artist and taste the wines of the White Silo Farm and Winery will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 3-5pm.

PETER LAWRENCE GALLERY
703 KENT ROAD • GAYLORDSVILLE, CT 06755
203-746-5533

 

Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12

 

Joel Spector MFA '05 is teaching Still Life & Portraiture in Pastel at the Meeting house in Newtown as part of SCAN series to improve techniques. The 6 week course costs $150, for more information call 203-426-6654.

 

Mar 10

 

ShawnaLee Kwashnak '96 will provide art work at the 3/10/12 DAWS 5th Annual Making a Difference Ball - Bid on my art! Will you recognize the subject?

 

 

Mar 29

 
 

Michael Libhaber MFA '06 is in a Solo Exhibition:  Local Landscapes and Cityscapes

at the Visione Restaurant,    Gaustrasse 1

   Kaiserslautern, Germany

Opening:  March 29, 2012.  7pm.

 

Exhibition artwork can be viewed online at www.michaels-travels.com.
Click the Exhibition link on the right.

 

Mar 29 - Apr 10

 

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition, featuring the paintings and illustrations of WCSU M.F.A. students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, March 29, through Tuesday, April 10, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8410.

 

 

Mar 29 - apr 26

 

Chris Durante '82 opens

"05@22", March 29-April 26.

Wed: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

Mar 30

 

Don Kimes, Painter 

Artist-educator, Don Kimes will discuss a haunting body of work, which varies from realist landscape painting to large iconic metal pieces and intimate mixed media collages.  The variety of techniques and styles are unified by a consistent obsession with the process of nature and the passage of time. more of Don's bio can be found here

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus

 

Apr 1 - May 27

 

Eileen Tavolacci MFA '11 has a woodblock print in "Panorama" at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk.

The 2012 Annual Members' Exhibition runs April 1 - May 27, 2012.
Opening Reception: Sunday April 1st  2:00 - 5:00 p.m

Mathews Park, 299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203.899.7999, Email: info@contemprints.org

   
 

Apr 1- 30

 

Phyllis Boger MFA '02 has an exhibit at Wings Gallery, April 1st -April 30. A four woman exhibit called, "Italy Inspired"

WingsGallery

100 N. Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120

 

Apr 10

 

Jerry Pinkney,  Illustrator

Jerry Pinkney is a native of Philadelphia, where he studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (aka University of the Arts) receiving the Alumni Award in 1992. He has been illustrating children’s books since 1964, working on over 100 titles in over thirty years. more of Jerry's bio can be found here

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 in the basement of White Hall on the Midtown Campus

 

Apr 11-17

 

Joan Kelly MFA '05 opens a solo exhibition at The Visual Arts Gallery at The Habitat Center New Delhi, India curated by Alka Pande

 

Apr 13

 

Linda Rynkowski MFA '12 was contacted by a member of the Board of Trustees at the Darien Library and  invited to display her "About Town" show at the Darien Library in April 2012. Opening Reception Apr 13 from 6 - 8 pm.

 The "About Town" show was on display at the Darien Rowayton Bank in November.

 

Apr 14, 15, 21, 22

 

Richter Association for the Arts Member Show opens April 14 with an Awards Reception at 2-5 pm, The show continues April 15 2- 5 pm and April 21-22 from 2-5 pm. Participants included Renee Bascetta MFA 12, Antonio Carvalho MFA '13, Joan Polzin MFA '05, Maryann Mekem-Silvestri '86 and Katie Bassett '08. Joan and Maryann won awards at this exhibition.

 

Apr 13- May 6

Apr 14

 

"Spontaneous" Paintings by Pamela Hochstetter '80

April 13 - May 6

Opening Reception & Tasting the Specialty Wines of 
White Silo Winery

April 14,  3-5  pm

Peter Lawrence Gallery
The Historic Basket Shop Building
703 Kent Road (Route 7)
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
203-746-5533
 
 

Apr 18 - May 1

 

The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the paintings and illustrations of WCSU students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Wednesday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 1, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8410. Click here to see the opening reception

 

Apr 28-9

May 5-6

 

Antonio Carvalho '11 and Katie Bassett '08 are in a two person show as part of Richter Association for the Arts Spring Season. Apr 28-9 and May 5-6 at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.

 

May 2

 

David Boyajian will be a visiting artist  at SUNY New Paltz May 2 ,2012

 

May 2012

 

David Boyajian is in a group Out door sculpture exhibition Krasl Art Center St. Joseph MI. 9th Biennial sculpture invitational.

 

May 6

 

David Boyajian has a sculpture being showcased  in an exhibition at Chelsea Pier NYC at a one night event opening May 6 2012

 

May 19-20

 

Joan Polzin MFA '05 will be teaching Life Drawing/Painting at the Brookfield Craft Center on May 19-20. 

286 Whisconier Road (Route 25 at 202)
Brookfield, CT 06804 [get directions]
203-775-4526

 

May - Oct

 

David Skora is in the  2012 Unison Outdoor Invitational Sculpture Exhibition. Unison Sculpture Garden, New Paltz, New York. May-October

 

May 27 - oct 14

 

David Skora has 3 sculptures in a show at The Noble Horizons /fortieth /anniversary Invitational Sculpture Show. May 27-October 14 in Salisbury CT.

 

Jun 2 - 22

 

 

Plight of the Pollinators: A Call to Artists

Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, in conjunction with Blue Horse Arts Studio, located in Watertown, Connecticut, seeks artwork for an upcoming exhibition in June, 2012. Artists will be challenged to create works of art inspired by nature and/or critical environmental issues. This “Art of the Earth” series of events will encompass seasonal group exhibitions starting this spring with an initial call for art and multimedia creations for a “Plight of the Pollinators” exhibition. This exhibition will be open to the local and online community in an effort to raise awareness of the vital importance of the role of pollinators in maintaining the health of our food and eco-systems. Partial proceeds from the sale of work from the exhibition and entry fees will be donated to Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust’s environmental educational programming.

 Exhibition opening was held on Saturday June 2, 2012.

The exhibition will run from June2, 2012 - June 22, 2012

 

May 11 - Jun 17

 

 

Sculpture Fest, A Day in the Country

In the Garden:  David Boyajian,  M. Meken-Silvestri '86,  

with others and more in the gallery

May 11 - June 17

Performances, tours, wine tasting and much more every weekend at the

Peter Lawrence Gallery
The Historic Basket Shop Building
703 Kent Road (Route 7)
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
203-746-5533
 

May 5 - Jun 17

 

Escape to the Arts opened its classroom as a gallery and the first show featured the dedicated teaching staff including Joe DiGuiseppi '02 and and Betsy Davidson MFA '10.

Click here to view the gallery and our favorite instructors.

 

jun 9

 

On June 9, 2012,  Greater Danbury Open House Day (GDOHD), a celebration of art, culture and history in association with Connecticut’s statewide Open House Day took place in the greater Danbury region.  Click here to see pictures from the various sites

Artists: Jim Felice, Katie Bassett, Kenny Hess, KVEAZY, & others including various Guest Graffiti Artists
click here to see April 14 open studio

 

Jun 19-Jul 21

Jun 21

 

Blue Mountain Gallery Emerging Artists: 2012 WCSU MFA Thesis Exhibition

 June 19 – July 7, 2012

Check out pictures from the Opening Reception on June 21

This year’s thesis class includes seven painters and three illustrators.  They have thoughtful comments about their work.

Amy Almeida, from Fairfield, CT, creates large-scale, powerful paintings that often include light bulbs and chandeliers as subjects.  “I use specific objects, reflections, light and shadows symbolically by painting them inside a particular reality that carries the expression of each piece independently.”  

Renee Bascetta, of Waterbury, CT, creates small-scale works, often watercolors.  She explains, “As an illustrator, I love to tell stories with images.  My hope is to bring out the child inside the viewer.  My current works are regarding traditional American holidays.”  

Christina Ciacci, from Milford, CT, is a painter of compelling works.  “I am particularly interested in shape and color functioning as weight and air.  Finding the shapes through observed forms and the use of my own intuitive sense of color, I seek to portray experiences or situations in my life.” 

Christopher Donnelly lives in Guildford, CT.  An inventive illustrator, he writes of his work, “I see the world as an imaginable place where characters of all types live to overcome difficulties.  As a character designer, it is my task to lend plausibility to the look and feel of a ‘toon, in order for it to be believable.”   

Tiffany Johnson is from White Plains, NY, and paints in a strong range from figurative to abstract forms.  Some are bold portraits; others are textural abstractions.  “The self portrait compositions”, she writes, “represent my use of color relationships and built up surfaces.”       

Megan Marden is from New Preston, CT.  She works with intriguing set-ups, some that include dinosaur toys.  “I paint from direct observation.  While areas of my paintings are abstracted, they do not stray from reality arbitrarily.  I find myself drawn to surface and three dimensional qualities in a work of art.” 

Eunsoo Park, of Trumbull, CT, is originally from South Korea.  Her intensely colored and patterned paintings are based in nature.  “Beauty is found almost anywhere in this world.  By working with a larger scale, I will both create an expansive image that draws the viewer in, and accentuate the beauty of my subject.” 

Angeli Robinson, of New Rochelle, NY, describes her lyrical, abstract paintings as “full of fresh colors and bold, expressive brushwork.  These elements come together in dynamic compositions that are full of life and energy.” 

Linda Ann Rynkowski, of Darien, CT, is a landscape painter.  “When engaged in painting from observation, I seek to evoke the sense of atmospheric phenomenon found in nature, creating a dialogue in which the subject transcends the canvas, evoking a sense of deep, intimate space, the perception of color as light.” 

Jennifer Wyzykowski lives in Harwinton, CT.  Her illustrations are engaging.  She writes, “My work has evolved into being inspired by children and what they feel.  Children need to know that what they think is important.  I am creating a book with their thoughts and feelings in mind.”

 

Jun 19-jul7

jun 23

 

 
 

Eileen Tavoclacci MFA '11 will be in the Prince Street Gallery 5th National Juried Show selected by Juror: Yvonne Jacquette. 

The show runs from June 19th to July 7th, 2012 and the Opening Reception is Saturday June 23rd from 3:00 - 6:00. Gallery location is 530 West 25th Street, NY, NY.

 

 

June 2012

 

Cathy Vanaria will be an artist in residence at the Danbury Museum, continuing my exploration of the artifacts housed within the museum's archives.

 

 

jun 4-15

Jun 8

 

Santo Bruno is exhibiting at State Street Real Estate Group from June 4-15th with an artist reception June 8th from 5 to 8 pm in the gallery at State Street Real Estate Group located at 12 Queen St, in Charleston, SC.   

The exhibit will feature a selection of earlier and current works.  Highlighting the exhibition is a piece called “Spinner” which he created in 1991.  “Spinner” is an interactive installation of 24 11 inch interchangeable discs with infinite compositional permutations.

Jun 29 - Jul 29

Jul 1

M. Meken-Silvestri '86 in
Pictures, Pottery and Precious Gems and Photography

at Peter Lawrence Gallery
703 Kent Road (Route 7)
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
203-746-5533    peterlawrencegallery@ymail.com

June 29 - July 29

Opening Reception: July 1,  1 - 5 pm

 

 

June 30 - aug 5

June 30

 

June 30 to August 5
Mary Lou Alberetti is exhibiting as a part of "No Explanation" at the Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, CT. Opening reception June 30 from 3 - 5 pm.
Artist talk Aug 5 at 2 pm.

E-mail: info@hunthillfarmtrust.org, Ph: (860) 355-0300
Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday, Sunday 12 - 5 p.m

Jul 1 - 31
Jul 5

 

 

 

 

Jessica Dey '12 is exhibiting at Artist's Path,  artists' reception is July 5th from 6-8pm, titled COLOR 2 WAYS, featuring an exciting combination of abstract and whimsy color

Jul 1 - July 31

583c Bantam Rd. Bantam, Connecticut 06750
(860) 307-0741
http://artistspath.homestead.com

 

jul 28-aug 31

 

David Skora is in the International Miniature Art Project 2012. July 28 - August 31 at INDEXG Gallery, Toronto  Canada

 

Aug 8

Joel Spector is demonstrating pastel portraits at the Newtown Meeting House Aug 8 at 7:30 pm
 

Aug 13

 

David Boyajian is teaching a bronze casting work shop at the Truro Center for the arts in Truro MA. August 13th to 17th 2012


Wednesday, sep 5




















Grier Torrence: painter Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Room 1, White Hall 11 am 

Grier Torrence was educated at Yale University where he received an MFA Degree, and at Rhode Island School of Design where he earned his BFA Degree.  He also studied at Stanford University.  During the past 45 years, he has taught at several art schools and is currently the visual arts director at the prestigious Miss Porter�s School in Farmington, CT. 

 

Torrence is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, among them a ford foundation grant, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and 4 Vermont Studio Center residencies.  His works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions and he is currently represented at the Bowery Gallery in New York. 

 

In his own words, Torrence is �interested in the world within, the psychology of being, the spiritual.  This is devotion and a process.  Interiors and buildings interest me.  There is a parallel.  Light comes into a place.  There is depth.  Many of the images are of places where I have lived and worked.  The work is metaphorical.�     

 

Tuesday, sep 18

















Alan Feltus: painter Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Room 1, White Hall 11 am 

Alan Feltus received his MFA from Yale and his BFA from Cooper Union.  He has been represented by Forum Gallery in New York since the mid 1970s, with numerous exhibitions in the US and abroad.  A recipient of a Prix De Rome Fellowship, he worked at the American Academy in Rome from 1970 � 72.  He has also received a national endowment for the arts fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, two Pollock Krasner Foundation grants, and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens award at Cooper Union.   

 Since 1968, Feltus has been a teacher and visiting artist at many schools in Italy and the US, where he taught at American University in Washington, DC for 12 years.  He has lived near Assisi in Italy since 1987.

 In his artist�s statement, Feltus writes, �everything is possible in painting, subject to our abilities, of course.  In art nothing is really new, or untried.  There are variations or differences because no two of us are entirely alike.  So in that sense, yes, there are new things in art.  However, I believe it is a mistake to try to make something new in order to be noticed.  Wrong motive.  The results tend to be unimportant.  What we make should come from within us and in that; it is not about being new.  It is about finding who we are.�

Tuesday, OcT 2 Stanley Lewis: painter Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Room 1, White Hall 11 am 
 

Stanley Lewis has an impressive reputation among painters and is one of the most highly respected art educators in the country.  He has MFA and BFA degrees from Yale, and a BA from Wesleyan.  He was the recipient of a Danforth fellowship from 1963-67.

 Lewis has been a teacher and visiting artist at a long list of prestigious schools, among them: Dartmouth, Smith, Vassar, Mount Holyoke, Swarthmore, Bard, Yale, Wesleyan, the Art Institute of Chicago, Vermont Studio School, New York Studio School, and Chautauqua institute.  Since 1990, he has been professor of painting and drawing at American University.  He exhibits widely on a national level and biennially at bowery gallery in New York.

 In a review of his 2008 show at Bowery, Morgan Taylor wrote, �Lewis is a master colorist.  His unfailingly authoritative skill for painting real, rich and crystalline light, joined to his muscular composition, is key to his power and success.  His gloppy paint surfaces are aggressive and sensual.  Involved with a direct naturalistic transcription of the casual, disheveled, white bread American subjects.  These he paints directly and laboriously on the spot, including everything in his field of vision, weeds, trash, cars, power lines, etc.  . . .he�s an alchemist who can turn trash to gold.�

Oct 11 - Nov 29 Faculty Exhibition at Higgins Hall, midtown campus
"Creativity and Compassion"

Click here to see pictures taken by Peggy Stewart '97 of the setup and the opening reception of the exhibition on Oct 11, 2012
Tuesday, oct 16

Nancy Stahl: illustrator Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Room 1, White Hall 11 am 

 

Nancy Stahl is a highly recognized illustrator who was recently inducted into the 2012 Hall of Fame of the Society of Illustrators.  She studied at the art center college of design in California, and then moved to New York City, where she still resides, to begin her freelance career in 1971.  She continued her studies at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design, and over the past decades, her work has become woven into our culture. 

 In describing her creative process, Stahl spoke about a stamp design for the USPS.  �for the 2007 Christmas stamps, i was told only to do something non-religious that would be warm and cozy.  I began drawing angels, elves, ribbons, and kept sketching various holiday items.  At one point, i thought of mittens and then cropped in closer and closer until it became just the knitted motifs.  Knitting is a passion so i was excited to knit my final art in that case.�  Stahl�s assignments have ranged from editorial to packaging, to corporate identity, postage stamps and television commercials; they have brought her work into the mainstream of our everyday visuals.

Tuesday, Oct 30


















Judy Glantzman: painter Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Room 1, White Hall 11 am 

Judy Glantzman is a native New Yorker and a 1978 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.  Shown in New York since 1983, she first received critical attention for her early shows in the east village with Gracie Mansion and subsequently at Blum Helman and Hirschl & Adler Modern.  She had a 30 year retrospective at the Dactyl Foundation in 2008.  Among numerous awards, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, 2 grants from the NY Foundation for the Arts, a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and a NY artist space exhibition grant.  Since 2006, she has been represented by the Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York.

From a recent Cuningham show, the following was published: �for Judy Glantzman, now in mid-career, figuration is a kind of imperative.  In her latest, exuberant oil paintings, tiny heads are arranged in dense clusters, stacks, rows and daisy chains, their sheer multiplicity distinguishing them from portraiture yet freeing her to make psychologically rich statements about human experience and interaction. . . Her painting style, with fraught brushwork, masterfully sketchy drawing and scumbled passages, seems spontaneous, emotionally charged in the modes of ensor and bacon.  Her loaded images convey raw feelings.�  

Tuesday, nov 13

















Ross Macdonald: illustrator Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Rm 1, White Hall 11 am

Ross Macdonald is a self-taught artist, whose illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone.  His work was the subject of a one man retrospective at the New York Times, and has been honored in many competitions of design and illustration, among them the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, and AIGA.  In 2011, he received the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. 

 Macdonald has written and illustrated several children�s books, along with the recent adult parody In And Out With Dick And Jane, A Loving Parody.  (this he co-authored with James Victore.)  He has also worked on many movies, among them �Sea Biscuit� and �National Treasure�, as an illustrator, prop designer and consultant on period design, printing, paper and documents.  He is currently involved with the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and resides in Newtown, CT.

Tuesday, nov 27

Susanna Coffey: painter Visiting Artist Series, Viewing Rm 1, White Hall 11 am

 

Susanna Coffey has an MFA from Yale and a BFA from UCONN at Storrs.  Her work has been shown extensively since 1982 throughout the US and internationally in France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Korea.  She has received awards and grants from the American Academy of Art and Letters, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.  Her work has been discussed and reviewed in Art In America, Art News, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune.

In her own words, Coffey states, �I�ve always been interested in representations of the feminine within the history of painting. . . You might say that painting is a signifier for beauty itself, and the realm of the aesthetic.  The subject of �feminine appearance� has also to do with categories of beauty and aesthetics.  So i feel these two things � painting and representations of women � are important to one another, and for me are worthy of a lifetime�s investigation.  And it�s particularly interesting for me to be doing it as a woman when painting has been declared dead.  As an act of resistance, i�m very interested in being a painter.� 

   
   
   
   
   

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