Department of Art

Spring 2018 NYC Bus Trip

NYC Museum Bus Trip to The Whitney Museum/Chelsea Galleries Thursday, April 26, 2017 $10/roundtrip Open to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff. All ART Classes are cancelled for that day.  Purchase tickets at the VPAC Box Office to …


2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition

The Department of Art and School of Visual & Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce its candidates for the 2018 Master of Fine Arts degree Jessee Navarra Jennifer Oliveira-Florio Jonathan Schreyer Barbara Sinisi Alyssa Voytek …


Sip & Sketch

Friday, March 23, 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 …


Gallery Talk

CURATOR’S TALK Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 pm In the Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center Free and Open to the Public Guest Curator’s, Lori Glavin & Patricia Spergel will discuss the work and process of curating the Parallel …


Save the dates – Spring Semester Visiting Artists

Steve Brodner, illustrator Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Steve Brodner is an illustrator, caricaturist and political commentator working for publications in the U.S. since the 1970’s. He received his BFA from Cooper Union in 1976 and began his long career as …


Gallery Opening

PARALLEL PRACTICES Jan 25 – March 4 Opening Reception: January 25, 6-8 pm Curated by Lori Glavin and Patricia Spergel Featuring a group of artists who work in more than one medium, “Parallel Practices” will showcase the cross-pollination of ideas …


Sip & Sketch

Friday, January 19, 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 …


Student Ceramics Sale

Thurs & Fri, December 7 & 8, 2017 The Department of Art will host a ceramics sale from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8, 2017, in Room 012 of White Hall on the …


Portfolio Day

Saturday, December 2, 2017 1-4pm The Department of Art at WCSU will host a Portfolio Day on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. in room 145 of the Visual & Performing Arts Center located on the University’s Westside Campus, …


Illustration Panel Discussion

TONIGHT! Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 Seven critically acclaimed Connecticut illustrators whose works are featured in a continuing exhibition in the Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center will discuss their artistic works and careers at a panel discussion at …


Fall NYC Museum Bus Trip

NYC Museum Bus Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thursday, October 26, 2017 $12/roundtrip Open to all SVPA students, faculty and staff. Purchase tickets at the VPAC Box Office to reserve your seat! Ticket sales end when the bus …


End of Summer Sip + Sketch

Friday, Aug 25, 7–9pm $25.00 per person (includes all materials & refreshments) 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 …