Greater Danbury Open House June 9, 2012

On June 9, 2012,  Greater Danbury Open House Day (GDOHD), a celebration of art, culture and history Eleven venues around Danbury, Bethel, and New Fairfield were open to the public with art and museum exhibits, dance classes, music, artist demonstrations, and sporting events. WCSU art alumni and professors took part and the printing and design of the advertising poster was assisted by the Production team at WestConn and Jing Lu '10.

In brainstorming about creating an arts and culture-based event in Danbury, members of many venues decided to sign up as a group for Connecticut’s Open House Day, an event sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Tourism, now in its eighth year.

  • David Boyajian Studio, New Fairfield, CT - David demonstrated bronze casting and the gallery had work by Katie Bassett '08/MFA'14; Antonio Carvalho '11/MFA '13; Jing Lu '10; Tiffany Johnson MFA'11 and David , sculpture and Cathy Vanaria photography professors at WestConn and others
  • A Common Ground Arts Center, Danbury, CT - Stephen Bean '96 and others
  • Jim Felice Studios, Danbury, CT - Katie Bassett '08/MFA '14; Brian McCarley '11; plus many others
  • The Gallery at Art & Frame of Danbury, Danbury
  • Rogers Park, Danbury, CT



  • The Gallery at Still River Editions, Danbury, CT - Cathy Vanaria took traditional 8x10" black & white film  photographs for a future community project
  • Danbury Museum & Historical Society, Danbury, CT
  • Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury, CT
  • The Mercurial Gallery, Danbury, CT - Christopher Olesjewski '10
  • Molten Java, Bethel, CT
  • YMCA ESCAPE to the Arts, Danbury, CT the initial staff exhibit continues to 6/17 with work of Joe DiGuiseppe '01 and Betsy Davidson MFA '10


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