Department of Art Alumni

Highlights

   2009-2010  
 

December 2

December 9

December 18

 

Exhibition: Evolution of a Gallery GREEN MOUNTAIN TO BLUE MOUNTAIN

A landmark exhibition which includes works by many illustrious artists including Gretna Campbell, Paul Georges, Lois Dodd, Robert De Niro, Sr, Rudy Burckhardt, and Robert Henry. Altogether 80 artists are represented who at one time were affiliated with Green Mountain Gallery, Blue Mountain Gallery, or both. Among the artists are Margaret Grimes and Gulgun Aliriza.

Lucien Day opened Green Mountain Gallery on Perry Street in 1968 and it evolved into an artist's cooperative as the Blue Mountain Gallery, now at its home in Chelsea.

The full color catalogue is available on line at www.bluemountaingallery.org. or directly in (http://bluemountaingallery.org/assets/2010_BMG_Catalogue.pdf) the catalogue.

In it, the artists write very personally about their memories of the people and events in this gallery's long and lively history.

To celebrate this special event, there is a panel discussion , The Power of the Co-Op Model, on Thursday, December 9, 7 -8:30, and a concert by the First Street Woodwind Quintet, Saturday December 18, 2-4 pm.

Also available at the gallery, documentation of forty years of exhibitions, announcements, and photographs as well as papers from Lucien Day's memoirs and from the formation of Blue Mountain Gallery.

November 30 - December 30, 2010
RECEPTION: Thursday December 2, 5-8 pm
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25th St. 4th Floor
Chelsea, NY

Gulgun provided pictures from the opening event, click here

 

November 27

 

Aline Marie '01 invites everyone to an art show on Saturday November 27th from 6-9pm in California. So all of our CA friends, the show is at Carlsbad Wellness and Yoga in downtown Carlsbad Village.

November 27th from 6-9pm

2801 N.Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, Ca 92008

* located across from the post office in the alley way between the Dutch bakery & the hair salon. If you pass Hennessy's restaurant you went too far! There is an arching green sign with the studio name on it over the walkway.

Aline says, "This exhibit will be my art in a fusion with Mind Body Alliance, a conscious company dedicated to wellness and being in harmony with Nature.

The art will be my hand painted yoga mats with surfing and yoga themes depicted on them. There will be live music, refreshments and lots of hugs! Come celebrate with me this wonderful fusion of art, yoga and health!"

 

 December 9

Judy Glantzman: Painter at White Hall Viewing Room 1, 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, Glantzman 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 thirty-year retrospective at the Dactyl Foundation in 2008. Since 2006 she has been represented by the Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York.

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 and sociologically rich statements about human experience and interaction. Glantzman has long successfully navigated the turbulent waters of expressionism, but her latest work demonstrates an ambition and confidence beyond her previous efforts.

Glantzman's work is, however, far from didactic. 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.

Judy Glantzman at Betty Cuningham, Art in America, Jan. 2007 by Michael Duncan  In her artist's statement for the 2006 exhibition catalog Glantzman explains: "A cacophony of voices desired to be heard, these paintings can be seen as the inside of my head made visible.” She continues later, "The paintings are worked over a long period of time. The repetition and repainting allows me freedom to form each figure without judgment - I choose to reveal myself but what is revealed can be scary. I try to be unafraid of my work."

In addition to numerous solo shows, Glantzman’s paintings have been included in several group exhibitions. Most recently these exhibitions include “The Figure: Contemporary Works from the Collection”, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island in 2010-2011, and “Chautauqua, Continuum of Creativity”, Denise Bibro Fine Art New York, NY, “East Village USA” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2004, and “Site and Insight” at P.S.1, Long Island City, 2003. She has received several awards, among which are: the Silver Medal from the Royal Society of the Arts, London, United Kingdom, awarded to outstanding graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, 1978; the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, 1992; the Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation Grant, 1997, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2001.

She is sought out as a teacher, critic and visiting artist, speaking or teaching at School of Visual Arts, the new York Studio School, the Chautauqua Institution, Parsons School of Design, The Rhode Island School of Design, the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Ranch Center, Michigan State University, and the University of California, Davis. This is her second visit to Western Connecticut State University.

 

November 1

November 17

 

Carmen Lund MFA '05 is in a solo exhibit at
Convent of the Sacred Heart School
1177 King St
Greenwich, CT 06831-2998
(203) 531-6500

November 5 - December 10,  9 a.m. to 4 weekdays.  
 

Meet the Artist reception is
Wednesday, November 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
For additional information, visit www.leapwithcarmenlund.com

   
 

November 16

Jerry Pinkney: Illustrator in White Hall Viewing Room 1 at 11 am 

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. He has been recognized for his accomplishments with the rare distinction of five Caldecott Honor Medals, Five Coretta Scott King Awards and three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards. 

His work has been translated into eleven languages and published in 14 different countries. He has also been honored by the Society of Illustrators with four gold medals, four Silver medals and the Hamilton King Award. In 2003 he received the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston. Furthermore, he has received seven awards for a body of work. 

In addition to his publishing career, Mr. Pinkney has had over thirty one-man retrospectives at venues ranging from the Art Institute of Chicago to the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. He also has exhibited widely in over one hundred group shows, nationally and internationally.  

His clients include the U.S. Postal Service, National Park Service, National Geographic, the Bologna Book Fair in Bologna, Italy and the John F. Kennedy Space Center. In 2001 he was to illustrate and design the White House Christmas Program. In 2003, President Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Arts.

 He has taught at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, and the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. 

His works have been featured in the New York Times, Arts Section, American Artist Magazine, The Horn Book Magazine, The CBS Sunday Morning Show and PBS Reading Rainbow Room Pinkney is also a trustee for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Katonah Museum of Art. He lives with his wife author Gloria Jean, in Westchester County, New York. 

About his work and life Jerry Pinkney comments:

"In December of 2009 I turned seventy. This year, 2010, marks fifty years of getting up in the morning, and on most days entering my studio for a day of making pictures. It has been an extraordinary way to fulfill one’s calling, and a rewarding way to make a living.

"Ever since The Lion and the Mouse was announced for a Caldecott Medal, I have been overwhelmed in a good way by the attention and rich possibilities for future projects. This book has garnered the 2010 New Picture Book,” Indies Choice. The owners, staff, and members of the American Booksellers Association voted for this award. Also as of May 13, 2010, it has been on The New York Times Book Review’s ‘Children’s Best Sellers List’ for twenty-seven weeks……”

 

November 6

 

Richter Association for the Arts Juried Art Show
100 Aunt Hack Road
Nov. 6    Juried Art Show  2 – 5 p.m. with a reception at 3 p.m.
Nov. 7    Juried Art Show  Noon – 2:30 p.m.  with Pianist Amy Venisko and Cellist Father Vit Fiala to perform – 3 p.m.
Nov. 13 & 14   Juried Art Show   2 – 5 p.m. with pickup of artwork on Nov.14 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Winners included Joan PolzinmMFA '06, Maryann Meken Silvestri '76 and Kevin Dunn MFA '11

 

November 2

 

John Wallace

60 Years of Painting

Nov 02, 2010 - Nov 27, 2010

Blue Mountain Gallery 530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001
www.bluemountaingallery.org

 

 

November 2

Audrey Ushenko: Painter at White Hall Viewing Room 1, 11 am

Audrey Ushenko’s work is a lively celebration of domestic visual luxury reminiscent of Bonnard, informed by a vaguely disturbing dark Northern vision.

Her paintings remind us of mortality and the fleeting quality of pleasure, making their visual intensity all the more compelling. 

Ms Ushenko has had a distinguished career. She received a BA from Indiana University (where she studied with James McGarrrell), a certificate of Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago, an MA in Painting, and a PhD in Art History, from Northwestern University. 

She has taught, lectured or given workshops at Valparaiso University, University of Louisville, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, the National Academy of Design School, Parsons, the Maryland Institute of Art, the New York Studio School and the School of Visual Arts at the Chautauqua Institution. From 1988 to the present she has taught at Indiana University in Fort Wane, Indiana.  

Her work has been shown at Cornell University Museum, the Albright Knox Gallery, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the St Louis University Museum of Art and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, the Krannert Art Museum and the Minnesota Museum of Art as well as many other museum and academic venues. Her work has been regularly represented in exhibitions at the National Academy of Design, where she has received the Samuel F.B. Morse medal, The Inglis Griswolld Nelson Prize for Painting, the Thomas B. Clarke Prize and a Merit Award. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, the New York Times, and many other national and regional publications.  

She is represented by Denise Bibro Gallery in New York where she has shown regularly since 1993.

 

October 1

Stephen Bean '96 opened at Rockwell art and framing in Ridgefield, /
CITY PLACES/COUNTRY SPACES SUSANNE CHALLINOR AND STEVE BEAN

A new exhibition of acrylics and oils by Steve Bean and Suzanne Challinor
"City Places/Country Spaces" poses a humanistic vision of a city's human landscape alongside a naturalistic perspective of a country landscape full of texture.
October 1 - November 20
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1 (click to see Steve's work and pictures from reception)

Rockwell Art & Framing
470 Main Street
Ridgefield
203-894-8000
info@rockwellartandframing.com
 

October 16

November 13

David Boyajian is part of a group show at the SCULPTURE BARN 7TH ATELIER EXHIBITION "ART IN THE LANDSCAPE"
October 16 - November 28, 2010
(free to the public) mid show reception November 13 at 2 pm
 

October 18

October 28

 

An exhibition of works from 15 artists in the Washington Art Association will be displayed from Monday, Oct. 18, through Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Higgins Hall Gallery in Room 101 of Higgins Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and is open to the public. There will be an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The artists whose work will be shown will include Eric Aho, Ira Barkoff, Souby Boski, Charles Cajori, Lois Dodd, Philip Grausman, Barbara Grossman, Wolf Kahn, Nancy Lasar, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ann Mallory, Marija McCarthy, Ruth Miller, Judith Petrovich and Carl Weese. The exhibition is free and open to the public and pictures from the reception can be seen here.

   
 

October 19

Heather Scott '91: Illustrator at White Hall Viewing Room 1 at 11 am

Heather Scott (Class of 1991) is enjoying a 16-year career as an Art Director for Pearson-Prentice Hall. In that time her work has involved a diverse range of disciplines within higher education publishing, including: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Astronomy, Geology, and Mathematics. Professional awards include The New York Book Show, Art Directors Club of New Jersey, and, Nautilus.

Freelance design clients have included Bloomberg Press, boutique publishing firms, and self-publishing authors. She resided in, (& telecommuted from), Colorado for the past thirteen years, and has recently returned to Connecticut.
Her personal creative outlet is landscape and nature photography. She is a recipient of a BA in Art from Western Connecticut State University

 

 

October 16

Maryann Meken-Silvestri '76 opened Glass Act 7 at the White Silo Barn and Gallery, Route 37 E, Sherman on October 16 from 1 - 4 pm.  The show runs from 10/15 through 10/31 and features fused glass by Maryann and Judy Mirrer. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week from 11 am to 6 pm. through Oct 31. To see Maryann's work and highlights of the show, visit http://wcsu.edu/artalumni/80s/silvestrim.asp
 

October 5

Robert Berlind: Painter White Hall Viewing Room 1 at 11:00 am 

Robert Berlind was educated at Yale University, where he received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in painting, and at Columbia University, where he received a B.A. in Art History.  He has been actively exhibiting an abstraction based, painterly realism for over 30 years, with individual and group shows at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, the National Academy of Design, New York, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, and the Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa.  

Writing in the New York Times, Roberta Smith comments, “The drama of his art emanates increasingly from the paint itself and from the play between depicted and real light and between depicted and real fluidity.  The sense of the artist’s hand, mind and eyes increases, evoking oddly, both Willem de Kooning and John Singer Sargent.  But Mr. Berlind anchors his increasingly bravura style in reality, where it is leavened by a palpable sense of nature’s power and inevitability.” 

Mr. Berlind is the recipient of an award in painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a frequent contributor to Art in America and has published other writings on art and artists. He is represented by David Findlay Jr. Gallery in New York City where he will be having a one-person show in the fall of 2010.  

This is Robert Berlind’s 4th visit to Western Connecticut State University, where he was the Weir Farm Visiting Artist in 2007.

 

October 5

 

Margaret Grimes opens at the Blue Mountain Gallery Oct 7 5-8 pm click here to see some of her works plus photos from the reception.

   Margaret Grimes: NEW WORK
   Oct 05, 2010 - Oct 30, 2010
   530 West 25 Street, New York, NY 10001
   www.bluemountaingallery.org
 

October 1

 

Monroe Arts Council Annual Membership Show

Patricia Corcoran '85 opens at the The Monroe Arts Council (MAC) is hosting their annual membership show with an opening to celebrate on October 1st, 7-9pm in the downstairs gallery of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe, CT.   The Monroe Arts Council is a non-profit organization engaged in the encouragement of  participation in creative & artistic endeavors in and around the Monroe community. Please come join our group and expand our minds! For further information or to join MAC, email: artscouncil@monroect.org, or barbara@haeger.net.

   
 

October

 

Garry Burdick taught photography for 14 years, retiring just last semester has a show of Norman Rockwell portraits in Woodbury,CT at the Good News Cafe through the end of November. Enjoy pictures from the opening at www.garrycampburdick.com .

 

oct

Treat Yourself, You Deserve a Break After a Long, Hot Summer

Beat the heat and enjoy yourself on an all-inclusive, spectacular fall foliage cruise to New England and Canada.  Best Cruises and Travel Now welcomes you aboard to join the creative and stress-free 8 day/7 night cruise on the elegant and luxurious Caribbean  Princess leaving NY on Oct 2, visiting Newport, RI; Boston, Bar Harbor, Maine; St. John, Halifax and a relaxing day at sea.

http://www.leapwithcarmenlund.com/events/cruises-with-carmen/

Carmen says, "As an artist, I like to focus on creativity, risk and seeing what happens, rather than technique and the same old and so I have been teaching one's personal vision for years as a way to get people to do art, rather than a craft!"

   
 

Sep 21

 

Randall Enos: Illustrator White Hall Viewing Room 1 at 11 am

Illustrator Randall Enos was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In the mid-1960's, Randall developed his linocut style and for over 50 years now has been well known for creating these colorful illustrations. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers including Playboy, Time, Sports Illustrated, The National Lampoon, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone and countless others. The pages of hundreds of children’s trade and textbooks, record and CD covers, posters and animated films have all been graced with his illustrations. He has created comic strips for Playboy and The National Lampoon, and his animation designs have been used by NBC, CBS, Columbia Pictures, Xerox, Singer and John Hancock. In 1964 Randall won a Cannes TV Film award for his work in animation. He has taught at Parsons School of Design, the Philadelphia University of the Arts, RISD, Syracuse, Montclair and the School of Visual Arts. Recently, Randall was nominated for the National Cartoonist Society’s Advertising Illustration Award.

   
 

sep 9

Ying Li at WestConn

Ying Li's work has been summarized by the New York art critic and curator David Cohen: 

"She has a touch to die for in terms of bravura paint handling and innate good taste.   In her best works, she manages to endow brushstroke with the power of metaphor.   Different brushes and their tips sometimes converge in a single canvas in a Dionysian orgy of painterliness . . . Ms. Li's best paintings pulsate with emotional and pictorial complexity." 

Ying Li works in the zone where abstraction and representation shade off into each other, using bold colors, earthy textures, and calligraphic lines.   Her training in Chinese painting and calligraphy helps her to form a brushwork that is both free and disciplined.   Color is the core of her painting.   She uses it to convey mood and memory and to express particular feelings and a sense of place and time.   

Her work has been shown at Lohin Geduld Gallery, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Denise Bibro Gallery, Elisabeth Harris Gallery, NY; Bryn Mawr College; The Museum of National Academy, NY; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY; Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, NY; The Pennsylvania Academy of Art; and Swarthmore College. Ying Li is the recipient of the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting and the Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Fund Award from the National Academy Museum, New York, and her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Sun, Art Cricital.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Born in Beijing, China, painter Ying Li studied at Anhui Teachers University and earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY.   She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department, Haverford College and has been a visiting artist and critic at the University of Pennsylvania; the MFA program, Brooklyn College; Syracuse University; Maryland Institute College of Art; Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College and Western Connecticut State University. 

She is represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York City

   
 

Aug

Ginger Hanraha MFA '07 has a solo show at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery on the campus of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The event will go from 5-7 on Tuesday August 31st."

Barnes-Franklin Gallery
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06031
   Aug -sep

 

Ed Little, Adjunct Instructor Drawing & Art History has thirty paintings on exhibition at the Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury from August 14 through September 17

July - August Vincent Baldassano in "A Season of Renewal" at Artifacts Lanier, Darien, CT is extended through the summer - It features old masters, Indian miniatures, & contemporary artists - Joseph Beuys & Ellsworth Kelly most recognizable.

Artifacts Lanier
979 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 202-7665
 

August 8

 

CREATIVITY NETWORKING: The "Don’t Know" of Creativity ... with artist and educator Fran Patnaude; and Steven Dahlberg, International Centre for Creativity and Imagination. We have become a culture obsessed with measuring everything under the sun. Why then wouldn't we need to find some standard or measurement to gauge the creative process? We'll investigate and focus on the aspects that are beyond measure and beyond formula that are critical to clarifying and cultivating the natural accord of creativity. The workshop includes hands-on activities, silence and meditation as tools to experience the important space of stillness within a person's creative process. Creativity Networking is Sunday, August 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.


The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm,44 Upland Road, New Milford CT, 06776-2199,T 860.355.0300

 

August 7

 

Jill Sarver MFA '10 won first place at the Silo Gallery 2010. Also in the show were Nancy Cassidy MFA '05 and Brie McDonald MFA '10. Click here to see the opening reception August 7, 2010.

The Silo Gallery 2010

August 7 - September 12
Juried Still Life Exhibition

The still life exhibition is a juried competition organized by The Silo Gallery Director, Valerie Culbertson with guest juror, painter Bob Lenz.
Show opens August 7 from 3 - 5 pm

   Hunt Hill Farm Trust, 44 Upland Road, New Milford CT 06776-2199; T 860.355.0300

http://www.hunthillfarmtrust.org/index.php?/gallery/

 

 

july

 

Ed Little has a selection of his work on exhibit at the Burnham Library in Bridgewater, CT, through July. Please stop by.

 

jul 1 - aug 8

Jul 11

Artist As Curator, an exhibition curated by Kehler Liddell Gallery’s artists, who live and work in New Haven and surrounding areas, including Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07 and Chris Durante '82 among others.

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 11, 3-6pm; Artist Conversation, 3pm.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Friday, 10-4pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11-4pm; Also open by appointment. 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515, Tel: 203.389.9555, Email: kehlerliddell@gmail.com

 

June 22 - July 10

 

June 24

 

MFA 2010 at Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City

 

Reception: Thursday, June 24, 5-8 pm

For more information about the artists go to: The WCSU graduate studies website : http://www.wcsu.edu/art/mfa/ and
click on the link on the far right side.
 

June 10 july 21

Bridget Grady MFA '04

Bridget writes, "Hey everyone! I'm still in Singapore but my paintings are in New York.I'm a finalist at the Nabi Gallery. Who knows maybe Robert Redford will be there:):)So check it out if your in the hood.The opening is this Thursday, June 10 at the Nabi Gallery.The show's up for a month."

Environmental Art Awards Exhibition
Winning entries in the Natural Resource Defense Council's environmental art prize go on view Thursday, June 10, at the Nabi Gallery in New York City. The show includes six paintings by the prizewinner, Saundra McPherson, along with a selection of work by other finalists. The Nabi is at 137 West 25th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, and hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 6.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees have been asked to RSVP by e-mailing members@nrdc.org or calling (212) 727-4510. The show will remain on view through July 21.
   
   June 1 - July 3

June 5

   Exhibit of Pamela Hochstetter's '80 recent paintings

"In Light of the Feminine"

June 1 - July 3, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 5, 5-7pm
 Everyone is invited to attend
 Burnham Library
 62 Main Street South
 Bridgewater, CT
 Regular library hours:  Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 9-6, Thursday 9-5 & Saturday 9-1 
 Additional information 860-354-8687

   May 9 - June 6

 


May 9

Karen Bartone MFA '09 at Connecticut Women Artist, Inc., 81st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Juror Alyssa Monks. Ms. Bartone has received an Honorable Mention Award for her painting Hole, from the series, Hot Sexy Fruit.  She has also been accepted as a juried member of  the CWA.  This exhibition is at the John Slade Ely House, in New Haven, CT.  

The exhibition is from May 9 - June 6 with an opening reception on May 9 from 2-5pm.

   April 16 - May 30


May 2

Chris Durante '82 in the Durante-Fucigno Exhibition at 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk, CT with an opening reception April 16 from 6 - 9 pm

Chris Durante '82 artist's talk on May 2 at 2 pm at 22 Haviland Street Gallery in South Norwalk, CT. For more information 203852-6727

 

4/2010

Nancy White Cassidy MFA '05 has an illustration selected as a runner-up in the Creative Quarterly Competition. CQ is a quarterly print magazine for artists. Her work will be on their online gallery in April. She is working on a journal project with someone affiliated with the University of Guam who created a book for the Guam schools, with first hand accounts of what the citizens of Guam endured during the Japanese Occupation of WWII. She has to age-degress the speakers, bringing them back to what they probably looked like as children. It's scheduled for publication in August.
   2010    MFA update
   April 28 - May 12 Senior Thesis Presentation featuring 2010 graduates of the art program.
   April 24-May 22
Karen Bartone MFA '09 at Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT,  5th Crossing Exhibition Annual Juried, Juror Sharon L. Butler.  Ms. Bartone's painting, White Trash, from the series, Americana, was juried into the Hygienic Art Gallery and on exhibition from April 24-May 22.  
   May 15 - June 20 Bob Alberetti, Mounira Stott MFA '04 and Tony Zatzick MFA '04 at The Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill Farm opening May 15 from 3 - 5 pm.

May 2010 exh card.pdf‎ (178 KB‎)

 

May 20

 

Jurg Lanzrein is part of an exhibit, Monumental, presented by Francesca Arcilesi Fine Arts, featuring four New York artists. The exhibit opened May 20, 2010  at 21 Bond Street in NoHo. "Jurg conveys the movement, rhythm, and fluidity of dance in solid form in his ceramic art." Monumental is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday or by appointment 212-810-7716. For more information, please contact Norma at Norma@fa-fineart.com or Francesca at Francesca@fa-fineart.com.

 

May 2010

 

2010 Senior Thesis Exhibition  highlights of the reception and links to the artists

   May 3 - May 15 Francis T. Patnaude Jr is showing collages and sculpture at the Johnson Art Center, Foreman School, 12 Norfolk Road, Litchfield CT Monday through Friday 9 - 3, Saturday 9:30 - noon.  Opening reception  May 8 from 4 - 7 pm.  For information Fran45@aol.com
 

April - May 2010

 

2010 MFA Reception and graduates

On-going

Ed Little put his Drawing 1 class online. He says his students continue to excel -and adds, "please take a look at their incredible work and join with me in being delighted at what is possible in one semester. Comments, like 'wow' are always appreciated!"
http://www.edlittleartmurals.com/NEWStudentwork2.html

Until 3/2010

David Boyajian, part time drawing instructor at WCSU, has an exhibition of outdoor sculpture and is guest lecturer at Longwood University’s Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, VA. His outdoor exhibit will run from March 18, 2009 – March 2010.

3/9/2010 Jamison Odone MFA '10 writes, "With my new book series (and first graphic novel chapter book) about to be released, I figured I'd send off an email about it before my life becomes too hectic to email. The series is called Stickfiguratively Speaking, and the first book that has been retold and illustrated (in stick figures) by the pen of Jamison Odone is, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. A quick note about this project and specifically a illustrating text as beloved as Alice:

This all happened so fast and the drawings and writing became a marathon of work within a three month span of sleepless nights, gallons of coffee and plenty of re-runs of House. I'm quite proud of this book and the series as a whole. Everybody knows the story of Alice and the perfect drawings of John Tenniel, my goal with the first book in the series was to do something completely different from the Victorian eloquence of the Tenniel drawings, and make the story my own. I have done this book with an extreme amount respect for Carroll and Tenniel and I am proud to say that this version of Alice, truly looks like no other.

With the release of the book I will also be hopping around from place to place with what is already quite a full list of signings and events. I'm going to do my very best to keep all of these updated and posted on my blog(www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com) so please keep checking in.

The book is available for pre-order now but the official release date is March 5th. All of the usual book sellers in stores and online will have it--Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders as well as getting it directly through the publisher(which I suggest), at www.publishingworks.com. The staff at this publishing house has been so great to work with. Their enthusiasm and love of this book has really kept a smile on my face. They are a promotions MACHINE and have been lining up some really cool events--

Very soon, the party store chain Iparty, will announce a contest where I will come to one school in each of the New England states, Iparty and I will have what is being called, "An Art Class In Wonderland". The schools will win copies of the book as well as a completely decked out Wonderland themed party for a class of kiddies. Sound cool? It will be!
My blog: www.jamisonodone.wordpress.com
My Twitter:
www.twitter.com/jamisonodone
3/9/2010 Michael Whelan, Illustrator was the visiting artist for the MFA program on the WestConn Midtown campus. Since 1980, Michael Whelan has been one of the world's premier fantasy and science fiction artists. He is currently working full time on his fine art paintings, but in the past three decades he has created more than 350 book and album covers for authors and artists like Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen King, the Jacksons, Sepultura, and MeatLoaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher in addition to such diverse companies as National Geographic, Roadrunner Records, and The Franklin Mint.

Michael has had 4 art books published as well as numerous limited edition prints, posters, calendars, and licensed products such as greeting cards, t-shirts and sculptures. He is a member of the Graphic Artists Guild and the Society of Illustrators in New York City, and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the M.F.A. program at WCSU. www.michaelwhelan.com

2/27/2010 - 3/27/2010 Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07  invites you to Camelot Development, 51 Crescent Ave. Bridgeport, CT at 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM  for the opening of "Industrial Strength," a juried show that includes several of her recent pieces.

The show is sponsored by The Gallery at Black Rock, but will take place at Camelot Development. The opening reception is Saturday, Feb. 27, from 3-8pm.  The show will be open for viewing the following four Saturdays from noon until 4pm. 
2/23/2010

Susan Jane Walp, Painter visiting artist as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. Susan Jane Walp studied at Mount Holyoke College, (where she received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction and Honors in painting and the New York Studio School, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Brooklyn College. She is the recipient of a number of distinctions including the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letter, the Bogliasco Fellowship on Painting, Ligura Study Center in Bogliasco, Italy, the Benjamin Altman Prize from the National Academy of Museum in New York, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting.

Her luminous, exquisitely balanced still life’s reflect a contemplative serenity, a Morandi–like stillness that moves beyond the humbleness of the objects to implications of transcendence. Writing in the catalogue of her 2007 exhibition Stephan Westfall says: “Walp doesn’t engage in symbolism, but the care and precision of her painting decisions are felt as a kind of spiritual penetration into the everyday and into that realm of awareness in art wherein the living speak with the dead or the otherwise absent.”

Mrs. Walp has exhibited widely in New York and elsewhere, and has been represented by Tibor de Nagy gallery in New York since 2003. Her work can be seen at  http://www.artnet.com/artist/17474/susan-jane-walp.html 

1/10/2010 - 2/19/2010

Chris Durante '82 in a New members show / January 10 - February 19, 2010 at Silvermine Gallery
Opening reception Sunday, January 10, 2010 2 pm - 4 pm
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840-4398
203.966.9700

2/2010

Eileen Mooney is having a show in February at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT.
Details to follow or contact Eileen at
Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
phone: 860-409-3500
email: Eileen_Mooney@missporters.org

   

2/2010

Nancy White Cassidy MFA '05 has an illustration selected as a runner-up in the Creative Quarterly Competition. CQ is a quarterly print magazine for artists. Her work will be on their online gallery in April. She is working on a journal project with someone affiliated with the University of Guam who created a book for the Guam schools, with first hand accounts of what the citizens of Guam endured during the Japanese Occupation of WWII. She has to age-degress the speakers, bringing them back to what they probably looked like as children. It's scheduled for publication in August.

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