WCSU art students to present works in Senior Thesis Exhibition

DANBURY, CONN. — Eighteen Western Connecticut State University undergraduate art majors who are candidates this year for the Bachelor of Arts degree will present their works in the Senior Thesis Exhibition running from April 19 through May 4, 2017, in the Art Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the gallery. Admission will be free to the reception and the exhibition, and the public is invited. The gallery will be open for viewing from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The WCSU Department of Art organizes the Senior Thesis Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience for students pursuing the B.A. in Art in one of five areas of concentration: graphic design, illustration, photography, studio art in painting and studio art in sculpture. This year’s exhibition will feature seven art majors with a concentration in graphic design, two in illustration, seven in photography, and one each in studio art in painting and studio art in sculpture. The following 2017 B.A. in Art candidates will show selected works:

  • Graphic Design seniors: Andrew Bonadio, of Danbury; Joel Carberry, of Monroe; Astrid Enderica, of Stamford; Carly Iwanicki, of Newtown; Conor Kovatch, of Southbury; Mie-Ly Lou, of Brookfield; and Kimberly Rabita, of Stamford.
  • Illustration seniors: Killian Bradbury, of Bethel; and Amanda Parente, of Brookfield.
  • Photography seniors: Emma Crowcroft, of New Milford; Karalyn Demos, of New Fairfield; Jessica Dice, of Danbury; Samantha Gotthardt, of New Fairfield; Jesse Longo, of New Milford; Nicholas Saccary, of Ridgefield; and Emily Swift, of Monroe.
  • Studio Art in Painting senior: Andrea Rios, of New Fairfield.
  • Studio Art in Sculpture senior: Zipporah Tompkins, of Danbury.


For more information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403, the Art Gallery at (203) 837-8889, or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.



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