WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Chuck Webster

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Chuck Webster is a painter and printmaker in NYC who has also engaged in collaborative and curatorial work. He received his MFA in painting from American University …


Dorie Petrochko

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Dorie Petrochko is an award-winning wildlife painter and illustrator. She is a  founding instructor of the Natural Science Illustration Program at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural …


Kyle Staver

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Kyle Staver is a New York artist originally from Minnesota. She received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her MFA from Yale University. …


Glenn Goldberg

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Glenn Goldberg is a painter who lives and works in NYC. Born in the Bronx, he studied at the New York Studio School and earned his BA …


Maria De Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Maria de Los Angeles is a multidisciplinary artist who addresses ideas of migration, belonging, and identity through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and wearable art. She was born …


Spring Virtual Art Workshop Series

a series of Virtual Art Workshops by WCSU MFA Alumnae throughout the month of April Come join us on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 3:00–5:00 pm for an Alumna-led virtual art workshop where Abbie will begin the workshop from Hawaii …


Laini Nemett

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Laini Nemett holds a dual BA degree from Brown University in Visual Arts and History of Art & Architecture, and an MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute …


Nina Buxenbaum

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Nina Buxenbaum was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, in a multiracial and politically active family. As a biracial woman, she addresses themes of race and identity …


Clintel Steed

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 am Zoom Clintel Steed was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from Indiana University. He also completed Advanced Studies …


Virtual Faculty Artist Talk

WCSU Alumna, Painter & Adjunct Professor of Art Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:00 pm Free & Open to the Public Zoom Colleen McGuire is a professional artist whose work focuses on domestic interiors and scenes from ordinary life. Her process …


Scott Bakal

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Scott Bakal has been creating art for print and exhibition since 1993 when he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.  He earned his MA …


Grier Torrence

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Grier Torrence received his BFA degree at Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA degree at Yale University. He also studied at Stanford University. He has …


Guy Billout

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:00 am Zoom Guy Billout has been called the Buster Keaton of the illustration world. His works are funny, acrobatic feats of mental agility that challenge the laws of logic. His characters retain composure no matter …


MFA Visiting Artists – Spring 2021

We have a great lineup for the Spring 2021 Visiting Artists. Click on the image below for more information.


Virtual Portfolio Day

The Western Connecticut State University  Department of Art will offer an opportunity for high school and college transfer students interested in the fields of art and design to have their artwork reviewed by members of the WCSU art faculty during a “Portfolio Review …


Jon Sideriadis

Tues, November 10, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Visiting Artist Lectures are closed to the public. Check back closer to the date of each lecture as some may go online and be attended virtually.   Jon Sideriadis is …


Richard Klein

Tues, October 27, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Visiting Artist Lectures are closed to the public. Check back closer to the date of each lecture as some may go online and be attended virtually.   Richard Klein is …


Michael Garland

Tues, October 13, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Visiting Artist Lectures are closed to the public. Check back closer to the date of each lecture as some may go online and be attended virtually.   Michael Garland is …


Christopher Manning

Wed, September 30, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Visiting Artist Lectures are closed to the public. Check back closer to the date of each lecture as some may go online and be attended virtually.   Christopher Manning is …


Jenny Lynn McNutt

Wed, September 16, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Visiting Artist Lectures are closed to the public. Check back closer to the date of each lecture as some may go online and be attended virtually.   Jenny Lynn McNutt …


2020 Senior Portfolio Exhibition

VIEW THE EXHIBITION The Senior Portfolio exhibition is the capstone experience of four years of study by Bachelor’s of Art candidates in Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Studio Arts. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a physical exhibition in the …


2020 MFA Thesis (Virtual) Exhibition

LIVE LAUNCH – MARCH 26, 2020 The Department of Art organizes the MFA Thesis Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience demonstrating the personal artistic direction and mastery in the work of candidates for the MFA in Visual Arts. This …


AJ Masthay

Monday, March 2, 2020, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available AJ Masthay is a Connecticut native, currently based in Hartford. He is known for his …


Ying Li

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Ying Li was born in Beijing, China, and studied traditional landscape painting at Anhui Teachers …


Art Exhibition

FreeForm: exploring the creative process January 30 – March 8, 2019 Leslie Giuliani & Roxy Savage Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan 30, 6–8 pm Artist Talk: 7 pm (Snow date: Thurs, Feb 6, 6–8 pm)   Featuring both individual and collaborative …


Andrea Wisnewski

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Andrea Wisnewski takes her inspiration from nature, creating illustrations filled with animals, birds and flowers, …


Art Faculty Talk

BRUCE DUNBAR Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, 6:00 pm  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus  Free & Open to the Public, Limited Seating Available Born in Stratford, CT, Bruce Dunbar received his BS from Boston University and his …


Thanksgiving Platters & Plates Sale

WCSU ceramics sale Nov. 21 features Thanksgiving plates & platters   Open house event at WCSU Ceramics Studio to offer ceramic works by student artists          Hand-crafted platters and plates specially designed to grace Thanksgiving dinner tables will be …


SIP & SCULPT

SIP & SCULPT Friday, November 15, 2019 7:00–9:00pm Enjoy a creative and entertaining evening combining clay hand building techniques and a live model, with music, wine, and light refreshments. Guided by an experienced artist, this event is open to participants …


Art Faculty Talk

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019, 6:00 pm  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 108 WCSU, Westside Campus  Free & Open to the Public, Limited Seating Available Francis T. Patnaude attended Southern CT State University earning a B.S. in Art Education in 1975. …


Ellen Harvey

Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Ellen Harvey is a British-born artist living and working in Brooklyn. She is a recipient …


Beverly McIver

Monday, November 4, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available RSVP to the Lecture HERE Beverly McIver is the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of …


Rudy Gutierrez

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Rudy Gutierrez is an American illustrator and educator born in the Bronx, NY, of Puerto …


Angela Dufresne

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Angela Dufresne is a painter originally from Connecticut, raised in Kansas, and now based in …


David Brinley

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available David Brinley is an award winning artist and illustrator whose clients include Time magazine, Rolling …


2019 MFA Graduates to Exhibit in NYC

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2019 Blue Mountain GalleryOpening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 5–8 pmOn view: June 18–July 6Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat, 11 am–6 pm530 West 25 Street, 4th FloorNew York, New York The MFA Thesis Exhibition is the capstone experience …


Sip & Sketch

Friday, May 3, 7–9pmEnjoy 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 are …


NYC Museum Bus Trip

The Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Brooklyn MuseumThursday, April 26, 2017$10.00 / round tripOpen to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff.All ART Classes are cancelled for that day. Purchase tickets at the VPAC Box Office or online here.Ticket …


Kenny Rivero

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:00 amKenny Rivero was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City. He earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2012. Through …


Fritz Drury

Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside CampusFree & Open to the PublicLimited Seating AvailableFritz Drury is a painter and Professor of Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught drawing …


Sabrina Marques

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 pm Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 108WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public, Limited Seating AvailableSabrina Marques is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and MFA Critic at Western Connecticut State University. She received her …


Leslie Cober-Gentry

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside CampusFree & Open to the PublicLimited Seating AvailableLeslie Cober-Gentry was born in New York City and grew up in a creative environment. She was surrounded by many …


Ross MacDonald

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside CampusFree & Open to the PublicLimited Seating AvailableRoss MacDonald is a self-taught artist whose illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New …


Hilary Doyle

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 11:30 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside CampusFree & Open to the PublicLimited Seating AvailableHilary Doyle is an artist from Worcester, MA, now living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work includes painting, drawing, printmaking and …


Nancy Stahl

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:30 am Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144WCSU, Westside CampusFree & Open to the PublicLimited Seating AvailableNancy Stahl is an illustrator who lives in New York City. She attended Art Center College of Design in Los …


Student Ceramics Sale

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art will host a ceramics sale from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, in the new ceramics studio, Room 017 of White Hall on the university’s …


Portfolio Day

The Department of Art  will offer an opportunity for students interested in pursuing an education in art and design to have their works reviewed by members of the WCSU art faculty during a “Portfolio Day” event on Saturday, Dec. 1.The …


Sip & Sketch

Friday, Nov 9, 7–9pmEnjoy 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 are …


Gallery Opening

“?” (A Series of Collaborative Works)Glenn Goldberg & Amber ScoonOct 4 – Dec 9Artist Reception / Gallery Talk: Oct 25, 6–8 pmInternationally acclaimed artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon will show selections from their year of creative exchanges by mail …


Fall 2018 NYC Museum Bus Trip

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18Open to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff.All ART Classes are cancelled for that day.  DETAILS:Depart from the VPACNorth Arts Entrance, Westside Campus 9:00 am sharpReturn to WCSUDepart from the MET at 5:00 pm sharpTicket sales end when …