Department of Art

Events

Ying Li Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, Sept 28, 2022 Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus   Ying Li was born in Beijing, China, and studied traditional landscape painting at Anhui Normal University, where she received her BFA and then taught for… Learn More
Eric Valasquez Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 *This event is closed to the public   Eric Velasquez is an illustrator who lives and works in New York. He was born in Spanish Harlem, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, and… Learn More
Josephine Halvorson Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022 Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus   Josephine Halvorson makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she received her BFA… Learn More
Amy Smith-Stewart MFA Visiting Artist Critiques Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 *This event is closed to the public   Amy Smith-Stewart is Chief Curator at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Since 2013 she has organized forty-two exhibitions and projects, bringing artists to the… Learn More
The Home Project – Closing Celebration No Place Like Home: Exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Middle East with artist Mohamad Hafez and guests. Thursday, March 3, 2022, 6-8 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual & Performing Arts Center In… Learn More
Judy Glantzman Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Judy Glantzman is a native New Yorker and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Exhibiting since 1983, she first received critical attention for… Learn More
Caitlin Berndt Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Caitlin Berndt was born in Baltimore, MD, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) and her… Learn More
Stephen Kroninger Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Stephen Kroninger is an award-winning illustrator and photo-collage artist, based in New York City. His work has appeared in major U.S. and international publications,… Learn More
Stephanie Pierce Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 11:00 am Visual & Performing Arts CenterWCSU, Westside Campus Stephanie Pierce was raised in Memphis, TN. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and also studied at Yale Norfolk School… Learn More
Chuck Webster Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Dorie Petrochko Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Kyle Staver Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Glenn Goldberg Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Maria De Los Angeles Visiting Artist Lecture 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.… Learn More
Spring Virtual Art Workshop Series The Department of Art presents a series of Virtual Art Workshops by WCSU MFA Alumnae throughout the month of April Intuitive Watercolor Painting with Abbie Rabinowitz Come join us on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 3:00–5:00 pm for an Alumna-led… Learn More
Laini Nemett Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Nina Buxenbaum Faculty Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Clintel Steed Faculty Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Virtual Faculty Artist Talk Colleen McGuire 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.… Learn More
Scott Bakal Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Grier Torrence Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Guy Billout Guy Billout Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
MFA Visiting Artists – Spring 2021 We have a great lineup for the Spring 2021 Visiting Artists. Click on the image below for more information. Learn More
Virtual Portfolio Day Free portfolio review for high school and college transfer students interested in pursuing higher education and careers in Art & Design. The Western Connecticut State University  Department of Art will offer an opportunity for high school and college transfer students interested in the… Learn More
Jon Sideriadis Visiting Artist Lecture - MFA Program 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… Learn More
Richard Klein Visiting Artist Lecture - MFA Program 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… Learn More
Michael Garland Visiting Artist Lecture - MFA Program 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… Learn More
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… Learn More
Jenny Lynn McNutt Visiting Artist Lecture - MFA Program 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… Learn More
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… Learn More
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… Learn More
AJ Masthay Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Ying Li Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Exhibition Opening 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   Featuring both individual and collaborative works highlighting each artist’s unique vision and… Learn More
Andrea Wisnewski Visiting Artist Lecture 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,… Learn More
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… Learn More
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… Learn More
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… Learn More
Art Faculty Talk FRANCIS T. PATNAUDE 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… Learn More
Ellen Harvey Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Beverly McIver Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Rudy Gutierrez Visiting Artist Lecture 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,… Learn More
Angela Dufresne Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
David Brinley Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
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… Learn More
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… Learn More
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… Learn More
Kenny Rivero Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Fritz Drury Visiting Artist Lecture 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… Learn More
Sabrina Marques Art Faculty Talk 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.… Learn More