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School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Events

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 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
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
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… 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 Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 5–8 pm On view: June 18–July 6 Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat, 11 am–6 pm 530 West 25 Street, 4th Floor New York, New York   The… Learn More
Sip & Sketch Friday, May 3, 7–9pm Enjoy 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… Learn More
NYC Museum Bus Trip The Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, April 26, 2017 $10.00 / round trip Open to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff. All ART Classes are cancelled for that day.  Purchase tickets at the VPAC… Learn More
Kenny Rivero Visiting Artist Lecture Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 11:00 am Kenny 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… Learn More
Fritz Drury Visiting Artist Lecture Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Fritz Drury is a painter and Professor of Illustration at Rhode Island… Learn More
Sabrina Marques Art Faculty Talk Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 pm  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 108 WCSU, Westside Campus  Free & Open to the Public, Limited Seating Available Sabrina Marques is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and MFA Critic at… Learn More
Leslie Cober-Gentry Faculty Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Leslie Cober-Gentry was born in New York City and grew up in… Learn More
Ross MacDonald Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Ross MacDonald is a self-taught artist whose illustrations have appeared in numerous… Learn More
Hilary Doyle Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Hilary Doyle is an artist from Worcester, MA, now living in Brooklyn,… Learn More
Nancy Stahl Visiting Artist Lecture Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:30 am  Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144 WCSU, Westside Campus Free & Open to the Public Limited Seating Available Nancy Stahl is an illustrator who lives in New York City. She… Learn More
Student Ceramics Sale Thurs & Fri, December 6–7 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… Learn More
Portfolio Day Portfolio Reviews by WCSU Art Faculty 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… Learn More
Sip & Sketch Friday, Nov 9, 7–9pm Enjoy 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… Learn More
Gallery Opening "?" (A Series of Collaborative Works) Glenn Goldberg & Amber Scoon Oct 4 – Dec 9 Artist Reception / Gallery Talk: Oct 25, 6–8 pm Internationally acclaimed artists Glenn Goldberg and Amber Scoon will show selections from their year of… Learn More
Fall 2018 NYC Museum Bus Trip NEW YORK CITY BUS TRIP TO THE MET THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Open to all SVPA students (and guests), faculty and staff. All ART Classes are cancelled for that day.   DETAILS: Depart from the VPAC North Arts Entrance, Westside Campus 9:00… Learn More
BUS TRIP TO JERRY’S ARTARAMA FREE BUS TRIP TO JERRY'S ARTARAMA Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10:00 am–1:00 pm Jerry's Artarama is sponsoring a free bus trip to their Norwalk store for WCSU Art Students. This is a great opportunity for students to stock up on… Learn More
Save the dates – Fall Semester Visiting Artists UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS Deborah Zlotsky, painter Mon, Sept 24, 2018 Fritz Horstman, interdisciplinary Mon, Oct 8, 2018 Jon Krause, illustrator Tues, Oct 23, 2018 Glenn Goldberg, painter Mon, Nov 5, 2018 Elena Sisto painter Mon, Nov 19, 2018 Eric Valesquez,… Learn More
MFA graduates to exhibit works in New York City Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition 2018 Blue Mountain Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 5–8 pm On view: June 19–July 7 Gallery Hours: Tues–Sat, 11 am–6 pm 530 West 25 Street, 4th Floor New York, New York The MFA Thesis Exhibition… Learn More
2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition The Department of Art and School of Visual & Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce its candidates for the 2018 Master of Fine Arts degree Jessee Navarra Jennifer Oliveira-Florio Jonathan Schreyer Barbara Sinisi Alyssa Voytek… Learn More
Sip & Sketch Friday, March 23, 7–9pm Enjoy 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… Learn More