School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art : The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center

Exhibitions & Events

FALL 2019

2019 Art Faculty Exhibition


October 24–December 8, 2019

Opening Reception: October 24, 6–8 pm
in The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center

This exhibition is an opportunity for students and the community to learn from the artwork of the full-time and adjunct faculty members who teach in the Department of Art. The talent and breadth of work presented in this exhibition provide a reminder of the creativity and diversity represented within the department. Faculty participants in the exhibtion will include David Boyajian, Riley Brewster, Leslie Cober-Gentry, Bruce Dunbar, Stacey Kolbig, Jurg Lanzrein, Sabrina Marques, Colleen McGuire, Francis Patnaude, Lori Robeau, Ken Scaglia, Elyse Shapiro, David Skora, Clintel Steed, Jack Tom, Catherine Vanaria, Chad Wallace and Erin Walrath and Terry Wells.

Read more about the exhibition in the Press Release here.

Covering Blue Note


October 10–16

Reception & Performance:
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6–8 pm
in the Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center

Covering Blue note is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project, performance, and exhibition simultaneously combining live music, a multi-photographer photo session, and multiple graphic design stations. Leveraging the speed and flexibility of digital technology, a process that took weeks in the past will happen in real-time during the gallery opening. Drawing on the iconic Blue Note jazz label’s sound and look, a jazz quartet will present an “open rehearsal” in the gallery while multiple photographers shoot the session ala famed Blue Note co-owner and photographer Francis Wolf. An in-house photo editor will download the photographs, select the most interesting ones and send them to three graphic design work stations. Using the iconic work of designer Reid Miles as a model, individual graphic designers will create 12x12 album sized artwork for both electronic display, printing, and exhibition.

Sponsored by the WCSU Alumni Association

Read more about the exhibition in the Press Release here.

MFA 2019


Andres Chaparro & Robert Charles Hudson
August 26 – October 6, 2019

Reception: August 29, 6:00–8:00 pm
in The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center

American Subtitles is an exhibition featuring a richly varied range of paintings, sculptures, collages and mixed-media works that interpret the American experience of people of color. Chaparro and Hudson share a common passion in their artistic work to invite and challenge viewers to re-examine social crises from a fresh perspective and to explore the individual’s contributions to humanity while embracing visions of both unity and diversity.

An opening reception for the artists will be held from 6–8 pm on Thursday, Aug 29 in The Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be open for public viewing during gallery hours from 12–4 pm, Mon–Fri and from 1–4 pm, Sat–Sun. Admission for gallery viewing and the reception will be free and open to the public.

Artist and curator, Andres Chaparro will also present an Artist Talk at 6 pm on Thursday, Sept 19 in the Art Gallery. Admission will be free and the public is invited.

Read more about the exhibition in the Press Release.