Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Looking Forward update

Reminder: This show at Higgins Hall Gallery closes tomorrow, Dec 1st. If you did not get a chance to see this exciting exhibition, it is online at www.wcsu.edu/artalumni in the calendar

WCSU theatre arts department

Dec. 10 - Dec. 11
THEATRE PRODUCTION - "A CHRISTMAS CAROL":

The WCSU theatre arts department will present "A Christmas Carol" in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Call the Berkshire Theatre Box Office at (203) 837-8732 for information. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call (203) 837-TIXX or visit www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

Also check out the holiday concerts at WestConn: http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/events.asp

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tony De Matteo Jr '74

Tony writes, "THIS SUNDAY ! ! ! KIDS HELPING KIDS THROUGH ART AND MUSIC
AND; OUR 2Oth YEAR CELEBRATION !
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011

THE STRATFORD THEATRE
2422 MAIN STREET
STRATFORD CONNECTICUT

KIDS HELPING KIDS THROUGH ART AND MUSIC IS AN ART SHOW AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL OF ART AND MUSIC… NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS DURING THIS SEASON OF INCREASED NEED. THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC RECITAL WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY PERFORMANCES FROM OUR TALENTED TEACHING STAFF. CHILDREN AND OTHER STUDENTS OF THE ART SCHOOL WILL HAVE THEIR ART WORK DISPLAYED AND AVAILABLE FOR SALE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT, NET PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES WILL ALSO BENEFIT THESE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN NEED.
DOORS OPEN AT 12 NOON
SUGGESTED DONATION IS $10
SHARE YOUR HEART, YOUR MONEY, SEE SOME GREAT TALENT
AND SAVE A FEW KIDS IN THIS WORLD GONE JUST A LITTLE BIT MAD…
INFO. CALL 203.375.0692
ON THE WEB -- WWW.LITTLEREDSCHOOL.COM

Gulgun Aliriza MFA '07

Gulgun writes, "Dear Artists and Friends:

My painting is going to be in a group show at Blue Mountain Gallery in New York. It is scheduled for December 3 - December 30, 2011.

You are invited to join me at the opening reception on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

Best,

Gulgun Aliriza"
Blue Mountain Gallery
Winter Show : Features New Artists


December 3 - 30, 2011

Reception: Saturday, December 3rd 3-6 pm
For the December Winter Show, Blue Mountain Gallery presents an exhibition of work by gallery artists and features work by five new artists. It is a show of small works, thematically diverse, and featuring larger pieces by artists who have recently joined the gallery.

Gulgun Aliriza “My work exposes a unique underlying potential within a deeply private dialogue with a particular setting. I focus on life and objects in my immediate surroundings through portrait, landscape and still-life motifs. It may appear more like exercises in picture-making than revelations about a place or thing.”

Monday, November 28, 2011

Matang Gonzales '86

Mat writes, " check out my new web site. Thank you Jay Foster!"
http://www.matang.net/

Call to Artists for 2012 Accessible Art Project Arts and Music - News

From the Mecurial
Monday, 28 November 2011 13:48

THE HOUSATONIC VALLEY CULTURAL ALLIANCE invites area artists to submit entries for the 2012 Accessible Art Project, designed to increase opportunity for art in public spaces. The Project functions as a partnership with HVCA, participating venue(s), and selected artists. Entries will be juried and selected for 2012 exhibitions at four locations: the Danbury City Hall Exhibit, CityCenter Danbury, Danbury Museum & Historical Society for a special Genealogy exhibit to run Jan - March, and FrameWorks in Newtown CT, which will host exhibits for several months during the year. The new venues also open the doors for 3D artists to participate in the project. Electronic submissions will only be accepted and deadline for entries is December 9th.

According to a recent study by the Americans for the Arts indicates as of January 2011, Connecticut is home to 11, 248 arts related businesses that employ 37,638 people. These arts-centric businesses play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy. They employ a creative workforce, spend money locally, and generate government revenue, and are a cornerstone of tourism and economic development. Danbury and its environs is ranked in the top ten of artists in the workforce according to a study prepared by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“We are excited to expand options for art exhibits in the Danbury community. Artists in the area look for opportunities for their work to be showcased and supported,” says Lisa Scails. “Adding new venues to the project is a benefit to the community and we hope this trend continues.”

All artwork is available for sale and exhibits rotate approximately every six (6) weeks throughout the year. The public is welcome to the 3rd floor display anytime during city hall hours, which are: City Hall -Monday – Wednesday: 7:30am to 6pm; Thursday: 7:30am to 6:30pm. CityCenter Danbury –Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm. Exhibit hours for the Museum and for Frameworks will be announced.

For a full prospectus and more information on how to submit entries please visit www.hvculturalarts.org. For questions about the prospectus artists can call 203-798-0760 or email info@hvcultuaralarts.org.

HVCA - Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance is a regional service organization for creative and cultural resources that serves the 10 Housatonic Valley towns of Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman. Its mission is to support and strengthen the arts, historical and cultural organizations, and individuals through collaboration and coordination to further economic development in the region. For more information about HVCA visit www.hvculturalarts.org.

Mary Lou Alberetti '64

Mary Lou writes, "all's well after Bob's heart surgery and thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers"

Mandee Peebles '10

Sidewalk Dave Release Show Copyright Mandee Potter 2011

***PRINTS FOR SALE!
LIMITED QUANTITY!
$10 for 8x10 Print!
Contact: mandeep.photography@gmail.com for more information/availability.***



http://www.facebook.com/mandeepphotography

quote of the day

As a politician, I could not put the following quote on my FB page, but with you as my friends, I had to post it somewhere:
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
-- Simon Cameron

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Looking Forward update

I've added the exhibition to the website. Check out the link: http://wcsu.edu/artalumni/looking%20forwardpics.asp and while at the site, don't forget to check out WCSU job opportunities.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tony Zatzick MFA '02

I have been out on tour and supporting the upcoming release of my new CD by running a Kickstarter campaign. Please share this link to help support it:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/663223194/harnam-a-fearless-heart/posts

Nancy White Cassidy MFA '05

Nancy writes, "I found out that I was accepted as a juried artist at Mount Washington Valley Arts Association in North Conway. This means that I can exhibit at their gallery. I'm also going to submit proposals for teaching there, so we're on our way...I'm participating in the upcoming show!
MWV Arts | The Mount Washington Valley Arts Association"
mwvarts.org
Our 3rd Annual Affordable Show and Sale will be held at the Visual Arts Center in North Conway from Friday, December 2nd until Friday December...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

WCSU looking for professors!

School of Visual & Performing Arts
Department of Art
Assistant Professor - Illustration
Tenure Track - Fall 2012

Review of applications begins on December 8, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by December 8, 2011.

School of Visual & Performing Arts
Department of Art

Assistant Professor - Photography

Tenure Track - Fall 2012

Review of applications begins on December 8, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by December 8, 2011.

School of Visual & Performing Arts
Department of Music

Assistant Professor
Music Education - Choral Emphasis

Tenure Track - Fall 2012

Review of applications begins on December 8, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by December 8, 2011.

School of Visual & Performing Arts
Department of Music

Assistant Professor
Assistant Coordinator of Jazz Studies


Tenure Track - Fall 2012

Review of applications begins on December 8, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications postmarked by December 8, 2011.

Opening!

I attended the opening of Art n Frame for their Small Works Show 2011. There were over 80 artists featured with more than 200 pieces.

The show included work from 13 WestConn artists: Stop by to see a great exhibition!
Marylou Alberetti '64
Robert Alberetti (faculty)
Mike Ballantoni '98
Katie Bassett '08
Antonio Carvalho '11 MFA 2013
Carolyn Currie '85
Betsy Davidson MFA 2010
Xenia Hodza, MFA 2012
Jim Jeffries, manager Art & Frame
Christine Lombardi '86
Jing Lu
Rick Villodas '75
Michael Whelan, MFA advisor

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bridget Grady MFA '04

Bridget Grady MFA '04, Anne Flynn MFA '04, Matang Gonzales '86, Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07 and Lee Cordon MFA '04 are participating in a show at Blue Horse Arts Gallery in Watertown, CT. The theme of the exhibition is to promote awareness of the connection between food, culture, and the environment, thinking globally and acting locally. The conceptual thread of this exhibition is based on the outreach and entanglement of artists, farmers, the environment, and community through mutual exchange. Blue Horse Arts Studio and the JFosterMusic Studio complex located at 250 Porter Street in Watertown, CT hosted an interdisciplinary visual art and music event “Field Projects” to celebrate our connections to the natural world. CALL to set up an appointment for viewing through Dec 1. Click here to see pictures from the opening.

Tony De Matteo Jr '74

Tony writes, " join us at KIDS HELPING KIDS THROUGH ART AND MUSIC
AND; OUR 2Oth YEAR CELEBRATION !
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th 2011

THE STRATFORD THEATRE
2422 MAIN STREET
STRATFORD CONNECTICUT

KIDS HELPING KIDS THROUGH ART AND MUSIC IS AN ART SHOW AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL OF ART AND MUSIC… NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS DURING THIS SEASON OF INCREASED NEED."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, "Here are some of my hand painted scarves for sale the the college of art annual bazaar. hope you can make it tonight 6-9. hundreds of paintings for sales by students and alumni"

Barbara Mansilla MFA '10

Barbara writes, check out my website and blog:
website: http://www.barbaramansilla.com/

blog: http://barbaramansilla.wordpress.com/

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Katie Bassett '08

Katie writes, "I am also going to be in the "Small Works" show at Art in Frame. I saw in your last email that a few other alumni are in it so seems like you have all the info you need. Attached are photos of the 3 drawings that will be in the show."
Reception Info:
Saturday November 19th @ 5-7pm
Art & Frame of Danbury
60 Newtown Rd, Rte 6 Plaza
Danbury Ct 06810

Eileen adds, "join me at the opening to see Katie's other entries and so much more."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christine Lombardi '86

Christine is at Art & Frame Of Danbury LLC. Don't forget to mark your calenders! Small Works Opening Reception
Saturday, November 19 at 5:00pm, Art & Frame Of Danbury LLC.

Derek Leka MFA '07

Derek sends an invite to Six See, an exhibition of paintings, photography and other images by faculty from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at the University of Bridgeport. The works will be on view starting with an opening reception 4:30pm - Thursday, Nov. 17 at the University Gallery. The show runs until Dec 10.

Works of Kelli Costa, John Kandalaft, Michael Kandalaft, Peter Konsterlie, Derek Leka and Rick McCollum comprise the Six for you to See.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alain Picard '97

Alain writes, "My Holiday Workshop Still Has Openings. Come and join us in the studio on November 29 for our first Holiday Workshop from 7pm -10pm for only $50!

Check one gift off your list this holiday season by creating an original painting, a perfectly thoughtful gift for a loved one or friend. Alternatively, put it under your own tree this Christmas and enjoy it! Create a small oil or pastel painting in just one session.

Bring your own reference photo as inspiration for your painting.
All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome so why not sign up today!

Happy Holidays"

Susan Lang '87

Susan writes, "My Dad's Truck is at Molten Java. Come on out for some laughter and some singing along! My Dad's Truck at Molten Java on Saturday, November 19 at 8:00pm with Wendy Cahill in Bethel."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Call to Artists - HVCA

2012 Accessible Art
Deadline: Friday, December 9th, prospectus:http://www.hvculturalarts.org/images/stories/pdf/accessible.art.2012%20prospectus.pdf
2012 Exhibit locations:
Danbury City Hall,
CityCenter Danbury,
Danbury Museum & Historical Society -new!,
Frameworks, Newtown CT -new!
* Most exhibits will rotate approximately every 6 weeks | FrameWork exhibits will run Feb – April & Sept- Exact dates to be provided following the selection process - Accessible art provides artists with an opportunity to show work in alternative spaces and make art more accessible to the general public.

Marilyn Lindner MFA '02

Marilyn writes, I am accepted into "VERNISSAGE des FEMMES ARTISTES", Juried Exhibit at Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
November 18, 2011 through January 7, 2012

Wendi Cahill '95 at Molten Java

Wendi writes, "I've got about 30 small frames to hang at the new Molten.

Photographers, graphic designers... artists of all persuasions, if you'd like a tiny add space on our walls drop off a 4x6 sized piece of work AND YOUR CONTACT INFO. :)"

Katie Bassett '08

Katie sent the following announcement, "The Greenwich Arts Council
presents LOOK WHO'S HERE! ARTISTS MAKE MIRRORS, an innovative exhibition designed to explore our perennial fascination with mirrors and reflection through the imagination and creativity of contemporary artists.
November 17, 2011 - January 6, 2012


OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 17, 6 - 8 pm

Conversation With The Artists at 6:45pm. The Opening Night Reception is Sponsored by Serendipity magazine

Bendheim Gallery,
299 Greenwich Ave - Second Floor,
Greenwich, CT 06830
P 203.862.6750
This exhibition is made possible in part thanks to the support provided by
The CT Office of the Arts, Serendipity magazine & Wrightson Ramsing Foundation.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, "I still have a few spaces left in my batik and silk painting class on Wed, Nov 16th at the Memphis botanic Garden. Call Laurie at the 636-4128"

James Gabianelli MFA '09

James writes, "Interested in learning how to paint or doing something new with a friend? I am teaching art classes at Michael's of Manchester, CT. See flyer for more details..."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UCONN Assistant Professor of Illustration

Department of Art and Art History, University of Connecticut

Tenure-track position in Illustration at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2012. Located in the Department of Art and Art History within the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, the position will engage both undergraduate and graduate level students in BFA and MFA degree programs.

Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent degree (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable), or outstanding record of professional achievement. Minimum two years beyond TA, full-time college level teaching experience is preferred. Professional practice is essential and the candidate must have a promising record of recognition for creative work. Knowledge is required in technical skills, conceptual development, materials processes, digital technology, and professional practices. The applicant will be skilled in traditional and digital techniques and media, including some combination of the following: animation, game design, comics and graphic novels, and book arts. The applicant will be able to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research/creative tools. Opportunities for collaboration exist between illustration and the other studio disciplines.

Duties in addition to teaching include curriculum development, advising and service on departmental committees. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of, or interest in, the university setting and the interdisciplinary mission of the department.

To apply: Please visit Husky Hire at www.jobs.uconn.eduto submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, jpeg files of creative work (20), and jpeg files of student work (20); animations or videos can be submitted in mov or mp3 formats, or via a website. In keeping with our commitment to build a culturally diverse community, the University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
Thank you Ival for the tip!

Robert Alberetti

Robert writes, I am showing paintings and works on paper at the Atlas fine arts services, 41 South 6th Ave in Tuscan AZ. The exhibit continues through Nov 26. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 6, Friday and Saturday 11 to 7.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wendy writes, "Stop being coy and "like" Molten Java on Facebook! When we get 1000 likes I will personally dress as a coffee mug and dance/walk from the "old" space to the brand new Molten on a Saturday afternoon."
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molten-Java/130293617020891

Feel free to share this and get the ball rolling!
Molten Java
From bean...to belly!
Page: ‎461 like this"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Jeanine Molnar '00

Jeanine writes, "New today! These small peace signs make great gifts!"

~ Mini 4 inch Jewel Mosaic Peace Sign ~

Titled: So Gold

She adds, "My newest mosaic peace sign design. This one is small, only 4" round, but it still bursting with fabulous color. It arrives ready to hang with a sturdy saw tooth hanger on the back as seen in photo.

The mixed media mosaic is made with an assortment of stained glass, beads, mother of pearl, vintage bits & doo dads, glitter and paint. Hang one above a shelf, or group a few together for a super groovy look!~ Be sure to follow Gemini Moon Mosaics on Facebook to stay up to date on new work, take advantage of 'fan only' specials and more."

http://www.facebook.com/GeminiMoonMosaics

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wendi Cahill '95 at Molten Java

from Bethel Buzz: Molten’s Metamorphosis: Molten Java Announces New Digs http://bethelbuzznews.com/2011/11/04/molten%e2%80%99s-metamorphosis-molten-java-announces-new-digs/
Molten's moving! This beautiful historic Victorian house located at 213 Greenwood Avenue will soon be the new, larger home of Molten Java Coffeehouse! Photo credit: Wendy Cahill.

The new Molten Java will have more room available for artists to hang their work. Interested artists can send email their digital portfolio to Wendy Cahill at microgroov@gmail.com.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Karen Bartone MFA '09

First Street Gallery, Art for Clearwater, guest artist invitational, New York, NY
December 8, 2011 – January 5, 2012, opening Saturday December 10, 2-5pm

Tony Zatzick MFA '02

Tony writes, I have resigned my position as MFA Assistant at WCSU." He provided me with information about his many new opportunities. Read about Tony on the WestConn Art Views blog. http://westconnartviews.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Robert Crawford

Robert writes, "Just want to announce that I did the 2011 LL Bean Christmas catalog cover."

He adds, "As always, I'll be showing my work at PS Gallery in Litchfield. Everyone is welcome to come by."


Robert Crawford Studios

203.982.8605
91 Lexington Dr.
Watertown, CT 06795

http://www.rcrawford.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Phyllis Boger MFA '02

Phyllis writes, "Hope to see you at the opening."
Fountain Art Gallery
Fountain Art Gallery invites you to an exhibition of Totems Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Chickasaw Oaks Village 3092 Poplar Ave, Suite 1 Memphis TN 38111

Melissa Hatch Sheldrake '00


Missy writes, "I've been busy painting fairies lately! I just love how versatile they are and how much my imagination just soars when I think about all of the possibilities that their tiny magical world presents. All of these original paintings are for sale on Etsy right now, and are a steal at just $45.00. Click to view the listing on Etsy!"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Linda Rynkowski MFA '12

Storm Update!
Linda Rynkowski MFA '12 is having a show at the Darien Rowayton Bank from Tuesday November 1st through Wednesday November 30th. The Opening is moved to Thursday, November 17th from 4-6 pm because of the storm.

Entitled "About Town," the show features well known vistas of Darien, CT. A wine tasting will be conducted by Nicholas Roberts, Ltd.- Fine Wine Merchants of Darien.

All works are for sale. A portion of any proceeds will go to The Neuropathy Association for research into causes and cures for peripheral neuropathy.

Melissa Hatch Sheldrake '00

Murals by Missy
Such a Good Snail! New listing on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/listing/85064746/fairy-and-snail-original-picture