Friday, August 15, 2014

WCSU Fall 2014 Visting Artists Program

All programs will be at 11 a.m. in Room 144 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury unless specified.

Zina Saunders:  artist, writer, animator
Monday, September 8, 2014
Zina Saunders is a Manhattan-based artist, writer, and animator.  She attended The High School of Music and Art and The Cooper Union.  She also learned much from her father, illustrator Norman Saunders.

Ray DiCapua: artist, educator
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ray DiCapua is Associate Professor of Drawing/Sculpture at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he serves as Associate Head of Admissions and co-coordinator of the Sculpture Studies area. He is the recipient of the 2014 University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow Award. He received his MFA from UMass, Amherst.

Fritz Drury: artist, educator
Monday, October 6, 2014
Fritz Drury’s work, based in figurative narration, has been widely exhibited with reviews in Art in America.  He has shown in NYC at The Painting Center, the National Academy of Design,55 Mercer Gallery, Charles Cowles Gallery, and othersHe is a recipient of awards and grants that include an Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship.

Richard Klein: artist, curator, writer
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Richard Klein is an artist, curator, and writer. Since 1999 he has been Exhibitions Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT.

Amber Scoon: artist, writer
Monday, November 3, 2014
Amber Scoon is a mixed media artist and writer.  She received her undergraduate degree from NYU and her MFA in painting from American University’s program in Italy.  She received her PhD in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, where she is now the John Berger Fellow.  Through other residencies, she also studied with Marjorie Portnow and Margaret Grimes. 
Scoon is currently Assistant Professor of art at Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi. 

John Goodrich: artist, writer, art critic
Monday, November 17, 2014
John Goodrich is a painter and a writer on art in New York City. His drawings and paintings have appeared in many exhibitions, including solo shows at Bowery Gallery in NYC and the Contemporary Realist Gallery in San Francisco, as well as group shows at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Kouros Gallery, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, among others. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New York Sun, The New York Observer, The New Haven Register, and other publications.He currently teaches at Haverford College and the National Academy School of Fine Arts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at  8:00 PM Exhibiting artist James Grashow, creator of "Corrugated Worlds," will discuss his work at 8 p.m. in Room 108 of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The event will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8403. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit

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