Jack Montmeat (dates of study 1997 - 2001) has received a Certificate of Excellence in the 2014 Portrait Society of America Exhibition.
Hollis Dunlap, class of 1999, has a solo exhibition, Structure and Space, at the Axelle Gallery, located at 472 Broadway, NYC, NY 10012, on view through April 12, 2014. For further information, contact the gallery at 212-226-2262 or follow this link: http://www.axelle.com/new-york/
Leah Caroline, class of 2013, has an exhibition of cyanotype scrolls from March 27 through April, which will fill the Allen and Leah Rabinowitz Gallery of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. Leah’s work incorporates natural imagery and Hebrew text from Song of Songs. Leah uses a nineteenth century photographic printing process, strongly related to the natural sciences and blueprints and reminiscent of the ephemerality of nature, dreams, and memories. Part of the process involves placing plant materials onto sensitized paper, exposing the paper to sunlight, and developing in water. The exposed paper turns a brilliant Prussian blue, leaving the unexposed parts white. The resultant image is a trace memory of the object placed on the paper. Connected into scrolls, the ancient form of Song of Songs, the ethereal blue prints become intertwined memories of past and present, beginning and end.
Brad Guarino, class of 2001, has a permanent public art installation Passing Through at Tunxis Community College, located at 271 Scott Swamp Road in Farmington, CT. This work was created by Brad and commissioned by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services and the Connecticut Office of the Arts, DECD and completed in March, 2014. For more information see the installation blog: http://tunxispassingthrough.blogspot.com/
Eloise Bottinelli Gada, class of 2000, and art educator at East Lyme High School is overseeing the third Empty Bowls Project Fundraiser to benefit Care & Share of East Lyme. The event will be held on March 27, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the East Lyme High School Commons. Bowls created by art students will be for sale along with a selection of soups prepared by culinary students. The price of admission is $10/adults and $7/children and guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
The project is a nationwide venture of the Imagine/Render Group, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the arts and education to enact positive and lasting social change. Care and Share is a non-profit group that provides emergency food delivery and financial aid, holiday food baskets and gifts, winter outerwear and linens, scholarships and camperships to residents of East Lyme and Salem.
Emma Kindall, class of 2013, has shown her senior work in the White Gallery in Lakeville, CT and the gallery has offered to represent her. She has applied to seven graduate schools and is waiting to make her final decision.
Serena Bates (dates of study 1985 to 1997) has been asked to sit on the Board of Directors for the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. in New York City.
Carlin Felt, class of 2011, graduated from the master’s program at St. John’s in the spring of 2013 and will begin a PhD in Philosophy at Boston College in the fall, 2014. She has developed 9 large woodblock prints (32” x 24”) and has two shows lined up where they’re going to be exhibited as a group, one in Annapolis and the other in Utah.
Sean Kelley, class of 2002, was featured in an article, “This Artist is a Butcher, and That’s No Insult,” in the New London Day, on December 30th. Follow the link below to view the article: http://www.theday.com/article/20131230/NWS01/312309978/-1/zip06
For further information, contact Sean Kelley at http://www.seankelleypaintings.com
Charles Cunningham, class of 2008, is participating in the 1st year, MFA Student Exhibition, Beware, at the Penn State School of Visual Arts. The exhibition opens on Monday, January 27th, with an opening reception at 5:00pm and runs through February 7, 2014 in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, in the art building. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm.
Follow the link below to the article “Mira Schor Investigates What The Home Means To Contemporary Women Artists,” Huffington Post, which references Caitlin Rueter’s work:
Elizabeth Cook, class of 2012, is participating in the Second-Year MFA Student Exhibition, Home Front, at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. The exhibit, curated by Jovana Stokic, will be held from January 18 to February 1, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23rd, from 6 - 8pm. The SVA Chelsea Gallery is located at 601 W. 26th Street, NY, NY (between 10th and 11th Aves) on the 15th floor. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm. For further information, please call 212-592-2145.
Leah Caroline, class of 2013, has an exhibition at the Hadas Gallery, 541 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. The exhibit, Scrolls: I have come to my garden, will continue through February 27, 2014, with an opening reception on January 23rd at 7:00pm. For further information, contact the gallery at 718-866-6815.
Ellen Gaube, class of 2007, is one of five artists exhibiting in the state chapter’s component of the New England Society of Botanical Artist’s (NESBA) exhibition at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, located at 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. The exhibit, In Addition, is open to the general public, with an opening reception on Sunday, January 19th from 2 to 4pm in the Silver Education Center and accompanies the larger NESBA exhibition, From the Mountains to the Sea, in the adjacent gallery. For further information and directions, please contact the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens at 203-322-6971, or http://www.BartlettArboretum.org.
Chris Gann, class of 2010, has an exhibition, Recent Paintings, including paintings and drawings at the Hall Memorial Library, located at 93 Main Street, Ellington, CT 06029. The exhibition will run through January 30, 2014. For further information, contact the Library at 860-870-3160.
Ronnie Rysz, class of 2006, has an exhibition Hors d’oeuvres and Art at 116 Crown, located at 116 Crown Street, New Haven, CT. The evening is a celebration of staff selected work, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 6 to 8pm. For further information, contact 116 Crown at 203-777-3116.
Krista Stanowicz, class of 2013, has a show with two other artists at The Gallery at The Light House, Groton, located at 744 Long Hill Road, Groton, CT. The opening reception is Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 5 to 8pm and the exhibition runs to February 14, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 12 – 5pm and Saturday by appointment. For further information, contact the gallery at http://www.lhcampus.com or 860-445-7626, ext. 108.
Barbara Maiser (dates of study 1983 – 2003), has received the second place award, the Martin Hannon Memorial Award at the December 5 opening of the 105th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC for her painting “Edge of the River, Winter.” Barbara painted this en plein air, across the street from the College. The painting was exhibited in the 2013 Alumni Exhibition.
Sandy Garvin (dates of study 1998 – 1999), Barbara Maiser (1985 – 2003), and Polly Siep, class of 2000, are participating in the Holiday Exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art, located at 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT. The exhibition runs from Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, January 19, with an opening reception December 5 from 5 – 8:30pm.
Phyllis Lynch, class of 2002, is participating in the Shoreline Arts Trail 13, an annual open studios weekend event, which opens the private studios of artists to the public from 10am to 4pm, November 23-24, 2013. Over 45 artists who work in clay, glass, paint, fiber, stone, metal and photography, with studios located in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, CT will participate. For further information, contact the website at http://www.shorelineartstrail.com
Pat Kelbaugh (dates of study 1996 – 1998), is premiering a collection of her acrylic paintings as part of Six Summit Gallery’s Salon Show, beginning November 15, 2013. The gallery is located at 6 Summit St, Ivoryton, CT. Pat is also finishing her third novel and beginning the search for an agent.
Daniel Myers (dates of study 1999 – 2005), was one of 46 American sculptors selected and featured in the National Sculpture Society’s 80th Annual Awards Exhibit, on view at the Tampa Museum of Fine Arts from May to August 2013 and then at Brookgreen Gardens, SC from August through September 2013.
Barbara Hageman (dates of study 1998 – 2004), has been painting in Croatia in a pension overlooking the Adriatic and continues to show her work at Birdsey On the Cap in Osterville, MA as well as Maple & Main in Chester and the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT.
Tom Matt (dates of study 1993 – 1995), has 42 works in an exhibition, New York, Paris, and Kansas City, at the Truman Medical Center, 2301 Charlotte St., Kansas City, MO. The opening reception is on Wednesday, November 13th from 5 to 6:30pm and the exhibition runs through 12/31/13.
Deborah Hornbake, class of 2005, has started New Mercies organic farm in Lyme, CT as a social entrepreneurial venture. The farm’s mission is to preserve a unique parcel of land for agricultural use, to provide the community with a sustainable source of local, organically produced food and create an opportunity for a young organic farmer to make a living in his profession. Deborah has also been the principle designer on a two-year project creating a Woodland Memorial Garden for Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Old Saybrook, CT. The site is an environmentally sensitive area, characterized by both inland and tidal wetlands and has transformed a back lot dumping site into a woodland garden, featuring native plants and environmentally sensitive walkways.
Kay Knight Clarke, class of 2005, had a solo show last summer at the Larking Gallery in Provincetown, as well as participating in several group shows in CT through the course of the year. She is the Treasurer and Trustee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, which run a major arts residency program, as well as summer arts workshops and the low-res MFA in Visual Arts program, with Mass College of Art in Boston, MA.
Barbara McKie (dates of study 1996 – 1998), is both curating and exhibiting work at the CT Studio Art Quilt Associates: Fiber Revolution: Diversity exhibit at the Slater Museum, 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT. The exhibition runs from November 22, 2013 – January 14, 2014, with an opening exhibition on Sunday, December 8th from 2 to 4pm. Barbara recently had 7 pieces of fiber art in the International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the world, drawing over 60,000 people. She is also exhibiting her work at the Art Essex Gallery in Essex, CT.
Brian Keith Stephens, class of 1998, has an exhibition at the Hoxie Gallery in the Westerly Library, located at 44 Broad Street in Westerly, RI. The opening reception is November 6, 2013 from 5 to 7:30pm and the exhibition will run through the month of November. For further information, contact the gallery at 401-596-2877.
Jerry Montoya, class of 2008, has had several pieces of work accepted by juror Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale University Art Gallery for the Arte Inc. Juried Exhibit. There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 1st from 5:30 to 8:30pm and the exhibit will run from November 1st - 30th, 2013. Arte Inc. is located at 19 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT. For further information, contact the gallery directly.
Brad Guarino, class of 2001, joins three other artists in the Late Autumn Exhibition at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art. The gallery is located at 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT and will host an opening reception Friday November 1st from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will run from November 1 – December 15, 2013. For further information, contact the gallery at http://www.averypointarts.uconn.edu
Sadie Davidson DeVore, (dates of study 2001 and 2004) joins 11 other printmakers in 12 Inkings, a Stonington Printmakers Exhibit, at the Lagrua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington, CT. The opening reception will be held Friday, November 1st from 5 to 7pm. For further information, contact the Center at 860-535-2300.
Elizabeth Krall (dates of study 2000 and 2002) is exhibiting her work at the American Fine Craft Show NYC and the Contemporary Art Fair NYC at the Jacob Javits Center North, October 25th – 27th, 2012.
Laurel Friedmann (dates of study 1992 - 2002) and Beverly Schirmeier (dates of study 1996 – 2000) are exhibiting their work in a group show entitled 7 Artists Objects & Places at the Essex Art Association from October 25th – 27th, 2013.
Caleb Goggans, class of 2007, has had his painting “Transient” selected into the Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery in Arizona. http://www.scottsdalesalonoffineart.com/artists-and-artwork/transient.html
Jacqueline Jones-White, class of 2012, opened her own studio/gallery: Jacqueline Jones Studio & Gallery, 122 Naubuc Avenue (floor 5), Glastonbury, CT. She was also awarded ‘First Place in Oils’ at the 51st Glastonbury On the Green Fine Arts & Crafts Show, September 7th, 2013.
Carmen (Abbot) Niichel, class of 2008, MFA from Indiana University, is a recipient of the 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. For more information, visit the website: http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org/mfa11.html or http://carmenniichel.com/home.html
Aaron Koehn, Post Baccalaureate, Class of 2008, has a solo show entitled It All Depends, at the William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH through Saturday, October 12th, 2013 http://www.williambustagallery.com. Aaron is currently enrolled in the Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program and is due to graduate next year.
Alan Proctor, class of 2009, is exhibiting his work in a group show at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the Branford House, Avery Point Campus of the University of Connecticut from September 14th - October 27th, 2013. For more information visit the gallery website at: http://www.averypointarts.uconn.edu
Lynn Jadamec Grayson, class of 2000 is exhibiting her work in ARTWORKS for the cure at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica, CA 90405 on October 11th – 13th, 2013.
Kay Knight Clarke, class of 2005, has an exhibition at the Larkin Gallery, 405 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 from September 6th to September 19th, 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, September 6th at 7pm. For further information, contact the gallery at 508-487-6111.
Hollis Dunlap, class of 1999, interviewed with Fine Art Connoisseur. Follow this link to view the article: http://www.fineartconnoisseur.com/Hollis-Dunlap—A-Compelling-Hybrid-of-Divergent-St/17063287
Ellen Gaube, class of 2007, has a drawing that has been accepted to the Six Summit Gallery, exhibition Reality and Metaphor, juried by Steven Assael. The exhibition runs from August 9 to September 9, 2013, with an opening reception on August 9th from 6 to 10pm. The gallery is located at 6 Summit Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442. For further information, please contact the gallery at http://www.sixsummitgallery.com
Krista Stanowicz, class of 2013, will be part of a group exhibition at the Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, CT, beginning on Saturday, August 10th at 7pm and ending on September 7th, 2013.
Rebecca Schwartz, class of 2010, has a solo exhibition entitled Mandala at the Armstrong Gallery, 305 Knowlton St., Bridgeport, CT 06608. The opening reception will be held September 7, 2013 from 5-8 pm. For more information, visit: http://www.rebeccaschwartzart.com
Jan Lukens (dates of study 1999 – 2001) has a solo show, Power of the Equine at Dog and Horse Fine Art, located at 102 Church St., Charleston, SC from July 19th through August 24th 2013. For further information, please contact the gallery. http://www.dogandhorsefineart.com/index.html
Barbara Maiser (dates of study 1983 - 2003) along with three other artists has an exhibition, Painting Together at Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road in North Granby, CT 06060. The exhibition runs from July 5th - August 4th, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, July 12th from 5:30 to 8pm. The show may be viewed on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 - 6pm and Sundays from 12 - 5pm.
Katie Fogg, class of 2010, is hosting an Open Studio Thursday, June 27th 2013 7-10pm at 300 State St. Suite 310, New London, CT 06320. For more information visit Katie Fogg’s website at http://www.katiefogg.com
Karen Bartone, class of 2007, Catherine Christiano, class of 2001, and Sue Joffray, class of 1996, will be part of a group show entitled Dialogue: Representation & Abstraction presented by The Artists of Gallery One and Friends, at the Guilford Arts Center, June 9th – 30th, 2013. For more information, please visit the gallery website at http://www.galleryonect.com
Caitlin Rueter, class of 2006, is participating in a three day collaborative artwork/performance/installation with Suzanne Stroebe, entitled Feminist Tea Party: Straddling the 49th at O’Born Contemporary, 131 Ossington Avenue, Toronto. June 14th – June 16th, 2013. For further information, contact the gallery at http://www.oborncontemporary.com or for details about the ongoing collaborative series, please visit Feminist Tea Party’s blog: http://www.afeministteaparty.wordpress.com
Brad Guarino, class of 2001 has been commissioned for a public art installation for Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. The installation will be of 40 life-sized stainless steel silhouettes and Brad plans to install it this summer.
Jeremy Davis, class of 2005 has been accepted to the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) for the upcoming Fall 2013 semester.
Suzanthea Michel, class of 2010 has a solo exhibition at The Winemaker’s Boutique at Stationhouse Square, 2505 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615, opening on Friday, May 17th, with a reception from 5 to 8pm. For further information, contact http://www.winemakersboutique.com
Nathan Lewis, class of 2000 has a two-person show at the Knight Campus Gallery of CCRI in Warwick, RI with Fred Dalkey. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, April 9th from 4 to 7pm.
Charlie Cunningham, class of 2008 has been accepted to Penn State’s sculpture program, with a full tuition waiver and teaching assistantship for the Fall, 2013
Polly Seip, class of 2000 is now a represented artist at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT. Her work can be seen currently at the 10th Anniversary Exhibition which is on display until March 31, 2013.
Sherrie Parenteau, class of 2009 is teaching art, including all aspects of the business of art at Our Piece of the Pie, the biggest non-profit organization in Connecticut, based in Hartford and Norwich, CT. Funded predominately through DCF (Department of Children & Families) the organization helps disadvantaged youth, ages 14 – 24, helping them move toward the goal of achieving a college degree or vocational credentials to obtain post-education employment. The two cornerstone programs are Academic Support and College Planning and Retention Services and the Career Competency Development Training.
Bryan Gorneau, dates of study 2001 – 2007 has a solo show, Prize Inside, at the Provenance Center, 165 State Street, New London, CT from March 16 - April 11, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 16th at 7:00pm.
Katie Larocca, class of 2010 has an exhibition “Carved and Colored Portratis” at The Spirit Gallery Tattoo, 207 Bank Street, New London, CT. This show has an opening reception on Saturday, March 23rd from 6 to 8pm.
Hollis Dunlap, class of 1999 has a solo exhibition “Illuminations” at the Axelle Gallery, 91 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 from March 9th to April 7th. This exhibition features work that Hollis has completed over the past year and includes both figurative and landscape paintings. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 9th at 6:00pm.
Katie Larocca, class of 2010 is an engraver for Eve’s Addiction, a local online company in Deep River, CT, where she engraves rings and personal jewelry orders. Additionally, she has two show coming up this year; one at the Spirit Gallery in New London and the other at the Press Room in Silver Springs, MD, administered by the Washington Printmakers.
Mike Call, class of 2007 is living in Bountiful, Utah and was a featured artist in Western Art Collector in December, 2012.
Ann Holley, class of 2004 just started a new job as the Curator of Education at the Longmont Museum. The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center is a local art/history/culture museum, where she plans exhibits, educational programming, summer camps, workshops and other events.
Lynn Jademec Grayson, class of 2000 is working on a two-show art fundraiser in Los Angeles and New York City, where two major silent auctions held in each of these cities will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. For further information, contact the website http://www.rktobktola.org
Jan Lukens, dates of study 2000 and 2001 has developed a studio-based, online retail and workspace of an ever-changing collection of 20th century furnishings and contemporary art.
Charlotte Wharton, dates of study 1999 is hosting a painting workshop at Montecastello di Vibio in Umbria, Italy, Monday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Barbara McKie, dates of study 1996 – 1999 has one of her art quilts, Observe and Discover, juried into the CT Artist’s Annual at the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT. This piece was inspired by the drawing classes she took at the College, which helped her to see more detail in the world around her and includes textural and images of small and large objects and places, photographed on many trips. The show runs through March 22, 2013. Barbara also has two quilts juried into the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA from February 21-24, and one quilt in the American Quilter’s Society quilt show in Lancaster, PA from March 13 – 16.
Ronnie Rysz, class of 2006 has an exhibition “Opting Out”, including collages, paintings and prints, at the Kohn-Joseloff Gallery in the John J. White Science & Technology Center at Cheshire Academy, 10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT. The exhibition will run from February 4th – March 31, 2013, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm, with an artist’s talk at 6:45pm.
Jeremy Wilson, class of 2009 will be participating in “Not in Kansas Anymore: A Tribute to the Wizard of Oz” at Gallery Nucleus, 210 E. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801. Gallery Nucleus hosts exhibitions exclusively by invitation. Jeremy will also be exhibiting at IlluxCon 6 in the juried “Salon” weekend portion of the show on September 14 and 15, 2013.
Traci Cremeans, class of 2012 has a Solo Show at the Spirit Gallery, 207 Bank Street, New London, CT. The show runs through March 16th.
Phyllis Lynch, class of 2002 was recently accepted as an ‘Elected Artist Member’ of the Providence Art Club.
Catherine Christiano, class of 2001, has work in the Art Essex Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT. The exhibition runs from January 26 to February 24th, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 2nd from 4 to 7pm.
Liza Masalimova, class of 2008 is now teaching at Temple Sholom Religious School in Greenwich, CT and tutoring privately. Both she and Charlie Cunningham, class of 2008 have work in the CT-Artlist Pop Up Exhibition, located at 703 Kent Road, Gaylordsville, CT. The show will run from February 9 – 28th, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 9th from 4 to 7pm.
Nathan Lewis, class of 2000 will be teaching a 2 week painting program in Italy this Summer for the Jerusalem Studio School. Nathan has offered to open this opportunity up to Lyme alumni.
Hannah Baldwin, dates of study 1993 – 1996, has an upcoming exhibition In the Still of Life with artist Estelle Nussbaum at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 17th from 5 to 7pm and the exhibition will be on view from January 10 through March 2, 2013. Please contact the gallery at 203-777-3494 or http://www.nhlawnclub.com for further information.
Traci Cremeans, class of 2012 had six pieces of work accepted by the EXPO 32 exhibition at the BJ Spoke Gallery in Huntington, NY. EXPO 32 will run from April 2 – 28, 2013 and will host a reception for artists on Saturday, April 6th from 6 – 9pm.
Emilio Coyra, class of 2009, has just finished graduate school and is in the process of opening GASP (gallery, artists, studio, projects) where he will provide studio spaces for resident artists as well as gallery space for exhibitions. He is also creating a website, with the support of Universities and Colleges, to promote student artwork in the Boston area. This effort will help students get access to the art market while they are studying.
Topher Martin, class of 2010 has a full time position working for a dental laboratory, BonaDent, painting and sculpting teeth.
Thurston Belmer, class of 2009 has recently moved to New York City to further his career. After receiving his Masters degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, he had a show at the Kemper Museum of Art. Over the past three years, he has and will have a number of publications, including in Direct Art, Volume 18, two book publications from Manifest Press (out in October, 2012) and International Painting (out about a year from now). Additionally, he has participated in numerous exhibitions in VA, Chicago, MA and MO, including the Boston Printmakers Biennial, juried by Jim Dine, at the Danforth Museum of Art and three large scale paintings in Inland Symposium: CST- a survey of art in the Midwest.
Will Naclerio, class of 2012, has followed his summer internship effort with an offer of permanent employment at the Yale Press. He works with the production team, formatting high resolution artwork to low resolution artwork, using Photoshop and Bridge programs, so that the low-res images can be sent to various presses around the world to make large image proofs. They recently sent out the final color proofs for a Federico Barocci and Jackson Pollock book.
Amy Jago-Ford, dates of study 2003 -2004 is presently doing sculpting work at the American Bronze Foundry. The Foundry is located in Sanford, Florida and provides a variety of bronze art casting services.
Traci Cremeans, class of 2012 worked on the New London Mural Alliance to complete the “One Place Many Cultures” project, painting a portrait of a New London resident on the wall of the Hygienic Art Stage. Additionally, she is busy pursuing her next body of work involving religious themes, specifically Christian art, particularly Northern Renaissance, combined with her work with occult/mythological symbology and her own body. She has a solo show next January 26 – March 16 at the Spirit Gallery in New London.
Shayna T. Blum, class of 2001 has been appointed as Visiting Lecturer for the 2012/2013 academic year at Dar Al-Hekma College for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She will be teaching within the Dept. of Visual Communication, which offers women an education in history, theory & practice of design & technology mediums.
Alicia Templin, class of 2009 is illustrating an e-book, written by Daniel Derasaugh, available for purchase on Amazon.com in the near future. Additionally, Alicia is an instructor at the Art Smart Art School and is completing a number of commissioned portraits.
Christian Dyer, class of 2010 is presently the Production Manager at Symmetry Tile Works - a handmade ceramic tile shop in Epping, New Hamshire. http://www.symmetrytilenh.com
Lynn Jadamec Grayson – Stobart Award 2000: Lynn has been involved in a variety of different activities, including being awarded a Lambent fellowship through the TIDES Foundation to travel the world painting different areas of fault lines where earthquakes occur and to study at the University of Davis Geological Dept in CA. Over the next five years, she and her sister plan to travel to India, Iceland and Indonesia to culminate her work with a book and future lectures and exhibitions at Universities which support the link between art and science. She has started her own homegoods business, utilizing images of art work she has produced over the years, making stationary, wrapping paper, sticker, bags, clothes and other items. Currently living in LA, she has produced storyboards for two films, which are listed on her own IMDB page. This work led to being asked to sell her paintings to TV shows and films for their sets.
Tom and Peggy Root, dates of study 1984 to 1986 and 1984 to 1987, respectively, have opened the Root Studio School in Johnson City, Tennessee. The school is located at 318 E. Main Street in downtown Johnson City. Peggy is a landscape artist and Tom is a portraitist. Classes will be two to three hours in length, weekly for 10 weeks, include Landscape Painting, Basic Drawing/Basic Oil Painting, Portrait Painting and Drawing, Figure Drawing/Painting for those 18 and up and Drawing and Painting Natural Forms.
Linda Low Wolcott, dates of study 1988 to 1993, has illustrated a new book of recipes, stories, vignettes, wine commentary and cooking wisdom called Mariana’s Letters . The book is written by Mariana de Saint Phalle and is published by Xlibris.
LeeAnn Graham, dates of study 1995 to 2001, has published an illustrated children’s book, Jordan’s Village, written by her sister. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the Brain Injury Association of America.
Bob Kramer, BFA Class of 2009, is working on a multi-year project painting a mural on the walls of a dining room in a 1747 private residence. Originally the Dwight Tavern located in rural Warren, MA, the structure was dismantled and moved to its current location in Guilford, CT. The mural will commemorate the storied history of the building, whose guests included George Washington in 1778. In addition to landscape gardening, Bob is also working from his studio in Higganum on a long-term project illustrating his favorite books from childhood.
Lisa Nonken, Post-Baccalaureate Class of 2006, has been appointed to the faculty of the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy.