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 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.