BA, Swarthmore College
MA, Brown University
MA, & Phil., Yale University
Eva Allan’s graduate degrees are in Art History with a focus on the art of Renaissance Italy. She is preparing her dissertation on the interconnection of media, format, and subject, particularly in the giant woodcuts and engravings produced in and around Venice from 1490-1600. Other interests include artistic exchange between Europe and the Ottoman Empire; the Renaissance in Northern Europe; art and music; and the problem of mimesis. She has studied in Modena, L’Aquila, and Venice, and made research trips to London, Berlin, and Vienna.
BA, Wesleyan University
MFA, New York Academy of Art
William Allik received a BA in Studio art and Philosophy from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art at the New York Academy. In addition to gallery shows, his work was featured in American Artist magazine and a solo show at the Frye Museum of Art in Seattle. He has taught Drawing and Painting at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, where he also serves as the Art Department Coordinator, since 2004. His current interests also include printmaking, as well as writing on topics related to art, media, philosophy and education.
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA, Yale University, School of Art
Roland Becerra has also studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Cleveland Institute of Art. He has been awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize, Yale School of Art; the Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale School of Art and the Mable Wilson Woodrow Memorial Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fellowship Show Prize. Selected Exhibitions included at the Rodger Lapelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk, CT; Yellow Springs Art Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Fine Artist’s Workshop, Chicago, IL. His work has been published in several publications including Artnet.com and Philadelphia Style.
Becerra’s short film, “DEAR BEAUTIFUL” won The Moving Pictures Magazine Short Film Contest – Spring 2007 Cannes Edition. DEAR BEAUTIFUL was selected by the judges as the Animation Prize Winner.
BFA, Pennsylvania State University
MFA, New York Academy of Art
Brian Craig-Wankiiri studied at the New York Academy and received his BFA from Pennsylvania State University. One of his life-size bronze sculptures was represented in the 2004 Lyme Academy College exhibition, Artists Talk, in which he also participated in a panel discussion. He is represented by John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
B.A. Yale University
M. Phil. Die Internationale Akademie für Philosophie im Fürstentum Liechtenstein
D. Phil. Die Internationale Akademie für Philosophie im Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Paul Chu has taught a variety of courses in philosophy and religion at Long Island University - C.W. Post, Fairfield University, Albertus Magnus College, Middlesex Community College, and Housatonic Community College. In his doctoral dissertation, he developed a theory of time and time perception based on contemporary phenomenology and Patristic writings. He has been involved in journalistic and entertainment writing and with a number of Internet projects.
BS, University of North Dakota
MFA, Yale University School of Art
BA, Providence College
MA, Tufts University
PhD, Indiana University
Stephen Olbrys Gencarella is a Lyme resident, who is on sabbatical for the Spring 2014 semester from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is an Associate Professor in the Communication Department, the former University Director of Junior Year Writing, and a longstanding member of the General Education Council. His research lies at the intersection of rhetorical studies, folklore studies, and performance studies. He is the author of several articles and co-editor of the well-received anthology Readings on Rhetoric and Performance. He is currently writing a book manuscript on alternative comedy and US American public culture.
BFA, George Washington University
MFA, Hartford Art School
After graduation from college Gladwell pursued her studies of fine arts in Florence, Italy under the tutelage of Nerina Simi and Pietro Annagoni. Upon returning to the US Gladwell began her professional career exhibiting in New York City, Chicago, California, Indiana, the UK and Europe. She was a two time recipient of the Greenshield’s Memorial Grant, the Posey Foundation Grant and NY CITA Fellowship for Painting. She was a visiting artist at the 2011 Venice Bienale, Marist College Program. Nancy was recently selected as a winner of Expo 30, 2012 by Margot Norton, Associate Curator of the Whitney Museum, N Y. She has taught painting and drawing in Italy, at C.W. Post University and, since 1994, at Lyme Academy College.
BA, University of Hartford;
MS, Western Connecticut State University.
Elizabeth received her BA from the University of Hartford and MS from Western Connecticut State University.
BS, California State University, Northridge
MS, California State University, Northridge
Ph.D, University of California, Davis
Michael Xavier Kirby received a Ph.D. in geology from the University of California, Davis. His research interests include paleontology, historical ecology, and geology of shallow-marine environments. Past professional accomplishments include three postdoctoral fellowships, 18 peer-reviewed publications, and three U.S. National Science Foundation research grants.
Deane G. Keller Endowed Chair of Classical Drawing and Figurative Art.
BA, Princeton Universitry
MFA, The New York Academy of Figurative Art
Taught at New York Academy of Figurative Art from 1990 to 2001 where he was MFA program and Faculty Chairman. Exhibitions include Hacket-Friedman Gallery, San Francisco; Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York; Gallerie Benamou, Paris and the Arnot Museum, NY.
BA, Smith College
PhD, Universität Hamburg
Janis Mink pursued her graduate studies in Germany which culminated in the first monograph dedicated to the modern German architect Karl Schneider. Dr. Mink has worked as a curator, writer, and translator in Germany before returning to the United States in 1996. Since then she has continued to curate exhibitions of contemporary art and has taught art history as an adjunct professor at several colleges in Connecticut.
BFA, SUNY Purchase
Patricia Miranda is an artist, independent curator, educator, and director of Miranda Arts Project Space, in Port Chester, NY. She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Miranda was director and curator of the Gallery at Concordia College from 2008-12, and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Albright College, Reading, PA, and Concordia University, MI. Miranda has developed educational programs at The Guggenheim Museum, Natural History Museum, Metropolitan Museum, and Smithsonian Institute, to name a few. She has exhibited her work at Wave Hill, Bronx NY; the Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria; the Cape Museum of Fine Art; Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY; and Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY. She is currently on the advisory board and curatorial committee at Castle Gallery at College of New Rochelle, NY. She recently received a 2014 New York State Council on the Arts sponsored Artswestchester Artist Grant, and has been a finalist for a MTA Arts for Transit subway project. Miranda has been invited to be a Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center in November 2014. She currently lives in NYC.
BFA, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
MFA, New York Academy of Figurative Art, Cum Laude
Kimberly Monson taught with Lyme Academy Founder Elisabeth Gordon Chandler 2001-2003 and was a Visiting Instructor of sculpture and drawing. She was responsible for launching the sculpture program at Amagansett Applied Arts in Long Island, NY and created a teaching program through the Golden Eagle in East Hampton, NY.
Ms. Monson won the National Sculpture Competition in 1999 and was presented the Walter and Michael Lantz Prize. She was awarded The National Sculpture Society Merit Scholarship and received Honorable Mentions in the Society’s publications, as well as being a two time recipient of the Reutershan Trust Sculptor in Residence in Sag Harbor, NY.
Noteworthy commissions include, author John Steinbeck and philanthropist Margaret Russel Sage.
Represented by Peter Marcelle in Bridgehampton, NY.
BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design
MFA, New York Academy of Art
John O’Reilly is a New York based artist who has participated in numerous group exhibitions in New York; Baltimore, MD; Columbus, OH; and Leipzig, Germany. He is the recipient of several awards including the postgraduate fellowship from the New York Academy of Art and a residency at the Leipzig International Artist Residency.
BA, MA, University of Central Florida
PhD, University of Connecticut
Penelope “Penny” Portuguez holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and offers over 15 years of experience in classroom teaching and independent research. Prior to moving to Connecticut in 2007, Dr. Portuguez taught courses at Palm Beach State College as well as presenting research in political theory and law. Deeply committed to higher education, Dr. Portuguez has been an academic tutor for UCONN athletics, instructor for UCONN, adjunct faculty at University of Hartford, and a Research Specialist for the Center for Survey Research and Analysis. Currently, her primary research interest is U.S. law and the visual arts, a course she is planning to teach in the future.
BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts, Pratt Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University
MA, University of California, Berkeley
Richards graphic work has appeared in various national publications and museums, and he has received an Eisner Prize for Creative Work, and an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission. His fine press work is held in private and public collections, including Yale University’s Arts of the Book Collection.
BA, Holy Cross College
MFA, New York Academy
Stephen Shaheen is an artist and designer residing in New York City. He trained in Italy as a sculptor and earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. He is the recipient of a Ludwig Volgestein grant, the Italian Cultural Institute/La Fortuna Foundation grant, and a 2009-2010 Residency at the Digital Stone Project. Shaheen’s projects include large, community-driven pieces such as his 100-ton marble and granite installation, Memoria (2002), a public 9/11 memorial, and his Metrobench (2011), a 2-person seat created from 5,000 NYC Metrocards.
BFA, Studio, Louisiana Tech University
MFA, Boston University
Stephenson exhibited in the recent Contemporary Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Her work is included in corporate and private collections throughout New England and the South, including the Masur Museum, Pfizer Corporation, and The Griffis Art Center. A recipient of the Painting Fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Stephenson has been a member of the faculty since 1995. She currently serves as the Chair of the Painting Department.
BA Corpus Christi College, Oxford
MA and MPhil, Yale University
Richard Teverson’s graduate training is in Roman art, and its reception in the modern world. His doctoral dissertation analyzes how kings allied to the Roman empire used art to manage relationships with their subjects and with Rome.
His research interests include: the intersections between cultural patronage and political agency; the arts of the ancient Middle East and North Africa; and the visual aspects of diplomacy in the ancient and modern periods. He has held fellowships to study at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and the British School at Rome. He is the Managing Editor of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.
BA, Grinnell College
MLS, Wesleyan University
Cindy Warm has worked as a Humanities instructor at Southern Connecticut State University, Mitchell College, Middlesex Community College, and Gateway Community College. She has taught a variety of courses including Literature, all levels of Beginning through Advanced Composition, and Public Speaking. In addition to working on her own writing, she also edits short stories and mystery novels, over a dozen of which have been published.
BFA, Hartford Art School
David T Wenzel is an illustrator and children’s book artist. He has illustrated over thirty books and is recognized internationally for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format. Other notable publications include the graphic novel, The Wizard’s Tale, by Kurt Busiek and the Holiday book, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which has been in publication for over ten years. David worked with Maurice Sendak, who served as his art director, to produce thirteen books based on the Sendak’s popular Little Bear character. Over David’s career he has illustrated for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, the giftware industry, and toy and game companies. A few of his more unique assignments included concept artwork for a motion picture and a proposal for an animated TV show.
He has been part of many group shows and had a one man show at The New Britain Museum of American Art, where he is part of their permanent collection.
BA, Fine Arts, Yale University
Post-graduate work in drawing and painting at Boston University
Mr. Zallinger wrote and illustrated three natural history books for Random House; in 1999, he updated the most recent of these, Dinosaurs and Other Archosaurs, to reflect new discoveries and the shift in taxonomy to Phylogenetic Systematics. His books have been published in America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Zallinger has three portraits in Yale University’s permanent collection. His work has been displayed worldwide and resides in private collections in the United States and Japan.
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