Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography


Artists-in-Residence 2009-2010 (Visual Artists)

Angelia Lane / Mary Stewart / Cecily Kahn / Susan Petry / Mark Iwinski


Angelia Lane, SMCM ‘05
September 2009
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 8, 4:15 PM, Boyden Gallery
Open Studio: Thursday, September 24, 6-8 PM at the Artist House

Angelia Lane“In a fractal, every feature of the whole is reflected in the tiniest detail of the smallest element. Nowhere in our modern world is this more apparent then through the glass window of an airliner cruising at 35,000 feet. From this God’s eye view, the terrain below is transformed into a map of life. The clouds alternately obscure and reveal segments of the land below, and frame little vignettes that cannot escape the interpretation of the artist’s eye.”  - Angelia Lane

Angelia Lane is an emerging artist working in New York City.  An alumnus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, class of 2005, she now resides in Brooklyn. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Angelia has spent the past 3 years working as a Marketing Representative for photo industry giant, B&H Photo. Her career in marketing has provided multiple opportunities for international and domestic travel, from which Angelia draws her artistic inspiration.  Her repertoire not only includes painting, drawing and printmaking, but also photography.  Angelia has participated in an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center and studied technical proficiencies through classes at the Maine Media Workshops, under respected photographer Christopher James and others. She has been involved in many seminars, such as Center of Photography in Woodstock, D65, and NAPP.  Although Angelia is highly involved in the photo community, painting remains her primary passion.  Angelia has shown paintings at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and APW Gallery in New York City. For more information about the artist's work, visit: http://angeliamurray.wordpress.com/

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Mary Stewart
October 9 - November 30, 2009
Creativity Lecture: Monday, October 26, 6:30 PM  Cole Cinema
Artist Talk: Wednesday, November 11, 8:30 PM, Library 321

Mary StewartAuthor, artist, and educator Mary Stewart is the Foundations Program Director for the Art Department at Florida State University and co-founder of the Integrative Teaching Think Tank, a national organization devoted to strengthening college-level teaching.  From 2007-2009, she also served as the Vice-President for Regional Coordinators for F.A.T.E., the national organization for foundations teaching.  Majoring in printmaking, she received a BFA from University of New Mexico in 1975 and an MFA from Indiana University in 1980. Upon graduation, she began an extensive teaching career, including professorships at Dickinson College, Syracuse University and Northern Illinois University before accepting her current position at Florida State.

Stewart regularly gives workshops and lectures on creativity, curriculum design, visual communication, arts advocacy and arts leadership in such venues at Savannah College of Art and Design, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and Arizona State University.  She also serves as a Foundations Program curriculum consultant, including recent work with the faculties at Montana State University and Flagler College.  Her work has been shown in over eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally, including shows at the Everson Museum in New York and the University of Richmond in Virginia, and she has received two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants for collaborative choreography.

Launching the Imagination: A Comprehensive Guide to Basic Design, is her most ambitious book to date.  Adopted by over 400 colleges and universities nationally and internationally, this textbook offers to freshman a lively introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Time Design, and Creativity.  During her residency at St. Mary’s College, Stewart will be working on a new textbook as well as preparing for a solo show at Valdosta State University. For more information about Mary's work, visit: www.marystewart.info/

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Cecily Kahn
January 15 - 29, 2010

Cecily Kahn

“My work has always reflected the angularity and organic chaos of city life. For many years I made paintings of buildings, rooftops, and finally maps of the city. Gradually, I began to play with the map image, layering one on top of the other. Eventually, these map paintings shed their representational base and became more internal, psychological and surreal. I like working with opposites: flat and receding space, thin and thick paint, hard edge and ephemeral veils, and drips in all directions. Paint surfaces are explored by using various mediums to thin the paint or thicken it to impasto. I use color and form in both the automatic process of spilling and in careful formal decision-making.” - Cecily Kahn

Cecily Kahn is a native New Yorker who has lived in New York City most of her life. She lives and works in a large top floor loft on Canal Street and Broadway, overlooking one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan. Her paintings reflect both the angularity of the city as well as the organic chaos of city life. Cecily received a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design, and went on to study printmaking in Italy for 2 years at the Calcographia Nazionale in Rome and the Segnio Graphica in Venice. She is represented in New York by Lohin Geduld Galery and in Atlanta by Thomas Deans Gallery.  Her work has been exhibited at The National Academy, The Painting Center, Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery, and Sideshow Gallery. Her work has also been exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and at The Hillwood Art Museum. Her work has been included in the exchange shows between The Painting Center and artists groups in Ireland, and in Barcelona. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, d’Art International, REVIEW Magazine, and in Abstract Art Online.  Cecily is a current member of the American Abstract Artists group, and Chairs the Advisory Board of The Painting Center. For more information about Cecily's work, visit: www.thepaintingcenter.org/art-file/cecily-kahn

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Susan Petry
February 15 – March 12, 2010

Susan Petry

"The relationship between art, imagination and psychology is fascinating and still largely mysterious. It can be investigated on many levels: introspective, empirical, scientific, creative. Such studies have major applications to and implications for education, for our understanding of consciousness and for our making and appreciation of art." – Susan Petry

Susan Petry is an artist and a psychologist. As an adolescent and young adult she studied with Lillian Lane, a student of Baltimore Realist Frank Redelius of the Maroger Maryland Art Institute group. She has studied also with sculptors Harvey Weiss and Tom McAnulty.  She graduated from University of Maryland with a B.A. in Psychology and earned her Ph. D. in Psychology from Columbia University.  Her doctoral work was in visual perception, a field in which she continues to specialize. Dr. Petry is a Professor of Psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies of Adelphi University in New York.

At Adelphi, Dr. Petry has pursued her interests in both psychology and art.  She has published extensively illusions of object qualities-the properties of the visual world that enable and disable the structuring of sensations and the imposition of order on ambiguity. Dr. Petry has also done research on the perception of faces, and presented her research entitled “Where is the Self in Self-Portraits?” to the Association for Psychological Science in 2007.  Dr. Petry regularly presents guest lectures to art students on psychology and on woodcarving. She also works individually with art majors studying the interrelationship between psychology and art.  She has been invited to present her work at the Society of Psychoanalysis and Art in Florence, Italy. About five years ago Dr. Petry developed Creativity, Perception and the Visual Arts, which is a multidisciplinary course for art and psychology majors. The course covers psychological principles underlying color and form perception; the ‘painterly’ cues to depth; face perception, portraits and caricatures. Additionally, a major portion of the course concerns creativity and creativity enhancement techniques.

Dr. Petry’s art is informed by her life as a psychologist. As a sculptor working in wood, clay and wax, she seeks to capture the essence of things, which are not easily captured in words, in particular gestures and emotions.  Her art encourages the viewer to focus on the duality and illusion of perception. She regularly displays her own work at Adelphi’s Artists and Authors Exhibits. She had a major one-person show at Adelphi’s Swirbul Gallery in the Spring of 2008.

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Mark Iwinski
March 22 - April 30, 2010

Mark Iwinski

Mark Iwinski (b.1960) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working with urban architectural history and environmental concerns involving deforestation.  Originally from Milwaukee, WI, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (1986) and his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture (1991), both from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Growing up in the 1960s in Milwaukee, he became aware of dramatic shift in city planning and the plague of urban renewal.  He observed firsthand over the decades the lost and changing fabric of the city and began to think about urban architectural loss and renewal and its implications for the cultural heritage and health of our cities.  This fascination with the architectural history of place would resurface in his most recent work as Terrains of Absence, which was shown at Wells College in Aurora, NY in 2008.

Beginning in 1994, Iwinski’s first one-person exhibition outside Wisconsin would be Alchemy and Explorations, featuring sculpture, drawings and frescos at the Portsmouth Art Center in Portsmouth, VA. His prints, drawings, and sculptures have been shown nationally including Prints U.S.A. 1999, at the Springfield Art Museum, The Barrett Art Center, in Poughkeepsie, NY, The Peninsula Fine Arts Center, in Newport News, VA, On/Of Paper at the Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CA, group exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and an exhibition in 2006, Ghost Trees and Crosscuts; Intersections Between Forest and History, at the Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University. An artist’s book was published in connection with this exhibition entitled Crosscuts; Intersections between the Forest and History. His artist’s book Crosscuts has been part of the recent internationally traveling exhibition Arcadia id est Artists’ Books, Nature and Landscape in 2007.  It has also entered several important book arts collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, at the Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Artist's Book Collection, Bower Ashton Library; UWE, Bristol School of Art, Media and Design, UK. His prints and artist’s book are also in the collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Art Museum at Cornell University.

Iwinski has taught at The College of William and Mary, Dartmouth College, Colby College, and Cornell University, and has been an artist-in-residence at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. He has been awarded grants from the Vermont Council for the Arts, (2002) and the Cornell Council for the Arts (2004).  He is the recipient of a 2006 Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts grant for his printmaking and site-specific environmental work with old growth forests.  In 2008 he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography for his photo-performative series, This was now.  This current work is planned for a major exhibition in Ithaca, New York in 2010. 

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