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WCSU showcases art students’ works in Senior Portfolio Exhibition April 22 – May 8: Opening reception at VPAC Art Gallery on April 21

DANBURY, Connecticut — The Senior Portfolio Exhibition, featuring works by 26 Western Connecticut State University undergraduate art majors who are candidates this year for the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art degrees, will run April 22 through May 8 and open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in The Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public; however preregistration is required at Gallery hours for the exhibition are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The WCSU Department of Art presents the Senior Portfolio Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience for students pursuing a B.A. in Art in one of four areas of concentration: graphic design, illustration, photography and studio arts (painting). This year’s exhibition will feature 10 art majors with a concentration in graphic design, four in illustration, and six each in photography and studio arts. The following 2022 B.A. in Art candidates will show selected works:

  • Graphic Design: Peter Buck, of Sandy Hook; Ralph Capriglione, of Yonkers, New York; Abbi Debes, of New Milford; Rebecca DeLucia, of New Milford; Christopher Ehlers, of Norwalk; Connor Feeney, of Monroe; Hope Johnsky, of Bristol; Nicole Medina, of Carmel, New York; Sean Price, of Naugatuck; and Yadira Torres, of Norwalk.
  • Illustration: Amy Caco, of Watertown; Tallulah Comaskey, of New Milford; Kiana Diaz, of Newtown; and Bryana Sarsoza, of Stamford.
  • Photography: Ethan Baur, of New Milford; Ryan Bulkley, of Shelton; Alex Linares, of Mamaroneck, New York; Emily Pelella, of Monroe; Sophia Putney, of Boxford, Massachusetts; and Kaylee Wasacz, of Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • Studio Art: Lucy Gallagher, of Waterbury; Daisy Gesualdi, of Bethel; Alexander Hesse, of Brookfield; Denise Izidorio, of Danbury; Corrine Kozlow, of Danbury; and Kat Moran, of Newtown.

For more information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403, or the Office of Public Relations at


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