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WCSU to host Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Senior Exhibition flyer

Senior Exhibition flyerDANBURY, Connecticut —  The Senior Portfolio Exhibition, featuring works by 24 Western Connecticut State University undergraduate art majors who are candidates this year for the Bachelor of Arts degree, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in the Gallery at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Viewing of the exhibition will be offered at the gallery from Friday, April 19, through Sunday, May 5, 2024. Gallery hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to the reception and the exhibition, and the public is invited. An RSVP is requested at wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.

The WCSU Department of Art presents the Senior Portfolio Exhibition each spring as a capstone experience for students pursuing the 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 six art majors with a concentration in graphic design, 11 in illustration, six in photography, and one in studio arts. The following 2024 B.A. in Art candidates will show selected works:

  • Graphic Design: Ashley Faraco and Genesis Gonzalez, of Norwalk; Simran Lamba, of Stamford; Denise Sweeney and Jack Teplica, of New Milford; and Riley Weaver, of Danbury
  • Illustration: Cailey Brochero Sarrazola, of Vernon; Celine Demers and Reagan Sorenson, of New Milford; Maren Dion, of Brookfield; Georgianna Eckley and Daniel Lippman, of Hopewell Junction, New York; Olivia Escalera and Nyla Sok, of Danbury; Gavin Golisano, of Stormville, New York; Owen Hernandez, of Watertown; and Jadon Richardson, of Ansonia
  • Photography: Barry Andrew Collins, of Morris; Marnie De La Rosa, of Southington; Melanie Liptak, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey; Krysty McDonnell, of Carmel, New York; Alison Rotty, of Brookfield; and Colin Smith, of Purdys, New York
  • Studio Art: Nyla Sok, of Danbury

For more information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or WCSU Communications and Marketing at pr@wcsu.edu.


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