slides: Worcester State University to Present Faculty Art Exhibit
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The artists’ styles range from longstanding investigations of abstract painting and sculpture to more representational imagery in both printmaking and painting. Attendees will also view photography, drawing, ceramics and combined media.
“Visitors and students alike will see art that reflects a deep understanding of artistic traditions as well as a desire to experiment and extend traditional media,” said Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Associate Professor and Gallery Director.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens Sept. 18 and runs through Oct. 23. Regular Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Gallery is located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center on the WSU campus at 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, Mass.
To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Facebook page here.
To see a preview of the 2014 Faculty Arts Exhibition, see the slides below.
Related Slideshow: Worcester State University to Present Faculty Art Exhibit
In 1996 Stacey Parker earned her B.F.A from Alfred University in Fine Art Studio with a concentration in Glass and Sculpture. In 2005 she earned her M.F.A from Rochester Institute of Technology in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture and Glass. In the years between her college educations she spent many years working in professional theater in New York, Massachusetts and Maine. After earning her MFA, she taught Two and Three-Dimensional Design in the Art Foundations department at S.U.N.Y Oswego in upstate NY. She is also one of the founding members of the Rough Block Arts Group, RBAG, founded and based in Rochester, NY.
Parker is a Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Worcester State College and is a Mixed Media Artist, utilizing many materials to for expression in her sculptural works, installations and performances along with her two-dimensional works in drawing, painting and print media as well. Her work has been shown in many galleries and alternative spaces in New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Ohio and is part of many private and institutional collections.
Audubon's Workshop 3
Catherine Wilcox-Titus received her Ph.D. in art history from Boston University, where her research interests focused on the ways in which the introduction of race and gender has reformulated traditional self-portraiture. More recently she has investigated the ways contemporary photographers such as Cindy Sherman and Sherrie Levine have extended this category.
She is currently researching spectacle as it has returned to painted representations of the female body and the various ways in which contemporary artists have registered the pervasive influence of cinema in our habits of spectatorship. Dr. Wilcox-Titus is Assistant Professor of Art History at Worcester State College in Massachusetts where she teaches a survey of world art, American art from the colonial period to the present, and art since 1950.
Dream in Pieces
Kat O’Connor earned a Bachelor of Arts in drawing with highest honors from Montana State University in 1990 and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995. She has exhibited her work nationwide, including three solo shows at regional museums, and won numerous awards. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections and is currently represented by Joyce Paulson Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. O’Connor has shared her love of art with students at Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Worcester State University, Worcester Art Museum and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. She has lead landscape painting workshops in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece. Her work can be viewed at Kat O'Connor artist.
Born in Athens, Greece. Studied Painting and Drawing in Athens, Greece, Sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. Earned the Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Printmaking at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and participated at the Post Experience Program at the Royal College of Art, in London, England. She is currently Associate Professor of Studio Art at Worcester State University.
In 2001 she was the Director of the Department of Art Study Abroad Program in Greece of the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, where she was teaching as Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer for several years. In 1999 she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her artwork involves painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital media and book arts, and is included in museums and collections. She actively shows nationally and internationally.