Council for the Arts

Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts is a group of volunteers from the College and the surrounding communities that foster and encourage an appreciation and enjoyment of the fine and performing arts. The council's ultimate goal is to develop a lasting love for the arts in SJC students and in the larger community, which will encourage their active involvement either as participants or as informed spectators.

Ramona Candy, Director
Phone: 718.940.5351
Fax:  718.636.4314
Email[email protected]

Semester Art Shows


September 15 to October 20, 2021

A group exhibition featuring works by Stephen Basso, Ramona Candy, Brooks Frederick, Jimmy James Greene, Corey Lightfoot, Karl MacIntosh, Kathleen Migliore-Newton, Elise Tak, Art Java

For almost two years, faces have been masked and familiar real life expressions lost. In this exhibition, the facial recognition guessing game is interrupted as artists reveal emotions through portraits, allowing us to breathe in a fuller visual of the human experience.

Curated by Ramona Candy


October 27 to November 24, 2021

Among the great pleasures of visiting exhibitions are the conversations stimulated by looking at art.

Yet, by definition, visual communication is wordless, ineffable. Even when a work incorporates text, or “readable” iconography, the verbal message is only part of the experience. Enjoyment of the works featured in this exhibition depends largely upon the viewers ability to simply allow the images to reach us without words. The intuitive right-brain engages in a non-linear way of thinking. There is visual and intellectual engagement without sole dependence upon sequential or logical flow. Although an artist may have a direction, a clear and intentional purpose in creating a work of art, here, the richness of the works also resonate in concert with the artists’ subconscious intellect.  That which “cannot be spoken“ can still communicate …. strongly….

Curated by Joseph and Audrey Anastasi, (Tabla Rasa Gallery)
Image: Daniel Genova, Fallen Angel (detail), 2019, oil, collage and washer on canvas, 9" x 12"

Gallery hours

Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

RSVP and face coverings are required for all dates and gallery hours.

For more information or to RSVP email Ramona Candy or call 718.940.5351.


Take the G train to Clinton/Washington Avenues

All events are free and open to the public.

* All visitors must complete a Visitor Health Screening form before coming onto campus. 

Please call the security desk at 646.208.4597 for assistance with accessibility.

Click here for information on openings, receptions and our other events

Council Members

Ramona Candy
S. Susan Wilcox 
Jane Beckwith 
Roberto Figueroa 
William Trevino 
Maria Montoya 
Christian Branch 
Sarah Carrier 
Leon Bernardyn 
Michael Banach 
Jaime Vacca 
Kean Hawker 
Peter Lin
Maribeth Flynn
Wendy Jones