Council for the Arts

Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts is a group of volunteers from the College and its surrounding communities who seek to foster and encourage an appreciation and enjoyment of the fine and performing arts. The council’s ultimate goal is to develop a lasting appreciation of the arts, which will encourage active involvement either as participants or as informed spectators.

Email Anna Malzone at [email protected] for SJC Long Island Council for the Arts information.

Semester Art Shows

SJC Art Faculty Exhibition

September 3 to October 7

This exhibition features work by  SJC Long Island Art Department faculty members Sarah Banker,  Michael Berrell, John Cino,  Juan Espantaleon, Dawn Lee and Chris Vivas. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, digital design and photography will be on display, showing the talents of instructors teaching in these disciplines.

Pursuing Abstraction: Lisa Petker Mintz

October 8 to November 4
Artist’s Talk: Monday, October 25

Lisa Petker Mintz shares her paintings and mixed media artwork in this exhibition. Her work explores complex compositions of geometric shapes, as well as botanical forms woven into layered abstractions. She will give an artist talk and demonstrate some of her techniques in a hands-on workshop open to  SJC students.

Considering the Natural Environment: Artists as Witness

November 5 to December 13
Artist Panel: Tuesday, November 16

Nature has been a consistent source of inspiration to artists. This exhibition focuses on artists who base their work on observations, perceptions and contemplation of the precarious state of our natural environment. Invasive species, post-consumer debris, land conservation and the human factor are considered in this display of work by artists Beth Atkinson, Scott Bluedorn, Eileen Ferara and Cindy Pease Roe.

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Council members

Anna Malzone (chair)
Leon Bernardyn
Michael Berrell
John Cino (gallery curator)
Ellen Clyne
S. Suzanne Franck
Bryan Gill
Jan Harting-McChesney
Bogumila Lai
Dawn Lee
Ralph Nofi
Tom Petriano
Susan Pollock
Marjorie Roe
Sally Shorrock
Wendy Turgeon
Susan Van Scoy