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

Meditations in Painting - Sept. 9 to Oct. 3
Board Room Gallery, O'Connor Hall

Paintings by Long Island artist, Bruce Lieberman, are featured in this exhibition. The painterly surfaces of the still life and landscapes on display attest to Lieberman’s masterful handling of the medium. The work speaks openly about process and material, but also is embedded with a personal symbolism and narrative.

Place, Interpreting Experience - Oct. 5 to Nov. 7
Board Room Gallery, O'Connor Hall

Dawn Lee, professor of art at St. Joseph’s College, presents drawings and paintings inspired by experiences in diverse natural environments. Her place-based art examines the relationship between observation and interpretation, and explores ideas of change and transformation.

The C.A.R.L.A.G.A.N. Show - Nov. 9 to Dec. 12
Board Room Gallery, O'Connor Hall

Carla Gannis, St. Joseph’s 2019 Artist in Residence, is a new media artist who creates avatars and simulated portraits as vessels for cultural analysis and self-reflection. This exhibition features a cross section of her work that includes an “emojified” adaptation of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.” The exhibition also features selfie-taking fictitious characters and 3D post-photographic renderings of C.A.R.L.A. (her alter ego) in “her studio.”

Carla Gannis: Artist in Residence - Nov 11 to 13

Carla Gannis is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, who produces virtual and physical works that are darkly comical in their contemplation of human, earthly and cosmological conditions. Fascinated by digital semiotics and the lineage of hybrid identity, Gannis takes a horror vacui approach to her artistic practice, culling inspiration from networked communication, art and literary history, emerging technologies and speculative fiction. Her work has been featured at The SXSW Festival and in The Wall Street Journal and Time Square Arts. Ms. Gannis will offer workshops and talks during her residency.

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Council members

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