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December 5, 2022

Welcome to the monthly arts newsletter from the School of Art & Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred university. This newsletter highlights stories and news from faculty, staff, students and alumnx in addition to recent and upcoming on campus arts events and programs.

This week in the Arts December 3 - 10, 2022

Public events in the School of Art and Design/Performing Arts Division are scheduled for the end of the semester: Friday, December 3 - December 10, 2022. All events are free and open to the public.


November, December Artists in Residence at the IEA

The IEA (Institute for Electronic Arts) has two experimental project residency programs, one for electronic media and one for print media. Both programs support artists with a one or two-week residency, an artist stipend, travel-support, lodging, technology access, materials, and technical assistance. Artists have access to a combination of emerging, contemporary, and historical media arts tools and materials, many are unique and not ordinarily available in a studio setting. The resident artists have 24-hour dedicated access to the IEA studio and equipment.


Four faculty members receive support for projects from International Fellowship for Faculty Development

Four Alfred University faculty have been awarded funding through the University’s International Fellowship for Faculty Development program, supported by the Pamela and Gene Bernstein Fund for Faculty and Student Development.


Alfred University art graduates, former faculty to exhibit work at annual , venerable Old Church Pottery Show and Sale

Eight Alfred University alumnae will show their artwork at the 48th annual Old Church Pottery Show and Sale, to be held in Demarest, NJ Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4.


Alumnx Anjali Srinivasan displaying work at CMOG

A glass sculpture by Alfred Alumnx Anjali Srinivasan ‘02 (BFA) is now hanging in the Corning Museum of Glass as a selection by CMOG’s Rakow Commission, which was inaugurated in 1986 to support the development of new works of art in glass.


Maine Artist Ayumi Horie Featured in Latest Episode of Craft in America on PBS

Maine ceramic artist Ayumi Horie (BFA School of Art and Design) is a central focus in INSPIRATION, the newest episode of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary series on PBS discovering the beauty, significance, and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them. Based in Portland, Maine, Horie believes that handmade objects hold power, and together with the stories that accompany them, can drive change. She exemplifies leveraging the internet to influence contemporary craft – creating practical, usable ceramics combined with unapologetic activism.


Tetkowski '77 (BFA) Exhibition at the Everson

Neil Tetkowski '77 (BFA) is featured in the exhibition Common Ground on view at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. Common Ground uses Tetkowski’s World Mandala as the centerpiece of an exhibition that showcases the Everson’s vast collection of world ceramics.


Nana’s Cookbook offers recipes from popular Japanese restaurant

For 23 years, Nanako (Nana) Yatani ran Nana’s Cafe, a popular eatery on Main Street in Alfred, offering her customers healthy, authentic Japanese cuisine not found in many small college towns. When the restaurant closed in 2020, Sharon McConnell ’86, sensing the Alfred community’s collective loss, reached out to Nana with the idea of publishing a cookbook of her recipes.


This Week in the Arts December 9 - 16, 2022

Public events in the School of Art and Design/Performing Arts Division are scheduled for the end of the semester: Friday, December 9 - December 16, 2022. All events are free and open to the public.


Upcoming Events


Informal Dance Showing

6pm, Thursday and Friday December 1 & 2, Alfred University Dance Department presents End of Semester Informal Dance Showing.


Cocoa and Carols

Holiday Sing-Along


Alfred University Popular Music Ensemble

Alfred University Music program presents - Popular Music Ensemble Live Recording Sessions.


Alfred University Music Department presents Student Recital

Alfred University Music Department presents a Student Recital featuring students from the music program.


Wednesday Speaker Series Sana Musasama

Sana Musasama will speak on her work as an artist, activist, and advocate for women and girls victimized by trafficking across the globe.


Layers & Levels

Opening December 9, 6-8pm - Locations: The Alfred Art Studio at The West & Graduate Painting Studios (Binns-Merrill 134)


glassartengine exhibition

An exhibition of interdisciplinary projects between glass engineering students and sculpture students.


University Chorus and Encore Choir Concert

The University Chorus and Encore Choir present their fall semester concert, "There is Sweet Music Here" featuring choral classics and popular songs featuring students and community members.


Fall Senior Shows

Class of 2022, Fall BFA Exhibitions

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