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July 31, 2023

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.

Alfred Summer Arts 2023 offers exciting slate of activity

Alfred University’s Summer Arts 2023 offers free daily afternoon programming including lectures and gallery openings. The series culminates on Thursday, July 20 with the Alfred Art Walk.


Seeking Used Electronic Devices for Artist Residency Project

Artist Yikui (Coy) Gu is looking for participants for his BIPOC Artist Residency Project: "Celphies". The project seeks participants to offer used electronic devices and a selfie. The artist will paint portraits onto smartphones, tablets and laptops.


Alfred University professors Scheer, Misture inducted into SUNY Distinguished Academy

Two Alfred University faculty—Joseph Scheer, professor of print media, and Scott Misture ’90, PhD ’95, Inamori Professor of materials science and engineering—were inducted into the State University of New York’s Distinguished Academy during a ceremony Tuesday (June 20) in Albany.


Prague Quadrennial has several Alfred University connections

D. Chase Angier, professor of dance in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design + Performing Arts Division, presented a talk during the recent Prague Quadrennial, where she served as an International juror. The Prague Quadrennial was held June 8-18 in Prague, Czech Republic.


Art History Associate Professor Meghen Jones joins panel, “Transcendent Clay / Kondo: A Century of Japanese Ceramic Art"

Meghen Jones, Alfred University Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Design, spoke recently in a panel discussion hosted by the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, on the occasion of the traveling exhibition “Transcendent Clay / Kondo: A Century of Japanese Ceramic Art."


Save the date: Weekend to honor former art faculty Andy Brady

An event honoring the late Andy Brady, former professor of printmaking in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, will be held Sept. 8-10 on the Alfred University campus. Brady, who taught at Alfred in the 1970s, is one of the founders of the University’s printmaking program, one of the most innovative and renowned in the country.


Alfred University offering summer BIPOC artist residency program

The Alfred University School of Art and Design is sponsoring a residency program that will provide visiting artists of color opportunities to dive into their artistic research and practice, and creative artistic endeavors within the SoAD and Division of Performing Arts studios.


Alfred University’s reputation in ceramic art highlighted in recent news stories

Alfred University’s reputation for expertise and accomplishment in the field of ceramic art is reflected in a pair of recent news stories which featured Wayne Higby, director of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum.


MostArts magic continues: Opening Gala Concert July 23 led by conductor Yuval Zaliouk

Yuval Zaliouk, the internationally renowned conductor of symphony orchestras from London to Toledo, OH, joined Alfred University’s MostArts Festival in 2015 and has returned as conductor of the MostArts Festival Orchestra for every Festival since.


Upcoming Events


Make Art with Us this Summer

Jun 26, 12:00 am - Jul 21, 12:00 am
Harder Hall

Alfred Summer Arts Workshops June 26 - July 22: 1 day & 1 week workshops in a variety of media areas designed for participants working at all levels: artists, teachers, community members and visiting professionals. 50% tuition discount for K-12 teachers / 25% discount for local residents.


Summer Arts Events

Jun 26, 12:00 am - Jul 20, 12:00 am
Binns Merrill Hall

Alfred Summer Arts offers free daily afternoon programming including lectures and gallery openings. Lectures take place in Binns-Merrill Hall room 106 at 4:30pm. Weekly gallery receptions take place on Fridays, June 30, July 7 and July 14. The series culminates on Thursday, July 20 with the Alfred Art Walk.


Rising: Second Year Graduate Students

Jun 08, 6:00 pm - Jun 30, 8:00 pm
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Closing Reception Friday, June 30, 5-7pm at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery. This exhibition showcases artwork by rising second year graduate students in ceramics, sculpture and electronic arts. On view June 8-30, 2023


Fluorescent Dirt: Patrick Brennan and Grace Sachi Troxell

Jun 08, 11:00 am - Jul 25, 2:00 pm
Cohen Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, July 7, 5-7pm at the Cohen Gallery. On view June 8 - July 25, 2023.


Meghan Smythe: Robert C. Turner Teaching Fellow

Jul 14, 11:00 am - Jul 26, 2:00 pm
Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, July 14, 5-7pm at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery


MostArts Festival "The Magic is Back"

Jul 23, 12:00 am - Jul 29, 12:00 am
Miller Theater

The 2023 MostArts Festival opens July 23-29, featuring world class performances by the International MostArts Orchestra, conducted by Yuval Zaliouk. Guest artists include Russian pianist, Asiya Korepanova; jazz pianist, Dave Miller with Rebecca DuMaine; 2019 Young Pianist Competition winner, Carey Byron; and a special Family Night Concert with a surprise guest.



Jun 08, 12:00 am - Sep 01, 12:00 am
Harder Hall, Room Robert C. Turner Gallery

Welcoming our Newest Arts Students. Closing Reception, Friday, September 1, 6-8pm

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