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arts at alfred

June 6, 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.

Chamber Singers 25+ Reunion

Over 30 AU Chamber Singers Alumni return to sing together one more time on Saturday, June 10 at 4pm in Miller Theater.


Alfred University Summer Arts Program Offers Discounts for Local Residents and K-12 Teachers

Registration has been extended for Alfred Summer Arts Workshops. Local residents receive a 25% discount and K-12 teachers receive a 50% discount for adult workshops. “Make Art with us this Summer” in single day, and week-long or multi-week workshops June 26 - July 22 on the Alfred University campus.


Sixty exhibitions comprise Alfred University School of Art & Design Senior 2023 Show

Alfred University’s School of Art & Design held its annual Senior Show on Saturday, May 6, with 60 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students presenting their senior exhibitions.


Alfred University students recognized with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

A pair of recent graduates of Alfred University were recipients of the 2023 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.


Alfred University celebrates tradition of mentorship

At Thursday evening’s Board of Trustees dinner, Alfred University celebrated its longstanding tradition of mentorship. A group of seniors who would graduate during commencement exercise on Saturday spoke about members of the University community to whom they attributed much of their success.


Associate Professor of Painting Katarina Riesing has second solo show, “SHE SHED,” at Asya Geisberg Gallery, in New York City

Alfred University Associate Professor Painting Katarina Riesing’s newest solo show “SHE SHED” opened recently at the Asya Geisberg Gallery, in New York City.


Professor of Painting Kevin Wixted receives 2023 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Kevin Wixted, retired professor of painting and drawing in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, had been awarded a 2023 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The $30,000 grant will be used to support Wixted’s studio practice during the 2023 year.


Sculpture by Matt Kelleher to be exhibited at St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

Work by Alfred University Associate Professor of Ceramic Art Matt Kelleher will be featured in the 31st Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, located in the St. Croix River Valley of Minnesota.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography Kelsey Sucena opens first solo exhibition in Buffalo

Alfred University Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography Kelsey Sucena’s first solo show opens Friday, May 5, at the Buffalo Institute of Contemporary Art.


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


Makers on Main Art and Craft Show

Jun 10, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Village Bandstand

Join us as we celebrate and support local makers, artists, growers, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, crafters and entrepreneurs during Reunion Weekend 2023 on Saturday, June 10th, from 10 am to 3 pm. We are pleased to host the Makers on Main Art and Craft Show and welcome you to join us!


Pottery Workshop

Jun 10, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alfred Arts Studio at the West

June 10, 2023, 9-11am Alfred Arts Studio at the West


Screen-Printing Workshop

Jun 09, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Harder Hall

June 9, 2023 1-3pm


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.


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.


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


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



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


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.

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