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2018-2019 Lectures and Gallery Exhibitions

Shalya Marsh  Shayla Marsh wall art
July 23 - August 24, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on August 23 at 5 p.m. in Bloch Hall

Reception to follow in the CAC Lobby


Ceramic sculpture and installations. Marsh received a BFA in ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 1999 and an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2016. 



Quilted blanket fort in forest

Kevin Clancy     

September 6 - 28, 2018

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on September 6 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Reception to follow in the CAC Lobby


Clancy is a Pittsburgh-based interdisciplinary artist who creates accumulative process-based installations, nomadic social spaces, and prismatic light environments that provide momentary glimpses into utopic possibilities.


Alisa Henriquez work
Alisa Henriquez  

September 6 - 28, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on April 11 at 5 p.m., Grand Hall, Museum Education Center

*Rescheduled from Sept. 27


Mixed media assemblages that examine identity in popular culture. Henriquez was born in Kingston, Jamaica and first studied art at Emily Carr College of Art and  Design in Vancouver, Canada. She received a Bachelor's  of Fine Art from Rhode Island School of Design  and Master’s of Fine Art from Indiana University.





Return to Mountain piece by Sara Bright

Sara Bright  

October 11 - November 9, 2018

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on October 11 at 5 p.m. , Davis Theatre

Reception to follow at 6 p.m. in the CAC Lobby


A native to rural West Virginia, Sara’s practice is rooted in the elemental, and she works primarily with mediums that utilize materials drawn directly from the earth—fresco and ceramic, both reactive and time sensitive. Her work centers around investigating the sculptural painting through the brushstroke and it’s ability to communicate energy moving through space.



Glass work by Rick Schneider Rick Schneider & Nikki Vahle-Schneider: A Momentary Labor   

October 11 - November 9, 2018

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on October 18 at 5 p.m. , Bloch Hall

Reception to follow in the CAC Lobby


With 25 years of experience working in glass, Rick Schneider's most recent work is a collaboration with his wife Nikki Vahle on pieces drawing influence from their working-class backgrounds, Greek narrative pottery and comic book illustration. Their glass sculptures celebrate working class heroes, as well as the everyday and sometimes mundane activities of life in a sentimental, satirical and irreverent manner. 


Student Annual Juried Exhibition 

November 29, 2018 - January 11, 2019 

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Awards Ceremony and Reception: Nov. 29, 5 p.m. in the  CAC Lobby


Third Semester Full Faculty Reviews

November 26, 2018 - January 11, 2019  

Paul Mesaros Gallery


Vesna Pavlovic Vesna Pavlovic    

January 24 - February 22, 2019 

Paul Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on January 24 at 5 p.m. , Bloch Hall

Reception to follow in the CAC Lobby


Photography, digital media and projected images.  Pavlovic's conceptual photography examines historical perceptions of the medium, the diaristic implications of photo-taking, and the deconstruction (and reconstruction) of the film surface itself. 


Althea Murphy-Price art Althea Murphy-Price       

January 24 - February 22, 2019 

Laura Mesaros Gallery

Lecture on February 7 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Reception to follow in the CAC Lobby


Alternative approaches to traditions of collage, sculpture & printmaking