Council for the Arts

Council for the Arts

The Council for the Arts is a group of volunteers from the University 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 the Long Island Council for the Arts information.

Semester Art Shows

Waterscapes by Ross Barbera

Jan. 24 - Feb. 25

Ross Barbera’s exquisite paintings focus on the details of water surfaces mingling with landscape elements. His pieces featured in this exhibition reflect his ongoing series dedicated to capturing views of freshwater environments that include ponds, snowmelt flows and mountain streams.

Image: “Willow Pond, Caleb Smith State Park,” Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 36"


Fiber Arts

Feb. 26 - April 8

In recognition of Women’s History Month, St. Joseph's University presents FIBER ARTS. Working with textiles is not exclusive to women, but it is traditionally associated with women’s work in the domestic sphere — and thus historically devalued in the art world. This exhibition celebrates weaving, knotting, coiling and hooking fiber in appreciation of the labor-intensive creative visions of women artists including Ellen Dickinson, Amy Miller, Sally Shore and Marcia Widenor.

Image: “Foreground/Background” by Sally Shore, Ribbon, 25" x 28"

Stacey WeirVirtual Art Talk: Pioneer of Feminist Art, Miriam Schapiro

Wednesday, March 30

Join Stacey Weir, who teaches Women in the History of Art at St. Joseph's University, for a virtual presentation with a Q&A session on Miriam Schapiro, a pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement. Contact Anna Malzone for the Zoom link at [email protected]. The presentation will be streamed in Room N117.


The Student Art Show

April 9 - May 9

The annual Student Art Show includes exemplary artworks created by Long Island art students. Featured in this year’s exhibit are works of diverse media, including painting, drawing, ceramics, fiber, mixed media and digital processes.

Image: “Geode” by Grace Hayes, Paper and Mixed Media, 8" x 5"


View Spring 2022 Council for the Arts Brochure

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Council members

Anna Malzone (chair)
Leon Bernardyn
Michael Berrell
John Cino (gallery curator)
Ellen Clyne
Bryan Gill
Jan Harting-McChesney
Bogumila Lai
Dawn Lee
Ralph Nofi
Tom Petriano
Susan Pollock
Marjorie Roe
Sally Shorrock
Wendy Turgeon
Susan Van Scoy