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

Gestural Painting

Jan. 27 – March 10

Artist Talk: Feb. 13
12:45 – 1:35 p.m.

Zoom Presentation in Room N117
For an invitation, contact [email protected]

Artists: Nancy Bueti-Randall and Deborah Katz

The paintings by Nancy Bueti-Randall and Deborah Katz reveal more than a description of colorful floral landscapes and still life imagery. Working with expressive brushstrokes gives insight into the artists’ personal energies and emotions. Embracing the evident application of paint to canvas pays homage to past movements in art history, from impressionism to abstract expressionism.

Image: Deborah Katz, “Between Earth and Sky,” Oil on Canvas, 30" x 30" (detail)

The 2023 Student Art Show

March 10 – April 14

Reception: March 28
12:45 – 1:35 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

This annual Student Art Show includes exemplary artwork created by St. Joseph’s University art students. Featured in this year’s exhibit are works of diverse media, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, fibers, mixed media and digital processes.

Image: Sophia Ermmarino, “Sunset at Northport,” Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 24" (detail)

Ninth Annual Arts and Music Festival

April 12
12:45 – 1:35 p.m.
McGann Conference Center

Explore your creative side with this interactive event, which will include hands-on activities, student performers and crafts. Professional performers and artists will also share their talents.

2023 Senior Art Exhibition

April 14 – May 5

Reception: April 27
4:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

This exhibition celebrates the culminating body of artwork by senior art students in the areas of painting, drawing, ceramics, fiber sculpture and digital design. St. Joseph’s University is proud to feature participating artists Alyssa Andrews, Julia Cappiello, Jared Glennon, Meghan Logan, Catherine Siounis and Julia Witzke.

Image: Jared Glennon, “The Workplace,” Acrylic and Mixed Media, 30" x 30" (detail)

Waltzes and Songs From The City of Dreams: Franz Schubert's Vienna

April 20
12:45 – 1:35 p.m.
Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Performing Arts

President Boomgaarden will perform two famous Impromptus (Op. 142, No. 2 in A-flat and Op. 90, No. 2 in E-flat) by Franz Schubert, as well as Franz Liszt’s Soirées de Vienne, a virtuosic transcription of several of Schubert’s most beloved waltzes for piano. The program will also include several songs
by Schubert, featuring St. Joseph’s Anna Malzone, director of the Council for the Arts and senior lecturer of music. Dr. Boomgaarden will also discuss the historical context of Schubert’s works and musical style, and speak about his time in Vienna as a Fulbright scholar and guest professor at the University of Salzburg.

Seventh Annual a Capella Invitational

April 23
Public Performance: 2:30 p.m.
Muriel and Virginia Pless Center for Performing arts

Local high school, college and community a capella groups will participate in workshops, rehearsals and a show at St. Joseph’s Long Island Campus. The day will culminate in a performance showcase open to all, featuring the event's participants. Each group will sing arrangements of today’s hits; doo-wop, barbershop and everything in between. This event is co-hosted by the St. Joseph’s Sharps.


View Spring 2023 Council for the Arts Brochure

View More Information on Artist Talks and Other Upcoming Events

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