Works of almost 70 students to be displayed in Marion Art Gallery

The creativity of students at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be on display in an exhibition opening March 3 in the Cathy and Jessie Marion Art Gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center.

The “Fredonia Showcase” will feature artwork by 68 students. The exhibition opens on Friday, March 3 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The reception, which offers an opportunity to meet the artists and have hors d’oeuvres and beverages, will feature a large-scale, two-sided projection by sophomore Justin Gennaro.

On display through April 9, the “Fredonia Showcase” features works in a variety of mediums: animation, ceramics, drawing, experimental video, graphic design, illustration, metal and mixed media sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors are included in the “Fredonia Showcase.” Faculty members from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media selected the artwork, which was created in introductory to advanced art courses over the last three semesters.

Artists are Wascar Almonte, Ryan Alonge, Zack Alt, Oshani Anglin, Sebi Ardelean, Matt Avery, Jillian Bauer, Taylor Britz, Nijah Brown, Erin Caniff, Anais Cantres, Mark Chmiel, Tina Colsalvo, Kayla Cunningham, Madeleine Curtis, Courtney Cutter, Brianna Czyura, Carolyne Deitz, Nick Deluca, Tyler Desiderio, Lucas Dumke, Kris Dunn, James East, Ian Evans, Kathleen Fenton, Emma Francis, Anna Gilmore, Katherine Graczyk, Leanna Harp, Nicole Goodrow, Alison Gugino, Mattea Guldy, Amanda Gusmano, Connor Hayward, Nyle Higgs, Maria Johnson, Justin Gennaro, Shelby Kittinger, Kara Koehler, Jamie Lavigne, Khalil Lewis, Karissa Lubberts, Donny Malone, Dakota Marquardt, Leslie Martinez-Garcia, Veronica Mehl, Michaela Nelson, Melissa Neuburger, Heather “Fay” Patterson, Haley Patterson, Rosalina Pena, Julian Perez, Branden Richardson, Henry Rosenburg, Erin Ruffino, Michaela Ruggiero, Dan Salazar, Alissa Salem, Brittany Sambrook, Dylan Scacchetti, Hannah Shea, Alicia Swanson, Jessica Tompkins, Mary Ann Wiberg, Tess Woodruff, Jaylen Wright, Joslyn Yannotti and Samantha Zimmer.

The Department of Visual Arts and New Media provides a balanced, comprehensive undergraduate program in the practice, theory and history of the visual arts and new media. It offers both majors and elective students an opportunity to experience the arts as an important and enriching facet of a liberal arts education.

Whether the goal is a career or advanced study in the arts and new media, or simply a greater understanding of art and technology’s cultural impact, the curriculum includes a dynamic mix of studios, lectures and seminars. A unit of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Department of Visual Arts and New Media is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Michele Bernatz, an art historian and Fredonia alumna, chairs the department.

For more information on the “Fredonia Showcase” or to schedule a free group tour of the exhibition, contact Marion Art Gallery Director Barbara Racker at 673-4897 or

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the main level of Rockefeller Arts Center.

Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Fredonia College Foundation’s Cathy and Jesse Marion Endowment Fund and by the Friends of Rockefeller Arts Center.