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BCC Art Faculty Exhibition 2007

Featuring Works by Fulltime and Adjunct Faculty From the Art and Design Programs

November 1 – December 14, 2007

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Welcome to the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery's second art faculty exhibition. Occurring every third year, this exhibition brings together many of the faculty who currently teach in the art and design programs here at the College. By nature, such an exhibition assembles a diverse array of artists many of whom actively exhibit their work through regional, national, and international venues.Fourteen full- and part-time faculty members participated in this year's show, and their works provide an opportunity for our community to take a look at the artistic breadth of the faculty who teach here. Artist/teachers in this exhibition are David Barnes, Gary Barten, Will DiBello, Denise Donatelli, Elizabeth Dooher, Erik Durant, Charles Dwyer, Kathleen Hancock, Glenn LaVertu, Ron Lister, Joy McLaughlin, Kent Millard, Marisa Millard, and Amber Scoon.

Kathleen Hancock

The Artists

David Barnes

David Barnes holds a BFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire and received his MFA in painting from UMASS Dartmouth. Awards include "Best of Show" from the Newport Art Museum's Annual Juried Members Exhibit 2007. He was also a 2007 finalist for the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship. Recent shows include New Art 2007, MPG Contemporary Gallery, Brandeis University; Works on Paper, Providence Art Club, 2007; As Seen on TV. New Paintings by David Barnes, Drury and Grosvenor Center for the Arts, Middletown, RI, 2006; and Opening the Season, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 2004. He teaches introductory and advanced drawing courses.

Gary Barten

Gary Barten received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and holds an MFA in painting from Washington University, St Louis, MO. Selected exhibitions include Conversations in Black and White, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 2003; Surface and Space, Providence College, Providence, RI, 2001 and a two-person show at Sticks Gallery, Berkley, CA, 1999. He has had residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, 1998 and 2000-01 and at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, 1995 and1996. He teaches introductory drawing, two-dimensional design, and art history courses.

Will DiBello

Will DiBello teaches two-dimensional design and art history courses. He holds an MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Temple University, Tyler School of Art. In 2002 he was awarded a residency fellowship through the Terra Foundation for the Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts at Giverny, France. Recent exhibitions include Trans AM, Newton Center for the Arts, Newton, MA, 2007; Global Pop, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 2006; and Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006.

Denise Donatelli

Denise Donatelli is a long time instructor of photography at BCC. Educated at SMU and RISD, Donatelli's work has been exhibited in venues throughout the region, including the Phoenix Gallery, Artworks and the Westport Library, A professional freelance photographer, Donatelli's photos have been featured in brochures and informational materials for regional civic organizations such as the Fall River Historic Preservation Commission and the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Transit Authority.

Elizabeth Dooher

Elizabeth Dooher holds an MFA from UMASS Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA and a BA in sculpture from The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH. She teaches introductory and intermediate drawing and two-dimensional design courses. Last year she was the recipient of the Silver Shield Award at BCC. Recent exhibitions include a solo called Residue, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA, 2005; Inviting Response, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, 2006; and Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN, 2004.

Erik Durant

Erik Durant received an MFA in sculpture from UMASS Dartmouth and a BA in history from Southern Connecticut State University. He teaches two-dimensional design, art history and introductory and advanced drawing courses at BCC. Recent exhibitions include Strange Figures: New Work by Erik Durant, Artworks, New Bedford, MA, 2007; Sample, Artworks, New Bedford, MA, 2006; Funktion, Artworks, New Bedford, MA, 2006; and New Bedford Open Studios, New Bedford, MA, 2005-06.

Charles Dwye

Charles Dwyer holds an MFA in painting from Boston University and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a past Fellow in Painting at the American Academy of Rome. In addition to teaching at BCC he is currently a Visiting Professor at Bridgewater State College. Recent exhibitions include shows at Boulevard Studio and Gallery, Newport, RI, 2002; Premier Etage Gallery, Newport, RI, 2001; Fidelity Investments Juried Competition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, 2003. He teaches art history courses.

Kathleen Hancock

In addition her position as gallery director, Kathleen Hancock teaches introductory drawing and printmaking courses at BCC. She received a BFA from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY and holds an MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Recent exhibitions include a solo at Happy White Gallery, St Andrews School, Barrington, RI, 1999, and group shows include On 40 at 40, Grimshaw- Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, 2006, Paper Arts, Gallery 401, Providence, RI, 2003; 40th Anniversary Retrospective, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2003 and the Art League of Rhode Island's Inaugural Exhibition, The Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2002.

Glenn LaVertu

Glenn LaVertu received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Central Connecticut State University. He was a resident at Vermont Studio Center in 2001. Recent exhibitions include The Drawing Show, St. Rose Center for the Arts, Albany, NY, 2006; Where Art Thou?, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, 2006; Between Experience and Understanding, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ. He teaches sculpture and three-dimensional design courses at the College.

Ron Lister

Both Ron Lister's BFA and MFA are from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Since 2000 he has played music with The Alleged Ceili Band an Irish dance band out of Cumberland, RI. He is the author of Drawing with Pastels and Designing Cards and Paper Products both published by Prentice Hall. In 2002 the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery mounted a one-man retrospective of his work. He teaches painting and drawing classes and was most recently the art program coordinator here at BCC.

Joy McLaughlin

Joy McLaughlin received a BFA in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to teaching Art for the Child and Art Exploration courses at BCC, she is also the arts instructor at St. Lawrence School in North Providence, RI. Recent exhibitions include Senior Invitational Exhibition: Orientation Grey, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence RI, 2002. Current projects in development are: "The Textile Space" a fully outfitted textile facility and think-tank environment for artist use, and "MillWinds" an installation project focusing on environmental sustainability as a means of community regeneration in former mill towns of New England.

Kent Millard

R. Kent Millard currently teaches multimedia design at BCC where he has also taught classes in photography, web design and computer graphics. He has a BFA in Photographic/Electronic Imaging from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. A web designer for almost 10 years, Kent maintains a design practice with his wife, focusing on both print and web design projects. Recent work includes web sites for a large doctor's group in Fall River and for a fine artist in Providence.

Marisa Millard

Marisa Millard coordinates the Graphic Design, Web Design & Media Arts, and Animation & Motion Graphics programs at BCC. She teaches classes in graphic design, as well as colloquia and seminars for fine arts and design majors. She has an MFA in Graphic Design from University of North Texas, a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in English from Texas Christian University. A graphic designer for over 20 years, Marisa maintains a design practice with her husband, focusing on both print and web design projects. Recent work includes the BCC catalog cover, a series of booklets for Teaching American History and a web site for a large doctor's group in Fall River.

Amber Scoon

Amber Scoon recently accepted the position of art program director and chair of the visual arts program here at the College. She received her MFA from the American University's MFA program in Italy, graduating in 2004. She holds a BS from New York University. Before coming to BCC she was Visiting Professor at Chautauqua Institute of the Arts and prior to that held a faculty position at the American University in Rome. Exhibitions include World Earth Day / Video Exhibition, Scope Basel Biennale, Basel, Switzerland, 2007; Floating, Club Art e Ideias, Lisbon, Portugal, 2007; and Circle, King Gallery, College of Southern Idaho, 2006. She was a recipient of the Lugar Comum Experimental Arts Grant, 2007 and was awarded an NEA grant 2006.