Site-specific Sculpture – Assistant Professor Rob Greene & Students

_Vineyard_Art club group shot Dec 10 16 _Vineyard_Ephemeral close shot Finished 150 _Vineyard_vine rhythm 150 Ephemeral far shot finishedEphemeral is a Site-specific sculpture created by Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Rob Greene & students during early December 2016. The work is composed and constructed of materials found on the vineyard grounds — cedar, grape tree roots and the trimmings from the grape vines themselves. Ephemeral is a female form suspended across a series of rows spanning approximate 30 feet and easily seen by the public.

Greene has been thinking about this installation for several years after visiting the vineyard. He imagined the beauty of a large-scale sculpture suspended across the very rows of grape vines from which it is composed. The title Ephemeral suggests that it is impermanent and will break down and eventually disappear much like other out door installations he has done. The creation and disintegration of the piece will be documented from beginning to end using video and time lapsed photography. Eventually it will become a short film.

Students from Eastern’s Visual Arts Club — Hunter Gillen, Amber Dickinson, Adam Courbin, Rachel Waters, Nicole Lenares, Brooke Fulcher and Bella Zira— and Adjunct Professor of Printmaking, Allison Conley, graciously offered to assist with this project. They braved cold weather to come to the vineyard on Saturday, December 10th. With their help, the piece was three quarters complete by the end of the day.

Yard Sign Installation


Professor Jane Rainwater

“Yard signs are as ubiquitous and familiar to the American political landscape as baby-kissing and stump speeches, combining catchy images and pithy campaign slogans to increase visibility for vying candidates and their parties’ messages. In honor of this election season, we will turn this tradition of political ephemera on its ear with a unique project; we’re putting the message and the creative design for these political yard signs in the hands of artists and then—in true democratic fashion.” The class voted among the entries to determine a selection of five winners whose designs are shown here on the ECSU Campus.

Participating Students:

Amber Albe  |  Monique Allen  |  Isaac Archambault  |  Cassandra Banks  |  Jack Deyo  |  Shelby  Eccleston

Alyssa Koval  |  Angel Negron  |  Stefani Olbrias  |  Justin Ott  |  Samantha Price  |  Militia Schwartz  |  Rachel Vallarie

Nicole Vanagas  |  Cory Walsh  |  Patrick Weber  |  Kathryn Zak  |  Isabella Zira  |  Lilly Fair




Photos from COPLAC Conference

Host Campus : Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts  |  Oct 21, 2016

Kirsten Read( Student)  |  Title: An Intergalactic  |  Mixed Media on Board


Professor Andy Jones  |  Nicholas Khan  |  Professor Afarin Rahmanifar  |  Kirsten Read( Student)


Mass MoCA MA  |  Nick Cave Exhibit  |  Kirsten Read visiting Mass MoCA

A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist

The-Spring-House-Windham-c.-1910-1919.-J.-Alden-Weir.-Estate-of-William-B.-Carlin-233x300Dr. Anne Dawson is the guest curator for A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum May from May 7 – Sept 11, 2016. Weir is most often associated with his studio at Weir Farm in western Connecticut, yet many of the artist’s best works were created at his little known retreat in Windham, where he painted each summer for nearly four decades. A Good Summer’s Work focuses on paintings created in eastern Connecticut by Weir and others in his circle, including Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. Bringing together for the first time more than forty works from museums and private collections across the country, the exhibit considers the unique inspiration that American Impressionists drew from the eastern Connecticut landscape.

Tom Hebert Exhibition

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Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery
Manchester Community College
SBM Charitable Foundation Building
Great Path, Manchester, CT

The exhibition will run from April 7th to May 4th

For more information please contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan 860-512-2693

Tom has had numerous one-person shows in New England, and has exhibited at O.K. Harris Works of Art, and at Exit Art, both in New York City.  His work has been included in many group exhibitions in the United States and in Germany. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (NYC), and of three Fellowship Awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.  He was also an Artist in Residence at Gesamthochschule Universitat in Kassel, Germany. His work is included in a number of collections including those of the Stefan Stux gallery of New York City, the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida, the Mobil Oil Corporation, and the Aetna Insurance Company. Tom lives and works in Willimantic, CT. and is also an adjunct professor of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University.