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Eastern Art Gallery to Present ‘Creating Dangerously,’ a Tribute to Haiti

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will present “Creating Dangerously: Art & Revolution” from Jan. 1–Mar. 12 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center. The...

Posted on January 09, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Illustrator Raúl Colón spoke with students from two classes during his visit to Eastern.

Award-Winning Illustrator Raúl Colón Visits Eastern

Award-winning illustrator and picture book creator Raúl Colón visited Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 21 to speak about his journey as an artist and his process for creating...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Balcerski Explores Relationship of Two 19th Century Politicians

As the nation heads towards the 2020 elections, observers have asked if America has ever elected a gay president. Some say yes. Others say no. Tom Balcerski, assistant professor of history at...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Art Gallery Presents ‘Consistency of the Temporal’ Until Oct. 10

The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted New York-based artist Beatrice Modisett on Sept. 5, who spoke on her current exhibition titled “Consistency of the Temporal.”

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Parents gather around art to admire it.

Senior Exhibition Spotlights Graduating Student Artists

The versatile talents of more than 30 Eastern Connecticut State University art majors were featured in the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition ran from May 10–21 in the Art Gallery of...

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Jordan Corey

Eastern students pose for the camera.

Eastern Students Design for Access Agency

Ten graphic design students at Eastern Connecticut State University recently concluded a major project with the Access Community Action Agency in Willimantic. As part of Professor Terry...

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Digital Art Exhibition at Eastern Begs for Human Interaction

The work of Hartford-based digital artist Balam Soto is on display at the Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery from Nov. 1-Dec. 7 in an exhibition titled “Interface.”...

Posted on November 06, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Faculty Present in 3 October Scholars Forums

Eastern faculty continue to share their prolific scholarship with the campus community during the University’s Faculty Scholars Forum. In the month of October, three professors shared...

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Faculty Exhibition Opens Eastern’s Fall Art Gallery Season

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery will host its first exhibition of the fall 2018 semester from Aug. 30 to Oct. 11. The exhibition will feature nine Eastern faculty artists...

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Art Gallery Presents 2018 Senior Exhibition

The Art and Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will present its 2018 Senior Art Exhibition from May 4-15 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC)....

Posted on May 01, 2018

Eastern Professor Anne Dawson wins 2018 Ruth Emery Award

Anne Dawson, professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been announced as the unanimous winner of the 2018 Victorian Society in America Ruth Emery Award. Her book,...

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Dawson victorian impressionist award

Designs to be revealed for Willimantic Whitewater community art project

On April 14, three Connecticut-based teams will reveal their designs for a new public art piece that generates renewable energy, to be located on the Willimantic River. The public is invited to...

Posted on March 22, 2018

Scholar Shines Light on Unsung Civil-Rights Hero Constance Baker Motley

Scholar and award-winning film producer Gary L. Ford Jr. examined black history triumphs and shared his insight on jurist and civil rights champion Constance Baker Motley as part of Black History...

Posted on February 27, 2018

Constance Motley Expert at Eastern

Gary Ford Jr., assistant professor of Africana Studies at Lehman College and author of the book, “Constance Baker Motley, One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice under...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's Imna Arroyo Presents Art

Professor Emeritus Imna Arroyo Exhibits Ancestors of the Passage

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Casey Collins

Eastern’s Rahmanifar Exhibits in NYC

From Nov. 17 to Dec. 22, Brooklyn’s SOHO20 Gallery will present “Women of Shahnameh, The Memories Between,” an exhibition by Afarin Rahmanifar, art professor at Eastern...

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Students Present Art Work

Students in Eastern Connecticut State University’s “Museums and Exhibitions” course will host two art shows this December. “Spectrum,” an emotional exhibition about...

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Mars: Sound Art Installed at Eastern

Sean Langlais is not your everyday contemporary artist. Rather than use canvas or clay, Langlais prefers to craft his art from metals and sound. In collaboration with the Department of Art and Art...

Posted on November 09, 2017 by Casey Collins

See/Hear ‘Mars’ Sound Art at Eastern

While no “little green Martians” in flying saucers will be on display, guests are still in for a surprise when Eastern Connecticut State University hosts contemporary artist Sean...

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern’s Dawson a Book Finalist

Eastern Connecticut State University Art and Art History Professor Anne Dawson has been announced as one of three non-fiction finalists for the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards. Dawson resides in...

Posted on October 06, 2017 by Casey Collins

Eastern Professors Collaborate on New E-Book

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Raouf Mama, professor of English, and Afair Rahmanifar, professor of art and art history, have collaborated on a new e-book, “Quiet...

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Windham Project will Transform Downtown into Public Art Space

The Windham Project, a six-week public art showcase, will fill the streets of Willimantic from April 15 to May 25, 2017. The project features 22 artists who will transform historic downtown...

Posted on March 17, 2017

A gallery visitor gazes upward at another light painting

‘Elemental Light’ Illuminates Eastern’s Art Gallery Until Feb. 23

The transformational power of light is on display in the Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University in an exhibition titled “Elemental Light.” Running from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23,...

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Mental Health on Focus at “Fresh Check Day”

In an effort to raise suicide awareness and prevention, Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Fresh Check Day on Oct. 13. A signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, Fresh Check Day...

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Artists Showcase Their Work

On Oct. 22, prior to a musical performance by David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars, patrons of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Center will have the...

Posted on October 14, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Cuts the Ribbon to Formally Open Fine Arts Center

On April 5, 2016, Elsa Núñez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, led the formal opening of Eastern’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) with an official...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Edward Osborn

“Spectra,” Eastern’s Second Art Exhibition Opens to Public

“Spectra,” the second exhibition of the 2016 spring semester at Eastern Connecticut State University’s new Fine Arts Instructional Center opened on March 10. Spectra is curated by...

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Art Historian Anne Dawson Publishes Book on J. Alden Weir

Anne Dawson, professor of art history and chair of the Art & Art History Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, is the editor and co-author of “Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in...

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Visiting Artists Present “Where Digital Meets Physical.”

Internationally recognized artists Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 7 to discuss artistic collaboration and blending digital art with the...

Posted on March 08, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Art Exhibits Displaying Three Eastern Visual Arts Professors

Professor Qimin Liu is the program director for the Eighth Annual AAC Art, Ecology, Observation International Itinerant Exhibition at Marquee Gallery in New London, which runs from Jan. 24-30.

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Kathyrn Shpak

Eastern Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Local Billboards

A group of seniors in Art Professor June Bisantz’s Eastern Design Group class has created designs for five local billboards commemorating Eastern Connecticut State University’s 125th...

Posted on January 06, 2015 by Anne Pappalardo