Visual Arts Grant, Exhibitions, Reception, Discussion


Dowling College’s Department of Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Digital Arts has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for “Arts Engagement in American Communities” with the intent of widening and deepening public engagement, impact and exposure to the Visual Arts. This grant will provide, in part, a site-specific sculptural installation on campus entitled Sculptural Interactions @ Idle Hour, as well as an exhibition at the Anthony Giordano Gallery of preliminary and ancillary works, drawings and maquettes. Workshops, professional development, demonstrations, lectures and tours for the public are included in the objectives of the grant. In addition, a student-drive initiative will take place at the Gallery immediately after the artists’ exhibition closes.

The artists, Pam Brown, Lorrie Fredette, Beth Giacummo-Lachacz, and Vera Manzi-Schacht, were selected through a curatorial process based on their unique and diverse interpretations of the various on-campus locations in which they created site-specific sculptures. The site-specific installations are currently on view and open to the public through mid-November, 2015. The exhibition of preliminary and ancillary works, The Making of Sculptural Interactions @ Idle Hour, will be on view at the Anthony Giordano Gallery from September 16 through November 1, 2015. There will be an artists’ reception and panel discussion on September 20, 2015 in The Hunt Room, Fortunoff Hall, on the Oakdale Campus from 1-4 p.m.

The Gallery is located at 96 Biltmore Avenue, Oakdale.

The Gallery hours are Wednesdays 1-8 pm, Thursdays – Sundays 1-4 pm. Admission is free.

For further information please contact Dr. Stephen Lamia at

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