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Guest List: Ceramic Ware from the Gill Collection

April 16- August 1

Cohen Gallery, 55 N. Main Street Alfred, NY 14802

Summer Hours: Thursday - Saturday 12-5 

Extended Hours during the MostArts

Curated by Sharon McConnell’s Spring 2016 Exhibition Design Class:

Natalie Burkey, Harrison Csorny, Zoe Korunow, Jess Stapf, Emily Wright More

KINDRED BEASTS:  The 2016 Everson Biennial

June 4-Aug 28, 2016

OPENING is June 3, 6:30-8 PM

Location: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY

Cost: $15 or for FREE ADMISSION contact Linda Sormin to be added to guest list

Sponsored by:  Everson Museum of Art


Alfred’s Summer Ceramic Workshops

Registration is open!

Starting June 27th, 2016: 4-week residency style workshop lead by John Gill and Visiting Artist In-chin Lee, and 2-week workshops lead by Kang-Hyo Lee, Kristen Kieffer, Chase Folsom with Visiting artist Ashley Lyon, and Steve Branfman with visiting artists Wayne Higby and Hongwei Li. Visit for more info and to register. Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

The School of Art and Design is pleased to announce that recent MFA graduate Erin Ethridge has been selected to receive The International Sculpture Center’s "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award”.  The Award recognizes young sculptors and encourages their continued commitment to the field. 

A distinguished panel made up of Monika Burczyk Acting Director/President of the Board at Post Contemporary, Troy, NY; Paul Hubbard, Professor of MFA studio art and fine arts at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA; and Emily Nelms Perez, Sculptor, Princeton, NJ; selected 16 recipients and 23 honorable mentions through a competitive viewing process of the works submitted. The selection of the recipients from a large pool of applicants, including international students, is a great accomplishment and testament to the artistic promise of the students' work. 


Exhibit or Curate at Cohen Gallery!

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Nestled in the village of Alfred, Cohen Gallery provides exhibition space for the work of Alfred University alumni, faculty and visiting artists, while giving students hands-on experience in arts administration, marketing and design. 

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IEA Visiting Artist: Roberley Bell

June 13-17

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Roberley Bell, of Batavia, NY, will be visiting the Institute for Electronic Arts over the week of June 13th for an artist residency. Bell, a NYSCC at Alfred University MFA alum, draws on the world around her with an eye to nature within the built environment. Working in sculptural and printmaking forms, Bell abstracts and borrows from the natural world to reveal hyper-realized fantastical landscapes.


IEA Visiting Artist: Eto Otitigbe

June 6 – June 10

Sponsored by: The Institute for Electronic Arts and the Division of Expanded Media

Eto Otitigbe, of Brooklyn, NY, will be participating in an artist residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts over the week of June 27th. A graduate of the University of Plymouth of the UK, Eto is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses sculpture, performance, and installation to investigate the issues of race, power geometries, and technology and explores events and issues that are politically charged and difficult to talk about. Through his work, Eto abstracts these concepts to address the underlying narratives behind these issues to more easily allow users to develop dialogs and relationships through these issues.