Fall 2008 Programming


Faculty Showcase and Panel Discussion on the New Media Workplace

Tuesday December 2, 7 pm

Learn how our instructors have gained their professional expertise and hear about their experiences in the new media workplace. Computers, digital media, and information technology have transformed how Designers work and deliver their products. Web Designers, Film Makers, Motion Graphics Designers and Print Designers will talk about their best practices for working in the new media workplace.

No fee for enrolled students, PEP-21. All others $5, PEP-211.

Hands on Workshop –

Photoshop for Videographers and Filmmakers With Gerry Katzban designer and motion graphics artist

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 6:30 – 9:30 pm

No matter what program you edit video with, Photoshop is your number one tool for creating and improving graphics and photos, adding value to your project, and saving you time during the edit. Plus it integrates easily with most editing software. This workshop will cover techniques on bringing graphics into the editing environment: graphic formats, pixel aspect ratios, preserving transparency and creating alpha channels, creating graphics for DV/D1/HD, title and action safety guides, testing and exporting to video, and choosing the correct export format and compression. Examples will be shown integrating Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. The presenter will expect that you have some familiarity with the basics of video editing. Fee $45.00, PEP-221.



Sheila Ross


September 2 – October 11, 2008

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Talk: 6:30 pm

Sheila Ross, whose work is an amalgam of sculpture and painting practices, will install Lounge, a large-scale digital drawing installation. Ross will transform the gallery into a visually engaging and comfortable space through the use of various digital components, including floor to ceiling wall papers, printed textiles and other “sculptural” elements installed throughout the space. In the adjacent window space, 

Dale Leifeste

UNEXPECTED DETAILS Light, Form and Color in Twenty-first Century Japan

October 21 – November 22, 2008 Opening Reception: Tuesday October 21, 5:30 pm – 7 pm Artist’s Gallery Talk 6:30 pm

Describing his buildings, the German architect Mies van der Rohe famously stated “God is in the Details”. In a similar way, I believe that an understanding of the spirit of Japan and its culture can be found in the details of the Japanese physical environment with its curious mixture of an overpowering cacophony of visual stimuli and the delicate precision of exquisite design. In my travels in Japan I’m constantly pulled to photograph these things. I find myself looking up to note the precise lighting pattern in a hotel lobby, down to the illustrated manhole covers beneath my feet, and pausing before both the serene gray wall of an Ando building and the fluorescent blare of Akihabara. The images in the exhibition were captured in Japan over the past few years with a series of Nikon digital SLR cameras, and printed on a variety of media using Epson and HP inkjet printers.

Faculty Show

Westchester Community College/Peekskill Extension Center December 2 – January 23, 2009 Opening Reception: Tuesday December 2, 5:30 pm – 7 pm The Westchester Gallery at Peekskill is pleased to showcase the work of Westchester Community College’s faculty who work at the WAW Peekskill Extension Center. Our faculty includes many professional artists, musicians and designers whose creative work is notable. Works exhibited will include: painting, drawing, digital prints, multimedia and digital works, music, web sites and much more. Join us to meet the faculty and see and hear their artwork.

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