Archive for December, 2008

December 9, 2008

Spring 2009 Programming


Student Showcase Exhibition 

January 28 – February 21, 2009

Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Special Screening of Student Multimedia Work: 6:00 pm

 An exhibition of art works by students from the Westchester Community College Peekskill Extension Center. This show will include the traditional fine arts of Painting and Drawing as well as work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, and 2-D and 3-D Animation. Animation and Video works will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening, and will play during the exhibition.



doran02Nina Weinberg Doran


February 26 – April 4, 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:00 pm


Nina Weinberg Doran was raised in a New York City suburb with a family devoted to the arts, and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire, but it wasn’t until age 46 that she discovered her passion for photography. She spent much of the last few years shooting in the Caribbean, Guatemala, Morocco and the streets of New York City.  This past year Ms. Doran was in a solo exhibition at Eyebuzz Gallery in Tarrytown, New York and has had an exhibition of images from Guatemala in a solo show at AHM Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia last October.



 red-stripesRick Kaufmann

Multimedia Prints

April 14 – May 23

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm


Rick Kaufmann’s recent work combines traditional art materials with the digitized image. In the age of rapidly developing technology, he uses the computer to achieve a new artistic expression. The artist utilizes the computer and flat bed scanner to combine his paintings, drawings, photography and found objects to create art works that have their inspiration in Asian sensibilities and classic printmaking techniques. His work connects traditional representation of subject matter with new forms of media. The finished product showcases a heightened sensibility to organic forms.




Finding Your Subject: An evening of film and conversation with Frank Cantor

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:00 pm

 Producer, director, and cinematographer, Frank Cantor has had films honored by a George Foster Peabody Award, eight Cine Golden Eagles, and prizes from the Berlin International Film Festival. He is on the educational advisory board of The Jacob Burns Film Center. Mr. Cantor is the director of the film series The Art of Collaboration featuring intimate documentary portraits of contemporary artists at work including: James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Esmeralda Santiago and Roy Lictenstein.

Come and learn about filmmaking and finding a great subject for your next film!

 No fee for enrolled students, PE-P275. All others $5, PE-P276.


mechanic_webStudio Focus:
Ice Pond Studios
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Learn how this independent studio survives by diversifying. Ice Pond Studio was founded in 1992, as a full service graphic design and animation firm, producing award-winning graphics for film, print and the web. They specialize in character design and story development serving the animation industry. Their producers, animators, writers and modelers specialize in commercial and feature animation. Many on this team worked on the Oscar© Nominated Animated Feature “Ice Age”. Ice Pond Studio designs custom web sites, applications and designs identity to suit. They have over 20 years experience designing for the paper and electronic media. Clients include large corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

No fee for enrolled students, PE-P278. All others $5., PE-P279.


Making Your First Music Demo

Hands-on Workshop with Will Fulton

Thursday March 26, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Join us for an in-studio workshop detailing the process of presenting our music to the world.  This workshop will explore the best way for a new artist to present, promote and protect their songs! Bring your CD’s, guitar, Protools files, Myspace page, or website, or just listen as we discuss presentation, self-promotion, song copyright, and sales opportunities available in today’s changing music marketplace. A piano keyboard will be available during workshop time for songwriters interested in perfecting their craft.  Will Fulton has served as A&R Director at Profile, TVT and Slash/Warner Brothers Records, and has produced and remixed music for films, video games and television, as well as songs for Platinum recording artists Jay-Z, Tupac, Ja Rule and Run-DMC.

 No fee for enrolled students, PE-P280. All others $45., PE-P287.