Archive for January, 2015

January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Gallery Shows

Johanna Bresnick 


Carlsbad Park

April 16 – May 16, 2015

Gallery Opening: Thursday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

“Carlsbad Park” is a continuation of Johanna Bresnick’s work which investigates the imposition of geometry on nature; the engineering of environments and conditions by means of architecture, economics, time, geopolitics, social behavior, familial structure, or personal code. Using a wide range of materials, Bresnick explores the relationship between natural and artificial forms, as well as, environments. Each work in this series is a facet of that investigation.

Johanna Bresnick lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.

She received her in M.F.A. in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in 1995 from Macalester College.

This exhibition celebrates the Westchester County in a show that will be both accessible and engaging for a general audience.


Center for the Digital Arts Student Show Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 10.58.06 AM

January 22 – February 21, 2015

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

Special Screening of Student Multimedia Work: 6:00 pm

This exhibition of artwork by students from the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts will include the traditional fine arts of painting and drawing including work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, as well as, 2-D and 3-D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.


Maureen McCourt 

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Secondhand Clothing Conversation

March 3 – April 11, 2015

Gallery Opening: Rescheduled  – Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 – 7 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Secondhand Clothing Conversation is an interactive art installation that investigates the global, economic and cultural implication of the secondhand clothing trade. Inspired by both Zambian and American practices of secondhand clothing, this project combines cross-cultural practices to initiate a dialogue about secondhand clothing industry on both a local and global level. This exhibition offers a porthole into a trade that embodies many of the issues and impacts of globalization.

Maureen McCourt was born and raised in Montana. She received her B.A. from the University of Montana. She completed her M.F.A in sculpture at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Maureen has exhibited at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Masters On Main, Catskill, NY; the Church, Missoula, MT; The Golddust Gallery, Missoula, MT and GalleryStudio, Missoula, MT. She was a co-curator for The Untitled Show at the Golddust Gallery. Maureen is a founding member of and exhibited with the Cumulus Nimbus Collective at Chashama Gallery, New York, NY.

January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Workshop


Meet the Designer/Illustrator: Phil Balsman balman2

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7 pm

Phil “Ballsy” Balsman began his career as one of the founding members of the in-house lettering department at DC Comics, where he did design work and lettering for such titles as All-Star Superman, Blue Beetle, Scalped, Swamp Thing, and many others. He moved on to work for Random House Publishing in 2007, designing covers for the Del Rey and Ballantine imprints, as well as art directing and designing logos for their Del Rey Manga imprint.

In 2010 he left to form his own studio, Odin Star Industries, where he and his wife, Paige Pumphrey, work together in Brooklyn, NY. They handle all cover design and production for Kodansha Comics, as well as interiors and lettering, along with work for various clients, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Del Rey Books, Ballantine Books, Random House Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Grand Central Publishing.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension


Maker Workshop: An Introduction, Creating Smart Materials photo (13)

Sibel Deren Guler

Friday, April 10, 2015

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Smart Materials & Wearable Design • Inventiveness through Craft and Electronics

No Prerequisites · RSVP

In this workshop you will first create a personal guide to a set of materials and electronics that can be interfaced together through craft techniques such as sewing and paper folding. You will then design a “smart object” that can be prototyped using these materials. We will follow a simple design process to sketch and create these designs using the tools and materials provided. You will learn about science, design, electronics, while collecting new materials and crafting techniques to incorporate in your next project!

Adding new materials and techniques to your repertoire is inspiring and exciting. Not only does it make us more resourceful, it can be fun and educational! Invent-abling is a project devoted to teaching people how to work with smart materials and electronics in unconventional ways. The goal is to enable them to create new interactions through craft and design. The project shares the sentiment of the recent maker movement, to empower non-experts to tinker with “expert tools”.

Deren Guler is a physicist, designer and educator based in New York. She is interested in researching and developing technology that uses interactivity and computation to explore nature from a playful and sustainable approach. Designing accessible tools, particularly to improve the quality of life, is her key motivator.

She has led community based interactive projects and workshops around the world to diverse audiences of all ages. Her work includes ReplayMyPlay, an energy harvesting merry-go-round exhibit that was installed at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. In Float Beijing she designed colorchanging air quality boards that were mounted on to kites to create a public display of the pollution level.

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These events are open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at


January 1, 2015

Technology Day 4/10/2015