February 15, 2017

Strategy Game Design and Development


Date Change:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm y40ndan

Keith Burgun talks about the discipline of strategy game design, and describes his philosophy, including specific guidelines for developing better rulesets for interactive entertainment in general. he’ll also discuss the industry itself and the various career paths available to game designers, as well as other industry jobs such as art, animation, programming, and more. Keith Burgun is an independent game designer and developer from Westchester, new York. he has created several critically-acclaimed strategy games for mobile platforms and PC. he also is the author of two books on the subject of game design: Clockwork Game Design (Focal Press, 2015) and Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games  (CrC Press, 2012). he has given lectures at nYu, NYFA, SUNY Purchase College and the Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

January 18, 2017

Student Show 2017

Thursday, January 19 – February 18, 2016img_7097-1

Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Special Screening of Student Multimedia Work: 4:00 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 and work from the digital arts, such

as digital Imaging, digital Illustration, digital Video, and

Multimedia, as well as 2d and 3d Animation. Animation

and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening

during the opening and will play during the exhibition.

July 14, 2016

Fall Screenings/Talks

Sense the Wind – Film Screening champ_start_600x338

With producer/Director, Christine Knowlton

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 pm

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm, a special screening will be held at the WCC of Sense the Wind. The hour-long documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, WCC Alumnae, Christine Knowlton and WCC Instructor, Gerry Katzban who created the animated maps and FX.

Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what cannot be seen. Sense the Wind is a journey led by four blind sailors – Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press towards Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. They compete despite risk, to a crossing boom, collisions, or falling overboard. On the water, teamwork and intuition take over. Disabilities are no longer the focus. Between seasons, life takes a turn when one gains more than a trophy and must learn to live and sail with new sensibilities.

Trailers and more information about the project may be found at: sensethewind.com


This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu


Bill Albertini – albertini

3D Printing and The Design Process

Talk: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7 pm

Bill Albertini takes a sculptor’s fascination with the transformation of different organic forms and a debt to mid-20th century conceptualist experiments with serialization, and marries these to an industrial designer’s passion for technique. This confluence of influences helped him create a series of 3-D printed lamps in different shapes and sizes. This talk will examine how design, engineering and art converge in the realm of 3D printing. Mr. Albertini works with cutting edge 3D printers to produce his work. Learn more about the design iteration process and the engineering challenges of prototyping and producing work with 3D printers.



This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu

July 14, 2016

Fall Gallery Shows 2016

Anthony Antonellis skillsindemand

Starter Pack

September 8 – October 8, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm


In trading card games, a starter pack is the first group of cards needed to learn the game and begin playing. This exhibition features a cross section of Antonellis’s work, from net art to technological endurance art. These works reflect on one’s digital footprint and the visibility of the artist’s hand in new media. Several definitive pieces from his practice are showcased in addition to new work to be unveiled at the opening.

Image is a video still from Skills In Demand, 2013


Nandita Raman Indeterminacy

If I Had A Hammer

October 18 – November 21, 2016

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm


Works in this exhibition take a cue from the Pete Seeger performance of If I Had a Hammer for Paul Robeson’s September, 1949, concert near Peekskill, New York, which subsequently erupted into a riot. The utopian desire of the song coincides with artist’s engagement of the subject; where desire is a human impulse that keeps the wheels turning.


Caption: Image is a video still from Shall I Put It Down


Peekskill Extension Center Faculty Show 

artist: Laurel Shute, 11"W x 14" H, acrylic, bark, photographic images of water and trees, plastic mesh on canvas, 2015.

artist: Laurel Shute, 11″W x 14″ H, acrylic, bark, photographic images of water and trees, plastic mesh on canvas, 2015.

December 6 – January 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm


The Center for Digital Art Gallery at the Peekskill Extension Center is pleased to showcase the work of our talented faculty members. Our faculty includes many professional artists, musicians and designers whose creative work is notable and innovative. Works exhibited will include: painting, drawing, digital prints, multimedia digital works, web site design and more. Join us to meet our faculty and experience their artwork.

July 14, 2016

Summer 2016

PEESKILL ARTS ALLIANCE presents: Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 2.31.11 PM

Off the Beaten Track

Works in all media by Peekskill Arts Alliance Member Artists located outside of the downtown arts district.

June 2, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Exhibition dates: 

Artist’s reception: Thursday, June 2, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 pm

This show will run in conjunction with the 19th Annual Peekskill Open Studios Event.  Saturday & Sunday June 4 & 5, from 12 to 5 each day.

For more info visit:


January 14, 2016

In The Gallery Spring 2016


 ADAM CHAUOctagon_Set_1

Digital Calligraphy

 April 19 – may 19, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

The production of objects has moved from using analog tools powered exclusively using the hands, to computer-generated output where automated machines perform functions devoid of the human. In terms of contemporary object making, computer aided technology has dominated how we think and make decisions. Adam Chau has been exploring how he can introduce the human hand into computer-controlled environments. Handmade tools have replaced standardized milling bits on a CNC machine in order to complete tasks such as creating a ceramic plate. By having a unique tool only made possible by the hand, his dishes differ from each other even when the program is repeated every time. This methodology has potential to change the craft and design industry, where a hybrid practice can see the benefits of both worlds.

STUDENT SHOW 2016 Meghan Mastroddipart3

January 19 – February 20, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 – 7:30 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 and work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Digital Video, multimedia, as well as 2D and 3D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.




Often Software

March 1 – April 9, 2016

Reception: Tuesday, march 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Often Software  is a new media exhibition of recent works from New Haven based artist Paul Theriault featuring artwork that is both digitally constructed and displayed on media devices in the form of laptops, desktop computers, and video monitors. much of the exhibit will consist of a series, “Scanner Paintings”, in which oil paint is applied directly to a scanner bed. The underside of the glass is scanned and imported into a computer. After this scan, the painted scanner is itself scanned by an additional device mounted atop the original. Using digital imaging software, Theriault then merges these two files—the relief of the exposed paint and the flattened underside of the glass bed—to create his images. Paul Theriault has been exploring the possibilities of new media within the context of artistic production for the past two decades. He has exhibited in the United States and overseas.