Situated in the main lobby of the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, the Carol Grillo Art Gallery is a public gallery that provides students, faculty, guests, the Endicott and North Shore communities an opportunity to view works by local artists, students, and faculty.
The gallery was donated by Robert and Carol Amos Grillo, members of the class of 1955. Exhibitions have included artists from Beverly Arts Fest, Express Yourself, Inc., the annual Student Invitational Exhibit, and the Senior Thesis Exhibit. Also presented periodically are special mural projects by guest artists. The mission of this gallery is to provide space for faculty, students, and the broader communities, for juried exhibitions, group shows, and receptions, while enhancing the quality of life for all to study, enjoy, and to educate. This gallery is free and open to the public.
Visual Arts Senior Thesis II Exhibition 2018
Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 19
Thesis II Exhibition is located through out the three floors of the School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Presentations and Reception:
Friday, May 4, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the public.
Senior Thesis II Presentations are listed below for the School of Visual and Performing Arts
All are welcome to view these presentations but we ask that you not enter the room during a presentation please wait for the presenter to finish.
SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018, 8:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
SECOND FLOOR, VPAC 212
8:00 Jake Baraw
8:15 Emily Bernardi
8:30 Brook Borda
8:45 Cristina Bouzanne
9:00 Lauren Cooney
9:15 Alexandra Del Tufo
9:30 Christopher Drew
9:45 Kristin Hartlage
10:00 Morgan Knight
10:15 Erin Landry
10:30 Marissa Lang
10:45 Katherine McCarthy
11:00 Sydney Sheehan
11:15 Kaitlin Smith
11:30 Delaney Stevens
11:45 Jacob Sundean
12:00 Jeffrey Turri
12:15 Alexandra Youngblood
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS PRESENTING AT THE SENIOR THESIS CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, MAY 4
5:00 - 5:10pm, Emily Bernardi, BFA in Graphic Design, "Grass"
5:15 - 5:25pm, Caroline Casey, BFA in Art Therapy, "Portrait Painting: An Avenue for Increasing Acceptance of Diversity"
5:30 - 5:40pm, Chelsea Ferreira, BFA in Interior Design, "Aquatico: Marine Life Center"
5:45 - 5:55pm, Danielle Fretwell, BFA in Studio Art, "Exploring the Cultural Identity of Millennials through Portraiture"
6:00 - 6:10pm, Lindsay Hague, BFA in Interior Design, "Designing for Millennials Transitioning from College into the Workforce"
6:15 - 6:25pm, Sydney Sheehan, BFA in Photography, "The Significance of Lighting, Styling, and Color in Fashion Photography"
SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATION (STUDIO + ART THERAPY)
MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
THIRD FLOOR, VPAC
9:00 Danielle Stratton: A tactile experience in clay: A hands on approach to art therapy
9:10 Caroline Casey (*AWARD NOMINEE - AT): Portrait painting: An avenue for increasing acceptance and diversity
9:20 Emily Surabian: Vulnerable Layers: Exploring Affective Disorders through Destruction, Re-assemblage, Needle and Thread
9:30 Eren Santana Bykofsky : Death and dying: A context for the arts in grief healing
9:40 Manuela Franco: Finding the center of the circle: Art, healing, and cancer
9:50 Paige Greeley: Human connection through a feminist lens
10:10Megan Leary: Dissociation and art therapy: Exploring self-narrative through writing and altered books
10:20 Laura Cunningham: Tainted surface: The flow of destruction
10:30 Amanda Hartwell: Selective exposure: Vulnerability, visual art, written response, and self-confidence
10:40 Danielle Fretwell (*AWARD NOMINEE - SA): Exploring the cultural identity of millennials through portraiture
10:50 Timothy Gaffey: Caves to Comics:The Creative Process of Comics and their Significance in Society
11:10 Rachel Konel: Evoking a sensory experience through photography
11:20 Rachel Hunter: Finding life in art
11:30 Allie Barker: Animation and Emotion
11:40 Jessica Gray: Through a maze of stories: Contemporary decision making and animation
11:50 Megan Dalke: Exploring the authentic self through creative arts therapies
Coordinator of Visual Arts and Gallery Director
Hours of Operation:
Academic year: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.—7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2—4 p.m.
Closed on holidays, school vacations, or school closings. Call for hours and inclement weather closings.
Galleries are closed on: February 12, March 10, 11, 17, 18 and April 16.
Please note special hours for: March 12 - 16 and May 5 - 19, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. no weekend or evening hours.