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Presented by MA/MAT Art Education

Making & Mentoring: Artist-Teachers Speak

June 15 - July 1, 2021
An abstract collage of summertime icons against a blue circle, including images of a snail, an ice cream cone, a flower, and a ladybug.

Heather Heckel, Snail Engine, 2020, colored pencil on paper


Tue, Jun 15; 5:30 - 7:00pm

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Making & Mentoring: Artist-Teachers Speak” an exhibition of paintings, photography and sculptures by 16 Art Education graduates of the College who have dedicated their lives to mentoring and teaching art to children and students of all ages. Curated by Dr. Cathy Rosamond, Chair of MA/MAT Art Education, the exhibition will be on view from Tuesday, June 15, through Thursday, July 1, online at galleries.sva.edu.


In celebration of the College’s new MA in Art Education program, and the 18th year of its MAT Art Education program, “Making & Mentoring: Artist-Teachers Speak” explores art teachers and alumni who navigate their roles of being leaders and mentors for young artists, but also find time to pursue their creative endeavors.


Artists featured in this exhibition are Marie Antonelli (2006), Andrew Bencsko (MAT 2004 Art Education; BFA 1991 Media Arts), Douglas Condon (MAT 2007 Art Education; BFA 1999 Illustration), Justin (Jess) Donahue (2006), Siobhan Duggan (2007), Kevin R. Farrell Jr. (2012), Heather Heckel (2012), Miranda Jang (MAT 2020 Art Education; BFA 2014 Illustration), Sara Lauth (2010), Jane Kang Lawrence (2006), Brian Jeongyong Lee (2013), Ji Eun Lim (2019), Roxanne Miller (2019), Gary Osborne (2010), Sari Sperling (MAT 2011 Art Education; BFA 2005 Fine Arts) and Alder Suttles (2012).