Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery Exhibition Calendar

Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery

All Visiting Artist Program lectures take place in McEwen Hall, Room 209, unless otherwise noted. Exhibition receptions are held in the lobby of Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center.

All exhibitions are made possible by the Fredonia College Foundation's Cathy and Jesse Marion Endowment Fund.


Fall 2016

Kahn & Selesnick: Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World
9/6/16 - 11/18/16

Reception: Friday, September 9, 7 to 9 pm

Visiting Artist Program Lecture: Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick
Thursday, September 15, 8:30 pm


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Cathleen Chaffee, Senior Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Thursday, September 22, 8:30 pm


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Bob Wick, sculptor, Bisbee, AZ
Thursday, October 20, 8:30 pm; Rosch Recital Hall, Mason Hall


Truppe Fledermaus and the Incident at Lily Dale
10/21/16 - 12/9/16

Kahn and Selesnick's Lily Dale photographs, a result of a two-day workshop with Fredonia art students, are presented in the Marion Art Gallery lobby for the first time, along with the K&S story "Incident at Lily Dale." The exhibition also features photographs which Illustrate the "making of" the K&S images, as well as student artwork influenced by the workshop and Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World. Students participating in the exhibition are: Jesse Anna, Jillian Bauer, Joelle Beaulieu, Kara Cekuta, Katie Dugos, Justin Gennaro, Marina Kaufman, Katelyn Killoran, Elizabeth Levengood, Becky Masiker, Mitchell Paddy, Sarah Reimer, Taylor Slavin, and Jessica Tompkins.


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Yvonne Grzenkowicz, independent animator, NYC
Thursday, November 3, 8:30 pm


Senior Show 
12/2/16 - 12/9/16
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 7 to 9 pm

Victoria Depalma, Alexandro Galbier, Kara Koehler, Kaitlin Padlo, and Dylan Scacchetti


Spring 2017

Sharbani Das Gupta: Out of Step
1/27/17 - 2/26/17

Visiting Artist Program Lecture: Sharbani Das Gupta
Thursday, January 26, 8:30 pm

Reception: Friday, January 27, 7 pm

Related Lecture: The Perils of Plastic
Dr. Sherri Mason
Wednesday, February 8, 7 pm
Costello Community Room, P84 RAC New Addition
Reception follows the lecture

Floating trash islands, and strange urban gardens seeded with manmade detritus... The large scale installations play on the idea of manmade dead zones. These are juxtaposed with a series of intimate pieces referencing the many ironies of the Chernobyl disaster zone, irradiated and human free, yet verdant, full of life.

Out of Step touches on the extraordinary environmental challenges of the moment. On another plane it contains a personal interrogation, examining the inherent paradox of being an artist activist in which the very undertaking of creativity can add to the ecological toll of life.


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Alberto Rey and Jason Dilworth, Nepal Project
Thursday, February 16, 8:30 pm


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Tyler Jacobson, Seattle illustrator
Thursday, March 2, 8:30 pm


Fredonia Showcase
3/3/17 – 4/9/17
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 7 to 9 pm

Works in all mediums by State University of New York at Fredonia art majors, juried by Department of Visual Arts and New Media faculty


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Joan Linder, Associate Professor of Drawing, University of Buffalo
Thursday, March 30, 8:30 pm


Senior Show I: NEGATIVE SPACE No. 8
4/14/17 - 4/20/17
Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 7 to 9 pm

Eusebiu Ardelean, Mark Chmiel, Ed Gallivan, Rebecca Masiker, Richard McKaba, Veronica Mehl, and Taylor Slavin

Senior Show II: ME - YOU
4/28/17 - 5/4/17
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 7 to 9 pm

Rachel Barbato, Julian Perez, Emma Rousch, James Scamacca, Hannah Shea, and John Weaver

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to schedule a group tour contact Barbara Racker, Director, Marion Art Gallery at or 716-673-4897.

Gallery Hours
Marion Art Gallery: 
Mon, Closed
Tues-Thurs, 12-4 pm
Fri & Sat, 12-6 pm
Sun, 12-4 pm

Emmitt Christian Gallery: 
Mon-Fri, 8 am-8 pm

Barbara Räcker, Gallery Director

Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery

Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4897