Visual & Performing Arts Department News
Departments and programs across the College hosted showcase events and symposiums, giving undergraduates the opportunity to share class projects, display art work, or present findings from their original research.
Iuppa's third full-length poetry collection, Small Worlds Floating, will be released by Cherry Grove Collections in August 2016.
St. John Fisher College will be participating in this year’s “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book” program by Writers and Books, and will hold a campus roundtable and serve as a host site in the chosen author’s reading tour. Lavery Library, the Visual and Performing Arts Program, English Department, and the Sustainability Program are sponsoring the events.
If you are headed to the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which is taking place now in downtown Rochester, you’ll see some familiar Fisher faces on stage and behind-the-scenes. Faculty members Dr. Ruben Gomez, M.J. Iuppa, and Jeremy Sarachan are all playing a role in the popular event.
Writer-in-Residence M.J. Iuppa recently reached a publishing milestone, having a total of 77 pieces of her work published in 2013. Her goal was simple: get more acceptances and publications during the year than her age.
Samantha Reynolds, a senior English major, has had her lyric essay, “Sixty Seconds of Rain,” published in the current issue of Canto
Magazine, a Rochester-based monthly literary arts journal.
Over the next couple of months, St. John Fisher College will host “The Rochester Riots: Fifty Years Later – A Public Dialogue,” a series of events that remember the Rochester Riots of 1964. The events will include panel discussions, performances, an art exhibit, and an all-day conference focused on the riots.
Faculty, staff, and student artwork is now on display in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery in the Welcome Center, and will be showcased through February 10. An opening reception for the Faculty, Staff, and Student Art Invitational will take place on Thursday, January 23, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.