Fine Arts

Fine Arts Gallery

The newly formed Fine Arts Gallery will have its inaugural exhibition in the Fall of 2016. The Fine Arts Gallery at the Mac Mahon Student Center will present four changing contemporary exhibitions each year featuring local, regional, national and international artists. It will also feature an annual senior thesis exhibition of graduating Graphic Arts majors from the University’s Department of Fine Arts. The Gallery’s mission is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art through direct interaction with original works of art. Our goal is to enrich the intellectual life of our students and community, and to stimulate, inspire and delight our viewers.

Inaugural Exhibition Opening

Please join us at the inaugural exhibition opening at the Fine Arts Gallery on the 5th floor of the Mac Mahon Student Center on September 9, 5 to 7 pm. This exhibition is part of JCFridays and the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour. Mollie Thonneson is a painter and the inventor, designer, and manufacturer of TAG the Art Game, a nationally recognized game that helps people overcome their fears about art making. Alan Walker is a talented painter and musician. This team lives and works in Jersey City with their daughter Tulsi.

For information please contact Beatrice Mady at fineartsgallery@saintpeters.edu

Exhibitions

Doug Hilson: Portraits of India. October 21 – December 9

“I first became fascinated with portraiture as an art student over 50 years ago. I began doing life- sized portraits on canvas in the1980’s and taught university courses in both the history and drawing/painting of portraits.

In 2012, on my 3rd trip to India, I began to photograph Indian children & the elderly of India. Now after 7 trips to India I have close to eight thousand of these photographs.

India, as the fastest developing country in the World and arguably, the most colorful, has held both my fascination of this exotic culture and informed my painting for the past two decades. The color of India in general, and Rajasthan in particular, is a visual feast for any artist. In this country of one billion, 200 million people where 85% of the people live in small villages and where there is a rapidly growing middle class, there is a huge migration to the cities for a ‘piece of the action’, much like early 20th century America.

My interest as a photographer is to record the elderly, as their traditions, dress & culture are beginning to quickly change and the children, as the future faces of India.”

–Doug Hilson, 2016

Color as a Noun and Adjective (Group Exhibition) February 3 – March 19

Senior Thesis April 6 – May 19