Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery 2015-2016 Exhibition Season

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Mural Project

with Amy Bartel

Thursday, September 17 – Friday, September 25
Admission: free

To kick of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Iona College and the 10th Anniversary of the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, the Council on the Arts has partnered with areas across campus to bring the Mural Project by AE Originals and artist Amy Bartel. The Mural Project is a hands-on interactive gallery exhibit focused on student involvement, coalition building, and leaving a legacy through both a visual and participatory commitment to the mission and values of our institution and our work in moving the world through justice, peace, and service. It provides an opportunity for EVERYONE (Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Students, parents, and community members) to pick a paint brush up and leave their mark.

copyright A.E. Originals / Amy E. Bartell



The Brothers Ten: Artwork by 10 Christian Brothers

Curated by Brother Kenneth Chapman

Sunday, October 4 – Thursday October 22
Special Homecoming Reception: Sunday, October 18, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: free

This exhibition, curated by our artist-in-residence, Brother Kenneth Chapman, continues the celebration of Iona’s 75th anniversary by featuring an impressive array of talent in a variety of media by ten Christian Brothers.



The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity

Co-sponsored by The Br. John G. Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies

Sunday, November 1 – Thursday, December 3
Opening Reception: Sunday November 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: free

In commemoration of Kristallnacht and in association with the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies, we are proud to present this historical exhibition, co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center. Jan Karski was a courier linking the Polish underground resistance with the Polish government in exile; he labored to alert world authorities about the Nazi death camps. Karski, a Catholic, is revered for his bravery and his consistent attempts to to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust. On 2 June 1982, Yad Vashem recognized Jan Karski as Righteous Among the Nations. The exhibit chronicles his life before the war, efforts during the war, and post-war years with graphically engaging panels supported by eye-catching period photos, correspondence, and other primary source documents.



The Faculty Show

Curated by Sheila Kriemelman and Robin Tedesco

Sunday, February 7 - Thursday, March 31
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Admission: free

The celebration of Iona’s 75th anniversary continues by hosting an exhibition featuring the work of Iona’s own Visual Art Faculty.



Accumulation 2016: The Student Exhibition

Curated by the Visual Arts Faculty

Monday April 18 - Thursday, May 5
Gala Reception: Thursday, April 28, noon - 4:00 pm
Admission: free

Come celebrate the artistic talents of the Iona student body! The annual gala reception is a joyous celebration of food, drink, and student talent. Artwork from Iona students, including the studio work in photography, sculpture, drawing and painting will be on display. You don't want to miss this!



Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery 2014-2015 Exhibition Season

Recent Exhibitions

Accumulation 2015: The Student Exhibition

-Curated by Stanley Lapa, Sheila Kriemelman and Ryan Seslow

Monday April 20 - Thursday, May 7
Gala Reception: Thursday, May 7, noon - 4:00 pm
Admission: free

Come celebrate the artistic talents of the Iona student body!  The annual gala reception is a joyous celebration of food, drink, and student talent.  Artwork from Iona students, including the studio work in photography, sculpture, drawing and painting will be on display. You don't want to miss this!



Urban Naturalists

Monday, March 2 - Thursday, April 9
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 8, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Admission: free

Working with widely differing notions of scale, this exhibition features the work of three Brooklyn artists whose work has an organic component that ranges from the abstract to the specific and belies their urban environment. All three sculptors work in clay, that most earthy and natural of mediums and each brings her unique approach to the work.  Artists: Linda Casbon, Julie Tesser and Joan Walton.



Impressions: Works by Alvin Clayton

-Curated by Theresa Kump Leghorn

Monday January 26 - Thursday, February 26
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 1, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Admission: free

A retrospective of the local restaurateur and highly collected artist and his many influences, from Matisse to Van Der Zee.



REsource!  REcycle!  REuse!  REinvent!

-Curated by Recologie Lifestyle, Inc. Maria Cisneros and Judith Weber

Sunday, October 19 – Thursday, December 4
Opening Reception: Sunday October 19, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: free

This exhibition is driven by the art of "repurposing" sustainable materials into products and art objects.  Recologie's mission is to foster a greater awareness of how the consumer can use their purchasing power to promote social and environmental responsibility. By focusing on the art that is created with materials usually discarded this exhibition will emphasize the importance of respecting our earth. Viewers will be enlightened engaged and inspired to bring a new appreciation of the fragility of our world and how we can have positive impact on the survival of the planet.  Affordable and sustainable jewelry and art will be for sale just in time for the holiday season!


Sacred Silence: The Practice of Iconography

-Curated by Chantal Heinegg

Sunday, September 7 – Thursday October 9
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Admission: free

Icons are one of the most ancient and best known forms of Christian sacred art. While playing an essential role in the Eastern Rite churches, icons continue to attract a wide audience from the Western Rite. Icons open up a window for instruction, prayer and meditation.  Join us for an exhibition of the work of four local icon painters and learn about the meaning of this traditional practice.    Artists: Chantal Heinegg, Ofelia Manero, Barbara Vartenigian, Marek Czarnecki.

*Iona College is a proud sponsor of ArtsFest, a city-wide program celebrating the arts in New Rochelle.
ArtsFest Special Hours: Saturday, September 27,  10:00 -5:00 pm

Sacred Silence



Divine Intersection: Religious Crossroads

-Curated by Peridot Smith

September 8 – October 17
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This visual study of spirituality features 22 artists who showcase art from multiple religious perspectives.  Contrasts and commonalities among the varied belief systems are highlighted through a variety of media.  Viewers are invited to reflect on the role religion plays in our culture.



Nature Two Views: New Works by Shelley Haven and Shane McAdams

October 21 – December 5
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 27

In their contrasting interpretations of nature and artifice, these two artists broaden and resume a storied tradition of landscape painting rooted in this region. Exploring the visual relationships between earth and stone, sky and water, process and imagery, this exhibition juxtaposes works by two artists who are inspired by nature but motivated by different impulses.



A BAKER’S DOZEN: The Versatile World of Clay

-Curated by Mari Ogihara and Judith Weber

January 21 – February 20
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 26, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This exhibition features thirteen ceramic artists and their unique approaches to functional art and decorative ceramic art. 


New York Society of Women Artists presents
Scene and Unseen

February 24 - April 3
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 2, 1 - 3 pm.  Free Admission.

In 1925 a group of professional women artists started the New York Society of Women Artists. This was not a ladies club, but modernists exhibiting their work, winning Guggenheim grants and having their work reviewd in major publications. As a celebration of Women's History Month, the current membership of painters and sculptors will explore the theme of "Scene and Unseen".

Scene and Unseen


Accumulation 2014: The Student Exhibition

-Curated by S. Lapa, S. Kriemelman and R. Seslow

April 22 – May 8
Gala Reception: Thursday, May 1, noon – 4:00 pm

Come celebrate the talents of the student body!  The annual gala reception is a joyous celebration of food and drink featuring the artwork of our talented students.