Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery 2016-2017 Exhibition Season

Upcoming Exhibitions


Curated by Fred Spinowitz
Psalms have been inspiration and consolation for people of many faiths. They have captured the imagination of many because of their beauty and imagery. The paintings of Fred Spinowitz are the subject and interaction between him and five photographers. The artists and viewers will engage in a visual conversation while thinking about the poetry of the psalms. To encourage a visual dialogue, we will have unlined sketchbooks and markers at strategic locations in the gallery. Viewers are invited to write/draw their impressions of each psalm while experiencing the artists’ renderings. Featuring photography by David Brown, Bart Gorin, Liv Jordan, Sagit Shans, Ahron Weiner and Scott Wright.

The entire Spinowitz portfolio will be available in the gallery.

August 29 – September 29
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center
Admission: Free

Small is Beautiful: The Microsculpture of Dalton Ghetti

A pencil.  A miniature masterpiece carved into the tip of it. “The Pencil Guy” is back! Come and be astounded by the original and amazing microsculpture of Dalton Ghetti.  In his second solo exhibition at our gallery, Dalton shares his newer work along with his classic pieces.
Sunday, October 2 – Thursday, December 1
Opening reception: Sunday, October 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Special Homecoming Reception: Saturday, October 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center
Admission: Free

A Thousand Words: When Art and Poetry Speak

An art and poetry exhibit displaying the collaboration between visual artist Carlos Monteagudo and poet Claudine Nash. The images in this exhibit emphasize a dialog between the visual and literary arts. Each piece of visual art in this exhibit will contain a poem embedded in it. The purpose is not simply for the artwork to illustrate the poetry or for the poems to describe the art, but for these two mediums to inspire and communicate with each other.
January 22 – February 16

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center
Admission: Free

A Life in Color

Curated by Malu Tan
In this exhibition, the four women come together in a commanding presentation celebrating the beauty of color and the human connection to mark-making. Whether inspired by the natural world, abstract imagery, spiritual, or emotional expression, the artists employ color as a fundamental tool. Color becomes the voice of their art and their soulful expression of joy and love. It is without a doubt that this stunning mid-winter exhibition will lift you out of the chilly winter blues. Featuring the colorful works of Hilda Green-Demsky, Katherine Evans, Malu Tan and Joyce Wenglowski.
Sunday, February 26 – March 30
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 23, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center
Admission: Free

The Visual Arts Student Exhibition

Curated by the Visual Arts Faculty
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 the studio work of Iona students in photography, sculpture, drawing and painting will be on display. You don't want to miss this!
Monday April 18 – Thursday, May 4
Gala Reception: Thursday, May 4, Noon - 2 p.m.
Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center
Admission: Free

Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery 2015-2016 Exhibition Season

The Faculty Show

Curated by Sheila Kriemelman and Robin Tedesco

Sunday, February 7 - Thursday, March 31
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: free

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

The Brothers Ten: Artwork by 10 Christian Brothers

Curated by Brother Kenneth Chapman

Sunday, October 4 – Thursday October 22
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 4, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Special Homecoming Reception: Saturday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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 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