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Council on the Arts

The Iona College Council on the Arts is dedicated to sponsoring artistic and cultural programs for the enrichment of the Iona College community, particularly the student body.

With an endowment from the Baron Lambert Fund for the Arts, established by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Murphy, the Council exists to make the arts more present and visible - providing the unique awareness, inspiration, and participation which the arts promote.

Consisting of Iona College faculty, administrators, students, and alumni, the Council on the Arts seeks to expand and deepen the cultural life of our student body. The Council produces and coordinates events whereby students, faculty and administrators may experience the arts communally.

In addition to public performances and conferences, the Council sponsors programs such as Art Quest trips, designed to introduce members of the Iona community to the cultural richness of the community.

Two flamenco dancers end their dance with one arm in the air. There is a guitar player and another dancer in the background sitting on chairs.

Mujeres Flamenco Dance

In this interactive lecture-demonstration, the Xianix Barrer Flamenco company opens a window into the complex world of flamenco with presentations of traditional flamenco song, guitar and dance.

The Iona College Dance Ensemble performs on stage.

Virtual Iona Dance Symposium 2020

FIVE MASTER CLASSES IN ONE DAY featuring live accompaniment and celebrating various dance styles taught by known NYC dance artists and educators. These virtual classes are open to the entire Iona community.

Council Members

  • Darrell Wheeler, provost and senior vice-president for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
  • Madalyn Barbero Jordan, coordinator, arts programming, ex-officio
  • Thomas Donnarumma, chair, Fine and Performing Arts, ex-officio
  • Elizabeth Olivieri-Lenahan, assistant vice-provost for Student Life, ex-officio
  • Blake Kinney, Office of Informational Technology, ex-officio

General Members

  • Galen Barry, Philosophy
  • Kenneth Chapman, CFC, artist-in-residence
  • Jennifer Kaalund, Religious Studies
  • Christine Hardigree, Education
  • Oksana Huk, Psychology
  • Nilofer Naqvi, Psychology
  • Hannah Park, Fine and Performing Arts (dance)
  • Thomas Ruggio, Fine and Performing Arts (visual arts)
  • Victor Stanionis, Physics
  • Michelle Veyvoda, Communication Sciences & Disorders


Have an Idea?

Learn how to apply for financial support from the Council for an arts event!

Funding Proposal Application