The Art Department is housed on two floors of the Zurn Arts and Science Building. The facilities include studios for ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Because of the small class sizes, students have ample access to work in the studios outside of class time. Student work is regularly exhibited in extensive display areas on the first floor of Zurn Hall. The Graphic Design lab is housed in the neighboring Hirt building where students have key card access to the modern graphics dedicated computer lab.

Photography Studio

The new photography studio has a computer lab and dedicated shooting area. The photography darkroom includes enlargers for black and white and color work.

Ceramics/Sculpture Studio

The ceramic studio includes fifteen potters wheels, two slab roller, several extruders, an extensive glaze inventory and mixing area, a clay mixing room, a kiln room with 3 large electric kilns and one gas fired kiln, and an outdoor Raku firing area.

Art Studio 1 and 2

Two separate Art studio spaces are used primarily for drawing, painting, two-dimensional design and printmaking. They are also available for students to work outside of class.

Graphics Lab

Housing 20 Macintosh computers; four printers: a color laser, photo inkjet, black and white laser, and a six-color, large-format plotter; scanners; drafting tables; and digital cameras, the Graphic Design lab is available 20 hours a day for classes and student studio time. The lab also, includes a large screen projection system for lecture, instruction, and presentation purposes.

Art Therapy Room

Art Therapy utilizes many different media and processes when working with clients. To that end students have access to this space to create the work necessary for their major. It allows easy access to many of the materials needed in their projects.

The Cummings Gallery

The Cummings gallery named after the Art Departments’s founder, Sr. Angelica Cummings presents six to eight exhibitions within the school year. Along with regular exhibitions by national and regionally recognized artists, students are afforded the opportunity to participate in bi-annual student shows, attend slide lectures by featured artists, and experience a capstone studio course—Senior Art Thesis Seminar—that culminates in their Senior Art Exhibition.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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