Past Exhibitions

FALL 2017

Enhanced Vision: Artful Science

Curated by Prof. Ruth Fabian-Fine and Prof. Will Mentor

Sept. 7 – Oct. 13 (Opening September 7, 4:30 – 6:30PM)

This exhibition features the often inaccessible aesthetic beauty of the natural world revealed through scientific research. It covers a broad spectrum from nature photography to the visualization of single molecules using modern research technology. 

Drosophila Ovaries (containing eggs in different stages of maturity labeled with Toluidine Blue)

Image by Queren Marte SMC Biology Major 2017



Spring 2017 Senior Art Exhibitions


 Emily Higgins, “Growths”

Exhibition on view from May 2 – May 8

Gallery Reception: Friday May 5th, 5-7PM


 Lindsey Garland, “Insignificance”

Exhibition on view from April 24 – May 1, 2017

Gallery reception: Thursday, April 27, 5-6PM


 Nicholas Verdirame, “Ruminations”

Exhibition on View from April 18-24

Gallery Reception: Tuesday, April 18, 5-6PM


 Tiffany Landry, “WHAT.”

Exhibition on view from April 3 – 14, 2017

Gallery Reception: Friday, April 7, 5-8


Tessa Tomasi, “Introducing ‘Me'”

Opening Reception, Friday March 24, 5-7PM

Exhibition on view from March 21 – March 27


Rachel Kucharski, “Mere Moments”

Reception Friday, Feb. 24, 4-6

Exhibition is on view from Feb. 20 – Feb. 27


Junior Art Major Exhibition: Selections from Junior Studio 2016

Reception Friday Feb. 3 at 5PM

Exhibition will be on view from Thursday Feb. 2 – Feb. 17, 2016


Senior Exhibition:
Lindsey Baldwin, “Bodies in Thread”

Jan. 23 – Jan. 30, 2017

FALL 2016

Angus McCullough, “This Was the Future”

Oct. 6 – Nov. 4, Opening Reception, Oct. 6, 5-6PM
Artist Lecture, Oct. 6, 4-5PM, Cheray 101


This Was the Future is a large, multi-media project dealing with the nature of space-time from a personal perspective. The work picks apart global synchronized time, using research, logic, and direct experiences of time like dreams, grief, deja vu, and cyclical events. Intended for site-specific installation, TWTF presents multi-channel video, writings/books, drawings, and sculptures that are all in dialogue. It uses the viewer as a cohesive element – active engagement in the subject matter and the physical space are necessary for the expression of the work.

Angus McCullough was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, studied philosophy and architecture at Wesleyan University, and currently lives and works in North Bennington, Vermont. His work has been shown in the United States and abroad, including The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Bennington Museum, Burlington City Arts, Buoy gallery, Salem Art Works, Vernon Gardens, AA|LA, Roman Susan gallery, Momenta Art, Judson Memorial Church, and The Lust Gallery. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, VCCA, BoxoPROJECTS and ACRE, and has been published in the NY Times, the Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Gwarlingo Press, and BF Bifocals.

Tanya Chaly, “Complex Contingencies”

Nov. 10 – Dec. 9, Opening Reception, Nov. 10, 5-6
Artist Lecture, Nov. 10, 4-5, Cheray 101

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Chaly will be exhibiting forensic suites of detailed and individually framed drawings – a “swarm” of insects, a “colony” of bats – a scientifically assembled display of biodiversity. On closer inspection these works betray more complex and unsettling themes. Amidst Chaly’s drawing suites the viewer will discover pathologies and disease, parasitic infestations and mutations.

Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney, Australia and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a visual artist and works across a variety of mediums using painting, drawing and printmaking. In her practice she examines ideas of the Natural World; the history of Natural Science, notions of nature and classifications of Wilderness and the fetishization of Nature. She has held several solo shows and been the recipient of a number of awards, residencies and prizes. In 2013 she was awarded a Residency at the Vermont Studio Center and in 2014 a Fellowship at the Constance Saltonstall Arts Colony, NY, USA.  Most recently she was awarded the 2014 Explorers Club Artist-in-Exploration Award (underwritten by Rolex USA). Her work was shown in 2012  at the Masur Museum of Art Louisiana, USA , SUNY Geneseo NY, and The Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Centre, MD. Her work can be found in the public collections of; The Explorer’s Club, New York, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Nortel Australia, Crown Casino, Melbourne and other private and corporate collections in Australia, the UK and the United States.

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ART HAPPENS HERE: SMC Art Faculty Exhibition

Sept. 2 – Sept. 30, Opening Reception, Sept. 7, 4-6PM

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This exhibition will feature work from nearly all of the excellent instructors teaching our studio art courses. This is intended to showcase our faculty as professional artists and to help connect students to the work these individuals do outside the classroom.


May 2 – 15

Judson Browning, “Six Months of Consumption” 

Please join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, May 6th from 5-7PM in the gallery

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April 25 – May 1

Tracey Duffey, “Connection in Separation” 

Please join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, April 29th from 5-7PM in the gallery

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April 18 – 24

Katie Boduch, “Embracing Uncertainty” 

Please join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, April 22nd from 6-7PM in the gallery

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April 11 – 17

Jessica Sweeney, “Trophy Room” 

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April 4 – 10

Meaghan Glendon, “Petting Zoo (Adults Only)” 

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March 28 – April 3

Callie McGovern, “Dedications” 

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March 7 – 14

Martha McElroy, “Beauty Standards”

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February 24 – 29

Adeline Rodriguez, “A.M.R Fashion Show

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Feb. 16 – 22

Antone Beaulieu, “Fast Asleep,” projected video installation

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Feb. 9 – 15

Richard Reo, “Exploring Love,” an installation of paintings and audio.

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FALL 2015

Nov. 12 – Dec. 15

“A Peek Behind the Curtains,” The Lighting and Scenic Designs of John Devlin 2001-present.

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Oct. 8- Nov. 6

“Between the Bottomlands & the World” by Sarah Ross and Ryan Griffis.

“Between the Bottomlands & the World” is a multi-faceted project by artists Ryan Griffis and Sarah Ross exploring Beardstown, IL, a rural Midwestern town of 6000 people–a place of global exchange and international mobility, inscribed by post-NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) realities.

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New Testament Artworks

From the collection of Saint Michael’s Alumni Kyle Albee: 25 New Testament Artworks by Julia Stiles and 2 works by Katerina Pyatakova. All works are ink and watercolor on paper.

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Senior Solo Exhibitions

Megan Roush: “Corruption,” mixed media paintings. May 5 – May 11


Maria Gracia Canedo: “Setting Roots”, site-specific sculptures and gallery installation April 28 – May 3

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Devin Wilder, “Projections” April 23-26


Please join us on Tuesday April 21 in the blackbox theater in the basement of McCarthy Arts Center for “An Exploration of Human Will in Society,” a live performance by Katie Finocchiaro.

Performances will be at 6, 6:30 and 7PM



Maggie Raemer, “The Art Trunk” April 13-20.

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Lindsay Gravelin, “Discarded,” April 7 – 13.


Daniel Russell, “Cycles,” March 25 – March 30.

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Anna Kristina Anderson (Kranna), “The Natural Made Unnatural,” March 2 – March 7.

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Ellia (Eli) Heroux, “Fire Lantern,” Feb 25 – March 2.

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Brianna Coughlin: “Saints” | Feb. 11 – Feb. 16

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Exhibitions Fall 2014

Darlene Charneco, “CoHabitat”

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charneco14 postcard frontThis exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College

PLANT ON PREMISES: A Survey by The Department of Natural Resources

an exhibition by Ryan Thompson

Please join us for an artist lecture on Thursday Nov. 13 from 4-5 in Cheray 101 followed by an opening reception in the McCarthy Gallery from 5-6.

“Impatiens at Valenti Cleaners,” archival inkjet print, 24″ x 16″ 2014

The exhibition PLANT ON PREMISES foregrounds an inconspicuous struggle between industrial and natural processes—between the potted plants and the chemical plants found in dry cleaners shops. Dry-cleaned garments, potted plants, and photographic collages form the basis for an aesthetic investigation into these two very different types of plants.

This exhibition is generously funded by the The Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts and hosted by the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College


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FALL 2013

Kristen Letts Kovak, Recursive Observations, Fall 2013












Rebecca Weisman, Ethan Allen Nights: A Surrrealist Reenactment, Fall 2013