Arts Events and Exhibitions

Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery

The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery serves as a center for creative artistic activity at the College and for the outside community. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting.

The College's permanent art collection enriches the cultural climate on campus by making additional works of a high level of artistic achievement available to students and the community. In this manner, the collection serves as a permanent visual reference source.

The College believes that the acquisition of art works and the presentation of different art exhibitions assist the College community in setting standards for judgment and perception. facebook logo


Art Events & Exhibitions in the Gallery

The Fall 2016 Schedule

Correspondence ShowThe Correspondence Show
curated by Steve Clorfeine

September 23 – October 21

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A curatorial installation by Steve Clorfeine representing the work of 20+ Hudson Valley/Upper Catskill artists, each invited to create works inspired by letters and post cards written to Mr. Clorfeine
over a period of 50 years.

Steve Clorfeine is a performer, writer, director, and teacher mainly known for his improvisational works. He has been a member of Merdith Monk’s company and has  created performances using film, movement, song, and text. He has been actively  practicing Buddhism for over 40 years, and so much more! An artistic gem of the Hudson Valley.


The Invisible Wall: Works by Wayne Montecalvo and Laura Moriarty

November 4 – December 9

Opening reception: Friday November 4, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wayne Montecalvo and Laura Moriarty present, 'The Invisible Wall'. As a married couple, the two artists share a backyard studio in Rosendale. To maintain individual autonomy, they split their workspace equally down the middle, with one side being Wayne's territory and the other being Laura's. The Invisible Wall is the dividing line between their two art worlds, which they will mimic in the Muroff-Kotler exhibition.

Laura makes process-driven sculptural paintings whose forms, colors, textures and patterns are inspired by processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage. 

Wayne makes one-of-a-kind, manipulated, distorted photographic silkscreen prints on a variety of surfaces. Building his images using collage techniques, Wayne incorporates distressed but planned elements that emphasize the unpredictable. 


The Spring 2016 Schedule


Robert Tonner, visiting artist Spring 2016 ROBERT TONNER, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Robert Tonner, artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of the Tonner Doll Company. Established in 1991, The Tonner Doll Company designs and manufactures high quality collectible dolls of all types—from classic character dolls, to well-known movie and television characters, to high-fashion dolls with stylish runway-ready clothing.

Robert Tonner's Artist in Residency:

Gallery Show of Fashion Styles, Illustrations,
and Dolls
Thursday, March 10 - April -15

Opening Slide Lecture and Presentation:
Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.,
College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

Mr. Tonner will talk about his work before the opening of his show in the gallery.

Reception in gallery immediately following the presentation.


 Lecture and Demonstration

Wednesday, March 30, 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.,
Boroughs Hall 120

"Observations of a Reluctant Businessman"

Mr. Tonner will give a lecture and demonstrate work processes in this event. 

Class Visits

March 14 - April 4 

Mr. Tonner will be visiting Fashion and Art classes to review and critique work - 4 classroom visits.


May 4 - 18
Opening Reception Wednesday, May 4, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SUNY Ulster Fine Art students display their drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, fashion design, and more. 

2-D skulls 2015

Fashion Karma 3-D

Photo Class



Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery: VAN 265

Susan Jeffers, Gallery Coordinator
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