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2019 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts

Feb 28 - Mar 29 | 12 – 5 pm | Joseloff Gallery

2019 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts is an annual artist-in-residency program that brings prominent artist/teachers to the Hartford Art School. Mark Burns presents recent works while working with students in the Ceramics Department for the academic year 2018-19.

Blue Collar Ornamentfeaturing Mark Burns

An Impolite Aesthetic featuring Ben Ahlvers, Tom Bartel, Rebekah Bogard, Wesley Harvey, Nicholas Kakavas, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Kathy King, Paul McMullan, Anne Davis Mulford, Matt Nolen, Denise Pelletier, Melissa Stern, Russell Wrankle

Koopman Events

Reception: March 7, 5-7 pm

Koopman Talk: March 7, 6:15 pm (during the reception)

Dinner: March 7, 7-10 pm, contact Amanda Ernest for tickets (ernest@hartford.edu)

2019 Print Club Show and Sale

Mar 26 - Mar 31 | Silpe Gallery

2019 Print Club Show and Sale

Annual sale of prints made by Hartford Art School students, staff, and faculty.




Saturday, March 3o, 5-7 pm

Visiting Artist Lecture

Ricky Nierva, Animation Art Director/Production Designer

Mar 28 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm | Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center

Visiting Artist Lecture Ricky Nierva has worked in the Animation Industry for over 25 years. A 21-year veteran of
Pixar Animation Studios, he led a team of talented artists to create the visual look of the
Academy Award winning film UP. He was the production designer for Monsters University
and the lead character designer for Monster's Inc. He won an Annie Award for Outstanding
Individual Achievement for Character Art Direction for Finding Nemo. He contributed to
visual development for Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, COCO, BAO and numerous Pixar
projects in development. Nierva is also an experienced storyboard artist that has created
production boards for Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., UP, and a Pixar feature film currently in
Nierva illustrated a children's book published by Random House, titled M is for Monster.
His artwork is also featured in the Pixar Art of books for Monster's Inc., Finding Nemo,
Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and The Art of Pixar by Chronicle
In 2017, Nierva was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown as a board member of
the California Film Commission.
Nierva attended California Institute of the Arts where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in Character Animation. He credits his visual style to close mentor and famed Warner
Bros. and Disney designer, the late Maurice Noble. Ricky has worked with talented artists at
Turner Feature Animation, Warner Bros., Baer Animation, and Hanna Barbera.
Nierva was a TEDx speaker in Athens, Greece. He has also given talks at Adobe, EG Conference, Charles Schulz Museum, and the Disney SPARC conference. His artwork has been featured worldwide, notably at the MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Ghibli Museum.

Public Lecture

Ricky Nierva, Animation Art Director/Production Designer

March 28, 2019

2:30 – 4 pm

Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center

University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

Senior Thesis Exhibition 1

Painting, Photography, Interdisciplinary

Apr 4 - Apr 14 | Joseloff and Silpe Galleries

Senior Thesis Exhibition 1

Joseloff Gallery - Painting

Silpe Gallery - Photography and Interdisciplinary

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6

5-7 pm

2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition 2

Visual Communications Design, Illustration, Integrated Media Arts

Apr 18 - Apr 28 | Joseloff and Silpe Galleries

2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition 2

Joseloff Gallery - Illustration

Silpe Gallery - VCD

Blackbox - IMA

Closing Reception

Saturday, April 27

5-7 pm