Mr. Ron Netsky
Chair of the Art Department and Professor
Office: (585) 389-2533 Studio: (585) 389-2539
Credentials: B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art; M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis
Ron Netsky has taught printmaking at Nazareth College since 1975. In lithographs, etchings and his own cardigraph technique he has primarily focused on the interplay between organization and chaos found in nature. His prints are included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and other museums. Netsky has served as a curator of several exhibitions, including Leaving for the Country: George Bellows at Woodstock, which originated at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery before traveling to Chicago's Terra Museum of American Art and other museums.
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Dr. Doot Bokelman
Associate Professor and Program Director, Art History
Credentials: B.F.A., Penn State; M.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ohio State; Ph.D., Ohio State
Dr. Doot has taught Art History at Nazareth since 2002. Her areas of expertise are Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, however her diverse interests allow her to teach a variety of courses covering many geographic areas and time periods. Dr. Doot is also a practicing artist who paints, sculpts and has recently written a fiction book featuring her whimsical mixed media sculpture.
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Ms. Maureen Brilla-Fitzpatrick
Credentials: B.F.A., University of Wisconsin; M.F.A., Indiana University
Credentials: B.A., Creative Arts, Purdue University; M.F.A., Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Washington University, St. Louis
Lynn was honored with the Nazareth College “Excellence in Teaching Award” and has taught twice as a visiting professor for the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. She was awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and, in 2012, did an artist residency in Wyoming at Jentel. Much of Lynn’s work reflects her ongoing interest in gender studies.
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Dr. Shannon Elliott
Associate Professor and Program Director, Art Education
Credentials: B.F.A., Pratt Institute; M.S.ED., Queens College; Ed. D., University of Rochester
Areas of Expertise: Preservice art education, painting
Professional Appointments and Awards:
Editor of The Research Index for Art Education, www.artedindex.com
New York State Art Teacher of the Year 2011
Vice President, New York State Art Teachers Association
For over 18 years, Dr. Elliott has been "inspiring [her] students to approach their teaching as another form of their art." In the graduate classroom, she is able to draw on her experiences as a junior high art teacher in New York City and a high school art teacher in the Rochester area, affording students a wealth of advice and passion for her work. A scholar and an artist, Dr. Elliott has been a presenter at the National Art Education Association Conventions, and has had her work in solo exhibitions in New York City.
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Ms. Tracie Glazer
Assistant Professor & Director, Saturday Art for Children & Teens
Credentials: A.A.S., Herkimer County Community College; B.S., Nazareth College; M.S.Ed., Nazareth College
Ms. Sherri Baker Hamilton
Credentials: B.S., Studio Art, Nazareth College
Professional Experience: Creative Director at Mirus Group (Rochester, NY); Senior Art Director at Martino Flynn, LLC (Rochester, NY), and; Creative Supervisor at Mason Selkowitz Marketing (Rochester, NY).
Teaching and Research Interests: Graphic design, typography, advertising design, packaging design, and illustration.
Ms. Catherine Haven Kirby
Director of the Graphics and Illustration Program
Education: B.A. in Philosophy, Trinity College; M.F.A. in Computer Graphics Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
Teaching and Research Interests: Digital Printmaking and Design, History of Graphic Design
Credentials: B.A., Trinity College; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Mr. Mitch Messina
Credentials: B.S., Portland State University; M.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Mitch Messina is a Professor of Art, teaching ceramics and sculpture. He taught at numerous colleges before moving to Rochester in 1990. His artwork has been exhibited in many group and one-person shows, including solo exhibitions at the Clay Studio and the Snyderman Galleries in Philadelphia, Pa., the Hartnett Gallery at the University of Rochester, the Davison Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College and the Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College. Recent group shows include The Clay National in Louisville Kentucky and Craftforms 2007 at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA.
Messina’s work can be seen in a permanent installation of three sculptures at the Village Gate Complex in downtown Rochester and has also been featured in reviews in Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics Monthly and American Craft magazine. His work is also featured in books, including Making Ceramic Sculpture by Raul Acero and Hand Formed Ceramics by Richard Zakin. In 1991, he received the Evelyn Shapiro Grant for Ceramic Excellence and in 1995 was awarded the Excellence In Teaching award from Nazareth College.
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Mr. Paul Porell
Credentials: B.S., Edinboro State College; Juris Doctoris, Duquesne University of Law; M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Paul has been teaching photography at Nazareth College since 2001, first as an Adjunct Professor (2001-2003) and then as an Assistant Professor in Art (2003-present). In addition to traditional (film based) and digital photography courses, Paul also teaches 2D Design and History of Photography. Prior to Nazareth, Paul worked for approximately nine years as a photographer and Audio/Visual Services Coordinator at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
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* Additional instructors teach courses in the Art Department as adjunct members of the faculty.