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Ron Netsky

Mr. Ron Netsky

Chair of the Art Department and Professor
rnetsky4@naz.edu

Office: (585) 389-2533 Studio: (585) 389-2539
Office: A-160
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.

Click here to see Ron Netsky's website.

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Doot





Dr. Doot Bokelman

Associate Professor and Program Director, Art History
dbokelm7@naz.edu
(585) 389-2531
Office: A-161
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. 

Click here to view some of Doot Bokelman's work.

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Maureen

Ms. Maureen Brilla-Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor
mfitzpa1@naz.edu
(585) 389-2534
Office: A-163
Credentials
: B.F.A., University of Wisconsin; M.F.A., Indiana University

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Lynn

Ms. Lynn Duggan

Professor
lduggan1@naz.edu
(585) 389-2536
Office: A-156
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.

Click here to view Lynn Duggan's work.

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Tracie




 

Ms. Tracie Glazer

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Art Education

Director, Saturday Art for Children & Teens

tglazer4@naz.edu
(585) 389-2537
Office: A-170B
Credentials
: A.A.S., Herkimer County Community College; B.S., Nazareth College; M.S.Ed., Nazareth College

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Sherri Feb. 2013

Ms. Sherri Baker Hamilton

Assistant Professor
sbaker1@naz.edu

(585) 389-2488
Office: A-162A
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.

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Cathy K

Ms. Catherine Haven Kirby

Professor
ckirby1@naz.edu
(585) 389-2542
Office: A-162
Director of the Visual Communication Design 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

Click here to view some of Catherine Kirby's work.

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Mitch

Mr. Mitch Messina

Professor
mmessin2@naz.edu
(585) 389-2530
Office: A-152
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.

Click here to learn more about Mitch Messina and his work.

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Paul

Mr. Paul Porell

Assistant Professor
pporell3@naz.edu
(585) 389-2544
Office: A-169E
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.

Click here to view some of Paul Porell's work.

 

* Additional instructors teach courses in the Art Department as adjunct members of the faculty.

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