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Art Exhibit: Resiliency Through Art

An online gallery for Witherill Library's art exhibits.

Exhibit Details

The "Resiliency Through Art" exhibit was held at Witherill Library from March 29th, 2021 - May 12th, 2021. Its mission was to encourage the students, faculty, and staff of Cazenovia College to share artwork that was created based on their experience with mental health or during their own mental health journey. The exhibit sought to explore the role that art plays in mental wellness as both catharsis and expression with the goal of spotlighting the diverse perspectives and experiences of our campus community.

Photo Gallery

Black and white photograph of a person holding their hands to their head, several exposures overlapping.

"Breaking Point"

Riley Murray, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Photography, 11" x 17"

Price: $130.00

Side-view photograph of person kneeling with their head bent down and their hands holding their head

"Deep Anguish"

Riley Murray, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Photography, 16" x 24"

Price: $150.00

word magnets spelling out the following poem: every angel is a mess, a young masterpiece in pain, we see life as the canvas, and paint harmony and balance.

"Untitled"

Bethany Huffstutler, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Class of 2021

Poetry and Photography, 5" x 7" 

Black and white photograph montage of different shapes with parts of faces inside each shape.

"5.7 of the Population"

Lily Demyen, Class of 2023

Digital Print, 20" x 27"

Price: $125.00

Black and white photograph of a young woman with puzzle pieces drawn on her face and the phrase

"11.5 Stating 'I'm Fine'"

Lily Demyen, Class of 2023

Digital Print, 20" x 27"

Price: $125.00

Black and white photograph of a young woman inside plastic bag with people behind her and jagged lines.

"40 Million Individuals"

Lily Demyen, Class of 2023

Digital Print, 20" x 27"

Price: $125.00

Photograph of a young woman with two faces: one is purple and looking blankly at the camera and the other is green and smiling.

"Jekyll/Hyde"

Alissa Donato, Class of 2022

Digital Print, 11" x 14"

Photograph of a young man, semi-transparent, standing in front of a brick wall.

"Ghost"

Alissa Donato, Class of 2022

Digital Print, 11" x 14"

Photograph of a young woman with stiches drawn on her skin, looking at the camera and holding a cigarette.

"Frankenstein Creation"

Alissa Donato, Class of 2022

Digital Print, 11" x 14"

Bright colored geometric shapes on a mostly black, patterned background

"A Watcher"

David Rufo, Assistant Professor of Education

Watercolor on Arches Hot Press Paper, 18" x 24"

Price: $1,500.00

Bright colored geometric shapes on a mostly pink, patterned background

"Silent Cipher"

David Rufo, Assistant Professor of Education

Watercolor on Arches Hot Press Paper, 18" x 24"

Price: $1,500.00

Silhouette of person working on their laptop, with thought bubbles coming out of their head. Within the bubbles are adult coloring book designs.

"Spring Blooms Resilience: Art Colors the Soul"

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Students, Class of 2021 and Class of 2022

Digital Graphic Design, 24" x 36"

Circular, crocheted pattern with flower design in the middle, in orange, red, and pink.

"Comfort #2"

Kathryn Szyjkowski, Studio Art Program, Class of 2021

Crocheted Yarn, 30 1/2" Diameter

Price: $35.00

Circular, crocheted pattern with flower design in the middle, in maroon, light blue, and yellow.

"Comfort #1"

Kathryn Szyjkowski, Studio Art Program, Class of 2021

Crocheted Yarn, 45" Diameter

Price: $45.00

embroidered picture of a woman's torso with flowers over her breasts and a garden growing along her C-section scar.

"Cesarean Garden"

Meghan Wilson, Library Clerk

Embroidery, 11 1/4" Diameter

portrait of man sticking his tongue out

"Self Portrait Under Lockdown"

Wayne Daniels, Library Clerk

Oil on Panel, 6" x 6"

Drawing of the back of a woman posing, some anatomical features are detailed.

"Xray Vision"

Robin Gross, Art Department Volunteer

Multimedia, 18" x 24"

Drawing of a woman leaning into her reflection.

"Self-portrait Reflection"

Robin Gross, Art Department Volunteer

Multimedia, 20" x 22"

Statue of a woman collaged out of different parts.

"Sara"

Robin Gross, Art Department Volunteer

3 Dimensional Montage, 54" High x 17" Wide x 17" Deep

Multi-colored, multi-media collage with words and faces.

"The Space Between"

Lucianna DiGenova, Studio Art Program, Class of 2022

Multimedia Collage, 11" x 14"

College of drawings, clippings, and text in muted tones.

"Swallow My Spirit"

Lucianna DiGenova, Studio Art Program, Class of 2022

Multimedia Collage, 11" x 14"

Multi-colored, multi-media collage with words and faces.

"You and Me"

Lucianna DiGenova, Studio Art Program, Class of 2022

Multimedia Collage, 11" x 14"

Wood cut print of a person holding their head in their hands, bird in windowsill behind them.

"Lockdown"

Gwendolyn Andersen, Studio Art Program

Woodcut Print, 15" x 18"

Painting of vines hanging down in dark, muted colors with white branches reaching up.

"Breakthrough"

Emily Cone, Studio Art Program, Class of 2022

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14"

Price: $30.00

First in series of photographs of a picture of a young man on fire.

"Toxicity #1"

Haley Taber, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photography, 18" x 20"

Second in series of photographs of a picture of a young man on fire.

"Toxicity #2"

Haley Taber, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photography, 18" x 20"

Third in series of photographs of a picture of a young man on fire.

"Toxicity #3"

Haley Taber, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photography, 18" x 20"

Blue-toned photograph of a cactus with blueberries in it.

"Blueberry"

Paige Irlbeck, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photograph / Cyanotype, 11.5" x 8.5"

Price: $30.00

Blue-toned photograph of an iris with pieces of apple and banana in it.

"Banana + Apple"

Paige Irlbeck, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photograph / Cyanotype, 9.5" x 9.5"

Price: $30.00

Blue-toned photograph of a rose with pieces of strawberries in it.

"Strawberry"

Paige Irlbeck, Photography Program, Class of 2021

Digital Photograph / Cyanotype, 11" x 10"

Crocheted flower pattern with circles inside in purple, white, pink, and green.

"Mandala"

Heather Whalen Smith, Library Director

Cotton Yarn, 12" Diameter

Crocheted scarf in grey, maroon, grey, pink, and white

"Summer Scarf"

Heather Whalen Smith, Library Director

Cotton Yarn, 48" x 12"

Silhouetted, scraggly tree with some green leaves at the top growing next to a stone gate on a shadowy landscape.

"Resurrection"

Sarah O'Neill, Cataloging & Reference Librarian

Acrylic on Masonite, 11" x 14"

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