Western Connecticut State University MFA Show in NYC

"Bret Michaels: Rock 'N' Roll Survivor"
©Hiroshi Mizuno

This year's crop of MFA recipients in painting and illustration from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT is showing at Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., 4th Floor, NYC.

The artists participating in painting are: David Brownell, Betsy Davidson, Brie McDonald, Renee Rossi, and Jill Sarver. Those participating in illustration are: Danielle Alpert, Thomasina Beasley, David Ferreira, Annie Lane, Barbara Mansilla, Hiroshi Mizuno, and Jamison Odone.

Still River Editions printed Hiroshi Mizuno's colorful and cheeky illustrations of celebrities included in the exhibition. Mizuno's eye is sharp and critical, and sometimes he cuts to the quick. Sometimes, though, he gently (and humorously) amplifies the already oversized qualities of the personalities he draws.

The opening reception is Thursday, June 24, 5-8 pm, and the show will run until July 10, 2010.