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Fine Arts Calendar

Experience the arts at Cabrini University! From performances by renowned musicians and the Cabrini Chorus to art exhibitions and student theatre productions, Cabrini prides itself in being an integral part of the arts in the local community.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Events subject to change

React, Reflect, Recollect:
Artist David Campbell Wilson

January 26-February 24, 2017, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Reception:
    Thursday, February 2, 2017
    5-7pm in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

A collection of paintings exploring memory, observation, and invention

The Golden Ring
The Golden Ring 
2012, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 48"

1997, Oil on Canvas & Wood, 85" x 78"

Each piece presents narrative sequences constructed from memory and observation, and refracted through metaphoric and symbolic compositional arrangements to convey the greater sense of a specific time and a place.

The representational imagery functions primarily as a framework through which the arrangements of color, shape, and form may express a specific feeling, a state of mind, and a personal interpretation of the fundamental nature of the human condition.

The goal being a harmonic arrangement of imagery, color, and symbolic representation which reflects the viewers' sense of memory, reinterprets daily scenarios, and reacts to the realities of our modern life.

David Campbell Wilson is an adjunct professor of painting and drawing at Drexel University, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Cabrini University. His paintings have shown in gallery and museum exhibitions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Portland.

Wilson is the recipient of several awards, including the Hiram Gee Painting Award from Syracuse University and the R. Tait McKenzie Medal from the Philadelphia Sketch Club. He is currently represented by Rodger LaPelle Galleries in Old City, Philadelphia.

In addition to his career as a painter, Wilson is also an illustrator, fire performer, and video artist. He writes and illustrates the weekly webcomic 'Drink Water!' for BurningMan.org, and has been invited twelve times to perform at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Wilson is also a legally ordained Justice of the Peace and enjoys officiating weddings in his spare time. David Wilson currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

For more information, visit davidcampbellwilson.com.

Paper x Ink: Prints and Posters by
Masthead x Phantom Hand

Featuring works by Shawn Hileman, JP Flexner, Sam Heimer, and Alex Eckman Lawn

March 9-April 6, 2017, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Reception:
    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    5-7pm in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

Paper x Ink exhibition is a unique mix of design, illustration, and printing techniques. Each artist focuses on bringing their mark, personality, and experience to develop concepts that transcend the viewer visually and emotionally.

The artists demonstrate the significance of creating original art with meaning, substance, and value.

About Masthead x Phantom Hand
Masthead Print Studio started as a small collective in February 2010. They loved screenprinting, music, and hanging out with friends. This turned into a place where they could do all of this and grow.

Their efforts led to more than 50 gallery shows and multiple conversations over a print table. After the space changed in 2015, they approached friends at Phantom Hand to help coordinate more refined and well-thought-out concepts.

Now, the result has been a merger of illustrators, designers, photographers, and printmakers coming together for less frequent but amazing gallery exhibitions.

Michelle Cann, pianistMichelle Cann, Pianist

Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 3pm in The Mansion

Concert pianist Michelle Cann is a young artist with a deep musical commitment to performing a wide range of repertoire and bringing the arts to local communities.

Michelle made her orchestral debut at age 14 and has performed with the Florida Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra.

She regularly appears in recital and as a chamber musician at halls including the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Michelle received her Bachelor and Master degrees in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro and an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. 

She will perform Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin and works by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel.

Graphic Design exhibitSenior Graphic Design Exhibition

April 21-August 15, 2017, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 2017
    4:30-6:30pm, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

This annual exhibition marks the culmination of a Graphic Design student’s career at Cabrini University.

Fire Pink TrioThe Fire Pink Trio

  • Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp
  • Sheila Browne, viola
  • Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flute

Sunday April 23, 2017, at 3pm in The Mansion

This dynamic and poetic trio combines three sensual instruments: harp, flute, and viola.

Just as each instrument has its uniquely beautiful voice, each member of Fire Pink Trio brings to the group a multitude of accolades including top prizes in international competitions, concerto performances, and critically acclaimed recordings.

Performing music from Romantic to Contemporary, Latin, and Jazz, Fire Pink Trio brings energy, elegance, style, and virtuosity to the stage. 

Cabrini ChorusCabrini University Chorus and Chorale

Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 3pm in Grace Hall

Under the direction of Helene Furlong, the Cabrini Chorus and Chorale will present a program of varied musical selections.

Past Musical Performers

  • Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts
  • Sheila Browne, Violist, and Barbara Browne, Pianist
  • OperaOggiNY
  • Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist
  • Dolce Suono Trio
  • Fire Pink Trio
  • Galina Sakhnovskaya, Soprano, and Mikhail Yanovitsky, Pianist
  • William Carr, Pianist
  • Richard Amoroso, Violinist
  • Sylvia Torán, Pianist
  • Young-Ah Tak, Pianist
  • The Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds

Past Exhibitors

  • Micah Danges, “Front: Back”
  • Thomas Vance, “Framing Nightingales”
  • “The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka (Part II)”
  • EJ Herczyk, combining computer and hand-painted imagery
  • Christine Palnik, “Reduction”
  • Michael Willse, “DUMBSTUCK/RESTRUCK: repair, recovery, and reclamations”
  • Laura Velez, “PERMISSION: A Collective”
  • Dennis Bertram, “Bouquet Skyships”

Friends of Cabrini Arts

Are you interested in the arts at Cabrini University?

Learn more about gallery exhibitions, performances, and other arts events on campus.

Friends of Cabrini Arts is a group that recognizes art as a significant aspect of Cabrini students’ collegiate experience and advocates for resources to enhance the arts at Cabrini.

Those who contribute financial support, expertise, or time toward the arts at Cabrini will become a member of Friends of Cabrini Arts.


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