How To Wake Up
To highlight the struggle many of us have with personal issues and tensions, the Visual & Performing Arts Department asked members of the Stonehill community to share their fears and vulnerabilities, exploring what makes individuals feel safe, strong or scared.
The Science and Soul of Art
From making paint with kitchen ingredients to creating an authentic fresco on-site at a villa in Italy, Stonehill immerses students in a multifaceted exploration of art.Read More
Designed for Success
From publishing and advertising to screen-based design, Stonehill’s graphic design students graduate with a distinct advantage thanks to extensive internships, a professional design studio on campus and professors with deep roots in the field.Read More
Firm Grounding in Theater Continues to Open Doors for Jeanine Kane ’91
Jeanine Kane ’91, English major and theatre arts minor, took part this summer in a theatrical production of “King Lear” and says her experiences in the classroom and on the stage at Stonehill helped her succeed in the role and many others she has had since graduating.
Stonehill Graduate Wins International Logo Design Award For 2016 International AIDS Conference
Stonehill alumnus John Hanawalt '10 has won an international logo design contest for his submission for the 2016 International AIDS Conference to be held in South Africa in July.
Senior Design Annual
The Senior Design Annual showcases the work of Stonehill's senior graphic design students. The theme for this year's showcase is the Pantone color system.
The Stonehill College Concert Ensemble and Collegiate Chorale proudly presented Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 7, in Alumni Hall. Hundreds of family members and friends of the Music Program attended this spectacular performance.
Children's Christmas Concert
The Stonehill College Concert Ensemble and Collegiate Chorale welcomed families from the Wounded Warrior Project and campus community to the Annual Children’s Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 6, in Alumni Hall.
This semester's edition of the Rolling Stonehill, our student-run culture magazine, is here! Check out Stonehill student's "no-filter" take on culture, literature, music, film, art, and more.
Graphic Design Graduates Present at DxB Conference
Four alumni of the Stonehill College graphic design program recently participated in Design Exchange Boston (DxB), a two-day design and innovation conference held at District Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, September 27-28, 2014.
Senior Soloists Captivate at Spring Concert
Nicole D’Angelo ’14, Rebecca Leising ’14 and Katie Stiles ’14 sparkled at the 2014 Stonehill College Concert Band and Orchestra Spring Concert, Sunday, April 27. As featured soloists, they demonstrated considerable musical ability as each played a Mozart wind concerto.
“If it is an illness to write, we are already sick beyond cure.”
Documentary Photography Down on the Farm
Students in Adam Lampton's Documentary Photography class recently spent some time on The Farm at Stonehill. Lampton, an assistant professor of Visual Arts, asked the class to spend the first weeks of the semester documenting the day-to-day operations of The Farm.
Gaining Appreciation Through Perspective
In all of our courses, students gain an appreciation for the modes through which artists have addressed essential aspects of the human condition in various cultures and during different historical periods.
We offer a curriculum that combines rigorous academics with experiential learning, allowing our students to explore their own creative potential with hands-on study of specific techniques.
Art as Social Catalyst
The Department of Visual & Performing Arts expands the definition and activities of traditional arts to include art as a form of outreach and as a social catalyst, where students are engaged in social service and mentoring in local communities.
Such outreach and mentoring work is a reflection of Stonehill College's Congregation of Holy Cross values, which call on us to serve the communities in which we live, learn and work.
This is seen in programs such as Stonehill’s Arts Outreach: Mentoring Through Photography and Visual Arts, which pairs elementary school students with Stonehill mentors during the academic year. The program has been serving local youth for more than a decade and continues to grow in scope and effectiveness. It's seen also in the work of graduates such as Kelvin Ramirez '01, who says his experiences at Stonehill shaped him as an artist and humanitarian and whose work as an art therapist will be featured in a motion picture set for release in 2014.
Similarly, InHouse Design, our student-run graphic design service, regularly does work for nonprofit groups and community-based learning programs.
A Supportive Environment where Deep Bonds are Formed
As might be expected, our Visual & Performing Arts faculty are working artists, musicians, historians and graphic designers, all of whom are deeply committed to the kind of mentoring and guidance that allows students to find success both in the classroom and in careers.
In addition, students will find that Cushing-Martin Hall, which houses many of our studios and classrooms, fosters the creation of close-knit artistic communities, mainly because Visual & Performing Arts students typically work there on projects during the evening hours, forging strong bonds of friendship and sharing ideas and observations.