Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield State University hosting Alumni Art Show until October 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2019
CONTACT: Troy Watkins,, 413.572.5523

Westfield – Westfield State University is hosting an Alumni Art Show featuring the works of a dozen graduates in its Arno Maris Art Gallery, Ely Campus Center, through October 5.

Included in this event will be the works of the University’s alumni, including paintings by Jacob Capone ’19, Dan Delisle ’16, Michelle Pescetta ’04, Diane Savino ’82, Joan Steinmeyer ’92, and JoAnne M. Zimmerman’77; an illustration by Casey Desilets ’11, drawings by Micayla Levesque’18 and Anthony Sarkis ’19, ceramics by Jill Fahey’14 and Mary Ann (Sharland) Roussi’77; and printmaking and sculpture by Lee Connolly Weill ’75.

On Saturday, September 28, during the University’s homecoming weekend, the gallery will host an artists’ reception, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The art show will conclude with a reception for the Westfield State Class of 1967 on Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m., sponsored by University’s Office of Alumni Relations.

The exhibit and artists’ reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information about this event and future campus exhibits, visit

Photo caption: From Jill Fahey’s Summer Days series, “Connecticut Country,” Raku tile on Connecticut Tobacco barn board.

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information on Westfield State University, visit,, or


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