Joyce Miller is a Professor of Art at MWCC and instructs ceramics, drawing, and foundation courses. She received her B.F.A. in painting from Illinois State University and her M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Upon graduating, she studied ceramics for 8 years in a production studio. She was a member of Soho 20 gallery in New York City, has exhibited at East West Gallery in Chicago, and has participated in many invitational and juried exhibitions at colleges and galleries throughout the United States. Her recent work includes sculptural clay pieces and mixed media drawings.
Professor, Department Chair
Studied with renowned Buddhist sculptor, Kokei Eri in Japan, where he lived for thirteen years. He has had solo exhibitions in major cities in Japan, and throughout the US. His outdoor sculptures are in sculpture parks, parks, and universities nationally and internationally. He has exhibited in New York City, Qatar, Egypt, Germany, London, Bejing, Hungary, Rumania, India, and Japan. He was awarded many grants including the Gottlieb Foundation Grant, US Embassy Grant, Japan Foundation Grant, Ford Foundation Grant, and the Blanche Colman Award. He taught for many years at Pratt Institute and the College of New Rochelle Graduate School.
Represented by Bernard Toole Gallery, Boston
Mary teaches at Keene State and Mount Wachusett Community College, and has exhibited throughout New England at venues including Studio 220, New York, NY; Flywheel, Easthampton, MA; Paper City Studios, Holyoke; Keene State College, Keene, NH; A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA; Gallery A3, Amherst, MA; Pure Light Gallery, Turners Falls MA; Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA.
She was an Artist in Residence at Tallix Foundry, Beacon, NY.
Donalyn Schofield graduated from Marygrove College, Detroit Michigan and received a M. F. A. from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in Printmaking and Drawing. She is currently teaching art history at Anna Maria College in Paxton as well as Mount Wachusett Community College. She also lectures in art history and teaches collage classes at the Worcester Art Museum. She works in paper media, found objects and also alters books as the structure for some of her work. In 2009 she was the Artist In Residence at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick and is a member of ArtsWorcester.
Jesse Connor works in printmaking, painting, and drawing. He has experimented with combining these elements to create surfaces and images on both small and very large-scale work. His images explore the relationship between the form and function of industrial and domestic spaces and artifacts. Connor has exhibited abroad in Cameroon, West Africa, and Berlin, Germany. He has also shown in Key West, Florida, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and in various venues in Massachusetts. His most recent show was at A.P.E. in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Connor has taught at a variety of colleges in the Northeast. He teaches currently at Springfield Technical Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College and has taught a variety of drawing, painting and printmaking courses at the University of Massachusetts and Bennington College. He maintains a studio in Leverett, MA.
Erica Wurtz received her BA from Bennington College and MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed and published in the New York Times, Ceramics Monthly, and Art New England. She has taught at the University of Hartford, the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Marlboro College, and has given workshops and lectures at various venues in the Northeast. Ms. Wurtz was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant Recipient in 2005.