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Angela Fraleigh | Associate Professor of Art & Department Chair

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Phone: 610-861-1652
Email: fraleigha@moravian.edu
Link: angelafraleigh.com

Teaching:
Advanced Painting
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Studio Seminar
Senior Projects
Professional Practices

Angela Fraleigh earned her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Boston University. She has exhibited widely at numerous venues including P.P.O.W Gallery and Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Rachael Cozad Fine Art, Kansas City, MO, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA, Inman Gallery Houston, TX, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX. Fraleigh has been nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, was awarded the Yale University Alice Kimball English Travel Grant as well as several international artist-in-residence programs, including the CORE program, MFAH, TX, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE and Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium.

Her exhibitions include a site-specific solo exhibition at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a solo exhibition at Everson Museum, Syracuse, and a group exhibition at The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ, titled (Em)Power Dynamics : Exploring the Modes of Female Empowerment and Representation in America. She is represented by Inman Gallery in Houston, TX and currently lives and works in New York, NY and Allentown, PA with her husband, artist Wes Heiss and their daughter Tuesday.

 

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Dr. Kristin Baxter | Associate Professor of Art & Coordinator of the Art Education Program

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Phone: 610-861-1463
Email: baxterk@moravian.edu

Teaching:
Art and Child Development
Processes and Structures
Curriculum and Instruction
Student Teaching Seminar
Imagination and Creativity in Young Children
Modern Art History
First Year Seminar
Special Topics: Museum Studies

Kristin Baxter, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Art Education Program joined the faculty at Moravian College in 2009. She completed her degrees at New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study (B.A., Liberal Arts, 1993); Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (M.A., Art History and Museum Studies, 1995); and Teachers College Columbia University (Ed.D., Art and Art Education, 2005). Her publications appear in the scholarly, peer-reviewed journals Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, International Journal of Art and Design Education and School Arts. Her first book entitled, Recollections of family photographs from five generations: The role of narrative and reflexivity in organizing experience was published in 2009 by VDM-Verlag.

Dr. Baxter is a practicing artist who works in a variety of art mediums, such as encaustics, knitting, and collage. She exhibits her work regularly with the Allentown Arts Collective and in shows at Moravian College. She has also exhibited her work at ArtSpace Gallery, Pocono Arts Council, East Stroudsburg, PA; Cummings Art Gallery at Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA; Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery, Allentown; Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA; New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA; Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York.

She is on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association and serves as Advocacy Chair.

Dr. Baxter works closely with students in many ways. She is the advisor to the student-run Moravian College Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). As of July 2015, she has supervised two HONORS projects and seven SOAR projects (Student Opportunities for Academic Research), working with nine different students. These SOAR research projects have provided students with more than $36,000 in SOAR funding and invaluable hands-on research opportunities. 

 

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Dr. Diane Radycki | Associate Professor of Art and Director of Payne Gallery

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Phone: 610-861-1627
Email: radyckid@moravian.edu
Link: dianearthistory.com

Teaching:
Art History Survey
Modern Art
Art of the Renaissance
Art of the Nineteenth Century
Art History Workshop

Dr. Diane Radycki is an art historian specializing in early 20th-century European art. She is an authority on the work of the German modernist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1876-1907. Dr. Radycki’s monograph on Paula Modersohn-Becker was published spring 2013 by Yale University Press.

Dr. Radycki also serves as Director of Payne Gallery, where she established the rotating exhibition program and has been instrumental in bringing a wide variety of important artists to Moravian.

 

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Camille Murphy | Assistant Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design

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Phone: 610-861-1687
Email: murphyc@moravian.edu
Link: skybluepink.co

Teaching:
Intro to Graphic Design
Typography
Publication Design
Graphic Design History and Practice
Portfolio Seminar
Graphic Design Internship

Camille Murphy is a Designer and Creative Director with a specialty in branding and marketing. She has over ten years of experience working in publishing, marketing and entertainment design. Her former client list includes Sony, HBO, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Penguin Books, Upperdeck, New York City Public Schools, and Barnes and Noble. Camille holds a Masters in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. Currently, Camille resides in Brooklyn, NY and works as a designer and creative director on a contract basis. She has previously taught as a part-time professor at NYU, Pratt and Parsons, The New School for Design.

 

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Natessa Amin | Visiting Artist

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Email: aminn@moravian.edu
Link: natessa.com

Teaching:
Visual Foundations
Painting I and II
Drawing I and II

Natessa Amin is an interdisciplinary artist living in Philadelphia. Originally from Easton, PA, Natessa holds a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Natessa's work investigates hybrid forms of painting through the exploration of material and time-based media. She has recently shown work at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and Hangar H18 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Natessa is also a co-founder of the artist-run space FJORD. 

 

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Jan Ciganick | Adjunct Professor, Art History & Administrative Assistant

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Phone: 610-861-1680
Email: ciganickj@moravian.edu
Link: facebook.com/JanCiganickArt

Teaching:
Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals
Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction
Independent Studies in Renaissance Art
Independent Studies in History of Architecture
Independent Studies in American Art

Jan Ciganick teaches Art History Survey and independent studies in Renaissance Art, History of Architecture, and American Art. Jan also serves as the art department administrative assistant, planning trips, curating HUB Gallery exhibitions, assisting with Art Club, and performing a myriad of duties to keep the art department running smoothly.

Jan is also a watercolor landscape painter who specializes in portraits of homes and historic buildings. She has clients throughout the region and is a regular participant in regional art festivals. She has had solo shows at Reading Community College and Stroudsmoor Country Inn, and she has participated in group shows at Allentown Art Museum, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Serious Business 1 and 2 at Northampton Community College, Face Value: A Self-Portrait Show at Bethlehem City Hall, The Baum School of Art, and other venues.

 

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Ted Colegrove | Adjunct Professor, Web Design

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Email: primerx24@gmail.com
Link: tedcolegrove.com

Teaching:
Interactive Design I and II

 

Ted Colegrove is a web designer, graphic designer and photographer. After graduating from Moravian College in 2007, he worked as a designer at the Morning Call, and presently works at Olympus. His image of fireworks over SteelStacks was chosen as the Musikfest 30th Anniversary Print. 

 

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Renzo Faggioli | Adjunct Professor, Ceramics

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Phone: 610-861-1677
Link: renzofaggioli.com

Teaching:
Ceramics
Three-Dimensional Design

 

Renzo Faggioli, ceramist-in-residence, has been a member of the Moravian College art faculty since the 1970s. After studying at the State Scuola Ceramica Della Robbia in Florence, he pursued advanced study in the United States. Mr. Faggioli completed his studies at Alfred University, New York, and Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been shown at many major exhibitions and shows throughout the eastern United States and Europe. His work has been featured in solo shows at Allentown Art Museum, Baum School of Art, Holland Gallery in West Chester, and Hoopla Gallery in Bethlehem. He exhibits widely throughout the region and internationally. In April, 2004, he received the Allentown Arts Ovation Award for the Visual Arts. He also teaches ceramics at The Baum School of Art.

 

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Jeff Hurwitz | Photographer-In-Residence

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Phone: 610-861-1632
Email: hurwitzj@moravian.edu

Teaching:
Photography 1, 2, 3
History of Photography
Historic Photo Processes
Art of the Lens

Jeff Hurwitz received his MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. As a special dean’s appointment, Jeff Hurwitz has served on the faculty of the Art Department since 1987. As Photographer-in-Residence, he is largely responsible for the development of the curriculum in photography. As a member of a community of artists with a special interest in bringing historic 19th century photographic process together with modern methods and materials as a contemporary means of 21st century image making, he developed and teaches the popular U1 LinC course, Historic Photographic Processes. 

He is an established artist, educator, juror and curator. His work as an artist has been exhibited internationally in venues ranging from the East Coast of the United States, including New York and Philadelphia, to the Province of Tianjin in China and can be found in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Allentown Art Museum as well as numerous private collections.

Selections from his list of solo exhibitions include “Jeff Hurwitz: Photographs," Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; "Jeff Hurwitz: Recent Photographs" Philadelphia University; and "Jeff Hurwitz, New Work 1987-2001," Saint Joseph’s University Art Gallery, Philadelphia.

Among his extensive number of group exhibitions are “Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image”, James A Michener Museum; "Prized Impressions" and "Work from the Collection: Philadelphia Photographers," both Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Pennsylvania Photographers" 9 and 10, Allentown Art Museum; “City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Invitational Exhibition”, Philadelphia; and many others.

Reviews of his work as an artist/educator, juror and curator has been featured in articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Photo Review, Art Matters, The Morning Call, The Easton Express Times and the subject of an interview on Public Radio’s “Public Access” show from WXPN radio in Philadelphia. He has been honored with numerous grants and awards for his work as an artist and educator and a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.

 

 

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Aron Johnston | Adjunct Faculty, Studio Art

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Email: astrogato@hotmail.com
Link: www.aronjohnston.net

Teaching:
Visual Foundations
Drawing 1 and 2
Painting 1 and 2
Advanced Drawing and Painting
Special Topics in Art in Public Places and Installation Art

 

Aron G. Johnston has exhibited in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and his home state of Texas as well as internationally, in India, Italy, and Kuwait.  Aron earned his M.F.A. from the University of Texas in 2007.  He received a Fulbright Research Grant that same year, during which he studied the social effects of globalization on traditional Indian sign painting in southern India.    

 

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Martha Kearns | Adjunct Professor, Art History

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Email: marthamkearns@gmail.com

Teaching:
African Art
Modern Art
Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals

Martha Kearns has been a member of the Moravian College art history faculty since 2003. She is also an author, playwright, and former Co-Founding and Executive Director of a non-profit community arts organization serving the inner-city neighborhood of Frankford, Philadelphia. She is the author of Kaethe Kollwitz: Woman and Artist (1976, 1977, and 1991) and art historical and critical reviews published in Sculpture Magazine, Connoisseur, New Art Examiner, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also taught at Lehigh University, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, and University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Academic and other awards include Fulbright, Antioch University Research Fellowship to Rome, Independent Video Purchase Prize by WHYY-PBS TV 12, Citation for Citizenship, City of Philadelphia, Playwright Fellowship, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Business and Arts Partnership Award by the Arts and Business Council of Philadelphia, Blue Mountain Artists' Colony, and First Prize, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.

Sculpture Magazine article, 1999, Elizabeth Catlett: The Spirit of Form
Review of the first retrospective of the sculpture of Elizabeth Catlett, recipient of The International Sculpture Society's Lifetime Achievement Award sculpture.org/documents/scmag99/march99/catlett/catlett.shtml

 

 

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Kristine Kotsch | Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design and Media Arts

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Email: kotschk@moravian.edu
Link: kristinekotsch.com

Teaching:
Digital Photography
Intro to Graphic Design

Kristine Kotsch creates artwork using a variety of photographic mediums including traditional film and darkroom, historic and alternative processes, as well as a wide array of digital media and printing methods. She frequently explores the combination of traditional and digital techniques. One of her passions is collecting old cameras, expired film, glass negatives, and vintage slides and using these old materials and equipment in new ways while exploring contemporary ideas.

Kristine studied graphic design and photography at Moravian College and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Art at Moravian where she teaches both Photography and Graphic Design courses. When she is not teaching, she is the Director of Exhibitions and Collections at The Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA. Kris has participated in many exhibitions in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia, PA, Moorestown, NJ, Houston, TX, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

 

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Ashley Kuhn | Adjunct Professor, Studio Art

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Email: kuhna@moravian.edu
Link: ashleykuhn.org

Teaching:
Drawing I and II
Painting I
Visual Foundations

Ashley Kuhn was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where she grew up. She received her bachelors of fine art from the University of Memphis with a concentration in photography before pursuing a Tennessee arts education license in 2010. Alongside her coursework for licensure at the University of Memphis, she pursued studies in painting. Before moving to Philadelphia in 2013, she worked with elementary and secondary art students in Memphis. She began her graduate studies in interdisciplinary studio art at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Masters of Fine Art in 2015. Working primarily with painting and drawing, she has exhibited work in Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; Philadelphia, PA; and Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

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Dave Leidich | Assistant to the Director, Payne Gallery

Phone: 610-861-1622
Email: leidichd@moravian.edu

As Assistant to the Director of Payne Gallery, Dave Leidich is responsible for coordinating gallery exhibitions. He arranges for the transportation of work, designs, hangs and lights each show, and prepares brochures, posters, signs and other promotional material. For gallery exhibitions as well as student shows and permanent collection works, he does any matting and framing required. He also arranges gallery security and schedules gallery attendants. Outside Moravian, he uses his creative talents in remodeling old buildings and furniture.

“When I attend a Payne Gallery opening, seeing an exhibition in its finished form—and seeing the reactions of the crowd—gives me a tremendous feeling of satisfaction.” —Dave Leidich

 

 

 

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Dr. Debra Torok | Adjunct Professor of Music and Art

Phone: 610-861-1624
Email: torokd@moravian.edu

Teaching:
Artists as Activists

Debra Torok, Ph.D. began teaching Artists as Activists for the Moravian College Art Department in the fall of 2011. The International Visions Gallery in Washington, DC auctioned select posters from this course in 2012 and additional class posters were displayed at Amnesty International conferences in Washington, DC and New York in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In addition to being a music faculty member at Moravian College, Dr. Torok taught at New York University and Lehigh University. Her piano recordings, available on iTunes, are heard internationally. She has made appearances on PBS and has been featured on NPR. She participated in the creation of the PBS documentary Make a Joyful Noise, narrated by Charles Osgood, and served as music consultant for this production. One of her musicals was featured at the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She is an activist and charter member of Artists for Amnesty International.

 

 

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Luke Wynne | Adjunct Professor, Digital Photography

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Email: lukewynnephotography@gmail.com
Link: lukewynne.com

Teaching:
Digital Photography

Mr. Wynne’s photographic career began in NYC where his work appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview, New York Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 where he was an editorial, portrait and movie photographer. Selected Films include: Internal Affairs (Paramount), Encino Man (Disney), The Guardian (Universal) Feds (Warner Bros.) and Trouble in Mind (Island Films). Portraits include: Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gere, Dennis Hopper, Andy Garcia and Kris Kristofferson. His editorial work continued on the West coast with the magazines Shape, New West, Voici (France), Oggi (Italy) and TelePoche (France).

While living in Italy from 1999 to 2011, he conducted portrait workshops and advanced photography courses for Il Punto Focale and Comunicamondo Associazione Culturale. Exhibitions in Italy include: Places I’ve Done Time - Tao Gallery, Hollywood Exposed - Galleria Alle Quercia, Bella Donna… belladonna - Bascillica Palladiana and Ritratto - Villa Lattes.

After returning to the USA and moving to Easton PA, Luke received the National Endowment for the Arts (everyday - 2011). Group shows include: Santa Bannon Gallery, Bethlehem; FUSE, Allentown; Grossman Gallery, Easton and The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Solo shows: Nurture Nature Center Gallery, Easton (Silk Mill Variations -2012), New Arts Program, Kutztown (Optic Nerve – 2013); Banana Factory - Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem - seventy portraits of Lehigh Valley artists (Artists in Residence – 2015).

 

 

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Doug Zucco | Adjunct Professor, Studio Art and Printmaking

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Email: douglas.zucco@gmail.com

Teaching:
Printmaking
Screen Printing
Visual Foundations
Drawing 1
Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

Doug Zucco is an artist who works primarily with printmaking and hand-made paper. Doug is also co-founder of White Crow Paper and works with artists developing and producing limited edition books and prints. For the past few years, Doug has been involved in a collaborative project with The New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA, producing books and prints for artists from the program. Doug has also exhibited his own work worldwide, and his work is in many public and private collections. Doug continues to open his studio and paper mill to those artists seeking collaboration in these processes.