Exhibits: Staff & Contacts
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Whitehead Campus Center
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Matthew Seamus Callinan
Campus Exhibitions Coordinator
Aubree Penney is Co-Manager of the CFG with Michael Rushmore. As a senior Religion and English double major with a Classics minor, she finds the CFG provides her with a much-needed dose of the 21st Century. She is leading a student seminar entitled &quo;Form, Content, Difficulties: Embodied Texts from Plato to Kindle&quo; through the Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, grappling with the relationship between form and content in regards to material texts. A native Southerner, Aubree has a deep and undying love for sweet tea and has proclaimed &quo;y'all&quo; her second person plural pronoun of choice. Additionally, she enjoys participating in the Customs program at Haverford and decorating spaces with vast quantities of paper chains.
Michael Rushmore is Co-Manager of the CFG with Aubree Penney. He is a junior Political Science major from Chicago, IL/London, UK. He took a gap year to curate a few art exhibitions and write a book about street art. Street art is kind of his obsession. If he could look at one painting for the rest of his life, it would either be Francis Bacon's Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X or something huge by José Parlá.
Sydney Carson is a junior from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She is a psychology major and a spanish minor, and is returning to CFG after spending Fall 2012 abroad in Seville, Spain. In high school she fell in love with working with glass and misses being able to make stained, sandblasted, and fused pieces. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, listening to music, and doing DIY projects on clothes from the thrift store. She is thrilled to be returning to the CFG team!
Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein is a first year at Haverford contemplating a double major in Art History and Spanish. She hopes to use art in the future as a means to create cross-cultural dialogue. For now, she is happy to be here learning as much as she can, cooking food for her apartment, and cultivating alter egos.
Mike Ferrara is a junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. As an Art History Major and Education Minor, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery was after his heart from the start. When he is not pondering the curatorial and artistic wonders of the gallery, Mike can be found working in Lunt Cafe, slinging scrumptious sandwiches, or working in an Art Classroom at the Haverford Boys School. Although he loves to teach art, he also likes to try his hand at his fair share of painting, sculpting and any other creative endeavor he can get his hands on.
Noelia Hobeika is a senior English major from Paris, France. She was abroad last semester in Argentina (where her mother is from) and is extremely excited to be back for this final year, and to be a part of CFG again. She loves to study film theory, her favorite painter is Egon Schiele, and she enjoys photography as a hobby. Last year she led a student seminar funded by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities called "The Symbolic Evolution of the Cigarette" which encompassed many of her academic interests including semiotics, film, advertising, literature, and sociology.
Dylan Kahn is a freshman from Boulder, Colorado. He is currently unsure of his major, but he's refining his interests in art history, western history, and French. Creating art is one of his favorite pastimes, and he studied drawing, painting, and the portfolio arts in high school. Hopper, Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Canova are listed among his favorite artists. Beyond the artistic realm, Dylan enjoys cross country running, watching English dramas, and eating late-night snacks. He also prides himself on being a Star Trek and Jeopardy! aficionado. Dylan is excited to join the crew at the CFG, and he hopes to learn more about gallery work during his time at Haverford.
Alicja Kielczewska (pronounced Ah-leets-ya Kiel-chev-ska) is a sophomore from West Babylon, NY. Alicja is probably majoring in Biology or Geology and is in the process of deciding whether she prefers cells to rocks. In her spare time Alicja loves to do acrylic paintings and sing in the shower (just not at the same time.) As a self-proclaimed Shahrukh Khan fan-girl, Alicja loves watching Bollywood movies and trying to learn all of the fancy footwork, though most of the time she is unsuccessful and just appears to be doing a botched-up version of the Cotton-eyed Joe. Alicja has been involved in the arts for most of her life, especially taking great involvement in mural painting at her high school. Alicja's favorite part of working at the CFG her freshmen year was seeing the gallery guests' different reactions to artwork on display. Alicja also really enjoys how the gallery tries to challenge traditional notions of what art "should be." Hoping to gain further understanding of art, Alicja is super stoked for working another year at the CFG!
Valerie Smosna is a senior History of Art major from New York City. She finds CFG to be a great place to pursue her study of art outside of the academic setting, as well as an all around wonderful place to work. While not in classes or at the gallery, she splits her time between one job at the Dean's Office, another job with the Research Foundation of CUNY and last but not least, exploring the surrounding city of Philadelphia.