Creative Arts News

News from the Siena College Creative Arts Department


Assistant Professor Paul Ricciardi spent August 2012 observing Kristin Linklater, a leader in voice training for actors in the United States and abroad, at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA.  The month-long observation will lead to Professor Ricciardi's certification as a Designated Linklater Teacher, joining the ranks of a select community of voice practitioners from around the world. This project was supported by a Siena College COTFD research grant.

Professor Ricciardi was hired by Stageworks (a professional union theater in the Hudson Valley) to serve as a dialect coach for the premier of "Tomorrow in the Battle."

Professor Timothy Reno sang Handel's "Messiah" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (December 15-18, 2011).  Professor Reno was an invited professional member of the University of Maryland Concert Choir.  The Choir is comprised of a core of the best current graduate and undergraduate music students, as well as invited professional alumni.  The performances were conducted by Matthew Halls, a British conductor, harpsichordist, and early music specialist.

Assistant Professor Scott Nelson Foster taught a figure drawing class for Northwest Arts Ltd. in Meridian Idaho, and recently completed a solo show of his watercolors at the Clement Gallery of Troy NY. Professor Foster also participated in 4x6/6x4, an international postcard show Colorado Mesa University.

Professor Foster was also recently awarded the Nancy Lawton Prize at the Historic Albany Foundation's annual BUILT Exhibition.  For information on Built, other awarded artwork and the Historic Albany Foundation click here.


    On the Park
    By Scott Nelson Foster
    2011 Nancy Lawton Prize Winner
Built Awards