Creative Expressions: Music and Mixed Media - June 11, 2020
Creative Expressions: Listening and Looking through the Layers - Music and Mixed Media Art
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The SUNY Empire community has a rich and varied artist community. Come and meet our faculty, staff, student, and alumni artists to learn a little about their creative expressions, their process, and them. Our artists host a Q&A session following their presentations/performances. The sessions happen every Thursday at 5pm in Zoom at this link - https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionSeries.
Featured on Thursday, June 11 will be live musical performances of gypsy jazz and contemporary improvisational guitar jazz by Kelly and Andrew Mollica and a presentation of the mixed media and water color art of alumna Cynthia Julian.
Note: If you missed our previous sessions or cannot make it this week, all of the sessions are recorded. Check them out at this link - https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionsVideoChannel.
Weekly host: Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Note: If you missed our previous sessions or cannot make it this week, all of the sessions are recorded. Check them out.
Kelly Mollica (musician) - Born and raised in the Capital Region, Kelly Mollica serves as our Capital Region Channel Recruiter supporting incoming students in the region. Kelly has been at SUNY Empire for almost 10 years and has worked in a variety of recruitment roles. Although professionally she has worked in higher education for 13 years, academically, Kelly focused on topics ranging in communications, music performance, and audio production. Trained in classical violin, Kelly enjoys getting the opportunity to play with her husband, Andrew, who is a professional jazz guitarist. Raising two small kids is distracting, so she’ll take on opportunities to play her ‘axe’.
Andrew Mollica (musician) Musician, Andrew Mollica was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He fell in love with the guitar in his teenage years, studying privately with Marco Oppedisano. He studied classical technique with Michaelangelo Fratino, latin and jazz improvisation with the great Rick Davies, and composition with William Pfaff during his time earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music at SUNY Plattsburgh. An accomplished guitarist, Andrew has performed in numerous ensembles including the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra and Wallace Hill Quartet, and as a soloist. He currently resides in Greenwich, New York, where he teaches guitar lessons privately. Andrew can be contacted via email at [email protected] or visit him on the web at - https://andrewmollica.wordpress.com/music
Cynthia Julian (Mixed Media Artist), retired after a half century in the workforce (K-12 educator & NY state worker) Cynthia is now enjoying a daily art practice and the freedom to deeply explore what art brings to the human soul. She was raised and lived in the Western US until 2006 when she moved to NY. A Masters of Arts degree through SUNY Empire State College in 2011 led me across the trail of art journaling, which led to participating in online art classes and communities, primarily with other women artists.
In the last decade, she has developed art friends across the globe. Watercolor is her primary media, but Cynthia creates mixed media art journals and paintings as well. She is currently studying how to oil paint. You can follow her art creative journey on Instagram: cynthiaajulian