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Transcendence at Albany International Airport
December 1, 2023 - December 31, 2026

Transcendence at Albany International Airport

I was commissioned by Albany Airport Art & Culture to create this hanging kinetic sculpture in Terminal B, Gate B5 at the Albany International Airport. This installation title Transcendence will be exhibited for three years, through December 2026.


Reshaping Abstraction at Concord Art
March 28, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Reshaping Abstraction at Concord Art

Concord, MA – Beginning Thursday, March 28, Concord Art presents Reshaping Abstraction, curated by Adria Arch. This exhibition brings together the work of twenty-two artists from across the United States and practicing in a variety of media. It will be on view through May 12. The exhibition celebrates a spirit of vitality and the “radical act [it is] to be joyful and buoyant against a world that has so much difficulty—that’s the heart of it,” says curator Adria Arch. Arch sought “artists whose sensibility is lyrical, colorful, and thoroughly engaged with material... Sculptural approaches abound, characterized by the manipulation of painted wood, plastic, paper, un- stretched canvas, and dyed yarn. Fresh, ambitious, and sassy, this work provides a space for engagement and release.” Artists featured in the exhibition include Adria Arch, Allison Baker, Olivia Baldwin, Lisa Barthelson, Catherine Bertulli, Gregg Blasdel, Kim Carlino, Donnabelle Casis, Cyrille Conan, Maya Erdelyi, Cadence Giersbach, Kate Hale, Jai Hart, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Vanessa Irzyk, Bonny Leibowitz, Frances Lerner, Beth O’Grady, Destiny Palmer, Katrina Sanchez, Suzan Shutan, and Karen Snouffer. Arch is a Boston-based mixed media artist, educator, and arts advocate. She is a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and her work is housed in both private and public collections. Arch has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, and in Auvillar, France. A catalog of the exhibition will be available at Concord Art. For more information, contact Executive Director Kate James at katejames@concordart.org or Assistant Director Natalie Reiser at nataliereiser@concord.org. You may also call Concord Art at 978-369-2578. About Concord Art Concord Center for the Visual Arts was founded a century ago by Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, an American Impressionist and philanthropist whose mission—to promote and advance the visual arts and artists, and to sustain our cultural community—still stands today. Concord Art provides a place for contemporary art exhibitions and art education. Details Reshaping Abstraction Curated by Adria Arch March 28, 2024 – May 12, 2024 Concord Art 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742 Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm Opening Reception March 28, 5:30pm - 7pm Artist Panel Saturday, April 11, 6pm


Art in the Orchard 2023 at Park Hill Orchard
August 12, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Art in the Orchard 2023 at Park Hill Orchard

My kinetic sculpture titled "Airy Luminary" will be exhibited as part of AiO'23. Art In the Orchard is happy to introduce the thirty two sculptors who will be part of the 2023 sculpture exhibit. They are: David Skora - Philip Marshall - Brian McQuillan - Christopher Woodman & David Rothstein - Beckie Kravetz - Peter Dellert - Kellie Murphy - Bob Turan - John Collins - Trisha Moody - Michael Perusse - Kevin Duffy - Robert Osborne - Jon Riedeman - John Bonsignore - Matt Evald Johnson - Laurie Sheridan - Joe Chirchirillo - Natalie Tyler - Mark Fenwick - William Breslow - Wade Clement - Michael Tillyer - Pamela Matsuda-Dunn - Anne Alexander - William Brayton - Donnabelle Casis - Eileen Jager - Alexandre Pazmandy - Elizabeth Denny - Stephen Klema - Kimberly MacDonald AiO'23, seventh Biennial sculpture and installation exhibit set on the grounds of Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA, will run from August 12 until November 26. The grounds will be open to the public everyday from dawn to dusk. In this transitional post-pandemic time, AiO’23 will offer safe, relaxing and enriching opportunities for visitors to experience the sculpture trails as well as all that Park Hill Orchard has to offer. Additional events (such as music, moonlight walks, dance, theater and more) will be programmed throughout the duration of the exhibit. The board of Art in the Orchard is very pleased with this new selection, which will include many works never seen before, and excited to welcome the public to discover these thirty two new artwork on the grounds of Park Hill Orchard, in Easthampton, a hidden gem in the Western Massachusetts cultural landscape. Combined with other nearby cultural destinations, local wineries, breweries, dispensaries, funky shops and really good restaurants, Art in the Orchard is a Must-Do destination, and an ideal day trip from the Boston or New York areas.   Image credit: Tracey Eller ####


Visions and Voices - Linha-Hoeven Gallery, Taube Museum
October 4, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Visions and Voices - Linha-Hoeven Gallery, Taube Museum

The Taube Museum of Art presents Visions and Voices, juried by Rob and Eric Thomas-Suwall of @theicygays . This exhibit features 40 pieces from 25 artists. This exhibit will be on display in the Linha-Hoeven Gallery Oct. 4 - Nov. 10, 2023. The opening reception is October 5, 5-7 pm.   Untitled (23-01), gouache and hand dyed silk on panel, 20 x 16 in., 2023


Tag, You're It!
June 2, 2023 - November 4, 2023

Tag, You're It!

“TAG, YOU’RE IT!” Opening Reception: June 2 (Fri) at 6-7:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch | View the art and enjoy a performance by The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio. The performance is co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association. Dates & Hours: June 3 through Nov. 4, 2023 | During branch open hours Location: Pine Hills Branch, exhibition pieces displayed throughout the building About the Exhibition: APL celebrates the 100th anniversary of its 1923 founding this year, and the 1920s are when the Surrealists developed a collaborative parlor game known as “Exquisite Corpse.” To celebrate this enduring communal artistic exercise, we invited artists to complete one of three sections of the body (head/torso/legs) in an orchestrated and “blind” mail exchange. Seventy six artists from the Capital Region and beyond accepted the challenge, and we will get to see their 25 collaborative drawings for the first time this evening. The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio will perform, co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association with our heartfelt thanks! This event is part of First Friday Albany. Artists: Yura Adams, Fern Apfel, Polly Apfelbaum, David Austin, Ever Baldwin, Richard Barlow, Sharon Bates, David Behl, Judith Braun, Farrell Brickhouse, Donnabelle Casis, Beth Casper, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Pauline Decarmo, Andrew Evans, Jean Feinberg, Rebecca Flis, Peg Foley, Rich Garrison, Danny Goodwin, Kathy Greenwood, Niki Haynes, Andrea Hersh, Juan Hinojosa, Natasha Holmes, Tana Kellner, Jenny Kemp, Anna Kenar, Hedya Klein, Chad Kleitsch, Henry Klimowicz, Lucretia Knapp, Jacqueline Lake- Sample, Madison LaVallee, Jessica Loy, Iain Machell, Jeff Mack, Willie Marlowe, Mindy McDaniel, Josh McPhee, Catherine McTague, Jeanna Mead, Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr, Paul Miyamoto, Laura Moriarty, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Sara Farrell Okamura, Fernando Orellana, Ruby Palmer, Ahndraya Parlato, Giselle Potter, Tatiana Potts, Ken Ragsdale, Steve Rein, Ben Schwab, Dana Sela, Claire Sherwood, Gail Skudera, Greg Slick, Kamilla Talbot, Kim Tateo, Christina Tenaglia, Melissa Thorne, Barbara Todd, Rebekah Tolley, Rebecca Shepard, Stephen Tyson, Anya Ulinich, Jason Kates van Staveren, Hanna Washburn, Jeff Wigman, Immanuel Williams, Lynne Yamamoto, Deborah Zlotsky THE ART AT APL PROGRAM Art at APL, which is curated by Opalka Gallery, is a fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. The program, which began in 2013, integrates professional artwork into public spaces within the library, enriches the library experience, and gives visitors something interesting and educational to look at while they browse the collections.  Art at APL is funded in part by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library.


Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards - Museum of History and Industry
June 4, 2023 - September 5, 2023
Museum of History and Industry
Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards - Museum of History and Industry

The Behnke Foundation, Cornish College of the Arts, and the Museum of History and Industry are proud to announce that this year, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Neddy Artist Award, we will be presenting a major exhibition at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). Curated by Negarra A. Kudumu, ‘Celebrating Pacific Northwest Artists: 25 Years of the Neddy Awards’ features 34 of the past Neddy grand prize award recipients – some of the most significant Northwest visual artists of the last quarter century. Celebrating a broad range of creativity, this exhibition of contemporary artworks highlights the fruits of creative growth and community-driven support that the Neddy Artist Award program has fostered for the last 25 years.


Hybridity - February 25 - May 4, 2023 The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
February 25, 2023 - May 4, 2023

Hybridity - February 25 - May 4, 2023 The Yard, Brooklyn, NY

Curated by Audra Lambert at ANTE Projects.


MASS MoMA: Artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley
April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
TurnPark Art Space
MASS MoMA: Artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley

MASS MoMA: Artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley curated by LabSpace (artist/curators Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres will open at TurnPark Art Space  on Saturday, April 1st from 3pm to 5PM! This exhibition will showcase 40 artists of the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley MA: Yura Adams, Reed Anderson, Susannah Auferoth, Richard Britell, Donnabelle Casis, Brantner Deatley, Shoshana Deatley, Carol Diehl, Katharine Dufault, Grigori Fateyev, Jacob Fossum, Jared Gelormino, Sean Greene, GUZMAN, Brece Honeycutt, Wayne Hopkins, Jane Hudson, Susan Jennings, Philip Knoll, Seth Koen, Ellie Kreischer, Zohar Lazar, Sharon Ligorner, Sue Muskat, Cassi Namoda, Barbara Neulinger, Sara Farrell Okamura, Hideyo Okamura, Mark Olshansky, Kristen Palazzo, Ron Ronan, Alexander Ross, Karin Schaefer, Katy Schneider, Katia Santibañez, Julie Shapiro, James Siena, Shira Toren, Cathy Wysocki, Geoffrey Young The exhibition will run from April 1st to April 30th. This event marks the unofficial opening of TurnPark’s 7th season. The galleries will be open every Saturday and Sunday in April from 1pm to 5pm. Untitled (221-11), gouache on paper, 20 x 16 inches, 2021


Visual Languages
April 4, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State University
Visual Languages

Curated by Kim Carlino. Opening reception April 13, 2023, 4 - 6 PM at Arno Maris Art Gallery, Westfield State University.


Tintillation - An Exploration of Color
September 12, 2022 - January 6, 2023

Tintillation - An Exploration of Color

DONNABELLE CASIS | OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY OCTOBER 14th 6-8pm Live jazz piano by Rob Fontana *Masks are recommended. Donnabelle Casis is a Filipina-American woman artist working in Western Massachusetts. She is fascinated by visual perception and how meaning is derived from what we see. Casis looks for hidden geometries which may connect discrete perspectives to form a greater whole. Her current works explore the relationship of personal identity to visual systems of signification in both ancient and modern cultures. Donnabelle draws from various sources such as Filipino tribal tattoos and textiles, facial recognition software, cosmology and the philosophy of metaphysics, among others. Filipino tribal imagery is tied to storytelling, marks of accomplishment, and societal roles. Facial recognition software maps physical characteristics which determine one’s visual identity. Her interest in the tangible universe and what transcends experience helps her understand her place in the world and beyond. Donnabelle earned an MFA in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle. She primarily works as a painter, but she has recently explored creating interactive, kinetic sculpture installations. She will install a version of "Kinetic Peripatetic" at Click Workspace to be experienced for one night only during the opening reception on October, 14th. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the US and abroad at venues including Platform Gallery, PULP, Albany Center Gallery, Tacoma Art Museum, Newport Art Museum, among others. Donnabelle has received numerous awards and grants, including the Neddy Artist Fellowship for painting granted by the Behnke Foundation, and grants from the Northampton Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her work is included in several public and private collections. Additionally, she hosts a weekly radio segment called ArtBeat Report which highlights local artists and arts organizations on Fridays on the Bill NewmanShow/WHMP. Donnabelle is also co-curator at the ArtSalon and is a Board member of Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity. She also founded and continues to produce an annual community arts street festival called Florence Night Out. Here is a video of her recent kinetic art installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBRiZy_zwTs&t=352s A profile on NEPM's Connecting Point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1aApLiDTcI A recent conversation at STCC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr5kdSQ0VCc See the installation in motion here:


Links & Reviews

Donnabelle Casis visited by Paolo Arao

I was honored to have a studio visit with artist, Paolo Arao and The Coastal Post! You can view the…

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Trinity College Exhibit Features Works of Symmetry

http://www.westhartfordnews.com/entertainment/in-hartford-trinity-college-exhibit-features-works-of-symmetry/article_51e95826-e1cb-510f-8622-362f515fdb36.html

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A review on Medium by Dr. Melissa Phruksachart

Cultural Cousins A Show of LatinX and Filipinx Artists at ChaShaMa

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Hyperallergic lists Cultural Cousins as an event pick! https://hyperallergic.com/508487/latinx-and-filipinx-diasporas-unite-in-a-new-exhibition/

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ArtBeat Report on The Bill Newman Show

In 2019, local artist Betsy Stone invited me to take over as the new ArtBeat Radio Host on The Bill…

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