Arts Canisius Full Schedule

All dates, times, artists and programs are subject to change.

Location Key:
MCC -- Montante Cultural Center
CKC -- Christ the King Chapel
Regis -- Regis Room, Winter Student Center
KMH -- Kleinhans Music Hall
Library -- Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
SC – Science Hall

Events By Category:

Meet The Faculty

faculty playing piano

This series features members of the Canisius Fine Arts Department faculty in recitals, lectures and art exhibits.

Meet the Musicians Recital Series
Frank Scinta, piano


Student Events 

students singing

Opportunities abound for Canisius students to perform. This series features the Canisius College chorale, orchestra, and jazz ensembles in concert, as well as solo performances by Canisius students. 

Friday, December 2, 2022 
Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough director
8:00 PM  MCC

Sunday, December 4, 2022 
Canisius College Orchestra, Ansgarius Aylward, director
7:30 PM  MCC

Monday, December 5, 2022 
Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
7:30 PM  MCC

Friday, March 3, 2023 
Festival of the Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough director
Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
Canisius College Orchestra, Ansgarius Aylward, director
7:30 PM  MCC
$5.00 general admission

Friday, April 28, 2023 
Jazz Ensemble, Russell Scarbrough director
7:30 PM  MCC

Sunday, April 30, 2023 
Canisius College Orchestra, Ansgarius Aylward, director
7:30 PM  MCC

Monday, May 1, 2023 
Canisius College Chorale, Bradley Wingert, director
7:30 PM  Christ-the-King Chapel


Special Events 

Saturday, October 15, 2022
A Musical Feast: Tango Nocturna
7:00 PM MCC

Saturday, October 29, 2022
A Musical Feast: Dance of the Spirit
7:00 PM  MCC

Saturday, December 10, 2022 
Buffalo Silver Band
3:00 PM MMC

Art History Events 


arts history canisius
Hand stencil from Chauvet Cave, Ardèche, France Aurignacian Period

Art History Lecture by Adjunct Professor Denise Prince, MA

This presentation focuses on the tantalizingly mysterious prehistoric cave art of Europe, some of which dates back over 30,000 years. The history of three important cave art discoveries, including the spectacular Chauvet Cave, will be shared.  Since the beginning of archaeology in the 19th century, a variety of theories have been proposed regarding the elusive meaning of the art. The talk will conclude with possible explanations for the enigmatic images from the dawn of humanity.    

This lecture was recorded and made available at



Self portrait
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Self-Portrait 
1790 oil/panel Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Every semester, the art history program brings in distinguished scholars and area museum professionals to present their works to our community.

Meet-the-Faculty Art History Lecture

2:00 PM RR

"Redirecting the Gaze: Self-Portraits by Women Artists"

Yvonne K. Widenor, Visiting Assistant Professor


When first exploring a publication entitled 500 Self-Portraits, I was struck by the very low number of self-portraits by women illustrated in the book. This led me on an exploration of self-portraiture and they continue to intrigue me: whose self-portraits do we "value" more as a society? What motivates an artist to create a self-portrait? To whom is the gaze directed? Does the gaze look back at the artist or towards the viewer?


Redirecting the Gaze - ArtsCanisius from Canisius College on Vimeo.

“Empty Nest” Art Exhibit Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library 

arts canisius exhibit may 2021
“The Genie” oil on masonite

February 1 – May 14, 2021

This collection of artworks by Fine Arts Department Adjunct Professor Jacqueline Welch delves into the flora and fauna of western New York. Meticulously painted with oils on masonite or Dibond panel, these images of our natural surroundings will offer reminders of the human engagement with nature. 

Professor Welch notes in her artist statement, “In the past four years, I have been stunned by the US GOP’s disastrous decline in respect and protection for the environment and for immigrants, people of color and the economically challenged.    Devastated families are experiencing unspeakable loss and an uncertain end to their own empty nest. In this series I explore despair and disconnection in a search for renewal.”    

Please identify the attached image of the bird as “The Genie” oil on masonite