VISUAL ARTS FACULTY
Emily Altman
Director
Emily Altman holds a BA in Art History from Bucknell University and an MA from NYU in Visual Arts Administration. Before joining the DAC she worked at The Museum of Modern Art and Christie’s Auction House, NY in exhibition management. In addition to her career in the visual arts, she was also a dancer for twenty years, and is thrilled to be a part of the DAC and contribute to its success in bringing the arts to the community.
Joseph Lamorte
Joe, a career artist, has long been involved in advertising as illustrator and art director. His work, appearing in newspapers and magazines, has at times received national awards. He teaches watercolor painting, and has extensive experience painting in oils. His training has been at Cooper Union and The New School at NYC and at Silvermine College in CT. He has exhibited in galleries throughout Westchester and Fairfield Counties. The National Endowment for the Arts has funded purchase of his work for public space. He is a resident of Darien.
Stephane Lush-Mastriano
Stephane Lush-Mastriano is a ceramicist, painter, and mixed media artist originally from the Hartford area. She has taught art programs at the Hartford Academy of the Arts, The Wadsworth Atheneum, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Westport Arts Center. Stephanie studied Fine Arts and Art Education at MCC (Manchester, CT), CCSU (New Britain, CT) and SCSU (New Haven, CT).
Sam Morrow
Sam Morrow has taught at universities such as East Tennessee State University and Virginia Intermont College and local art centers including Silvermine, Rowayton Arts Center, Greenwich Art Society and Ridgefield Guild of artists. Same has a BFA from St. Martin's School of Art and he holds two MFAs, from Royal College of Art and Ohio State University.
Karen Siegel
Karen Siegel is a graphic designer, visual artist and art educator. She has taught extensively throughout Connecticut. Karen is on the faculty of Silvermine Arts Center. She regularly exhibits her artwork at shows and galleries locally.