Alpha Arts Institute

The newly established Alpha Arts Institute at Sussex County Community College features professional artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts

Current Art Gallery Showing: “Still Waiting for Normal”

November 11, 2022 through January 23, 2023

There is an undeniable attraction that people feel about Cuba after visiting even once. Its mostly about the people, their warmth and friendliness as well as their art, music and culture. However, it is almost impossible to photograph or create art in Cuba without capturing the effects of the embargo. Photographer Joe Guerrieros photography and film work do just that, reflecting more than 20 years of spending time with the Cuban people and experiencing first hand the effects of the United Statescontinuing embargo of the island and how it affects life there was well as its effects on the lives of those Cuban-Americans who still have relatives in Cuba. 

“Still Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States,” a photography exhibition by documentary photographer and filmmaker Joe Guerriero, opened on November 11, 2022 and run through January 23, 2023 at the Sussex County Community College Art Gallery. 

Lecture Series: Broadway Actress, Charissa Bertels

Monday, December 5th, 12:30 pm, Performing Arts Center

Woman with the words Alpha in orange and Lecture Series in blackAlpha Arts Institute will hold its inaugural Artist Lecture Series as part of its interdisciplinary initiative, featuring professional artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts. The Alpha Arts Institute welcomes Broadway actress Charissa Bertels. Bertels will share her experiences as a professional artist.  Professor James Jeffreys, Coordinator for the Alpha Arts Lecture Series, will host the lecture series that will feature a Q & A session following the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held on Monday, December 5th starting at 12:30 pm, in the Performing Arts Center.


For students interested in the Visual and Performing Arts at Sussex, consider one of these degrees programs.

Studio Arts
with Options in:

Liberal Arts