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Parsons Festival 2013 – School of Art, Media and Technology Events!

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Join AMT in celebrating their graduating students at any and all of these exciting events below; part of the annual–and much-celebrated–Parsons Festival. Events for all schools can be found on the Parsons Festival events page!

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THE FUTURE OF ORCHESTRAL GARMENTS
May 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Parsons, Mannes, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have partnered to create an evening of innovative musical and visual stimulation to kick off Parsons Festival 2013. Students from the School of Design Strategies’ Integrated Design program and Fashionable Technology students in the School of Art, Media, and Technology have designed avant garde orchestral garments that will be worn by performers to create or reflect evocative projections.

Free admission. Seating is limited; RSVP is required here.

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OPENING RECEPTION: MFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
6 East 16th Street, 6th floor
On view: May 8-May 24, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The MFA Design and Technology thesis exhibition features installations and performances, objects and apps, games and video, and interactive experiences that explore the dynamic role of technology in our lives. We invoke the playful, the informative, the critical, and the subversive to investigate emerging issues and spark discussion. Join us, May 8th – May 24 for a vanguard exhibition of 80+world-changing projects by emerging artists, designers, coders, makers, hackers, educators, and thinkers. Please visit mfadt.parsons.edu for event details.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required.

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OPENING RECEPTION – CROSSING SCREENS: SELECTED WORK FROM GRADUATION STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF ART, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY.
May 9, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
On view: May 9, 2013 – May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Come see work from graduating students representing their undergrad programs within AMT: Illustration, Communication Design, Photography, Design and Technology, and Graphic Design. There will also be selected screenings of shorts in the Bark Room on Thursday night, and for the length of the show (May 9th-May 24th) there will be programming in the gallery to include student performances, presentations and workshops hosted in the Kellen Gallery space, as well as a screening in the Orientation “Bark” Room in the lobby of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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GADGITERATION
May 11, 2013 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6 East 16th Street, 12th floor

Experiment with interaction design! Children ages 11–13 and their families are invited to this fun multigenerational workshop. Come tinker with electronics using a simple, safe device called The Noisemaker—no previous experience with engineering or computer programming necessary. We will explore the way electricity works and make delightful contraptions that beep, buzz, and light up. Please bring discarded electronic devices, plastic toys, and boxes that open and close, as well as recyclables such as egg cartons. Turn trash to treasure! (Materials will also be provided.)

Free admission. Registration is required here.

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DEMO DAY: BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND BFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
May 15, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Students present their thesis work together in a setting like an industry fair, enabling visitors to interact with projects and see demonstrations.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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MFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
May 17, 2013 – May 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
May 18th – Keynote Speaker Joi Ito
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor

The MFA DT program at Parsons examines and extends the intersection of design and technology for practical, playful, theoretical, and artistic impact. Students deepen their practice and theory of design as they critique, leverage, or develop emerging technologies for creative change. MFA DT students will discuss their thesis works, and their year of intensive research, prototypes, and iteration. Each thesis designs new insight and experience that explores the evolving (and at times disruptive) role of technology in our lives. Please visit mfadt.parsons.edu for event schedule and details.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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OPENING RECEPTION: MFA FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITION
May 17, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street

The MFA Fine Arts program at Parsons is proud to present its 2013 thesis exhibition. The MFA in Fine Arts is a two-year program in which emerging artists develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual dimensions of their work. A cross-disciplinary program, MFA Fine Arts houses students and faculty whose practices span a range of genres and fields of research.

This year’s exhibition is curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox. Wendy Vogel is a writer, editor, and independent curator based in New York who has worked in the curatorial departments at MoMA and WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels. She has served as editor at Flash Art International and has written for many publications, including Artforum.com. Jess Wilcox is a curator and the programs coordinator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has worked on the curatorial teams for the exhibitions 100 Years (MoMA PS1), PERFORMA 11, and The View from Here: Storm King at Fifty (Storm King Art Center).

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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AMT M100 POP-UP SHOP
May 21th – 23rd, noon – 8:00pm
May 24th, 10am-noon
66 Fifth Ave., Room M100

Take home a limited edition or one-of-a-kind work from students graduating from the School of Art, Media and Technology. A portion of the purchases made will be donated to support the NRM Gallery, a space within the Parsons Fine Arts floor at 25 E.13th street for students across AMT to curate and show work. The gallery was created in remembrance of Nicole Ray Muller, a Fine Arts student who passed away in 2012.

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OPENING RECEPTION: MFA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
May 21, 2013, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
90 Fifth Avenue, lobby and 2nd floor
On view: May 13, 2013 – May 24, 2013 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This exhibition features work by students in the MFA Photography program, which seeks to redefine the creative role of the photographer in contemporary culture. These pieces reflect a wide range of interests, areas of inquiry, methodologies, and approaches. The work of these emerging artists extends the boundaries of the medium and the limits of creative vision.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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OPENING RECEPTION: BFA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, 8th floor
On view: May 21, 2013 – May 26, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Parsons The New School for Design and Milk Studios present an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduating students in Parsons’ BFA Photography program. BFA Photography challenges students to use analog and digital technology to create work influenced by film, design, fine art, video, and sound. Exhibition sponsored by Sony.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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OPENING RECEPTION: BFA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m
25 East 13th Street, 4th and 5th floors
On view: May 21, 2013 – May 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The 2013 BFA Fine Arts graduating class is the largest in the program’s history. This exhibition showcases the diverse work of the program’s 48 graduating seniors, including painting, sculpture, performance, photography, video, and installation. As these students prepare to transition into their professional lives, the exhibition celebrates their accomplishments and the community they have formed during their time at Parsons.

Free admission; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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THESIS BOOK AND WEB PREVIEW: BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND BFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
May 21, 2013 – May 24, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center lobby and Orientation Room, 2 West 13th Street

See the work of more than 100 graduating BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology students. Projects in a variety of media address practical and theoretical concerns and reflect students’ optimism about the possibilities of design in a global context.
A launch party is scheduled for May 21, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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THESIS BOOK AND WEB LAUNCH PARTY: BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND BFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
May 21, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center lobby and Orientation Room, 2 West 13th Street

Join students and faculty for the opening celebration of the print and digital projects showcased in the Thesis Book and Web Preview event, at which you can see the work of more than 100 graduating BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology students. Projects in a variety of media address practical and theoretical concerns and reflect students’ optimism about the possibilities of design in a global context.
Refreshments will be served.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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THESIS SCREENING: BFA COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND BFA DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
May 21, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

BFA Communication Design and BFA Design and Technology seniors present narrative shorts and documentary, animation, kinetic type, sound, performance, and experimental videos.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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PECHA KUCHA: BFA ILLUSTRATION
May 22, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

The BFA Illustration program presents works and ideas in a variety of media, including editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion and animation, toys and other products, and gallery art. The senior class present their thesis projects in a series of slide talks, each three to five minutes long and followed by a short Q&A. Faculty members facilitate discussion of students’ ideas and work.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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BFA ILLUSTRATION INSTALLATION  SPACE
May 22, 2013 12:00-6:00 p.m.
2 West 13th Street, 8th floor

In its events in the Parsons Festival, the Illustration program presents works and ideas in a variety of media, including editorial illustration, comics and graphic novels, picture books, motion and animation, toys and other products, and gallery art. The installation space features installations and gallery-style exhibitions showcasing the range of work by senior Illustration students.

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BOOK RELEASE PARTY: BFA ILLUSTRATION
May 22, 2013 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center lobby, 2 West 13th Street

BFA Illustration’s senior thesis class releases its first Illustration Annual, featuring works by all the class members. The book contains images and objects representing the many facets of the industry. Celebrate the accomplishments of these graduating students.

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ANIMATION SCREENINGS: BFA ILLUSTRATION
May 22, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Orientation Room, ground floor

Animation in the BFA Illustration Program includes a range of time-based media, from traditional animation to more experimental works. Students in the senior class show off their unique takes on the genre in this screening of time-based animation works.

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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