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Tonight's Pratt + Parsons Fundraiser & Exhibition covered by the Wall Street Journal!

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Please check out the Wall Street Journal article, which highlights the painful loss for senior students in Pratt Institute’s painting and drawing programs, but also celebrates the hope and inspiration that has, quite literally, risen from the ashes of the February 15th fire.

From the article:

“It’s pretty ironic that it all went up in flames. Life goes on. I’m making new work already because that’s the only way I can cope.” (Elina Ansary, 22, a senior in the painting department at Pratt.)

Hope to see you all at tonight’s benefit auction of work from Parsons students, and Pratt student exhibition. It promises to be an amazing night of celebration, support and healing.

Early bidding to start at 6pm, and open silent auction from 7-9pm. Wine and snacks will be provided.

25 East 13th street
NRM Gallery, Fine Arts (4th Floor)
Thursday, March 7th, 6-9pm

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A piece by Pratt student Maria de Los Angeles on display for the exhibition. Two years ago, one of her friends made 10 prints from a copper-plate etching she had made. As payment, she gave him two. After the fire, he gave one of them back. Photo: Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal.

'Contingency' by Pratt student Susan Luss features a combination of donated art supplies and one of her water-damaged paintings. 'The loss of the object kind of helps create a new subject. We're taking it in and using our experience in moving forward,' said Ms. Luss. Photo by Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

‘Contingency’ by Pratt student Susan Luss features a combination of donated art supplies and one of her water-damaged paintings. ‘The loss of the object kind of helps create a new subject. We’re taking it in and using our experience in moving forward,’ said Ms. Luss. Photo by Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

Anthony Aziz, left, the director of the BFA Fine Arts program at Parsons, helps student Robert Hickerson hang a piece for the benefit show. Photo: Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

Anthony Aziz, left, the director of the BFA Fine Arts program at Parsons, helps student Robert Hickerson hang a piece for the benefit show. Photo: Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

 

Parsons Fine Arts senior Taylor Falco holds up a painting for the benefit by fellow student Vanessa Turi. Photo by: Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

Parsons Fine Arts senior Taylor Falco holds up a painting for the benefit by fellow student Vanessa Turi. Photo by: Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal

 

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