Aya Kakeda gave a wonderful, insightful, humorous, and inspiring presentation of her work, both commercial illustration and fine art, to this year’s Parsons Senior Illustration class on Friday, September 21st in Kellen Auditorium.
Aya is currently in a three-person show, “Creamy Cat”, at gallery onetwentyeight in NYC. It is up until September 30th. Check it out if you can.
Parsons alumna Rima Fujita will be speaking at the Trace Foundation on May 10th. Fujita will discuss her latest book, “Save the Himalayas” (forwards by the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere), her Books for Children project, and her recent trip to India to deliver her books to the Tibetan refugee children. Guest readers will read from “Save the Himalayas” in Tibetan, English, and Japanese, and original art from the book will be on display. After the readings Fujita will be available for signing.
Click here for more information on Rima Fujita
Click here for more information on “Save the Himalayas”
Guy Delisle, author of Pyongyang, Shenzen, and Burma Chronicles will be showing at Housing Works. Come out for a night of conversation, a presentation of his work, and signing!
Presented by Drawn & Quarterly, Housing Works, and Desert Island
126 Crosby Street
Tuesday, April 24th 7pm
Click here for more info.
In late February Taylor Mckimens, Chang Park, and Jordin Isip took their Parsons Illustration classes to visit internationally renowned artist Misaki Kawai in her studio as she prepared for her upcoming show “Love from Mt. Pom Pom” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Misaki’s studio is in a vacated Bank of America on the ground floor of the beautiful Woolworth Building– plenty of room to host the 50+ visitors for a fun and inspirational morning. Thank you to Misaki and Justin for kindly opening up the studio and spending time with us!
Go see Misaki’s show– you can comb an 18 foot long, 11 foot tall fuzzy fuchsia dog with a 2 foot long comb.
“Love from Mt. Pom Pom” was reviewed in the New York Times. Read it here. The exhibit runs from March 14 – June 10, 2012.
Hero, Villain, Yeti opens on Friday, December 9th at the Rubin Museum. The exhibit is an extensive collection of comics related to Tibet, with characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, Buddha, and Tomb Raider Lara Croft. The collection includes more than fifty international comic books dated from the 1940s to present day. Tibet is explored as both a historical, political setting and a fantasy land. In addition to those on display, dozens of comics are available for reading.
See the Rubin website for gallery hours and admission prices.
Gallery admission is free every Friday from 6 – 10 p.m.
There is a members-only preview night for the exhibit on Thursday, December 8th, featuring remarks from chief curator Jan Van Alphen and an illustrated keytalk by exhibition curator Martin Brauen. The preview night begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available to members of the museum on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday, October 1st, 2-3pm Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
The New York Public Library is hosting an panel discussing differences between American children’s books and those from other countries. Such subjects as the impact of translation on a story will be discussed by a panel that includes Parsons Illustration’s Associate Professor Nora Krug. For more information visit the New York Public Library’s Site.
© The Brother and Sister Nishioka.
American and Japanese artists have been inspiring each other for decades. Tonight, authors Hideo Furukawa and Steve Erickson share their strong apocalyptic imaginations, and Roland Kelts, half-Japanese author of Japanamerica, will discuss the mutual influences in narrative visual art. Haruki Murakami’s love of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Raymond Carver is well known; Susan Sontag and Paul Auster have professed their love of the filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, and Ozu’s seemingly quintessentially Japanese films were created after he immersed himself in Hollywood movies during the war. American comics and animation by Walt Disney, Max Fleischer and others were transformed by Japanese artists into manga and anime, which now enjoy an enormous following among American youth. The panelists discuss how and why as they launch Monkey Business International, the first trans-national literary journal with fiction, poetry and manga from both nations. The influence has entirely been mutual, and they will discuss and contextualize contemporary Japanese visual and narrative culture.
Followed by a reception.
$12/$8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.
RADIOACTIVE: MARIE & PIERRE CURIE A TALE OF LOVE AND FALLOUT
(It Books 2010)
Wednesday, March 30, 7PM
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two new elements with startling properties, radium and polonium. They recognized radioactivity as an atomic property, heralding the dawn of a new scientific era. They won the Nobel Prize. Newspapers mythologized the couple’s romance, beginning articles on the Curies with “Once upon a time . . . ” Then, in 1906, Pierre was killed in a freak accident. Marie continued their work alone. She won a second Nobel Prize in 1911, and fell in love again, this time with the married physicist Paul Langevin. Scandal ensued. Duels were fought.
In the century since the Curies began their work, we’ve struggled with nuclear weapons proliferation, debated the role of radiation in medical treatment, and pondered nuclear energy as a solution to climate change. In Radioactive, Lauren Redniss links these contentious questions to a love story in 19th Century Paris.
Seating is limited, please call 212.255.4022 to make reservations.
Books purchased at the reading will be signed by the author!
Catch Parsons Illustration Associate Professor Ben Katchor at this upcoming events in February and March!
Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at 4pm
Festival of New French Writing
French and American authors in conversation
David B. in discussion with Ben Katchor, moderated by Francoise Mouly
Hemmerdinger Hall, ground floor, Silver Center, New York University, 100 Washington Sq. East.
Bilbolbul Festival Internazionale di Fumetto
March 2 – 6, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7pm
The Strand bookstore,
12th Street and Broadway, NYC
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7pm
Discussion with (Parsons Illustration Adjunct) Jerry Moriarty
37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7pm
Reading and signing
Porter Sq. Books,
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW