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Illustration Alum Rodger Stevens exhibits works at Goose Barnacle

Goose Barnacle Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

GOOSE BARNACLE presents recent works by Rodger Stevens

Rodger Stevens (b: 1966 in Brooklyn, NY) is a contemporary American artist whose work is known globally for his intricate wire sculptures.

His latest exhibition features wire sculptures – both wall-mounted and suspended from the ceiling, string drawings mounted on wood, and steel plate paintings. The piece that I’m most excited about is one that
Rodger created especially for the Goose Barnacle window.  For this work Rodger adapted elements from our Brooklyn heritage as well as shapes that evoke the nature of Goose Barnacle.

Rodger, graduated from the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.  Since then he has attended Pace University, Parsons: The New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts.

Rodger has exhibited in some amazing places, such as Tiffany & Co., MTV headquarters, the Todd Oldham boutique and the Yohji Yamamoto showroom in SoHo. In recent years he has done commissions for the Whitney Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Barney’s, Stuart Weitzman, The Rockwell Group, and the W Hotel.

Goose Barnacle
91 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-2694

Book Maker’s Dozen event at Powerhouse Arena

Thirteen Leading Children’s Book Illustrators Will Present and Discuss Their Works

Thursday, December 2, 7–9 PM
The powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Please RSVP: rsvp@powerhousearena.com

Thirteen leading children’s book illustrators—including those who brought us Ivy and BeanMoonshotPercy Jackson and the OlympiansMadelineSeries of Unfortunate EventsTrucktownOswald and more—will be presenting and discussing their works. They also have banded together to create a set of limited edition prints featuring favorite images from their most recent and best-loved books. Signed limited edition prints will be available for $100. Join us for the opening reception and discussion of their work and the world of book illustration.

Participating Artists:

  • Selina Alko
  • Peter Brown
  • Brian Floca
  • David Gordon
  • Dan Yaccarino (Parsons Illustration Alum)
  • Boris Kulikov
  • Sophie Blackall
  • Brett Helquist
  • Aileen Leijten
  • Sergio Ruzzier (Parsons Illustration Faculty)
  • John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Sean Qualls
  • John Rocco

Find out more here:


Exquisite Book comes to Brooklyn on Friday!

Just when we thought that San Francisco has all the fun…the authors and artists of The Exquisite Book are coming to Brooklyn on October 22nd.  Hooray!

You’re invited!

Please join us THIS FRIDAY on Oct 22nd at Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of our book, The Exquisite Book, with a big PARTY andEXHIBITION ! All 100 of the artists’ pages will be on view, hung in the connected order they appear in the book. The pieces have been created as Plywerk bamboo mounted prints and will be for sale at the exhibition.

The book will also be for sale and you can meet and get your book signed by these participating artists: Carson Ellis, Mike Perry, Deanne Cheuk, Jen Corace, Jennifer Daniel, Nigel Peake, Joe Hart, Caitlin Keegan, Nigel Peake, Mike Lowery, Katy Horan, Zach Kanin, Chris Kyung, Aaron Meshon, Leif Parsons, Arthur Jones, Laura Ljungkvist, Jonathon Rosen, Ryan Jacob Smith, Claudia Pearson, Ben Finer, Liz Zanis and the authors Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe.
Here are the details:
Friday October 22nd 6-9pm
Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street
(corner of Water & Main St.)
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Subways: F to York Street, A/C to High Street
[artists above: Mike Perry, Camilla Engman, Lab Partners]

“Hey, Rabbit!” signing and reading this coming Sunday

Please come to the first reading and signing of:

Hey, Rabbit!

A new picture book by Sergio Ruzzier (Parsons Illustration Faculty!)
Sunday, February 28th at 11am

163 Court Street between Pacific and Dean
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY

For more fun, take a look at:

Hey, Rabbit! blog: http://sergioruzzier.blogspot.com

Hey, Rabbit! video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqS8t_suYtE

Hey, Rabbit! web page: http://ruzzier.com/heyrabbit.html

Hey, Rabbit! drawing game: http://ruzzier.com/game.html

Steven Guarnaccia interview for The Rumpus

Illustration Chair Steven Guarnaccia attended the First Annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and was interviewed Katie Geha of therumpus.net Here’s an excerpt of Katie’s article:

Steven Guarnaccia, Chair of the Illustration Department at Parsons, is generous in talking with me about the contemporary comics scene. He explains that while illustrators once created images to respond to a text given by a client, say a magazine or a newspaper, now more and more artists are creating their own texts. “When I came to the program around six years ago,” Guarnaccia says. “It was very clear that the most exciting stories were being generated by the artists themselves.” These visual narratives have since translated to a larger cultural realm as artists move beyond the comic book, creating toys and t-shirts, and often exhibiting prints in art galleries.

The article also mentions Illustration Alum Leah Hayes, so make sure to check out the rest of the write-up here.

Parsons Illustration Faculty featured at Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival this weekend!

PictureBox & Desert Island Present:
The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival
Saturday December 5th 2009: 11 AM – 7 PM
Our Lady of Consolation Church
184 Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Free admission

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival consists of 3 components in 3 nearby locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:

-Over 50 exhibitors selling their zines, comics, books, prints and posters in a bustling market-style environment at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 184 Metropolitan Ave.
-Panel discussions and lectures by prominent artists, as well as an exhibition of vintage comic book artwork at Secret Project Robot, 128 River St.
-An evening of musical performances at DBA, 49 S. 2nd St.

In the cozy basement of Our Lady of Consolation Church (184 Metropolitan), exhibitors will display and sell their unique wares. Exhibitors include leading graphic book publisher Drawn & Quarterly of Montreal; famed French screenprint publisher Le Dernier Cri; artist’s book publisher Nieves of Zurich, Switzerland; Italian art book publisher Corraini; master printer David Sandlin; and tons of individual artists and publishers from Brooklyn.

Featured guests include the renowned artists Gabrielle Bell, R. O. Blechman, Charles Burns, Anya Davidson, Kim Deitch, C.F., Carlos Gonzales, Ben Katchor, Michael Kupperman, Gary Panter, Ron Rege Jr., Peter Saul, Dash Shaw, R. Sikoryak, Jillian Tamaki, Adrian Tomine, and Lauren Weinstein, among others.


184 Metropolitan Ave.

1:00: Jillian Tamaki and Lauren Weinstein

2:00: Matthew Thurber, Ron Rege, Jr., C.F.

3:00: Kim Deitch, R.O. Blechman, Dash Shaw

4:00: Ben Katchor and Gary Panter

5:00: Mark Newgarden, David Sandlin, Lisa Hanawalt

6:00: Gabrielle Bell & R. Sikoryak

The commerce portion of the Festival is partnered with an active panel and lecture program nearby at Secret Project Robot, 5 minutes down the street at 128 River St. This mini symposium will run from 1 to 6 pm and is being overseen by noted comics critic Bill Kartalopolous.


Secret Project Robot
128 River St. and Metropolitan


Two generations of painters, Gary Panter and Peter Saul, will discuss their shared history, image-making, narrative, and the joys and dilemmas of making difficult work. Moderated by Dan Nadel.


Comics and animation operate very differently, yet retain deep historical and stylistic connections. R. O. Blechman, Kim Deitch, and Dash Shaw will discuss the relationship between the two forms with moderator Bill Kartalopoulos.


Ben Katchor has chronicled the pleasures of urban decay and other metropolitan phenomena in comics including Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer and The Jew of New York. Katchor will read performatively from his comics and discuss his work in this rare spotlight presentation.


Do comics need a third dimension? Lisa Hanawalt, Mark Newgarden, Ron Regé, Jr., and David Sandlin will consider the tension between comics’ illusionistic worlds and
their status as images on a picture plane. Moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.


In a one-of-a-kind comics drawing session, Frank Santoro will present Gabrielle Bell and R. Sikoryak with a rough page layout based on his principles of composition and design. These two artists will translate Santoro’s layout into two unique pages of comics, live, before your very eyes.

Also: An exhibition of 1950s original comic book art curated by Dan Nadel

Guest artists:

Gabrielle Bell
R. O. Blechman
Mat Brinkman
Charles Burns
Anya Davidson
Kim Deitch
Carlos Gonzales
Ben Katchor
Nora Krug

Michael Kupperman
Mark Newgarden
Gary Panter
Ron Regé, Jr.
Peter Saul
Dash Shaw
R. Sikoryak
Jillian Tamaki
Matthew Thurber
Adrian Tomine
Lauren Weinstein


Death by Audio
49 S. 2nd Street

Finally, at the end of the day visitors can troop over to Death by Audio at 49 S. 2nd Street, for an evening of musical performances by cartoonists, organized by Paper Route, and including performances by Kites, Ambergris, Sam Gas Can, Boogie Boarder, Nick Gazin, Graffiti Monsters, Dubbknowdubb.

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

Exhibitors and Artists:

Our Lady of Consolation Church
184 Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11 AM – 7 PM

Panel Discussions, Lectures & Art Exhibition:

Secret Project Robot
128 River @ corner of Metropolitan Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
1 PM – 6 PM

Musical Performances:

Death by Audio
49 S. 2nd St Between Kent & Wythe
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9 PM onward

SUSPECT REASON feat. work by Nora Krug opens on Saturday!


Join us for the opening reception of SUSPECT REASON, a group show hosted at
ArtLexis Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, curated by Helianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin.
The show will feature stand alone works of artists who also create comics.

Artists include: Virginie Barre, Noah Becker, Chris Chambers, Jochen Gerner,
Killoffer, Laurina Paperina, Guillaume Pinard, Ben Trinh, Michael Zansky and
Nora Krug, full-time faculty in the Illustration Program at Parsons.

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 10 Jay Street, Suite 404, Brooklyn, NY
The show will be on view from November 23 to January 22, 2010.


Quick Hit: Art for Gifts


Nov. 24th – Dec 13th 20009

“Give an original art piece as a gift” to someone you love, so they can feel closer to art and have art as a part of their life… That is the concept of “Art for Gifts”. With the winter holiday season coming close, Ouchi Gallery will turn into an art store for 3 weeks to exhibit and sell various artists’ works as gifts. We encourage craft artists, jewelry artists, illustrators, and postcards, t-shirts, prints designers in New York area to submit small to middle size works that will be great for gifts.  The joy you feel when your art becomes somebody’s gift. That would be the best gift for yourself too.

DEADLINE: November 15th.

Application Eligibility: Local artists and craft artists who can carry in their art to the gallery.

To Apply: Please email up to 3 pictures of your artwork to be judged including the following information of your submitting works; title, year, size, medium     to: info@min-gei.com


[Thanks for Illustration Alum Shu Okada for passing along this opportunity!]

Cutters collage show at Cinders Gallery featuring Illustration faculty!


Cutters showcases a variety of contemporary collage from North America and Europe. With over 40 artists contributing close to 150 works, the gallery will be transformed into one giant assemblage, glue stains and all.

Andreas Banderas (Norway), Michael Bartalos (USA), Melinda Beck (USA), Brian Belott (USA), Jorge Chamorro/ La Cascara Amarga (Spain), Brian Chippendale (USA), Ophelia Chong (USA), Saiman Chow (USA), Cless (Spain), Rebecca Conroy (USA), Cristiana Couceiro (Portugal), Valero Doval (UK), Andy Ducett (USA), Carl Dunn (USA), Lisa Eisenbrey (USA), Elroy (Germany), James Gallagher (USA), Jason Glasser (France), Hort (Germany), Jordin Isip (USA), Lidy Jacobs (Netherlands), Sophie Kern (UK), Eva Lake (USA), Vanessa Lamounier (Netherlands), Matt Li[pps (USA), Sean Mackaoui (Spain), Max-o-matic (Spain), Taylor McKimens (USA), Cameron Windish Michel (USA), Agnes Montgomery (USA), Justin Mortimer (UK), Pedro Oliveira (Brazil), Julien Pacaud (France), David Plunkert (USA), Kareem Rizk (Austrailia), Matthew Rose (France), Brion Nuda Rosch (USA), Joe Ryyckebosch (USA), Katherine Streeter (USA), Mario Wagner (Germany), Oliver Wiegner (Germany), Johanna Wilhelm (Germany), Jessica Williams (USA), Bill Zindel (USA)

Opening Date: Friday, October 16, 2009

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

LocationCinders Gallery

Street: 103 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY