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.
PS126 / Manhattan Academy of Technology is holding its annual Art13 Benefit Auction on Tuesday, June 21st. The auction helps to fund the school’s art program, as well as being an opportunity to showcase work by the students of school. The event is being hosted by Cey Adams of Def Jam records and will be held at Lombard-Freid Projects.
The auction includes work from current and recent Parsons Illustration Faculty members Melinda Beck, Gregory Benton, Edward del Rosario, James Gallagher, Jordin Isip, Tara McPherson and Chang Park as well as Illustration Alumni William Hatch Crosby, AJ Fosik, Hiro Kurata, Paula Searing and Hazel Lee Santino. Jordin Isip helped to organize the event and collect the work. Over 50 students from PS126 will also be featured in the exhibit.
Clockwise, starting at top left: Chang Park, Hiro Kurata, Edward del Rosario, Tara McPherson, Hazel Lee Santino, AJ Fosik.
Tickets are $20, or $10 for students. The auction runs from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. (bidding on items ends at 8).
518 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
More about the event.
Online gallery for PS126 students.
Some of the artwork donated for the auction.
Bonnie Gloris (Parsons Illustration ’06) sent us the following email and information about a show opening this week and her own awesome accomplishments! She writes:
I thought you would like to hear about a very interesting exhibition I’m curating that opens next week at Broadway Gallery NYC. The show includes several Parsons Illustration Department alumni and faculty members, including myself. I thought you’d also like to hear that as a result of this curatorial project, Broadway Gallery NYC has hired me full-time as their Gallery Manager and also as the Art Director of their publication “NY Arts Magazine”.
Nature Vs. Nurture collects images that depict the tension between opposing forces, one wild and one domestic, that characterize the human psyche.
Nature Vs. Nurture
473 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC, NY 10013
November 1st – 15th, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
All of the info can also be found here:
Parsons Illustration Alums George Bates (who is also faculty), Niina Cochran, Nathan Pickett, and Bonnie herself are all featuring in the show along with other wonderful illustrators including Parsons Illustration faculty members Jordin Isip, Chang Park, and Tim Okamura.
Congrats to Bonnie on her new role at the gallery, and to everyone else on their inclusion in this exciting show.
Broadway Gallery NYC
473 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.274.8993 F: 212.226.3400
Students and Organizers of the exhibition
Montclair Art Museum recently held a exhibit called “The Elements of Fear” featuring work from the Sophomore Materials and Methods classes of the Parsons Illustration Department.
Jason Towns of the Montclair Art Museum’s “Museums and Opportunity Project,” a clubhouse program empowering people with brain injuries, has partnered with Parsons School of Design Illustration Department. on a unique classroom assignment. The final results are currently on display at the Montclair Art Museum.
The project was about fear and how it is a factor in many emotions that are manifested in universal words. The assignment for this exhibition was to create illustrations that show how familiar words have an underlining element of fear.
The Parsons instructors were Ruth Marten, Chang Park, and Bob Sikoryak.
Chantal Bennett and Jason Towns
Congratulations to all the students involved in this exhibition and the instructors who helped them. Also, our thanks to curator Jason Towns and Gary Schneider, Director of Education at the Museum, for inviting our students to participate.
Another gallery view
[Thanks to Bob and Cynthia for the images!]