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Art13 Benefit Auction

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).

Lombard-Freid Projects
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.

Illustration Alums and Faculty fundraise for Haiti!

Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Veronica Lawlor passed along the following information about Studio 1482‘s fundraising efforts to help the people of Haiti.  Here’s the scoop:

In response to the recent terrible earthquake in Haiti, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a piece of art to raise  money on behalf of the victims. It is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.

For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators.

See all the beautiful illustrations available and get more information about Studio 1482 here.

Associate Professor Nora Krug is working with the Poster Cause Project and has created an open-edition poster which is being sold to support in the relief efforts.  ALL 100% OF PROFITS from this print will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.  You can get Nora’s poster here.

Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Trey Hoyumpa is pitching in with her own humanitarian effort–hand-pulled silkscreen cards with the proceeds benefitting Haiti.  You can grab your own at Trey’s Etsy shop, located here.

[top image by Veronica Lawlor; middle image by Nora Krug; bottom image by Trey Hoyumpa]

Children’s Books for Reconstruction


Rebuilding life after the earthquakes
A project to help the central Italian region of Abruzzo

On April 6, 2009, in the middle of the night, an earthquake hit the central Italian region of Abruzzo. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval city of L’Aquila (capital city of the Abruzzo region) and the 26 surrounding villages. L’Aquila and most of the villages were almost totally erased. In the earthquake 397 people died, including more than 20 children, and thousands were critically injured. The earthquake left more than 70,000 people without homes. Right now most of the people are being housed in temporary camps.

IBBY Italia
, the Italian section of the International Board on Books for Young People, is promoting a project to help Abruzzo rebuild its life and future.

The project aims to realize two different levels of experience. The first level is organizing professional volunteers who specialize in children’s books and boardgames to hold readings, workshops, and meetings for children and families affected by the earthquake.  Following the immediate emergency, the project is collecting books from publishers in order to build a youth library in the area hit by the eartquake.  During the reconstruction IBBY is working with a local committee to promote a calendar of events, readings, and game sessions, bringing a public Bibliobus, a mobile library, to the area where people are now living in five main tent camps.

The project plans to be present in the area during the long period of reconstruction, and to organize meetings with authors, illustrators and specialists during the coming years in schools. The goal is to help the local community to rebuild its structure, energy, and hope in order to reinvent its future.  In order to make all this happen, IBBY Italia*, with the support of the Minister of Cultural and Artistic Heritage  and in collaboration with the local committee calls for the help of all of those who wants to contribute to this project.

Donations should be sent to:
Ibby Italia, purpose: Abruzzo Project – IBAN IT 46 Q 01030 02400 000004685403

Any proposal for fundraising for the Abruzzo Project would be more than welcome.

Contact: IBBY Italy National Secretariat – Marcella Terrusi

* Italian Publisher Association, Association of Italian Librarians, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, University of Bologna and the main associations and cultural subject active in the promotion of reading in Italy