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
- 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
- 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
FINE ARTS CAREER EXPLORATION DAY for
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN:
Career Exploration event featuring fine arts related organizations.
Today: Wednesday April 9th, 2008
Lang Student Center
55 W 13th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl
Hosted by The Department of Fine Arts and Parsons Career Services.
This event is open to students/alumni from all majors and will have
representatives from museums, galleries, and arts organizations on site
to talk about opportunities (volunteer, internship, employment, etc.)
and resources available in the arts.
Some of the participating organizations include: The Kitchen, New York
Foundation for the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Mixed Greens, P.S. 1,
Creative Time, The National Academy Museum and many more!
Examples of the some of the opportunities available range from
curatorial internships and full-time artist educators, to digital design
positions and artist fellowship information.
Students are encouraged to come with copies of their resumes, samples
of their work (where applicable), and questions about career advice.