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Nature Vs. Nurture opens Nov. 4 featuring Illustration Alums & Faculty

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
Broadway Gallery
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

George Bates creates public art for the MTA

Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member George Bates has a lot going on these days.  He sent along images from a project he’s working on for the MTA and we wanted to share them all with you!  Here’s the scoop from George’s blog:

Recently I traveled to PETERS GLAMALEREI STUDIOS in Paderborn Germany to oversee a public art project for the MTA subway station in Rockaway Beach, New York. Directly below is the original art I created that will be painted on glass blocks and installed in the spring of 2010. The following images show the initial fabrication process, some glass experiments I did while I was there…

Keep up the amazing work, George!

Illustration Faculty and Alum featured in “Sketchbook Obsessions”

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Peter Arkle, Karen Barbour, George Bates, Nicholas Blechman, Blex Bolex, Loren Capelli, Josh Cochran, Matt Dorfman, Sara Fanelli, Nicholas Gazin, Steven Guarnaccia, Eric Hanson, John Hendrix, Matthew Hollister, Emma Houlston, Erik T. Johnson, Nora Krug, Pascal Lemaitre, Jason Logan, Ted McGrath, Rick Meyerowitz, Chris Silas Neal, Kate O’Connor, Mike Perry, Leif Parsons, Alain Pilon, Jason Polan, Brian Rea, Jonathon Rosen, Leanne Shapton, Seth, Shoboshobo, Rachel Solomon, Tamara Shopsin, Ward Schumaker, Holly Stevenson, Jillian Tamaki, Mark Todd, Aude Van Ryn, Andrea Ventura, Henning Wagenbreth, Esther Pearl Watson

Thursday July 16, 2009, 7:00-9:00 PM
The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue, 7th FL
RSVP required to: galleryseven@nytimes.com


Quick Hit: Parsons Alumni Cocktail Party

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Illustration Chair Steven Guarnaccia and Alum/Adjunct Faculty George Bates seemed to have had a good time at the Parsons Alumni Cocktail Party, which happened on April 18th. You can see more snaps here!

And hey, are you an alumni? Update us on projects, successes, deviations, sketches–ANYTHING! We love to know what’s going in your life. Also, hook up with Parsons Alumni services to get the word on job opportunities, get-togethers, and other news from your classmates.

Follow-up: Moleskine Jam

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Check out these cool pictures taken at the Parsons Illustration/Moleskine Sketchbook Jam, which happened earlier this month.  Over twenty students participated and Part-time Faculty member George Bates helped inspire, motivate, and encourage everyone to make beautiful work.

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Last Days: George Bates in “Surf Art Nouveau

Illustration Alum and Faculty member George Bates has a piece featured in “Surf Art Nouveau,” an exhibition at Montanaro Gallery in Newport, RI.  Works from more than twenty-five different artists are in the show which focuses on

new works in the classic ‘art nouveau’ style…be incorporating the subject matter of SURFING…

If you’re in the Newport-area, make sure to stop by and see George’s work before it comes down!

Surf Art Nouveau
On view until October 5th
Montanaro Gallery
18 Franklin Street
Newport, RI

Illustration Faculty & Alumni Updates Digest

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  • Adjunct Faculty Neil Swaab tells us that the Russian edition of his book, Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles: Volume 1, has just been released. Get your copy here.
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  • Illustration Alum Philip Fivel Nessen has updated his portfolio with new artwork. See more images here.
  • Illustration and Alum R. Sikoryak created the animation and archival images for the mockumentary, The Bentfootes, a loving skewering of 200 years of American dance. Catch a free screening:

Saturday and Sunday March 29-30, Tuesday April 1 @ 1:00 pmFestivalHUB @ Seaport | LMCC Swing Space210 Front Street at Beekman Street, NYC

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  • Illustration Alum Jonathan Jay Lee sent us an email recently saying, “I did some really exciting stuff in Hong Kong, I drew this comic book for this HK popstar called Kary Ng. She wanted to be a superhero, it was used for her concert and her new single. I did a cover for HK magazine, and I redesigned and painted the interior of this club in Lan Kwai Fong…If you get the chance, I posted links and pictures of my projects in HK at the end of my website.”
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  • Illustration Alum Dan Yaccarino is writing a screen adaptation of his children’s book, Where the Four Winds Blow as an animated feature for Fox/Blue Sky Studios, developing a new animated series based on his popular book Unlovable and writing and illustrating more childrens books.

Congratulations to all our faculty and alumni on their recent accomplishments!Want to see your news here?  Email us!

R:ED Magazine Focuses on Illustration

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The Illustration Department is proud to announce the publication of the Spring 2008 Parsons Alumni magazine, R:ED. This issue is devoted to covering topics in Illustration, whether it’s the life of newly appointed director of the Society of Illustrators Anelle Miller (Illustration ’74) or the work of up and coming current student Christine Young.  Articles included cover things like the Illustration Department’s collaboration with Design Within Reach and recent symposium about “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety.”  There are also illustrations by Illustration faculty members George Bates, Nora Krug, and Ben Katchor.

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Here’s a link to the entire issue in PDF format–RE:D Spring 2008 issue! Congratulations to all our featured students, faculty, and alumni.  If you graduated from the department, make sure you keep us (as well as the Parsons Alumni Department) up to date on your accomplishments and professional progress.

Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber visit Illustration

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Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber
10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
2 W. 13th, Room 311

George Bates’s $ketchbook Warehouse class will play host to a fantastic array of illustrators this upcoming week. Published by the New York Times Op-Ed page, Texas Monthly, Society of Illustrators, Bust, Paste, SEED and a plethora of others, Ted McGrath, Jillian Tamaki, & Sam Weber will be visiting to show their sketchbooks and discuss their work.

All are welcome to attend this unique & exciting event!
(Illustrations by [in order]: Sam Weber, Ted McGrath, and Jillian Tamaki)