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Oodles of Parsons Illustration folks in “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again”

Left to right: Victoria Salvador, Garrett Pruter, Katie Turner

“Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again”
A Show of Small Works on Used MetroCards
Exhibition: March 18 to 26, 2011

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington St, NYC, 10002

Sloan Fine Art is pleased to host “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again” a very special exhibition of works on used NYC MetroCards with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org) and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC ARTS (NYC-ARTS.org). In May 2010, Artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan hosted an unusual exhibition in their Brooklyn studio. Open to all artists who wanted to participate, “Single Fare” placed one constraint on the creative process: all work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard. Inspired by the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history, “Single Fare” sought to create a unique art event where art and artists could come together to form a monumental event made from a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: The MetroCard! The resulting exhibition featured over 700 works of art – from artists as far away as New Zealand and as close as the studio next door.

Following the tremendous success of last year’s “Single Fare,” Roy and Kagan team up with Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side for “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again.” The themes of last year’s show ran the gamut from moments of high abstraction to delicate portraiture. Three-dimensional works, documentary photography and even a video installation helped to create one of the most cohesively diverse shows in recent memory while playfully challenging artists to show what they can do with seven square inches.

While serving as a democratizing vehicle for artists of all ages and disciplines, the Single Fare exhibition also served as a fantastic platform to introduce beginning collectors to an amazing array of work while inviting the committed collector to connect to artists that might normally fall under their radar. Partnering with Sloan Fine Art represents an exciting step forward for the Single Fare experience, allowing the exhibition to remain true to its roots while benefitting from additional exhibition days and regular gallery hours.

Several Parsons Illustration students, alumni and faculty participated in this exhibition including: Jordin Isip (f), Ana Mouyis (’09), Garrett Pruter (’10), Victoria Salvador (’11), Stephanie Tartick (’11), Katie Turner (’10), Zachary Zezima (’09).

Additionally, a handful of artists have been recruited to create Single Fare works that will be raffled off with proceeds to benefit two worthy charities – Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org), promoting New York City’s continued commitment to public and alternative forms of transportation and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC Arts (nyc-arts.org), the leading Web and free iPhone guide to arts programs and events throughout NYC. Raffle tickets will be available beginning at 5pm the night of the reception and winners will be announced at 8:30pm sharp.

Exhibition: Friday, March 18 through Saturday, March 26, 2011
Gallery Hours: Noon to 6pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Quick Hit: Daniel Springer at Cape Cod Museum of Art

Daniel Springer (Illustration ’84) is showing two of his latest landscape paintings as part of the group show: “Faculty Spectrum: Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA from January 29-March 21, 2011. The show features works from 30 regional artists and educators. A reception was held on February 3, 2011.

Daniel Springer, BFA, MA is currently the Fine & Performing Arts Chair at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in South Yarmouth, MA.

Congrats, Daniel!

Book trailer for Dan Yaccarino’s “All the Way to America”


Parsons Illustration Alum Dan Yaccarino has a new children’s book coming out next month.  You can watch the book trailer for “All the Way to America” above and then go check out Dan’s website for more information about his books and projects.

Way to go, Dan!

Cutters/Cork opening Feb. 5

Charted Territory 3, James Gallagher (2010)

Cutters/Cork will be opening on Feb 5th at the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen, Ireland. For this exhibition over 50 artist’s work will fill the walls and illustrate the range and depth of collage taking place today. This exhibition is the third in the Cutters series (Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn in 2009, and Pool Gallery, Berlin in 2010), and will continue to showcase the excitement of the newly invigorated art form of collage.

The full list of participating artists is as follows: Michael Bartalos, Melinda Beck, Brian Belott, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Stephen Brandes, Paul Burgess, Dennis Busch, Hollie Chastain, Alejandro Chavetta, Cless, Barrett Cook, Liam Crockard, Valero Doval, Jesse Draxler, Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez, Erik Foss, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jason Glasser, Eva Han, Sean Hillen, Ashkan Honarvar, Jordin Isip, Rubén B, Eva Lake, Greg Lamarche, Dani Leventhal, Leif Low-Beer, Max o Matic, Jeffrey Meyer, Vincent Pacheco, Melissa Paget, David Plunkert, Garrett Pruter, Kareem Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Jenni Rope, Jason Rosenberg, Valerie Roybal, Joe Ryckebosch, Cay Schroder, Baby Smith, Kerstin Stephan, Katherine Streeter, Sergei Sviatchenko, Alejandra Villasmil, David Wallace, Jessica Williams, Oliver Wiegner, Lulu Wolf, Bill Zindel and Anthony Zinonos.

The exhibition will also link to a series of lens based events taking place in Cork and Cobh over the same period. So if you happen to be in Ireland, please stop by the West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen or visit the site: www.westcorkartscentre.com

Cutters/Cork: Contemporary Collage Exhibition
Curated by James Gallagher
7 February – 12 March 2011
Opening Saturday February 5th
West Cork Arts Centre
North Street, Skibbereen
County Cork, Ireland
353 28 22090

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Parsons Illustration Alum wins 2011 Caldecott Honor


Parsons Illustration Alum David Ezra Stein has been awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor for his book, “Interrupting Chicken” (see the trailer above!).  Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

Two Caldecott Honor Books were named: “Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; and “Interrupting Chicken,” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein and published by Candlewick Press.
Congratulations to David on this very high honor.

Quick Hit: Pillows designed by Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz

Parsons Illustration Alum Lindsey Balbierz recently contacted us with the following news:

I’m really excited to share with you what I have been working on the past few months: my new illustrated traffic scene pillow designs.

My pillow covers are available for purchase here: http://envelop.eu/shop/designers/p/detail/lindseybalbierz

Congrats, Lindsey.  Fantastic, fun work!

Alumni Update: PJ Loughran

copyright 2003, PJ Loughran

From the Illustration Mailbox–we recently heard from Illustration Alum PJ Loughran, who is full of wonderful news about his life.  Here’s a snippet he said we could share:

Lots of fun stuff has happened since moving out to Chicago. My creative shop, KEROSENE (you might recall, we’d been doing a lot of Hollywood work while I was still living in NYC) grew to 25 people over the last few years and began a relationship with LEGO which has had me traveling regularly to LA and Denmark. Last December, I sold KEROSENE to a larger firm (90 people) and I’m currently serving as their Chief Creative Officer.

My wife and I also had a son…. currently juggling our lives with a very energetic 2 year old:) And still taking on illustration and writing music when I can find the time…

Congratulations to PJ, his family, and KEROSENE on such prosperity and happiness!

Katie Turner (Illustration ’10) has “My Week in Bologna” printed!


“My Week in Bologna” was created by Katie Turner, BFA Illustration ’10, for the Parsons Illustration blog, “Words & Pictures,” http://parsonsillustrationprogram.com/, as a report from her trip as Parsons Illustration emissary to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in the spring of 2010.  The zine will be distributed to prospective students through the admissions department of the university.  Pretty good publicity for  Illustration and for Katie’s beautiful work.

Congratulations to Katie on her accomplishments!  We feel proud to call her an Illustration Alumna.