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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!

Ed Miller and the Spagheddie Art Group muralize!

spagheddie-muralIllustration Alum Ed Miller (’86) sent in this email with an update about his work with the Spagheddie Art Group and New York Cares:

The Spagheddie Art Group was at it again recently, this time at PS 111 in Manhattan (53 St. bet. 9 and 10 Aves.)

The Spagheddie Art Group is a group I organized of my artist friends who volunteer their time and talents to paint murals at NY City public schools. Our mission is to help make the schools a more colorful place for learning. Our assignment was to turn a shack in the playground into a barn. I’m very proud of the work this group does.

in progress!

the muralists

back row left to right: Judith Moderacki, Kim Chauncy, Carolyn Keating, Jessica Bay, Laare Ross, Todd Evans,
front row: left to right: Fred Forcellati (class of 86), Katie Sue Nicklos, Carla Bellisio, Jaine Schmidt

You can see more project pictures from the mural above–as well as photos from other group undertakings–here.  For more of Ed’s work, check out his website.  Way to go, Ed (and everyone else involved!)!