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Mannes Opera: Parsons Collaborative Studio Spring 2014 Info Session TONIGHT 9/24

Are you a Parsons senior undergraduate or graduate student interested in working on a spring ’14 design studio collaboration with the Mannes Opera’s artistic and design team, students and production support?

Are you a faculty member interested in getting involved, or integrating a production-related project into your design course?

Then Join us for the Mannes Opera: Parsons Collaborative Studio Spring 2014 Info Session TONIGHT!

Tuesday September 24
6 to 7pm
79 5th Avenue, 16th floor, AMT hub

To support this partnership between Parsons and the Mannes Opera, we’re looking for individuals interested in:

  • costume design
  • set design
  • prop construction and management
  • program and promotional materials graphic design

Anyone with talents in fine arts, illustration, interior design, fashion design, construction, drafting, modeling, hair and makeup styling, graphic design, lighting design and a general interest in theatrical performance and opera is strongly encouraged to come to Tuesday’s info session!

This cross school, cross design collaborative studio will be led by Parsons part and full time faculty, with the studio meeting on Fridays in the spring. Engagement will begin with meetings in November, continue with attendance at Mannes Opera‘s production in December, develop in the studio course in the spring, and culminate with rehearsals and the final Mannes Opera production in May.

Applications to the course will be done through interviews and with the permission of the instructors-open to senior undergraduates and graduate students.

Come find out more this exciting co-production of Parsons and Mannes Opera!

For more information contact: Leslie Henkel at henkell@newschool.edu

Mannes Opera performance of "Falstaff" (2011)

Mannes Opera performance of “Falstaff” (2011)

Penguin 75: Designers, Authors, Commentary at the New School on Thursday

They are not characters in a joke: A creative director, two of his designers and an author will share the stage to reveal behind-scenes-secrets of the making of book jackets. Afterwards they may walk into a bar together. Who knows?

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich will moderate the evening in celebration of the publication Penguin 75, a unique book with the creme de la creme of the Penguin book jacket design world, complete with commentaries from authors, editors and designers. On the panel will be Paul Buckley, editor of Penguin 75 and Executive Vice President Creative Director at Penguin, joined by A.M. Homes is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which are the novel, This Book Will Save Your Life and the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter. Also on the bill will be Penguin book jacket designer extraordinaire Gregg Kulick and the super talented Jim Tierney; both who have illustrated many jackets under Mr. Buckley’s art direction.

Event attendees may reunite to discuss the evening’s presentation at a location where food and drink – though not provided by AIGA/NY – are readily available. Catch up with old friends and make new ones at these informal “Postscript” gatherings.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for New School students, faculty, and staff (NSU ID required).


THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 2010 6:30–8:30PM
6:30PM Check-in
7-8:30PM Event
8:30-9:00PM PostScript

Tonight: Dave Eggers event about the McSweeney’s Newspaper

A Vibrant Map of the World: McSweeney’s Panorama and the Beauty of Newspapers
January 13, 2010 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street

When McSweeney’s printed a prototype Sunday newspaper last month, the writers, editors, and artists who worked on the project were hoping to show some of the great things the print medium remains capable of. The result was the San Francisco Panorama, which sold out within its first week and garnered accolades across the country.

Dave Eggers, author and editor of McSweeney’s, joined by contributors to the project, will give a presentation on the Panorama, discussing the thinking that went into it and what newspapers as a print medium still have to offer.

Introduced by Luis Jaramillo, associate chair, The Writing Program at the New School

Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served.

Writing for Children Forum at the New School

Writing For Children Forum: Getting Published Panel
March 31st at  6:30 p.m.

Experts in the field of children’s book publishing discuss how to get your work published. Featuring Alvina Ling, senior editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Ben Tomek, marketing associate, Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing; and Anna Olswanger, literary agent, Liza Dawson Associates.

Moderated by Deborah Brodie, editor.

Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, room 510

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

In-person ticket purchases
The New School Box Office
66 West 12th Street, main floor
Monday-Friday 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Reservations and inquiries can also be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

Career Services events!

Upcoming Parsons Career Services Events

The Fundamentals of Freelancing
Friday, March 27, 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Parsons Kellen Auditorium (room N101), 66 Fifth Avenue, ground floor

Fundamentals of Freelancing:  Workshop and Alumni Panel Discussion on How to Negotiate Contracts and Start Your Own Business.
Event co-hosted by the School of Art, Media, and Technology and the Office of Career Services.

Art, Media and Technology Career Fair
Wednesday, April 15
10 AM to 1 PM

55 W. 13 St, Lang Student Center, 2 floor

Career Day for students in Art, Media, and Technology.  IDC and Design and Management students are encouraged to participate. Employers such as Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books, Click 3x, Conde Nast Publications, Eye Ball NYC, G2, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and Razorfish will be meeting with graduating students to discuss job opportunities, give portfolio feedback, and offer career advice.
Students must bring a portfolio  and/or reel and several resumes to the event.

All events sponsored by Parsons Career Services, 2 West 13 St, room 511, parsonscareers@newschool.edu, 212-229-8940.  Students should be sure to have their resumes reviewed by Career Services prior to events they plan to attend.

University Writing Center is moving!


The University Writing Center is moving from 65 Fifth to 71 Fifth Ave (9th floor).  The move is scheduled for Friday January 30th and we plan to be fully open and operational on Monday February 2nd.

Students can continue to make appointments using the online “e-scheduler” which can be accessed from the web site of the University Writing Center.

Faculty can continue to request in-class workshops using the workshop request form which is available from the Faculty tab on My New School.

The Writing Center is an amazing resource and everyone should take advantage of it!

Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Illustration

The School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design is seeking applicants for a full-time renewable term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Illustration starting Fall 2009. Successful applicants must hold terminal degrees in their respective fields and/or equivalent professional standing, and must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in teaching and scholarship/creative work. This position is dependent on budget approval from the Office of the Provost.

The successful candidate for this position will be an illustrator who has a deep knowledge and interest in the history of the field, as well as its present manifestations, and who has a demonstrable background in teaching visual thinking and technique and has experience in a variety of areas in the illustration field. This individual will teach independently and as a member of teams in core illustration seminars and studios; will be an instructor and/or coordinator of special collaborative projects with the for-profit and non-profit sectors; will work closely with the School’s leadership to define and implement the illustration department¹s mission across its curriculum; will develop and assist in the implementation of new curriculum; will facilitate and enhance connections and relationships between and among other disciplines within the School for Art, Media and Technology at Parsons and the New School University; and will strengthen connections and relationships among sophomore, junior and senior level curricula.

This individual will also take part in a team that will develop graduate programs in Illustration. Through an immersion in technical expertise, processes, aesthetic considerations and proactive social engagement, Parsons¹ Illustration cultivates the technical skills and intellectual habits essential to imaginatively explore and responsibly integrate the swiftly expanding roles of a successful professional Illustrator.

For requirements and application deadlines, go to the official job listing and submit your resume!

Follow-up: Picturing Politics Symposium

Check out some highlights from this past weekend’s “Picturing Politics” symposium, hosted by Parsons Illustration and the Politics department of the New School for Social Research.  You can see more images here.  Our thanks to everyone who participated and attended!

Reminder: Picturing Politics is today!

A symposium presented by the Illustration Program, Parsons The New School for Design and The Politics Department, New School for Social Research.

November 15, 2008, 1:00-5:30 P.M.
The New School
Tishman Auditorium
Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 WEST 12TH STREET

Illustrative responses to world events, large scale and small, have an effect both visceral and intimate. PICTURING POLITICS explores the current state of political and social visual commentary. The Illustration Program of Parsons The New School for Design and the Politics Department of The New School for Social Research jointly present an afternoon of reflections on the intersection of art and politics.

Guests include Daniel Dayan, leading media and politics analyst and visiting professor in the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research (Media Events), Steven Heller, author and former New York Times art director (Iron Fists: Branding the 20th-Century Totalitarian State), Professor Joshua Brown, Executive Director, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, CUNY (Beyond the Lines), Rutu Modan, Eisner award-winning graphic novelist from Israel (Exit Wounds), Peter Kuper, graphic novelist and co-editor of WW 3 magazine (Stop Forgetting to Remember), Steve Brodner, satiric visual commentator (Freedom Fries), Luba Lukova, political poster artist (Social Justice 2008: 12 Posters) and Anton Kannemeyer, South African artist and creator of visual narratives (Bittercomix).

The event will be held at the Tishman Auditorium of The New School, on November 15th, 1-5:30 pm and is free and open to the public. A book signing and refreshments will follow the symposium. Additionally, an exhibition of illustrated covers for Der Spiegel magazine is on view at Parsons Illustration, 2 West 13th street, 8th floor, through November 30th. There will be a reception in honor tonight, November 14th, at 6pm.

[illustration by Guy Billout, Part-time Faculty]