Brushes With Greatness: The New School Employee Art Exhibition
Summer is a time to learn just how much extraordinary talent resides in the hearts and minds of New School employees. The New Show art exhibition, featuring the work of colleagues from around the university, runs through July 8 at 25 East 13th Street, 5th floor Gallery, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The New Show, an art exhibition co-organized by Parsons employees Paul Nicholson, academic advisor at the School of Art, Media, and Technology, and Antoinette Curl, senior advisor at the School of Constructed Environments, gives nearly 40 people who work at The New School a space to put their visual work on display. We took on this exhibition because we felt it was a great way to celebrate the vitality of The New School community and highlight some of the creative research and professional artistic practice going on all around us,, Nicholson said.
Artwork at the show includes that of Carlos Sepulveda, porter in Facilities Management, who has been creating art since age 12. I work with pastels, pencils, and oil paint. My oil painting in this show is called The River. I’m hoping for some feedback so that I can improve my style,, he says. I also feel grateful that I can express my creations here. I say; thank you., he added.
Steven Arnerich, senior production artist in Communications and External Affairs, is exhibiting All Taras are Tara, a colorful collage of objects found on New York City streets and manipulated in Photoshop. I have scrap books filled with things I find, photographs, stamps, notes, ticket stubs, playing cards, which in some way when put together say something,, he says.
Be sure to stop in to see The River, All Taras are Tara, and the many other works produced by the talented New School community.
The New Show is supported by the Parsons Dean’s Office and Human Resources.