Below is the exhibition card and press release for the NY Arts Program Student Art Show. The card was designed by Lexy Immerman (Fine Arts major with concentrations in Graphic Design and Computer Imaging at Ohio Wesleyan University), and the press release was written by Adam Grimes (English major at Warren Wilson College). Both are NYAP students.
NEW YORK ARTS PROGRAM – STUDENT ART SHOW FALL 2016
305 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Monday, December 5th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Including works by: Kristen Canda, David Castellano, Molly Doehrmann, Sharon Hayes, Ellen Koppy, Jeremy Loewer, Elizabeth Person, Bristy Skiles, Amanda Straw, Karlin Wong, and Jonathan Yee.
The New York Arts Program is pleased to announce its Student Art Show, Fall 2016. A group exhibition featuring work by eleven students in the program, this showcase represents the students’ creative output over the course of three months working and living in New York City.
Moving to New York City was a dramatic change in environment for many in the program. Largely coming from small liberal arts colleges, students in the New York Arts Program all made a major decision to spend almost four months away from school in search of new experiences in the city. Accordingly, a lot of the work in the show investigates, explicitly and implicitly, the process of adapting to a new setting. Students have also been able to draw on what they have been learning through their internships and assistantships working with artists and other creative professionals, interactions with their peers in the house, as well as their seminar sessions with faculty.
While some students chose to further develop ideas and media they had previously explored before moving to the city, others experimented with brand new ways of making. In each case, freed from the more structured academic setting and formal evaluation, the students used the occasion to generally be freer in their process. Many students also incorporated their studies in other non-art disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, and other sciences, into their work.
The exhibition features a variety of works including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, video, mixed media, poetry, and performance. It will be on display in a common living area of the New York Arts Program building, and admission is free and open to the public.