Art Ready Schedules

SPRING 2016 ART READY DATES

Wednesday, January 6, 4:00pm: Field trip to Museum of Art and Design. This is a required part of the program. Tour of the Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez exhibition. Meet at Smack Mellon and travel as a group to the museum. Train: A/C (High Street) to 59th Street/Columbus Circle. Directions: http://madmuseum.org/about/directions

Wednesday, January 13:

4:00pm Studio Visit Nyeema Morgan, Sculpture/Drawing, http://www.nyeemamorgan.com/ Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street: F train at York Street

5:30-7:00pm Mentor Match Day. Attendance Required! Parents/guardians are also required to attend.

Wednesday, January 20: First day of mentorship

January 20-May 18: Mentors meet with mentees for 2.5 hours/week

February 15-19: NYC Public School Midwinter Recess – no mentorship meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 4:00pm: Field Trip to Urban Glass for a hands-on glassmaking workshop led by teaching artist Victoria Calabro: http://www.vacalabro.com/. This is a required part of the program. Meet at Urban Glass at 4:00pm. Train: B/Q/R (DeKalb Avenue) or 2/3/4/5 (Nevins Street) or G (Fulton St) and walk to the location: https://www.urbanglass.org/visit

Wednesday, March 30, 4:00pm: Field Trip to Brooklyn Museum. This is a required part of the program. Tour for the Agitprop! https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/agitprop Exhibition and talk by exhibiting and past Studio Artist Dread Scott: http://www.dreadscott.net/ Meet at the Museum at 4:00pm. Train: 2/3 (Clark Street) to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Directions: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/directions/

April 25-29: NYC Public School Spring Break– no mentorship meeting

Wednesday, May 25: Art Ready Group Share (students only) 4:00-6:00pm & Final Exhibition and Reception, 6:00-8:00pm at Smack Mellon (family and friends, etc.)

ART READY
Schedule of Studio Visits Fall 2015

All Wednesday studio visits and classes meet at Smack Mellon at 4pm. We will travel together to the address indicated below each one. Some dates/locations subject to slight change. * = Artist is available as an artist mentor.

Wednesday, October 28: Orientation/Studio Visit: *Michael Paul Britto, Photo/Video, http://www.brittofied.com DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street: F train at York Street into Manhattan transfer at Essex/Delancey Street and Change for the J/Z to Canal Street

Wednesday, November 4: Portfolio Prep Class with Sonya Blesofsky, teaching artist www.sonyablesofsky.com Meet at Smack Mellon at 4pm. Bring 3-5 samples of your artwork to show!

Wednesday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – No Art Ready

Wednesday, November 18: Studio Visit: *Chat Travieso, Public Art/Architecture, http://www.chattravieso.com/ Erin Donnelly, Curatorial Practice Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street: F train at York Street

Sunday, November 15: Optional field trip: National Portfolio Day At the Javits Center, http://www.portfolioday.net/ 655 West 34th Street, Exhibit Hall 1A 12-4pm. Meet at Smack Mellon at 10:45 am. Trains near the Javits Center: A/C/E at 34th Street. This trip depends on the interest of enough students

Wednesday, November 25: Studio Visit: *Emilie Shapiro, Jewelry Design, http://emilieshapiro.com 43-01 21st Street #312B, LIC, NY 11101 (*If you put the address into Google maps be sure to put the zip in, there is another address!) Train: N/Q/7 to Queensboro plaza, E/M/G train to Court Square, or F train to Queens Bridge

Wednesday, December 2: Studio Visit: *Cecile Chong, Painting/Sculpture /Installation http://cecilechong.com  EFA Studios: 323 W 39th Street, #713 (Garment District, Manhattan), Trains: A/C/E/1/2/3/Q/N/R/7 train to 42nd Street

Wednesday, December 9: Studio Visit: *Beth Dary, Sculpture/Installation/Drawing http://www.bethdary.com/ 112 Second Ave, Corner 10th Street, No buzzer (Gowanus, Brooklyn), Trains F/G to Smith and 9th Street of F/R to 4th Avenue

Wednesday, December 16: Studio Visit: *Phillip Shung, Graphic Design http://www.pixod.com 198-A Rogers Avenue (Crown Heights, Brooklyn), Trains 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Street, 2/5 to President Street, 3 to Nostrand Avenue

Wednesday, December 23: Studio Visit: *Nyeema Morgan, Sculpture/Drawing, http://www.nyeemamorgan.com Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street: F train at York Street Review of mentors and rank choices – Rescheduled

2015 MENTOR BIOS

MICHAEL PAUL BRITTO, Photo/Video

Downtown Community Television (DCTV), 87 Lafayette Street (Chinatown, Manhattan), Trains: N/R/Q/J/Z/6, A/C/E  or 1 to Canal St.

Michael Paul Britto’s work addresses the misconceptions and assumptions surrounding people of color in the United States. It ranges from videos to digital photography, sculpture, and performance. He has had residencies at the New Museum in New York as well as Smack Mellon, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Michael was been featured in shows at El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum of Harlem, The Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, The Kitchen and the Victoria and Albert Museum in England. Britto graduated with a BA from the City College of New York.  He has experience working with young adults in his positions as a high school media teacher, and as an instructor at DCTV. www.brittofied.com

 

CECILE CHONG, Painting/Sculpture/Installation

EFA Studios: 323 W 39th Street, #713 (Garment District, Manhattan), Trains: A, C, 1, 2, 3, Q, N, R and 7 to 42 Street

Cecile Chong’s work addresses the process of cultural encounter and entanglement. She was born in Ecuador to Chinese parents. Solo exhibitions include BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Chong’s work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in Education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. www.CecileChong.com

 

BETH DARY, Sculpture/Installation/Drawing

112 Second Ave, Corner 10th Street, No buzzer (Gowanus, Brooklyn), Trains: F/G to Smith and 9th Street or F/R to 4th Avenue

Beth Dary is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and currently lives and works in New York City. Dary holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from Memphis College of Art. She has participated in several artist residency programs including Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Most recently, Dary’s work has been curated into exhibits at Prospect.1.5 in New Orleans, the Islip Art Museum and Art in Odd Places in New York. Dary’s work has been commissioned by Battery Park City in Manhattan and she has received grants from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the The Manhattan Community Arts Fund. Her work is in several private and corporate collections including the Edelman Corporation and the New Orleans Museum of Art. www.bethdary.com

 

ERIN DONNELLY, Curatorial Practice

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street (Dumbo, Brooklyn), Trains: F to York Street, A/C to High Street

She worked for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for almost 10 years. Curated exhibitions and public art projects have been held in New York City and beyond. Publications include “Art in Odd Places: Sign” and “Site Matters”. She has taught in the Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She is a mentor for the Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation. She received a MA from Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Certificate in Museum Studies, and BA in Fine Arts, all from NYU. In 2000-2001, she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2009 she was honored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with a David Alfaro Siqueiros Award. www.smackmellon.org

 

NYEEMA MORGAN, Sculpture/Drawing

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street (Dumbo, Brooklyn), Trains: F to York Street, A/C to High Street

Nyeema Morgan is a New York-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA. Morgan’s work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Art in General, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; The Bindery Projects, MN; Carol Jazzar Gallery, FL; South Hill Park Arts Center, Bracknell, UK; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France; and forthcoming at CSS Bard Galleries/ Bard College, NY. Morgan’s awards and residencies include an Art Matters Grant, NY; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace residency, NY; AIRspace Program residency, Abrons Arts Center, NY; and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME. Her works have been included The Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY and The New York Times. Morgan earned an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art. www.nyeemamorgan.com

 

EMILIE SHAPIRO, Jewelry Design

43-01 21st Street #312B (Long Island City, Queens), NY 11101(*If you put the address into Google maps be sure to put the zip in, there is another address!): Bus/Trains: NQ7 to Queensboro plaza, E/M/G to Court Square, or F to Queens Bridge

Shapiro is a third generation jewelry designer. She received a BFA in Art + Design with a concentration in jewelry and metalsmithing from Syracuse University. Shapiro also studied at Alchimia, a contemporary school of jewelry in Florence, Italy with artists Peter Bauhuis, Yoko Shimizu, and Marzia Rossi. Shapiro is the designer and creator behind Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals, a NYC-based design and manufacturing company focusing on recycled metals and rough-cut gemstones. Emilie’s work is sold worldwide in select retailers such as Brooklyn Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, and Anthropologie. Shapiro teaches jewelry workshop at Liloveve Jewelry Studio, Brooklyn Brainery and the 92Y.www.EmilieShapiro.com

 

PHILLIP SHUNG, Graphic/Web Design

198-A Rogers Avenue (Crown Heights, Brooklyn), Trains: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Street, 2/5 to President Street, 3 to Nostrand Avenue

Phillip Shung graduated from Hampton University with a degree in Art in 1996 and since that time, his mantra has been to communicate intelligently to the masses. His career has spanned many roles in the creative design field ranging from Creative Director for Vibe Magazine to Promotion Art Director at Women’s Wear Daily/WWD. Shung has also done significant design work in fashion for brands like Enyce and Avirex as well as websites for NAS and Destiny’s Child.  In 2001, Shung founded Sundree Brand Solutions focusing on all aspects of advertising, editorial, print and website design. www.folio.pixod.com

 

CHAT TRAVIESO, Public Art/Public Space Design

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street (Dumbo, Brooklyn), Trains: F to York Street, A/C to High Street

Travieso’s public art works have been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, The Architectural League of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, the NYC Department of Transportation, and the Cambridge Arts Council. He has worked as a teaching artist with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Hester Street Collaborative. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Designboom, and BOMB Magazine. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture. www.chattravieso.com

 

ADDITIONAL TEACHING ARTIST

SONYA BLESOFSKY, Sculpture/Installation (Portfolio Class Instructor)

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street (Dumbo, Brooklyn), Trains: F to York Street, A/C to High Street

Sonya Blesofsky is a Brooklyn-based installation artist who deals with urban anxieties related to construction, development, urban renewal, and collapse. Blesofsky received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA from UC Santa Cruz.  She has held residencies at the CUE Art Foundation, Artist’s Alliance, Smack Mellon, Dieu Donne Papermill, Chashama, LMCC’s Workspace:120 Broadway, Plane Space, and the California Legion of Honor. Blesofsky’s work has been shown in New York at Mixed Greens, Plane Space, Cleopatra’s and Smack Mellon, and in San Francisco at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Swarm, Mission 17, and Pond.  Blesofsky is represented by Mixed Greens gallery, and has worked as a teaching artist at The Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Arts and Design, and Brooklyn College. www.sonyablesofsky.com

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