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Celebrating the start of Summer!

It is that time of the year where students get publicly recognized for their hard work and accomplishments in award ceremonies and that sort of thing. We were so pleased to create ART YARD Achievement Award certificates for our hard working docents at PS 6 in Jersey City!


Dennis and I were honored to attend a graduation party for ART YARD Teen Justin. Congratulations to Justin for graduating with honors from Bishop Loughlin High School on his inclusion in the National Honor Society and for his merit based scholarship to Purchase College!


We are gearing up for ART YARD Summer Session 2019. Dennis and I met with the Teaching Artists for a planning meeting and to review lesson plans. Wowee Kazowee, do we have a fantastic series planned! With our home base at Kentler International Drawing Space we will be focusing the program on, you guessed it – drawing!

A sneak peek of the spectacular exhibition up at Kentler now and through Summer Session is Science of the Word by Mildred Beltré (mother of our students Sigrid and Marcelino!) is visible in this picture from our meeting.


There are a lot of great exhibitions in NYC right now! I loved Leonora Carrington: The Story of the Last Egg four decades of painting and sculpture at Gallery Wendi Norris 926 Madison Avenue NYC. “Carrington’s luminous Gothic paintings, are displayed in a spacious, nearly bare white cube that seems to amplify the paintings’ magical, often masked creatures and tinted atmospheres.” New York Times Critics Pick

Leonora Carrington, Green Tea, 1942, oil on canvas, 24x30"

Now up at the Guggenheim is an artist-curated exhibition celebrating the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince and Carrie Mae Weems—artists who each have had influential solo shows at the museum—Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980.

I loved seeing this elegant paring of Agnes Martin and two Ruth Asawa sculptures in the section curated by Carrie Mae Weems:

Next week we will be running around getting art supplies, mosquito repellent and a new rolling water cooler. Summer Session begins Monday July 8th. It is such an action packed program that I will post daily recaps!

Keep cool!

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