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New Views 2017

Josephine Vargas, adjunct faculty member, Fashion Design–Art, “Swatching,” watercolor

Get a glimpse into the creative talent that underpins FIT’s School of Art and Design by visiting New Views 2017. This third annual large-scale faculty exhibition at FIT will showcase the work of more than 70 faculty members from across these disciplines through Sunday, March 5th, 2017 in the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

The School of Art and Design comprises 17 programs — Accessories Design, Advertising Design, Communication Design, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Photography, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.

New Views reflects the diversity of talent among the School of Art and Design’s faculty—many of whom are professional artists and designers—as well as FIT’s innovative curriculum, which is collaborative and interdisciplinary,” said Joseph Seipel, interim dean of the school.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and help celebrate the creatives of FIT!

Exhibition Details:
Dates: February 27 – March 5, 2017
Exhibition hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Location: John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT
Entrance: 28th Street, just west of Seventh Avenue

Meli B

#SustainabilityWeek

Hi Tigers,

Help raise environmental awareness throughout Sustainability Awareness Week!

In 2007, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg set the ambitious goal of reducing the city’s total greenhouse emissions 30% by 2030. He challenged 17 hospitals and universities, including FIT, to achieve this goal as quickly as possible.

In 2011, FIT was the first institution to meet the goal of a 30% reduction in carbon emissions. As of 2016, the college has achieved a 46% reduction, with a goal of a 50% reduction by 2025.

FIT accomplished this by updating the college’s heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems. Installing 16,000 energy-efficient light fixtures with occupancy sensors also made a big impact. Efficient hot water heaters, refrigerators, washer/dryers, windows, and even elevator controls reduce the college’s carbon footprint as well.

FIT continues to see improved energy efficiency by investing in cutting-edge climate-control systems for The Museum at FIT, the Gladys Marcus Library, and the residence halls.

Contribute to a greener campus and check out this week’s events, such as the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) info session and a Vegan Designer Panel with PETA. A full list of events can be found here.

Meli B

Best Japanese Restaurant!

Hello there!

Hope you’re all doing well and haven’t caught this virus that seems to be circulating the school. Everyone seems to be sick… Anyways this year I decided to celebrate Valentines with my best friend. We went to go see a movie and had dinner afterwards in one of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve ever been too in the city. Even though I’m single, doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to do boyfriend/girlfriend things too #treatyoself. We went to go see Fifty Shades Darker, which I thought was much better than the first one, and then we went to this Japanese restaurant called Ippudo. It’s located in East Village on 10th 4th Ave. It’s the cutest place ever, very traditional to the Japanese aesthetic. If you go on the weekend, expect it to be quite crowded (but absolutely worth the wait). They are known for their Ramen, which is delicious! But if you feel like sharing an entree I would recommend getting the hot buns. Oh my god, those are the best things I have ever eaten, so soft and fluffy and yummy. Trust me you won’t regret getting them!

Have you been to this restaurant? What did you think?

xoxo

-Zorya

Central Park Five x Filmmaker Sarah Burns

Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns

FIT welcomes three members of the Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns to campus to present a 30-minute excerpt of the documentary, The Central Park Five, and to discuss history and current racial issues, as their case continues to resonate today.

A little history for you:

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park. The Central Park Jogger Case, as it came to be known, was chronicled in a recent documentary titled The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, who take the perspective of the five men whose lives were torn apart by the trials, wrongful convictions, and fights for justice.

This event will take place on February 15th and is presented by Professor Bernard L. Dillard, in collaboration with the Presidential Scholars Program and the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs.  It is sponsored by the President’s Diversity Grant and the UCE of FIT. Doors open at 4:45 pm; event begins at 5:45.

This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. REGISTER HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Meli B

 

Steps to Self-Love

Hi all,

Happy Valentines Day! Today is the day we recognize those we love in extravagant ways — whether family, better halves or good friends. However, I want to challenge all of you to celebrate one more person in your life: YOU. Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick to be a part of your life, the image you project to society and how you cope with the problems in your life. You should always put your well-being first and I want you to know how to bring more of it into your life:

  1. Practice good self-care. You will love yourself more when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love pamper themselves daily through healthy activities, like nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions. In other words, treat yo’self.
  2. Set boundaries. You’ll love yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are. Discipline is everything.
  3. Protect yourself. Bring the right people into your life. Get rid of “frenemies” and don’t waste your time on people who don’t add value to your life. There isn’t enough time in your life to waste on people who want to take away the shine on your face that says, “I genuinely love myself and life”. You will love and respect yourself more.

Always remember to put yourself first and strive for happiness. You are worthy.

Meli B