Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

Finishing touches. Fine Arts graduating student show opens May 6

This year’s Fine Arts thesis exhibit, “Not Gonna Hold Your Hand,” includes the work of the 17 BFA graduating seniors. The “defiant and exultant” title,  says Prof. Joel Werring, was chosen by the students. It suggests “This is my life. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Pulp Fiction…But Could Be. Fine Arts students assist visiting artist at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Print is not dead, and a redesign by Fine Arts students and featured artist Samuel Levi Jones at The Studio Museum in Harlem on March 29 will help keep it alive.  The Fine Arts department’s Urban Studio club members assisted Jones … Continue reading

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Sustainable Kornit printing powers student competition

Striking colors and innovative fabric designs, all addictive to the eye, filled the room. The students’ excitement was palpable as well. At yesterday’s announcement of the winners of the Kornit Design Challenge, Textile/Surface Design seniors shared their perceptions and spoke of the … Continue reading

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Don’t let bullies tell you how to heel

OneClique founders Sandy Saccullo and Stefani Tsakos encourage women and girls to walk tall, whether under peer pressure or throughout the day when re-fashioning oneself from formal wear to casual wear is an imperative. The two hosted a screening of “Finding … Continue reading

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Eight languages have their say in “Four Seasons”

The merged texts in Prof. Suikang Zhao’s “Four Seasons,” appear like a colorful, assertive mix of ancient scripts and orchestral scoring. A lot is wanting to be said in this four-part work in eight languages. It is among over 90 pieces in “New Views: … Continue reading

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Moving mosaic cornered by Prof. Brian Emery

Professor Brian Emery’s  “Williamsburg Grid Test,” currently in the faculty exhibit “New Views,” is as captivating and vibrant as a New York City street corner. It is composed of 108, one-minute videos organized in a grid, each of a slightly different view taken at … Continue reading

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Julian Acevedo’s Smoke, Ashes, and Persuasion

The relationship between cigarette smoking and terminal disease is well established. But how much of that stark reality should be incorporated into an anti-smoking ad campaign? Third semester Communications Design student Julian Acevedo experimented with this relationship in three ways … Continue reading

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AIDS fundraiser: moving miniatures for sale

Creating art in the midst of the AIDS crisis was a cathartic response to a disease of enormous tragedy. One especially affecting large group display of such work is “Postcards from the Edge,” organized by Visual AIDS in New York … Continue reading

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The Dreams That I Gave Her: Text to Photograph

Often it’s writers who work from “prompts,” such as phrases or anecdotes, that spark a creative output. For photography professor Jessica Wynne, a poem from an anonymous writer yielded a poignant photograph, “How Mourning Goes.” Wynne’s work will be on display … Continue reading

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