Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

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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Buddy in space joined by other Inktober characters

“It was Inktober. I was missing my dog.  I had a new sketchbook and I was designing characters. It occurred to me that Buddy is a real character I could use.” So started the month of October, or Inktober, for … Continue reading

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“ESC: Digital Artworks” are interactive pleasures for art goers

While you’re watching C.J. Yeh’s art at the Museum at FIT, the art is watching you. In fact, it’s not only watching, it’s wryly responding to your actions. One picture stops weeping when you show it some interest, and immediately … Continue reading

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Art & Design students explore NYC neighborhoods

A fascinating multimedia exhibit detailing the exploration of eight New York City ethnic enclaves, is on display in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby until November 28.  The rich texture of neighborhoods captured in “Culture Captures: NYC,” was documented by an interdepartmental student … Continue reading

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