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June 13, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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She took one refurbished piano…

… some primer, a little paint, 15 discarded music books, 1/3 gallon of glue, and created one of the 88 pianos re-envisioned by artists for Sing for Hope (a public arts organization in NYC). The artist responsible for this piano … Continue reading

February 14, 2013
by Rachel Ellner
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Stitcher and singer Rosario Rizzo

The gowns, dresses and a harem outfit designed by the late FIT instructor Rosario Rizzo are now on display in the Pomerantz (D) lobby. Professors Anne Kong and Glenn Sokoli of the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Department helped create … Continue reading

December 3, 2012
by Rachel Ellner
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Shefelman’s Ooze

Dan Shefelman is an illustration department professor who understands the bottom of the food chain. He writes the comic strip “Ooze,” which appears in the current December issue of Mad magazine. Professor Shefelman’s microbial view fits well with Gary Larson’s (of … Continue reading

September 7, 2012
by Rachel Ellner
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Amy Bauer at D’s Soul Full Cafe

D’s Soul Full Cafe in Hoboken is referred to by its employee-turned-co-owner, Dwight Thompson, as a “sandwich shop experience.” But menu items like “the famous hangover cure,” and “the weird New Jersey” suggest something more than a stop for a … Continue reading

August 13, 2012
by Rachel Ellner
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Art & Design’s Sass Brown Appointed Acting Assistant Dean

Sass Brown, our new Acting Assistant Dean, has been appointed to replace Dr. Erika Massaquoi, who left in April.  Brown is student-conscious,  eco-conscious,  a dedicated promoter of sustainable fashion, and about to publish her second book on eco fashion and accessories. “She … Continue reading

July 24, 2012
by Rachel Ellner
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Mark Lesseraux’s blend of pop, rock, blues and everything in between

The news and culture website Interrobang, has lavished praise on FIT’s own Mark Lesseraux and his second solo CD “Transmissions 2003-2012″: “Mark Lesseraux has been one of the best kept secrets in music for the better part of a decade. An outstanding … Continue reading

November 18, 2011
by Rachel Ellner
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A big mention for Oded Hirsch

“Crafty, nostalgic, highly inefficient yet still somehow emancipatory and sublime––provides an apt metaphor for the exhibition” — is how art critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie describes Oded Hirsch’s  bridge, the center piece in his video “Tochka.” Hirsch, a staff member in the … Continue reading