Even after earning an MA degree in Art History, and a successful Kickstarter campaign, first year student Robert Geronimo wanted more- and we are so glad he did! Now earning his MFA, Robert is busy in AND out of school He has been invited to speak on a panel at the Ceres Gallery in Chelsea alongside Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Director of UN Women and the head of the HeforShe campaign! He will discuss his work on Little Maia and Agent 87; both of which demonstrate gender equality. Call to reserve a seat! The talk is on March 11th. Congratulations, Robert!
We do not know how she does it, but here is Maria, freelancing, writing her thesis, attending classes, school work, personal life AND, check this out- delivering a workshop!
This will be a real treat- we are so happy to others know you and recognize what we know about you, Maria! Good luck!!!
Children’s Book Author Workshop
A one-day workshop led by author/illustrator Maria Carluccio.
September 28, 2014
This workshop is designed to nurture and guide each person to tell his or her own individual story. Students are invited to bring stories to class or they can work on a new story with Maria’s guidance. The class is an extensive overview of the process of children’s books from ideation to finished proposals. We will also partake in exercises and demonstrations created to encourage experimentation with storytelling. By the end of the workshop each student will have developed a story of their choosing plus we will review strategies and resources used to present work to publishers and agents. *If the student is interested in sketching page layouts and/or color art they will get feedback and guidance in that area as well. http://curiousonhudson.com/class-details.php?id=291
Our new year is underway, and work begins again. For Cristy Road, first year MFA student, it seems as if she does not stop!
Check out what Cristy is doing beyond her new classes~
September 7th, 2014
@Herbert Von King Park, Bedstuy, Brooklyn, NY
The Audre Lorde Project’s Safe OUTside the System’s (S.O.S) Collective will host the 4th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender and gender-non-conforming people of color living in the Bed-Stuy community.
BI/PAN/FLUID AWARENESS DAY Hosted By LGBT Student Services
September 23rd, 2014
@Auraria Campus, Denver, CO
Lecture and workshop. More details TBA!
READING & WORKSHOP AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
October 8th, 2014
@University Of Illinois, More Details TBA
Reading from Spit and Passion, as well as performing a workshop on healing through Art. More details TBA!
You go, Cristy!!! We are looking forward to more details and more great news!
The payback from Chroma, our MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Show, ’14. just keeps
Jennifer Merz was signed on for a multiple book contract by a literary agent who saw and loved Jenn’s Sew Strong book- the story of the Triangle Factory Fire. Thanks to Professor Carmile Zaino who introduced the two through her class. Congratulations, and good luck, Jenn!!!
Julie Muszynski has just joined the ranks of the adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design. Julie~ Congratulations and good luck to you!
Just on the heels of our great news from yesterday, comes another great MFA Illustration and Chroma story! Miki Golod work is on Words Without Borders website, where his autobiographical graphic novel is featured- AND- breaking news! Miki is going to be a speaker at the NY Comics Symposium. WOW! Come hear Miki on August 11. Their site will be updated with location shortly.
If you have not yet seen Chroma, the MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Show, run over to the Museum at FIT before July 5 for this feast for the eyes. Nine students each explored a body of work that ranges from books to creatures, to graphic novels to digital identity and website. It is just great, if I do say so myself, as a proud chair.
Now, others have taken notice:
More to come on all of the great things that have come about from this show!
The project that Stephen Gardner, MFA ’11, started in his first semester at FIT keeps giving. Stephen, our lovable bloke from the England, and now a US citizen, started drawing in bars around NY for his sketchbook assignment. On to painting those drawings, then, mugs, calendars, a stream of interviews, awards, blogs, all about the landmark bars of NY. And now, a lecture at the Society of Illustrators in New York to celebrate the landmarks of New York. This should be great! Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Click here for the info.
Bri Hermanson, MFA ’11 is interviewed by Mark Kaufman for ICON8 The Illustration Conference. Only a select few get this nod- Check it out here. ICON8 is the place to be this summer- gathering in Portland with three amazing days for illustration folks around the globe. The MFA in Illustration at FIT is proud to say that faculty members Martha Rich and Aya Kakeda will be in Portland this summer- and Chairperson Melanie Reim will be the Volunteer Coordinator again- ICON6 and ICON7, too!