December 14, 2010
THIS WEDNESDAY!! A Special Invitation from Beth Giacummo – PAC VP and new Chief Curator of the Briarcliffe College Gallery
BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE ART GALLERY PRESENTS:
A LIVING CLASSROOM SERIES
“Let Me Sleep On It”
Works by Guest Artist Anthony Ingrisano & Students of Briarcliffe College
November 8th – December 19th, 2010
Reception & Artist Talk, Wednesday, December 15th 6-8 pm
The Briarcliffe College Art Gallery
1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage NY
HOURS: Mon-Thu: 11 am – 7 pm Fri: 11 am – 5 pm Sat: 11 a.m. – 3 pm
For More Info Call 516-918-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Briarcliffe College Art Gallery presentation A Living Classroom introduces students to a professional exhibition setting and process. In this context, Gallery Director Karyn Cernera Bush and Chief Curator Beth Giacummo organized “Let Me Sleep on It”-an exhibition, hands-on series of workshops for Graphic Design students and talk featuring guest artist Anthony Ingrisano. The exhibition of his drawings is on view to the public free-of-charge from Monday November 8 through Friday December 17 at the Gallery located at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage.
The “Living Classroom” program is an effort to expand students understanding of fine art and studio practice,” said Cernera Bush. “Students will work with Ingrisano, learn about his inspirations and techniques, culminating with the exhibition of their own artwork alongside his for the December 15th reception.”
According to Briarcliffe College President Dr. George Santiago, “A Living Classroom offers a unique, real world experience for students and an opportunity to invite the public to our campus to preview the work of budding artists.”
In describing his approach to drawing, Anthony Ingrisano writes: “I address the increasing incongruities in the ways humans look at, deal with, and exist within our surroundings. Between the natural and our actions; i.e., what we inject through technology and bioengineering, come questions of connection, moral boundaries, and responsibility to protect our environment and exist in a world we’re dependent upon for survival.”
A Brooklyn-based artist who earned his Masters with Honors from Pratt Institute, Ingrisano has been solo or featured artist in multiple exhibitions along the Northeast. He is also a teacher in New York City public schools with a special interest in the benefits of producing art among those with autism.