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Art Students League of New York unveil 7 monumental sculptures

By April Neale Jun 10, 2013, 19:07 GMT

Art Students League of New York unveil 7 monumental sculptures

On Thursday, June 13, the Art Students League of NY will unveil seven monumental sculptures at Riverside Park South.

On Thursday, June 13, the Art Students League of NY will unveil seven monumental sculptures at Riverside Park South.

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Director of Public Programming at Riverside Park Zhen Heinemann; Director of Art & Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn; Art Students League of New York executive director Ira Goldberg; master sculptor and program mentor Greg Wyatt and the artists who created the sculptures, Sherwin Banfield, John N. Erianne, Reina Kubota, Beñat Iglesias Lopez, Anna Kuchel Rabinowitz, Anne Stanner and Yasumitsu Morito will present the pieces.

http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/ModeltoMonument/M2MYearThree.aspx

The unveiling of the seven monumental sculptures, which will be installed for a year along the Hudson River.

The installation marks the third year of M2M, Model to Monument, the popular  partnership between the League and the Parks Department. The site-specific works by this international group--just feet from the Hudson--call attention to environmental concerns and celebrate athletic and cultural themes.

The event is Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:00-3:00pm at Riverside Park South, (enter on 59th Street at 12th ave. and walk north).

Background

The Art Students League of New York is one of America’s premier art schools. It was founded in 1875 by artists, for artists, to provide affordable studio-based art education of the highest quality to those interested in making art. Great artists have trained, taught and exhibited at the League throughout its rich history.

Classes, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and professional development programs, including M2M and artists residencies, continue the League’s legacy of supporting artists and students who intend to make art a profession, and to cultivate a spirit of fraternity among art students. www.artstudentsleague.org

 



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