Archive for April, 2010

Professor Doug Schwab in group show

April 28, 2010

Gallery 364 presents “Beginnings” a Group Show

Opening April 29, 7-10


Summer job opportunity

April 28, 2010

The William Osborn Day Camp at the Children’s Aid Society’s Goodhue Center on Staten Island, New York seeks a seasonal full-time arts and crafts instructor for its summer day camp. The instructor will work with 21 groups of children, ages 5-15, teaching basic arts and crafts techniques. Groups will meet for one hour at a time to prepare projects that they get to take home and enjoy. The arts and crafts instructor will also be responsible for ordering supplies and maintaining a clean and organized room. Candidate must be a dynamic teacher and an experienced, creative instructor who can engage and inspire children of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds. S/he must be: able to plan and execute arts and crafts classes that follow a curriculum; highly organized and able to work independently; and energetic and self-motivated. This is a two-month position (from June 29 to August 20, 2010). Free transportation to the camp from 2 Manhattan locations will be provided.


Katie A. LiVolsi
Program Director
The Children’s Aid Society
304 Prospect Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 447-2630

BFA Michelle Chandler exhibits

April 28, 2010

Michelle Chandler will be having her opening reception tomorrow night, Thursday April 29,  from 5 – 8, for her exhibition “Investigations”.  Please come!

MA Saundra Ayala to speak at the Pizer Grad Colloquium

April 28, 2010

MA Saundra Ayala will present her work in the Pizer Graduate Student Colloquium on Thursday, May 13 at 6pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium of the Brooklyn College Library.  Saundra’s paper, “The Sculpture of the Ludovisi Gaul: The Adaptation of Hellenistic Sculptural Styles for Roman Context.”  Please come and support Saundra!

Change in Art History Fall 2010 schedule

April 28, 2010

FYI, I just found out that I got the Wolfe Institute Fellowship in the Humanities for next year, so I will not be teaching.  My courses therefore are no longer available (Romanesque and Islamic art).  But there is so much to choose from, I’m sure you’ll hardly notice!

Museum Education summer program at Rubin Museum

April 28, 2010

The Rubin Museum of Art is currently accepting applications for its Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program.
The Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) Program at the Rubin Museum of Art provides essential hands-on skills to university students preparing for future careers in arts or museum education.  Program participants will leave with an understanding of the inner workings of a museum education department, Himalayan art and culture, and necessary public interrelation and education skills that will prepare them for the future.  Apprentices are trained to utilize inquiry-based teaching strategies and receive weekly training on the collection and special exhibitions.  Apprentice duties include giving tours to incoming school groups, assisting Museum Educators to give offsite pre-visit lessons at schools, assisting the Visitor Experience department at the front desk and in the galleries, and assisting with Teen Programs.  Apprentices work closely with the Teen and College Program Coordinator and receive mentorship by Education Staff.
To participate, students must:
· Be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a New York City College or University (Education majors or strong interest in a future career in Education encouraged)
· Be able to provide services for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring)
· Work 15 hours per week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
· Be at least 18 years of age; have a Photo I.D.; Social Security Card and email address.
Applications for the AME program are due June 15th, 2010.  Once applications have been accepted, a formal interview process will begin in July. Program will start in early September.  Please find all application material and a complete program description online at <> .
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at (212) 620-5000 x337 or <> .  We look forward to hearing from your students.

MFA teaching internship opportunity

April 28, 2010

Attention graduating MFAs!

Smack Mellon seeks an intern to work August 2 through August 27 as an assistant for its summer arts program for kids aged 12 to 15, Summer Arts Intensive.

About Summer Arts Intensive

Smack Mellon’s Summer Arts Intensive is an arts education program designed to give twelve students hands-on experience working in a variety of visual arts fields. The students will benefit from active engagement in sculpture, installation, photography, video, drawing, and painting. Each week the students will work with a different teaching artist or pair of artists who are experts in their field. They will learn the practical skills necessary to develop creative projects that go beyond the techniques traditionally taught in school art classes. The intensive art classes will culminate in a student-curated exhibition of works created during the program. This exhibition will be free and open to the public during normal gallery hours for four days, and Smack Mellon will host a party for the students on the opening of the show. The 2010 Teaching Artists include: Sonya Blesofsky, Michael Paul Britto, Jessica Ann Peavy, and others TBD.


The intern must be able to work Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm for the duration of the program, as well as an orientation meeting at the end of July.  Specific duties include: assisting teaching artists in working with students in the classroom and on field trips, helping organize supplies, helping supervise student attendance and lunch, and assisting with all aspects of the final student exhibition.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic intern, who is passionate about arts education. The ideal candidate will have experience working with underprivileged youth and a background in the visual arts. You must be excited about working with kids!


The Summer Arts Intensive internship offers an invaluable hands-on experience working in arts education. In addition, the intern assistant will be paid $12/hour.


Please email a cover letter expressing your interest and resume to Katherine Gressel, Programs Manager, at

Volunteers needed for Brooklyn Botanical event

April 23, 2010

Ok, not exactly art related, but it looked interesting….

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is looking for volunteers to lend a hand with one of the most popular public events of the year, the annual “Rites of Spring” Cherry Blossom Tree Event. The event is on Saturday, May 1st, 2010.

If you would like to volunteer, a training session will be held for volunteers on Tuesday, April 27th 12:30 – 1:30 in the Harambee Room of the Student Center.

More information about the festival is available at:

Recent work from Brooklyn alum Maia Palileio

April 22, 2010

Resume Building opportunity

April 22, 2010
Smack Mellon is looking for volunteers to help with the Benefit on May 1 from 2-10pm.
We would like to find some people with art handling experience but there are other positions too for those who don’t have a lot of this experience and just want to lend a hand…
Volunteers would need to be available Saturday, May 1st, 2-10pm for the party and on Friday, April 30th, 6:30 for a short orientation meeting.
Volunteers will receive a year long individual membership and a t-shirt or tote bag.
If interested, contact Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions.