Figure 1 I New Amsterdam to New York City by P993Q @ Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
(December 6, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY) Marquis Studios, a non-profit art education organization proudly announces A Year in Pictures: Celebrating NYC History, an art exhibition featuring multimedia art from the 2020 Marquis Studios Calendar competition and artwork from Marquis Studios’ residencies created by students with disabilities. The exhibition is free and open to the public on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from (10:00am-4:00pm) and December 9 – 13, 2019 from (1:00pm-4:00pm). Photo ID is required to enter Pratt Institute’s Steuben Gallery located in the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center building (200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY).
“Many of the students whose work is in this showcase have multiple physical and developmental disabilities. We are here this week and through this exhibition, and quite frankly every day that our teaching arts are working with students at their schools – to celebrate their abilities” says Paula Heitman, Executive Director of Marquis Studios. “Never underestimate the power of the arts to change lives – that is what we do at Marquis Studios.”
The calendar project started with a partnership between Marquis Studios, NYC District 75 and The Kennedy Center. Students and teachers created works that embodied this year’s theme “Celebrating NYC History”. The fourteen original multimedia artworks that were selected to be included in the calendar are on display. Gallery visitors will receive a free 2020 Marquis Studios calendar.
ABOUT MARQUIS STUDIOS
For over 40 years Marquis Studios has been known for delivering culturally relevant high-quality arts education to diverse student populations. 60% of our grant funded programs serve students with disabilities, 80% of participating students live below the poverty line, and 40% of all the students we serve would have no access to arts education if not for Marquis Studios. Because of your support, our organization has been able to bring arts education where it is needed the most. The schools we work in receive in school and after-school residencies, parent-child workshops, and professional development for school staff for truly sustainable arts education. For more information please visit www.marquisstudios.org.