THE ARTS EDUCATION CRISIS AT PULSE ART FAIR
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NEW YORK, NY – April 28, 2014 – ProjectArt, an award-winning NYC-based organization providing free arts education to youth, will create a unique installation at the prestigious PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, held from May 8-11 at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011).
In a first of its kind installation, ProjectArt’s goal is to pioneer a dialogue about the arts education crisis in New York City. This installation comes at the heels of a report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer that was released in early April regarding the significant disparities in arts education. For the full report, click here. The installation will provide a thoughtful vantage point, one that showcases the early childhood works by PULSE artists juxtaposed with works by ProjectArt student contemporaries. Pinpointing that link between successful artists today with the creatives of tomorrow.
With an expected attendance of over 10,000 people at PULSE, the installation will be on display for the duration of the Fair, May 8 -11, 2014. The contemporary artists participating in this installation are Stephen Mallon (Front Room Gallery), Shawn Huckins (Keeler & Co), Erika Ranee (LMAprojects), Anibal Vallejo (Black Square Gallery), Abel Alejandre (Coagula Curatorial), Maggie Gourlay (Adah Rose Gallery) and Jonmarc Edwards (Coagula Curatorial). *list still in development.
ProjectArt’s Founder, Adarsh Alphons will also be speaking about the installation as a panelist during PULSE Perspectives with co-panelists Ann Fensterstock (Art Historian) and Saul Ostrow (Founder and President of Critical Practices) on Thursday, May 8 at 3PM.
Kreyol Grafix is the exclusive print sponsor for ProjectArt at PULSE. Tickets to PULSE Contemporary Art Fair are currently on sale. To purchase tickets, please visit www.pulse- art.com.
ProjectArt aims to change the way the world views arts education in a highly innovative, collaborative and cost-effective way. Using its unique library-partnership model ProjectArt helps young people express their artistic visions, set goals, and display their art in celebrated art galleries in New York City, all at no cost to the students or the venues. Currently, ProjectArt offers its free art classes in 7 public libraries in New York City, with planned expansion to 26. In 2012, ProjectArt’s Founder Adarsh Alphons received the “Hero of Education” award from New York City Council Member Robert Jackson, and in 2011, its founder, Adarsh Alphons was chosen as the New Yorker of the Week by NY1 News. To learn more, please go online to projectart.org/
About PULSE Contemporary Art Fair
Since 2005, PULSE Contemporary Art
Fair has nurtured galleries and created an international community for them to grow within the contemporary art market. PULSE combines thoughtfully curated exhibitions with an evolving series of programming, which reflects the fair’s commitment to making the visitor experience a dynamic one. Under the leadership of Helen Toomer, newly appointed director, PULSE New York 2014 will present a revitalized platform for the discovery of contemporary art and will continue to demonstrate the fair’s commitment to the exchange of ideas from pioneering and seasoned artists.