New York City Ballet Art Series Presents Eva LeWitt
Eva LeWitt, a New York City-based artist known for her site-specific installations and wall-based sculptures, has been invited by New York City Ballet to create a work for the company’s ninth Art Series. LeWitt will fabricate ten sculptures for a special one-night-only spring Art Series event on April 29, and attendees will be able to view her work both on and off the stage. The evening’s program includes Justin Peck’s Winter 2022 world premiere ballet “Partita,” for which LeWitt designed the sets.
The installation will be on view on April 29, when tickets throughout the house are priced at $38. Be sure to stick around post-performance for an after party on the Promenade to celebrate the evening. Her sculptures will also hang during all of NYCB’s spring performances from April 19 to May 29.
Tickets are on sale now at nycballet.com/artseries.
Lead Underwriting support for the 2022 Art Series is provided by Lynne and Richard Pasculano.
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Professional Certificate Programs through Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Enroll in a certificate program through Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Courses are designed for all levels of experience and help participants develop new skills, develop portfolios, and pursue personal interests. Escape the isolation of a challenging pandemic and connect to others with virtual, in-person, and hybrid options.
Join us and:
- Explore new paths
- Enjoy flexibility
- Be part of a community
- Connect to and collaborate with like-minded professionals
- Learn new technical skills
- Receive constructive feedback from mentors and peers
- Communicate with participants who share your goals and interests
- Gain introductions to industry experts
What you may do:
- Execute a video shoot with guidance from industry experts
- Create a brand design for a fashion collection
- Use the latest technology to market your business
- Certificate of completion
- Skills to transform your business
- Portfolio development
- Acquiring a competitive edge in your industry
Visit pratt.edu for more information. We look forward to you joining us.
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Sell More Art Online Using Canvy’s Pre-Styled Rooms
After spending your valuable time creating your latest and greatest artwork, the last thing you need is a battle with cumbersome photo editing software just to showcase it. Canvy is an online app designed to help artists easily create compelling mockups and make a great first impression in their online shops.
With more than 500 customizable rooms and new options added almost daily, Canvy is built around the idea that each artwork deserves a unique display. That’s why they offer interiors in a range of styles, allowing you to change the color of the room and furniture, to visualize your art on the wall, and perfectly match the environment to your practice and audience.
Canvy’s easy cropping and built-in frame tools ensure that every piece you highlight looks stunning and professional and that no mockup takes more than a few minutes to complete. Not sure what space suits your vibe? Get inspired by your fellow artists and try one of Canvy’s pre-styled rooms.
Once you’re done, you can export your mockups to Etsy on the fly and store your designs in Canvy’s digital database. The all-in-one platform helps you organize your works until they’re ready for the limelight and even offers its own site-building tool geared toward artists with unlimited content pages and traffic including free security.
Dramatic increase in sales with mockups
French-Canadian artist Denise Comeau started using Canvy to display her abstract watercolors that reflect life along Baie Sainte-Marie’s shores in Canada. She’s noticed a dramatic impact on her audience and sales since using the app. “Canvy is a game changer. Since using it, I have seen a huge improvement in both my social media impact and my online sales,” she says.
Showcasing made easier
Martin Wessel, the owner of Plakato, creates posters for each room of the house, and Canvy ensures that he doesn’t have to make an outsized investment in equipment or elaborately designed sets that come with a hefty price tag. “Canvy has made showcasing my posters in everyday scenarios a lot easier. The scenes are high quality and have that Scandinavian vibe which is spot on for my customers. Canvy is great help given that I don’t have equipment to make professional scenes to showcase my posters,” he says.
If you’d like to join Comeau, Wessel, and over 70,000 other creatives to see how Canvy can help simplify your practice, try a one-month Pro Membership for free!
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RISD Continuing Education Launches 150 Online Courses, Pre-College Applications Now Open
This spring, experience Rhode Island School of Design from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Whether you’re an artist or designer looking to advance your practice or a high school student interested in creative fields, RISD Continuing Education has 150+ online offerings for adults, teens, and middle schoolers.
RISD CE adult online courses are wide-ranging and for all skill levels. Our Certificate Programs are designed for adults looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, and subjects include Animation, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Making and Design, Natural Science Illustration, Painting Studies, Photography, and Product Development and Manufacturing.
This summer, RISD Pre-College is celebrating 50 years since its launch in 1971. Aspiring young artists and designers from across the country and around the world are sending in their applications to experience a college-level curriculum featuring day-long studio classes, inspiring visits to the Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum, and critiques and final projects that will help shape the way they approach art and design—whether or not they eventually earn their undergraduate degrees at RISD.
Part of RISD Pre-Collegiate Programs, Advanced Program Online is a year-round online intensive for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. This certificate program is for changemakers who want to develop their art practice, learn new ways to collaborate, and create a future they’re excited about. The spring 2022 term runs from March 5 to May 29, and the summer 2022 term runs from June 21 to August 14.
Online teen and youth courses in animation, drawing, fashion design, illustration, and art school prep provide a strong grounding in the visual arts, encouraging creative and personal growth through self-expression.
The spring term starts on February 28, and February 23 is the last day to register for our first session. Many online courses fill quickly, so register today!
To browse online courses at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, visit cereg.risd.edu.
To apply for RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive, visit admissions.risd.edu/apply.
To register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive, visit precollege.risd.edu.
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Dana Powell Smith, aka ‘Georgettes Granddaughter,’ Is Using NFTs to Honor Her Harlem Renaissance Family Heritage
For many creators, beginning the foray into the world of NFTs is daunting. There’s the technology, which is new and complex, alongside the staggering pace of concepts. But for artists looking for innovative opportunities, it can be a great space to explore.
NFTs appeared on artist Dana Powell Smith’s radar around a year ago, when she heard the term on the Clubhouse app. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to continue my family’s art legacy through a new platform,” she says.
Smith goes by ‘Georgettes Granddaughter,’ an homage to her grandmother, Harlem Renaissance artist Georgette Seabrooke Powell. Pursuing an art practice is extremely important to Smith, as is honoring the challenges her grandmother experienced. To be able to share Georgette’s legacy, learning to navigate a new space is worth it.
“I thought about my grandmother and the struggle she faced after painting the Harlem Hospital Mural during the Harlem Renaissance,” Smith recalls. “When her mural was complete, they told her that it depicted too many Black people. She fought and fought to keep the mural as she painted it. It was restored in 2012 and now sits in the Harlem Hospital Lobby.”
Despite creating art since she was a young child, Smith only began painting publicly in 2020, after the killing of George Floyd. “I had to get all of my emotions out on canvas. It felt like a force inside of me. My art took off immediately.”
When first figuring out which NFT platform to use, Smith chose to mint her NFTs on Voice because of how easy it was to get started and understand, saying, “I have looked into many other platforms and was utterly confused.” Voice’s lack of a learning curve allowed her to hit the ground running, with sales on her NFTs beginning mere days after minting.
For fellow artists considering an entrance to the space, Smith points to the ability to reach a broader range of people and collectors. “I can show the art community in general that we don’t have to box ourselves in.”
What’s next in the continuation of Georgette’s legacy? An art scholarship fund, Smith hopes. As she pursues the technology of the future, she wants to invest in it, too, and pay a beautiful homage to the past.
Explore Georgettes Granddaughter’s collection on Voice.
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Advance Your Career With an SVA Continuing Education Course This Spring
Whether it’s to advance your career or try something new, the Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts offers more than 230 courses to choose from. Visit sva.edu/ce to view free events and all online and on-campus offerings. Courses begin on January 24.
Online courses are available in:
- Art & Activism
- Fine Arts
- Global Arts
- Illustration and Cartooning
- Interior Design
- Photography and Video
- Professional Development
- Visual and Critical Studies
- Visible Futures Lab
- Visual Narrative
Free Virtual Events & Information Sessions
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About the School of Visual Arts
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creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working
professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a
catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its
Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the
most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College
please visit sva.edu.
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