Thursday, May 22, 2014

Student Art Show at Luscious Food in Park Slope

This Wednesday was the opening reception for the PS77 Art Show at Luscious Food in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  Students were thrilled to see their artwork hanging in the community and to share the day with proud family and friends.  We were excited to welcome guests including our principal, Merryl Redner-Cohen, as well as the District 75 Art Leader, Kathy London, and Network Leader, Kathleen Lefevre.  A huge thank your to Brian and Christine, the owners of Luscious Food, and to their amazing staff, for all of their support and especially for the delicious treats they provided for the opening! We are so grateful for the experience and sense of accomplishment it gives our students.  And finally, CONGRATULATIONS to all of our amazing exhibiting artists!  We hope that you have a chance to check out the show at Luscious!

Ms. Amie, Kathy London, and Kathleen Lefevre, with some of the talented young artists, Franklyn, Mickey, Kimora, Emmanuel, and Elmer in front of Luscious Food in Park Slope.

Christine, owner, and the great folks at Luscious Food, Park Slope.
Anthony poses with his parents in front of his oil pastel drawing "New! LizArt!"

Kimora with her mom at the PS77 Student Art Show opening.

Elmer proudly standing in front of his still life.

Mickey shows off his beautiful artwork at the cafe.

Brandon takes a break from chatting about his artwork to smile for the camera.

Emmanuel poses in front of his drawing, "Blue Cat."

Jamie Lee enjoys some delicious treats from Luscious Food while standing in front of her still life.

Franklyn and Isaiah having a great time at their art opening. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Award Ceremony

New York City, written and illustrated by Brian and Alex, is now on display at the Brooklyn Public Library.  This Friday, Brian and Alex were given awards as Citywide Winners of this year's Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition.  Both Brian and Alex attended the award ceremony with their very proud families (and teachers)!  Our talented authors each won a cash prize, a medal, and a tote bag filled with goodies. When asked what they plan to do with their winnings, Brian said he planned to save his money, and Alex said he would like to spend it on games.  Check out more great photos from the day as well as links to recent press about the show.  Great job you guys!!!

Brian and Alex were the Citywide Winners for Middle School!

Brian and Alex accepting their awards and medals.

Brian and Alex pose with the other winners.

Alex and Brian after receiving proudly holding their cash awards and gift bags.

The winners pose with their medals and catalog.

Jesus won our school award for High School.

Jesus's book Inner Beasts is also on display at the Brooklyn Public Library in the Youth Wing.

Friday, May 16, 2014

MoMa Partnership Spring Program

Two classes just finished up another fabulous workshop with the Museum of Modern Art.  Students participated in two hands on activities in the classroom and one visit to the museum.  At the museum students viewed a photography exhibition where they saw cyanotypes, photographs, and films from contemporary artists.  In the classroom they discussed color theory and painted thick sheets of paper with primary and secondary colors, using a variety of tints and hues.  During the second session, students created a paper sculpture using the painted pieces.  They learned how to assemble their sculpture using a hinge fold as well as using slot construction.  Everyone had a fantastic time both in class and at the museum.  A huge thank you to Ms. K, our wonderful visiting artist, and the the MoMa for providing such incredible opportunities to our young artists!

Students view a cyanotype by artist Christian Marclay.

Students answer Ms. K's questions about what they see in the photograph.

Isaiah talks with a friend about the artwork.

A beautiful paper sculpture created by class X04.

Another dynamic paper sculpture created by one of our talented artists.

Keniesha working hard on her paper sculpture of a lizard.

Franklyn adds pieces to his class sculpture showing two methods demonstrated by Ms. K.

Ms. K works with Anthony to help his sculpture stand.

Friday, May 9, 2014