Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Over 100 student works on display including drawings, paintings, and sculpture

Students of The Grand Central Academy of Art (GCA) will be holding their first open studio event Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 6-8pm. The event will showcase an array of full-time and part-time student work including drawings, paintings, and sculpture, offering a unique chance to see inside the daily life of an atelier.  This student-run event and exhibition will take place at Grand Central Academy, 20 W 44th St, 6th floor, New York, NY, 10036.

Anthony Baus, 2011, graphite on paper, 18” x 24”

The GCA Open Studio Night was created by students in a spirit of community to encourage relationships among artists working in a realist mode in New York, and to provide a glimpse of the working methods, philosophy and studio environment that support a traditional art education. The forty-five students of the Water Street Atelier (GCA’s full-time program) and dozens more from the school’s part-time courses will contribute works charting the course of the academy’s four-year curriculum – from graphite cast drawings to month-long figure paintings in oil, demonstrating the academy’s rigorous methodology and commitment to working from life. Finished paintings, drawings, and sculpture – as well as current works-in-progress – will be displayed in the academy’s four studios located in the historic General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen building. Other works on display will include still-life and portrait paintings, figure and portrait sculptures, as well as landscapes from the prestigious Hudson River Fellowship.

The Grand Central Academy of Art Open Studio Night
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6-8pm
Grand Central Academy of Art
20 W 44th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036

The Grand Central Academy of Art Open Studio Night is a free event and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served. A selection of works will be available for purchase.

The event will coincide with the open studio night of the Beaux-Arts Atelier (BAA), an intensive architecture program based on the pedagogy of the École des Beaux-Arts. The BAA is also located in the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on the third floor. More information can be found at http://www.beauxartsatelier.org/

No comments: