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Scholastic Awards Alumni from left: Iviva Olenick (’93), Antonio Pulgarin (’07), Zara Kessler (’08), Philip Pearlstein (’41), Justin Nissley (’01), Winston Chmielinski (’06), and Dionisio Cortes Ortega (’04)

Art & Writing @ Night, our annual benefit for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, was held at Tribeca Three-Sixty on May 10. The night featured artwork on display from our Alums and current students, as well as remarks from Alum and artist Philip Pearlstein, and an improvised keynote from actor Bill Irwin and Alum Madeleine LeCesne. Read More

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NAEA 2015

What role will design play in the future of visual arts education? Three Scholastic Awards alums—Sarah Devlin, Samuel Hooper, and Brett Goliff—will explore this question in their panel Young Creatives Talk Innovation and Design at the annual National Art Education Association Conference on March 25 in New Orleans. If you plan to be there, plan to join us!

The interactive session will look at ways in which design informs our constructions of place and space. This group of practicing artists, all innovators in their fields, will bring a fresh perspective on the intersection of design and arts education.

Read on to learn about our amazing alums and what they’ve been up to since they received their Scholastic Awards!

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Morgan
Morgan Gruer joined us again this year for the monumental task of processing Region-at-Large submissions. Having previous years under her belt, she know what she was getting in to, and it was great to work with her again! An artist from a young age, Morgan is now studying in New York City and making her mark as a young emerging artist.
“I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at Pratt Institute studying Communications Design with a concentration in Advertising and Art Direction. Before Pratt, I spent the last two years studying Studio Art at Skidmore College. I am passionate about both design and the fine arts – really, I love anything creative.”
Read on to hear more about Morgan’s time at the Alliance!

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