On May 9th, STUDIO launched the STUDIO Artists Community at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery. Artists' Eyes: Children's Art from Studio in a School served as the backdrop for the 75 guests, which consisted of prominent artists, STUDIO artist/instructors, and STUDIO supporters.
NEW YORK, May 9, 2011—Studio in a School is proud to announce the launch of the STUDIO Artists Community, an altruistic group of artists who support STUDIO'S efforts to help New York City’s youth develop their own creative vision through the visual arts. Members have the opportunity to support the city’s young artists and STUDIO by sharing their creative wisdom and expertise, helping students through mentoring, and spreading the word about the importance of arts education.
“We decided to create the STUDIO Artists Community because we believe that New York City's artists and arts community have a unique perspective and a special responsibility to support arts education and nurture the creative spirit of our city's young people,“ said STUDIO'S President & CEO, Tom Cahill.
“Learning to make art is learning to be creative, an attitude and skill that can be useful to a person in any of life’s endeavors,” says artist Clifford Ross, one of the Founding Members of the community. “Art making is about openness, freedom, and individuality—important qualities to instill in young people.”