Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Current AP Photography students will have an exhibit on display during the month of June at Nelson Photo Supply.  The venerable establishment is located in Little Italy.

 Jessica Samuels ’17 volunteers with non-profit Outside the LensOur innovative program engages disconnected youth, encourages them to tell their stories and teaches them that participation in their community’s future makes a difference. We use cameras and digital media along with a proven educational strategy that allows youth to think creatively, engage in issues that are important to them and advocate for social change.”  Outside the Lens website.

Alex Nicita ’16 won a Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Award for black and white photography.

Sharni Smith ’15 was admitted to UCLA Art via her AP Photo portfolio

Kristen Stipanov ‘12 reported to me via email:  “Smithsonian Magazine was awesome. I was working with the photo editors for the print magazine, and it was a dream! I am enthusiastically considering a career in photojournalism somehow. This summer, I will be a photographer for a little newspaper in Monterey called the Monterey County Weekly! That will be 8 weeks, from mid June until mid August. After I finish that, I will have two weeks off, and then I will be helping a professor teach an intensive seminar class on campus at Stanford called Photography, Truth, Fiction, or… the class lasts 3 weeks, and focuses on the history of photography. I was a student in the class myself two years ago. I will be living with all the students and going with them on field trips to San Francisco to meet with photographers at newspapers, look at design firms and art galleries, and generally investigating possible career paths for visually-focused people. Which means maybe making connections to get a bay-area photography job after I graduate!”  Her website is: www.kristenstipanov.com

Kate Biel  ’11 also graduates from Skidmore with a degree in Studio Art this May.  She and Remington Weinger shared the Rose Gallery at Parker in January for a retrospective of their photographic work. Last summer Kate worked for Parker Summer programs a stye art studio assistant. This year she will be teaching Digital Photography at the Middle School level in Summer session one.  (http://www.francisparker.org/page.cfm?p=2005)

 Lauren Reilly ‘11  Lauren graduates from Skidmore this May with a BFA in Studio Art.  She will work this summer as a potter on Nantucket.  She is currently the President of Skidmore’s Photo Club where she helped spark interest in darkroom photography.  Next Fall Skidmore reopens its darkroom after four years of digital limbo.

 Remington Weinger ’10 graduated from the University of San Diego with a BFA in Studio Art.  Her thesis show incorporated sound, video, photography and painting.  Before settling on USD Remy studied Photo and Film at NYU Tisch, the Chicago Art Institute and USC.  Her show with Kate Biel ’11 in Parker’s Rose Gallery last January showed her eclectic style.  She came by the studio this winter and showed her Parker Photo Teacher Mark Byrne how she creates her improvisational video art with intuition and effort.

Jessica Mc Intyre ’09 joined the staff at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts where she is now the Youth Programs Coordinator.

Claudia Aires ’04 NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography ‘08, New York University, New York, NY, B.F.A Photography and Imaging Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom: M.F.A. Curating Contemporary Art.  Currently works as a child photographer in Manhattan.

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IMAGININGS Reception 4/2

We had a lovely turn out last Thursday afternoon at the opening reception for IMAGININGS: A Solo Exhibition by Cathy Breslaw.  Excited Middle School students brought their families to see their work displayed alongside Breslaw’s, and friends/family gathered to appreciate Cathy’s work in the space.  Here are some shots from the event.

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Artist and writer Kristen Schweizer’s article on the show from Vanguard Culture Mixed media often finds solidity in GLUE can be read here.

Breslaw will be on campus Thursday April 23 to give an artist talk/Q&A between 8am – 10:45am.

The installation will be on view until May 5th during school hours, and closed over Spring Break from 4/13-4/17.

Please contact jenck@francisparker.org to request a viewing outside of gallery hours.