'Young at Art' - NYC School Art Program - To Begin Restoring 30 Public Schools

Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:00am EDT

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Mary Boone, Chancellor Joel Klein, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer,
Publicolor and The Fund for Public Schools Join Young Art Students and
Volunteers

Mary Boone Gallery Kicks Off Second Phase of Its Arts Education Initiative at
MS 131
 
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is information regarding an upcoming
event in New York City that we would like to invite you to cover. Young at
Art, an innovative New York City arts education initiative, will kick-off the
second phase of the program with its sponsor, the celebrated gallery owner
Mary Boone (credited with discovering artists including Jean Michel Basquiat,
Julian Schnabel, David Salle, Barbara Kruger, etc.), the Schools Chancellor
Joel Klein, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer who will be joined
by young volunteers and school children painting and restoring the entranceway
to MS 131 at 100 Hester Street (between Eldridge and Forsyth) on September
18th at 10:30AM. The group will transform the school's entrance using the
colors of Oriole, Neon Celery, Banana Yellow, Apple Green and Yosemite Blue in
a weave pattern inspired by artwork the children of MS 131 created.   We hope
that you can make it.
 
Young at Art, an innovative New York City arts education initiative, will
kick-off the second phase of the program with young volunteers painting and
restoring the entranceway to MS 131 at 100 Hester Street (between Eldridge and
Forsyth) on September 18th at 10:30AM.   The group will transform the entry
using the colors of Oriole, Neon Celery, Banana Yellow, Apple Green and
Yosemite Blue in a weave pattern inspired by artwork the children of MS 131
created.  
 
M.S. 131 will be the first of 30 public schools to see a transformation of a
public space through art, courtesy of this new philanthropic project. The
program sponsor, Mary Boone, will be joined by New York City Schools
Chancellor Joel I. Klein, Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, Ruth
Lande Shuman, President and Founder of Publicolor, representatives from the
Fund for Public Schools, the children from MS 131 and a large group of young
volunteers.
 
In the first phase of Young at Art, students in 30 schools across New York
City created a unique work of art based on a new curriculum, which teaches the
relationship between art and the environment.  In this second phase, a public
space in all participating 30 schools will be restored, inspired by the
artwork created by the students.  Young at Art was formed in the past year by
a unique public-private joint venture between renowned art gallery owner Mary
Boone, the not-for-profit organizations Publicolor and The Fund for Public
Schools and the New York City school system.  Through this initiative, a
portion of the proceeds from Gallery sales is also being donated to improve
the arts education in New York City schools.
 
    WHAT:       Young at Art, A NYC School Arts Initiative - Painting Public
                Schools

    WHEN:       Thursday, September 18th
                Media Check-In 10:30AM; Program begins: 11:00AM - Noon

    WHERE:      M.S. 131
                100 Hester Street (between Eldridge and Forsyth)
                Manhattan




SOURCE  Mary Boone Gallery

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