'Young at Art' - NYC School Art Program - To Begin Restoring 30 Public Schools
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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 Maya Israel, Rubenstein Associates, Inc. - Public Relations, +1-212-843-8003
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