Alumni News

Saturday October 14th, 2017

See a new exhibition by artist Rosalyn Drexler (M&A '44), through October 21, 2017. "Occupational Hazard" is the first presentation of Drexler’s work since her recent retrospective at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (2016; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2016–2017; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, 2017). Eleven of the artist’s bold, psychologically complex paintings will be on view, as well as a selection of never before seen source material. The show will focus on Drexler’s work since 1986, a remarkably prolific yet underappreciated period in the artist’s oeuvre. At the Garth Greenan Gallery, 545 West 20th Street. www.garthgreenan.com/exhibitions/rosalyn-drexler-occupational-hazard/press-release ... See MoreSee Less

See a new exhibition by artist Rosalyn Drexler (M&A 44), through October 21, 2017. Occupational Hazard is the first presentation of Drexler’s work since her recent retrospective at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (2016; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2016–2017; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, 2017). Eleven of the artist’s bold, psychologically complex paintings will be on view, as well as a selection of never before seen source material. The show will focus on Drexler’s work since 1986, a remarkably prolific yet underappreciated period in the artist’s oeuvre. At the Garth Greenan Gallery, 545 West 20th Street. http://www.garthgreenan.com/exhibitions/rosalyn-drexler-occupational-hazard/press-release

Thursday October 12th, 2017

Friday, October 13 will be the opening of the first LaGuardia exhibit of the school year! Please come to the Faculty Art Show opening, Friday, October 13, 4-7pm and see what our amazing teachers are creating! For a full LaGuardia calendar, visit: alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/ ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, October 13 will be the opening of the first LaGuardia exhibit of the school year! Please come to the Faculty Art Show opening, Friday, October 13, 4-7pm and see what our amazing teachers are creating! For a full LaGuardia calendar, visit: https://alumniandfriends.org/laguardia-calendar-of-performances/

Tuesday September 26th, 2017

Support LaGuardia students by shopping at Barnes & Noble 9/27-10/1/17. Barnes & Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com) will be donating up to 20% OF PURCHASES to support LaGuardia students with the Book Fair ID Code: 12211637 at checkout. Just shop online from September 27 through October 1, and in store on September 27 at the NYC East 86th St. location and you can help these amazing students!
To launch this exciting LaGuardia Book Fair, author and LaGuardia parent L.A. Chandlar will be reading from her new book, the historical mystery, "The Silver Gun," which features Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and takes place in NYC in 1936, the year he established our school. The reading and signing will be at the 86th St & Lexington Barnes & Noble store on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7pm. Get your holiday shopping done early! www.barnesandnoble.com
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Support LaGuardia students by shopping at Barnes & Noble 9/27-10/1/17.  Barnes & Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com) will be donating up to 20% OF PURCHASES to support LaGuardia students with the Book Fair ID Code: 12211637 at checkout. Just shop online from September 27 through October 1, and in store on September 27 at the NYC East 86th St. location and you can help these amazing students!
To launch this exciting LaGuardia Book Fair, author and LaGuardia parent L.A. Chandlar will be reading from her new book, the historical mystery, The Silver Gun, which features Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and takes place in NYC in 1936, the year he established our school. The reading and signing will be at the 86th St & Lexington Barnes & Noble store on Wednesday, September 27th, at 7pm. Get your holiday shopping done early! www.barnesandnoble.com

Friday September 15th, 2017

Watch this inspiring video of LaGuardia '17 alumni Genessy Castillo and Nicholas Begun performing at Bryant Park last June. Artistic director Greg Sinacori (LaG '00 and current dance faculty).

Dance at LaGuardia HS
#tbt LaGuardia Dance Ensemble @bryantparknyc Artistic Director: Greg Sinacori - Choreographed and Danced By: Genessy Castillo & Nicholas Begun #LDE #lagforever @treafisher @itearts
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Dance at LaGuardia HS

Thursday September 7th, 2017

Adrien Brody (LaG '91) was the youngest person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29 for his role in "The Pianist," but he's also an established painter! Keep shining #LaGAlums www.craveonline.com/art/1319297-7-best-actors-became-artists ... See MoreSee Less

Adrien Brody (LaG 91) was the youngest person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 29 for his role in The Pianist, but hes also an established painter! Keep shining #LaGAlums http://www.craveonline.com/art/1319297-7-best-actors-became-artists

Tuesday August 15th, 2017

Here's a great initiative from Lincoln Center to help students audition for the city's arts high schools. The Boot Camp launched in 2014 over concerns that the top audition schools did not reflect the diversity of the student population. The Alumni & Friends office was in the room next to the Visual Art Boot Camp at LaGuardia, and we witnessed the inspiring work of rising 8th graders in NYC. www.wnyc.org/story/boot-camp-prepares-young-artists-high-school-auditions/

A Boot Camp Prepares Young Artists for High School Auditions
A group of public school eighth-graders aiming to get into a performing arts high school just spent two weeks at Lincoln Center, getting performance tips and polish from the pros.
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A Boot Camp Prepares Young Artists for High School Auditions

 

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This a great, but a link to the actual program would be helpful though.

Monday August 7th, 2017

Artist extraordinaire Maira Kalman (M&A '67) gave a private gallery talk to members of Alumni & Friends about her current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Sara Berman's Closet." Alumni from 1952-2004 enjoyed this inspiring event. If you're not already a member of Alumni & Friends, join today to enjoy exclusive member events, and to help support today's LaGuardia students: alumniandfriends.org/join/ ... See MoreSee Less

Artist extraordinaire Maira Kalman (M&A 67) gave a private gallery talk to members of Alumni & Friends about her current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sara Bermans Closet. Alumni from 1952-2004 enjoyed this inspiring event. If youre not already a member of Alumni & Friends, join today to enjoy exclusive member events, and to help support todays LaGuardia students: https://alumniandfriends.org/join/Image attachment

 

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Maira Kalman's exhibit "Sara Berman's Closet" is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/sara-berman-closet

And a video about the exhibit from The New Yorker: video.newyorker.com/watch/sara-berman-s-closet

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Friday July 21st, 2017

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Finished reading " Just Kids From The Bronx " by Alan Alda's wife. It's actually the results of interviews with successful people from the Bronx. I was pleased to see that most of the stories were from people who attended either Bronx Science, Music and Art ( LaGuardia ).

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