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i collaborated on a piece of art work with stephanie (head of the fine arts dept. at fit) melissa (dept coordinator) and my painting professor marcy rosenblat.  there is an opening dedicated to collaboration.

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M55 Art is pleased to announce the opening of “REMOTE” on November 2nd running through November 21st, 2010.

In this exhibition artists were asked to collaborate on a single piece of art, but to do it “remotely” without discussion or any type of shared vision about the concept or final product. One artist initiated the piece then simply passed it off to the next artist and so on and so forth. To capture the process by which each piece was altered from its previous state; a photo was taken before it was passed to the hands of the next artist and hangs adjacent to the artwork in the exhibition.

This exhibition aims to emphasize the dialogue created when making art becomes a collective experience. The methodologies of making art and means by which one brings art to an audience become an integral part of the process. It addresses the sense of sacredness one has towards their own work by asking the participants to give up control, hence inviting chance and spontaneity.

Please join us at the gallery on November 4, 2010 for the opening reception from 6:00-9:00pm

**M55Art and Urban Studio has arranged to donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of artwork to The Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs. The Food Bank is the one of the largest of the 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Today, 1.5 million New Yorkers rely on the Food Bank's programs and services. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of approximately 1,000 community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need.

The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. For additional information, log on to www.foodbanknyc.org

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