WHO: Pratt Artists League (PAL), a student-run organization, will present Pratt M.F.A. Open Studios 2012, an exhibition of work by 100 M.F.A. degree candidates.
PAL serves as a liaison between the fine arts administration and the graduate student body and seeks to further professional relationships for students in the New York arts community through organizing and executing open studios in addition to on- and off-campus exhibitions and events.
WHAT: Pratt's Department of Fine Arts will open to the public all seven studio buildings that house its expansive graduate program. Work in every form will be presented from painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, new forms, and sculpture to hybrids of the same, along with installation, video, and performance. Maps and catalogs will be available on site with information on the 100 participating artists from Pratt's Master of Fine Arts program.
WHERE: The following M.F.A. Open Studios sites are located on Pratt's Brooklyn campus at 200 Willoughby Avenue: Dekalb, East Hall, ELJ, Engineering, Pratt Studios, and Steuben. There are also studios located at 248 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn. Visitors should check in at the information table located on campus on Grand Avenue near the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center. Security booths will also be equipped with maps showing the locations of this year's studios open to the public.
Directions to Pratt's Brooklyn Campus.
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 12 to 6 PM
WHY: M.F.A. Open Studios is a biannual opportunity for the public to view the extraordinary talent of the students in Pratt's nationally recognized Graduate Fine Arts department and Digital Arts department. Alumni from Pratt's M.F.A. programs have received such prestigious awards as the Joan Mitchell Foundation M.F.A. Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects, Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship, and Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship, among many others. For more information on this year's Pratt M.F.A. Open Studios, please visit prattmfa.com and the MFA Open Studios page on Facebook.
ON-SITE MEDIA CONTACT:
Macklen Mayse at 913-530-9942