“There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.”— Amanda Gorman
In this issue of our Seeds Newsletter, we would like to introduce you to students and alumni who have reached new artistic heights and achievements while attending our studio classes. Kayla James aspires to become an author and illustrator and Marley Itzel Alburez is making efforts to become a graphic novelist. Seeds alum David Bermudez launched DEZMO, an architecture and design collective with a fellow Cooper Union Architecture graduate, Mohamed Mousa.
We also present Augusta Savage, Hayao Miyazaki, and Rebecca Belmore who have broken through barriers and life changing traumatic moments that have shaped their work in ways that captivates audiences.
While April showers bring May flowers our Seeds flourish all year round-join us again next month for our May Newsletter.
I hope to be an author and illustrator one day, though I’m not sure what type of illustrator just yet. An artist that has left an influence on me would be Salvatore Catalano. I attended his class for the first two semesters at FIT and he made me really enjoy chalk pastels (which I never thought I would like).
Diego Enrique Chica
I want to be more dynamic and dramatic with my art so that it can invoke a feeling that wouldn’t be evident without it. I believe that through studying at the Arts Students League of New York I could reach new heights in my art skills and really hone them into what I want them to be.
Marley Itzel Alburez
When I grow up, I would like to become a graphic novelist. This idea was inspired by my love for comic books and manga. My family always had old superhero comic collections as part of our home library and now I often go on hunts to find new manga series to read in bookstores and libraries.