I like giving back to the community. Most of the projects I’m working on focus on vulnerable populations. Teens are by definition a very vulnerable population because most people don’t listen to them. But they have voices, they have interests and it’s very important for the larger community to recognize that they need help. Organizations like Cre8tiveYouTH*ink are very good for teenagers because art can minimize all the bad influences around them and give them something positive to focus on instead.
How do you think others can help aspiring artists?
It just takes one person to believe in them. It all started with my middle school art teacher so basically you just need to inspire that person even if they can’t do something well at first. It takes practice.
New apprentice interviews are up! There are four interviews this week and crew chief Crystal Gonzalez jumps this one off. Read a clip here and check out the full piece on Niborama:
Why were you interested in being a project leader?
There should be more people like us who welcome young artists and teach them about different art forms. I didn’t have that because I grew up in the projects. I wasn’t able to hang out with these people so I basically raised myself in the arts as a kid.
What are your thoughts on the mural’s title, “Sign Language?”
I think the way they used “Sign Language” makes sense because sign language is meant for people who can’t speak and a painting can’t talk either. But both utilize a different language that has no sound at all.
William, a bright-blue hippo who lives in the Egyptian Wing, was Nibor’s first love at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but later there were many more. As an intern at the museum after college, she ranged far and wide over its vast collections, helping out as a tour guide and at the front desk. These days she returns often.
Join her this Spring Break on Thursday for a personal tour of some old favorites, new galleries, and special exhibitions. During a day of looking, sketching and conversation, she’ll give tips on how to decide what to see–and how to find it–so you can use these great collections as a resource when you come back on your own.
Morning Session 11:00am – 1:00pm
Walk Like an Egyptian
First we’ll visit the Egyptian galleries, learning about the art history of mummies and seeing everything from William the Hippo (above) to the Temple of Dendur.
Then we’ll move to the Arms and Armor exhibition from Europe, America, Japan, India, and various Islamic cultures.
We return from lunch to visit the museum’s newest galleries to see works ranging in date from the 7th to the 19th century, from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia and India.
‘Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution’
Finally, we wrap up our day at this special exhibition showcasing the art of Fu Baoshi, a figure painter and landscapist of China’s modern period, who lived through the overthrow of China’s last imperial dynasty and the establishment of the Chinese Republic.
Sketchpads, lunch and metrocards compliments of the Gallery Club.