When Artsmith started looking for members to join our advisory council, Lloyd Freeman was a no-brainer. A renowned attorney and philanthropist with a strong commitment to community service, he embodies all of the qualities we work to instill in our students.
We chose "street art" as the theme for our t-shirt design contest because of how it has shaped the Bronx and New York City and influenced culture around the world, but there are many different opinions about it. What do you think?
Temari, Japanese thread balls, is an ancient Japanese art that began as simple toy balls for children's play. The playtime favorite was made by tightly winding and stitching threads into intricate patterns. Today, the art of temari is considered an Oriental folk art and they are given as good luck charms.
“Where you start in your life... does not dictate what the outcome of your life... is going to be.”
- Tyrese Gibson
“The role of art is to transform the viewer. Art is the best mechanism we have to understand what is real.”
- Milton Glaser
“The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.”
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
- Benjamin Franklin
“Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and get us thinking and talking about what matters, and all of us in our own lives have the power to set an example. It's on us, all of us, to create a culture where all our young people can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them.”
- Barack Obama
“There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
- Nelson Mandela
Artsmith is proud to announce that we have received our first ever grant from Citizens Committee for New York City.
A Look Inside Beyond Words
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League, stopped by our teen book club. He spoke to the students about immigration and his journey to and in America. Listen to his talk.