Location: Room 438 / E.R.M. H.S.
Total Duration: 3 h
5:00pm - 8:00pm
More information contact:
Kerry Sullivan (917)757-8369;
On December 19, 2018 from 5-8 pm, the Art Institute of Murrow presents Open Studio, it's annual open house where visitors have a rare opportunity to peer into the working studios of the Edward R. Murrow's Art Department. Students in all four grades will not only have work on display showing the rich and varied talents and processes of their art making, but will be available along with teachers to discuss their work and the program that supports this unique community dedicated to arts learning. In addition to an impressive facility, curriculum and faculty committed to serving students of Murrow, the Art Institute introduces students to working artists, museum internships, apprenticeships and the continuous exposure to the arts in New York City. Edward R. Murrow High School is a public high school in the Midwood section of Brooklyn located at 1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn NY 11230.
“This is a wonderfully personal way for families at Murrow to see the exceptional art our students create,” says Spy Kontarinis, Assistant Principal, Fine Arts. “As one of the most sought after programs for rising middle school students interested in visual art, it is also the perfect opportunity for they and their parents to view our working environment and have direct conversations with students and faculty.”
MAP parent Janine Sopp, whose daughter is a Sophomore says, “My daughter is having an exceptional art and academic experience at Edward R. Murrow. The work I see these students make is more advanced than what students in my college art program were making! Having access to such a high quality art program in high school in a city that is devoted to the arts is extraordinary for these students. It makes it even more meaningful to support this department through the Murrow Art Patrons, which has helped to create this event.”
“I love the Open Studios! It’s a small, intimate show which allows us to casually display our newest ideas for our friends and family to see,” says Art Institute Senior, Yun Gao.
On view will be works of art in a variety of media, including oil paintings, water colors, drawings, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media and video. A Pop-Up shop will offer student made objects for sale, a raffle with proceeds supporting the Art Institute programs will be held, and a wide range of refreshments will be available.
Murrow's Art Institute, founded in 1999, boasts of nearly 20 years of success, with graduating students accepted to the Cooper Union, SVA, Parsons, SAIC, MICA, Ringling, SCAD, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke, Middlebury and RISD. Art Institute students are annually recipients of scholarships to all major NYC art schools. In addition, Art Institute students have included a PS Art winner which hung at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through July 2018, many ArtsConnection winners, a School Art League SchOlarship winner, a NYC Dedalus Art Portfolio scholarship recipient, two Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival participants, and over 200 Scholastic Art Keys and Honorable Mentions. Student work has been publicly featured on Time Square’s Jumbotron and a giant mural of “Mona Lisa of Brooklyn” has become an iconic wall on a building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featured on NBC Nightly News. Art Institute students have placed into some of the city’s most desirable summer arts programs such as Cooper Union’s Summer Outreach, Summer Arts Intensive, Tribeca’s Summer Arts Institute, Pratt’s Young Scholars and various museum programs.
Edward R. Murrow High School is a public high school in the Midwood section of Brooklyn that opened in 1974 and was named for the pioneering television newsman Edward R. Murrow. Open Studio is on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 5-8 pm. Please contact Ms. Spy Kontarinis, Assistant Principal, Fine Arts for more information or press images at: SKontar@schools.nyc.gov.