Alumnus Juan Gomez (BFA 1998 Fine Arts) has just received a prestigious award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL). Gomez was tapped for this year’s Rosenthal Foundation Award in Painting, which, according to the AAAL, is presented to a “young American painter of distinction.” He will receive a $5,000 prize and will have work included in an exhibition of work by newly elected AAAL members and award recipients. The show will take place May 18 – June 10 at the Audubon Terrace, located on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets.
And in a follow-up to a well-earned honor, the results of BFA Computer Art Department front-office manager David Eppley’s residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program are now being presented to the public. On Friday, April 27, 6 – 10pm, Eppley will be showing the works he created during the residency at a reception at his studio, 120 Broadway; his studio will also be open from 1 – 6pm on April 28 – 29. An RSVP is required if you wish to attend the opening; go to the Open Studio Weekend section of www.lmcc.net.