“Threshold,” an exhibition of work by graduating MAT Art Education students, is on view through July 12 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City. Curated by department chair Rose Viggiano, the exhibition includes works by artists Rachel Aisenson, Stacie Baek, Alexander Barille, Melissa DeJesus, Christina Gaffney, Ji Eun Kim, Pauline Kim, Ann Lewis, Amanda Mahon, Ida Mun, Natalia Solis-Pages, Glenn Rhodes, Jennifer Salerno and Allison Schwartz.
“As our graduates embark on their new lives as artist and teachers, they face their fears, excitement and concerns as they pass through an unknown threshold,” Vigggiano says. “This metaphorical space is where one pauses for a moment before stepping into a new journey. Dealing with the often complex and conflicting emotions that come along with change can be difficult, but change can also be elating and energizing, propelling us forward to embrace growth and engage with new perspectives. This exhibition offers the viewer a variety of personal and varying images about possibilities, events and outcomes.”
Aside from grooming another group of talented students to become the next great art educators, MAT Art Education has achieved another important milestone: The department was recently accepted into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), whose mission is to promote “excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement.” For more information about CAEP, click here. To learn more about MAT Art Education, click here.
Top image: Natalia Solis-Pages.