Careers In The Arts

Why are we drawn to a career in the arts? Is it the mission OR purpose? Is it the avoidance of “corporate America”? Is it the notion of doing something that makes us feel better about ourselves? In some respects, my path was not traditional because the first twenty years of my career wasn’t art…

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Drawing on the Edge

One of my most vivid memories of drawing is from when I was five years old. I was on the cusp of kindergarten, and my mother took me to my future classroom to meet my teacher before school started. My teacher, Mrs. Eagen, gave me some paper and colored pencils. She asked me to draw…

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Artist Spotlight: David Altmejd

David Altmejd’s work is hard to describe if you’ve never seen it, because there’s really nothing to compare it with. Altmejd’s (pronounced Alt-medg) work spans across many scales and materials. No matter the scale, the work is always based on an all-encompassing vessel, sometimes a figures head, whether human, animal or fantastical beast, or a…

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Monday Thoughts: Welcome to Art Savvy

Art Savvy provides us with the chance to advocate on a worldwide level by writing thoughtful posts about artists and sharing fun art lessons online. We are also using this platform to talk about the health & wellness benefits of doing creative things. Additionally, we will be sharing cool stories about our people, events and…

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One River School Spotlight: Carol Ward

Carol Ward joined the One River School team as the Director for the Larchmont school back in November. Prior to her role with One River, Ward served as the Director of Education and Executive Director at Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house for nine-and-a-half years. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s…

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Artist Profile: Adam Handler

Last year, while scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon the work of Adam Handler and was intrigued to follow along.  His paintings are physical, haptic, colorful and almost primitive. His language in painting does not appear academic – although he did study Art and Art History at SUNY Purchase. His inspirations for his work stem…

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“The Best Place to Work in the Arts”

One River School of Art + Design is changing the landscape for careers in the visual arts. Working in the arts is often misrepresented; the stigma that artists, and those who are passionate about art education, aren’t able to find a “real” career has been broken. Over the past five years, One River has enabled…

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Head in the Clouds

Whenever I’m on a plane it’s hard for me to avoid thinking about all philosophers, artists, writers, and eager romantics of the past that would have relished the opportunity to see the world from that unique vantage point.  We take it lightly now in modern life but for centuries people stared up at the sky…

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Monday Thoughts: Noise

The other day I was staring at the word “unwire,” and I began to fantasize about what that meant.  The notion of rest and relaxation seems so different today and with my Dick Tracy device in my palm all the time, I literally feel like there is a wire plugged directly into me. Everyone I…

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Dawn Clements’ Drawings

I’ve shown Dawn Clements’ work to students for years, and upon first sight someone will invariably ask me why she leaves so much paper “blank”. This is a perfectly reasonable question when one is used to looking at drawing in the usual ways, but Dawn Clements’ drawings are anything but usual. Seeing one of her…

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