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One River Spotlight: Claire Widman

By Amanda Cirocco

As far back as Claire Widman can remember, drawing was her passion. Growing up in Mohegan Lake, NY, drawing was her way of “opening doors into friendships”. As a child, art was part of her “identity,” both inside and outside of the classroom. Widman went on to receive her Bachelor…

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Creating What is Missing

By Catherine Haggarty

I don’t believe in waiting for opportunities. I think in many ways creating what is missing from your respective world is the best way to navigate personally and professionally. For me, it drives my paintings and also my professional life as a curator and lecturer. In many ways, One River…

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One River School Spotlight: Zoe DeJesus

By Amanda Cirocco

Zoe DeJesus joined One River School of Art + Design team in May of 2017 as an Assistant Director at the Englewood, NJ location. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she received her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and communications. As an Assistant Director, one of her…

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One River Spotlight: Leela Prendergast

By Amanda Cirocco

Leela Prendergast joined the One River School team in Englewood, NJ back in September 2017 as an Assistant Director. She grew up in Freehold, New Jersey and later attended Rutgers University where she graduated from the Mason Gross School in 2016. At One River, she is responsible for marketing, reporting,…

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Behind The Canvas: Isabella Pineda

By Matt Ross

Isabella Pineda is an Art Effect, Teen Art Shuffle Plus student and a teaching assistant at One River School in Englewood, New Jersey. She is seventeen and grew up in Palisades Park, NJ. She began taking classes at One River over a year and a half ago. “I would always…

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One River School Spotlight: Carol Ward

By Amanda Cirocco

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…

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“The Best Place to Work in the Arts”

By Amanda Cirocco

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…

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