Daniel Gordon And Chocolate Soufflé

Part of my mission at One River is to close the cultural gap by sharing the stories of inspiring artists with our students and our community at large. Last year, I was walking through the Frieze Art Fair in NY and stumbled onto something that stopped me in my tracks. You know that feeling when…

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Meet 3D Jack

Most of our students love to draw or paint but struggle when creating sculptural or 3-D artwork.   Often times, they have a harder time rendering their visual concepts in a three-dimensional form. One of the great things about our “Art Shuffle” programs is that they integrate all of these methods…our projects challenge students to…

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2014 Two River Exhibition

One River will be celebrating the beginning of our third year by presenting our 2014 Two River Exhibition.   Two River celebrates Brooklyn as the capital of today’s emerging artworld.  As part of this year’s survey, we have included veteran artists who clearly inspire the handful of Brooklyn based emerging artists we have paired them with. I am thrilled to have invited Tamara…

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We Are Rocking A New Digital Program This Fall! Check It Out:

Students are required to complete a Foundation Course that provides a generalized introduction to the programs fundamentals.  Within this 8-week / 90 minute class, students explore the creative and technical principles of their program. Upon completion of the Foundation course, students are prepared to enter the backbone of our program, One River’s Project Series. Here students work on monthly…

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Full Moon

Last night I was driving home and was fascinated by the full moon, aka Super Moon.  Did you see it?  It was outta control…larger, clearer and brighter than I have ever seen it in NJ.  Apparently this was a phenomenon that everyone saw over the last week and Huffington Post (scroll down to see slideshow) did a…

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New Documentary Film Course

New Documentary Film Course I love documentary films on so many levels. The simplicity to the story telling and the “everyman” subject matter often connects with me. I have sat and watched documentaries about artists, athletes, politicians and topics as diverse as our food supply and scaling Everest. Our first summer at One River we…

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The Roots Of One River

Yesterday was my first Father’s Day without my Dad.  Herb Ross died last September, a year after we started One River.  My father was an interesting guy because he loved the visual arts, painted and illustrated, collected things with a passion, but rarely shared it with others. He was inspired to draw by the comics of his…

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Folk Art Jersey Style

Folk art is a category that Wikipedia describes as: “art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.” In today’s art world, it is super hard to receive credibility from galleries and museums without an…

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Three Words

Describe your business in three words.  It’s hard to do.  I loved when Nike tackled it with Just Do It.  My background and roots are in marketing and advertising and I have always felt that simplicity sells. Recently we made a cool video where we asked our students to describe One River in three words and it…

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Art And History

One of the most interesting things to me about art is its pure connection to history. Sometimes it’s reflected in an aesthetic and how it correlated to a moment in time and sometimes it is way more literal.  Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. Her current exhibition…

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