Art Pals Project Exhibition


The MPS Art Therapy Department at The School of Visual Arts, in partnership with the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, proudly presents the Art Pals Project. This project brings Cooke Center students together in a very special way – through non-verbal, artistic expression.

The Art Pals Project features the abstract artwork of 22 special needs students, from Cooke Center Grammar School and Cooke Center Academy. The students were placed in pairs and encouraged to share their thoughts and communicate their messages using pencil sketches, markers and watercolor paints. This 3-month long postal exchange culminated in the creation of four art pieces per student pair, and became known as the Art Pals Project.

The exhibition is curated by Samantha Tomao (MPS Art Therapy Class of 2012) and will be open February 4-12, 2015 in the MPS Art Therapy Department 5th Floor Project Space Gallery at 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor. A reception will be held Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm.

The exhibition will be on view Monday-Friday, 2-4pm; or by appointment. Please contact the MPS Art Therapy Department at 212.592.2610 or [email protected] to schedule a viewing.

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