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Tuesday
Feb142012

Industrial Design Faculty Exhibition

Work by 30 professors from the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs will be exhibited.

Open through March 7, 2012
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday, 12–5 PM

THE RUBELLE AND NORMAN SCHAFLER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building
First Floor

Tuesday
Feb142012

Bright Future: New Designs in Glass

Mesh Vases, Werner Aisslinger & CIAV MeisenthalThis exhibition of sculpture, tableware, and lighting designs by American and international artists and firms will explore issues of sustainability, the manipulation of light, and the contrast of ancient and modern influences in contemporary glass. The signature qualities of glass—its flexibility, clarity, complex cultural history, and ability to magnify and direct light—will all be at play in the works exhibited. The exhibition, which is guest curated by Sarah Archer, chief curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America.

Open through May 5, 2012
Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street
Second Floor

Photo: Courtesy of the artists

Tuesday
Feb142012

What's Shaking in the City? Seismic Design in New York

Pratt’s Program for Sustainable Planning and Development will present “What's Shaking in the City? Seismic Design in New York” as part of its Spring 2012 lecture series. The talk will feature Dr. Sissy Nikolaou, PE, senior associate, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:30 PM

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street
Room 213

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

Tuesday
Feb142012

Built Ideas: A Life of Teaching, Learning, and Action

Allegra GSP Sport Center in Nicosia, Cyprus"Built Ideas: A Life of Teaching, Learning, and Action" will celebrate the life and career of Pratt alumnus and Professor of Architecture Theoharis David. "Built Ideas" will feature models, photos, and concept drawings. The exhibition, curated by Adjunct Assistant Professor Christoph a. Kumpusch, will open with a lecture by David.

Opening lecture and reception on Thursday, March 1, 6 PM

March 2–March 30, 2012
Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM
Monday–Friday, 10 AM–8 PM
Saturday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM

HAZEL AND ROBERT H. SIEGEL GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Photo: C. Artemis

Tuesday
Feb142012

Multimedia Artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda at VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES

Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Death by Metal, piano stool, Hi-Fi stereo, tape player, ashtray, cables, speaker, cleaver, 2009Alejandro Almanza Pereda's work with multi-media sculptures often focuses on the physical limits and structure of recognizable objects. Almanza has exhibited at numerous shows internationally, and most recently held solo shows at the College of Wooster Art Museum in Ohio and the Chert Gallery in Berlin.

The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual series organized by the Department of Fine Arts to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community. To see the full line-up, click here

Tuesday, March 6, 12:45 PM

ENGINEERING BUILDING
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Room 307

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Tuesday
Feb142012

Artist Alex McLeod at Digital Arts Lecture Series

Alex McLeodInternationally acclaimed artist Alex McLeod constructs hyper-realistic 3-D environments filled with crystalline mountains, fiery lakes, and rotund clouds, all rendered in a sickly sweet candy-colored palette. Recalling the wide-open vistas of Romantic landscape painting while at the same time staging otherworldly dystopias, McLeod's CGI prints act as hybrid spaces that imply an almost infinite recombination of the past and present, the real and virtual. 

The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute. The series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. View the full line-up here!

Wednesday, March 7, 12:45 PM

MYRTLE HALL
Brooklyn Campus
536 Myrtle Avenue
Room 4E-3

Photo: Courtesy of Matt Barnes

Tuesday
Feb142012

Reading by Sini Anderson

Sini Anderson is a performance artist, poet, producer, and director. She is currently finishing up a feature documentary, titled The Punk Singer, about the musician and feminist activist Kathleen Hanna. In 1995, Anderson and Michelle Tea started Sister Spit, the infamous all-girl open mic series that began in San Francisco and turned into a six-year tour of the U.S.

Writers' Forum is Pratt Institute's bi-weekly reading series and discussion seminar for the Writing Program. For more information on the series, click here.

Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 PM

ENGINEERING BUILDING
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Room 307

Wednesday
Feb012012

2012 Pratt Fashion Show + Cocktail Benefit

Pratt Institute's senior class of fashion designers will present stunning, original looks for women and men at the 2012 Pratt Institute Fashion Show. 

Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week, former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and former senior vice president of IMG Fashion, will be honored with the Pratt Institute Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented by designer Calvin Klein.

The show will be followed by a cocktail benefit in honor of Mallis. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit student scholarships and Pratt Institute's Department of Fashion Design.

Fashion Show
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6 PM
Center548
548 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011 

Cocktail Benefit
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:30–10 PM
PH-D at Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street 
New York, New York 10011 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.pratt.edu/fashionshow, email fashionshow@pratt.eduor call 718-399-4548.