The talented MFA students at The City College of New York (where I teach) are having a group show in mid-December.
For the show, which is titled "The Box," the artists are limited to working in or on a corrugated cardboard box.
The exhibition will open 12/8 and run through 12/19. The opening reception is 12/11 5pm-8pm.
The participating students are: Dennis Delgado, Scherezade Garcia, Rachel Reese, Seung Ae Kim, Christopher Lea, Luciana Maiorana, Nancy Palubniak, Shani Peters, Marcie Revens, Patricia Riebesehl, Elena Stojanova, Priska Wenger.Directions to the gallery:
City College Art Department
The City College of New York
Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York, New York 10031
Compton-Goethals Hall is a neo-gothic building located between 139th and 140th Streets, and between Amsterdam Avenue and Convent Avenue. The building is to the left (if you're facing the campus from Amsterdam Ave) of the very large, modern building know as the NAC (North Academic Center.
If you're coming by subway:
The campus may be reached either by the #1 train to 137th Street, or by the A or D lines to 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. As it is one of the few New York City colleges with an actual campus, providing directions can sometimes be confusing. Here are the options:
- Take the #1 local to 137th Street and Broadway; when you come out of the 137th street station, you will be in a small triangular park. Walk through it up hill, and then one more block uphill (east) on 138th St. At the top of the hill is Amsterdam, and the main gate of the campus. Continue through the gate and walk down hill and make your very first left down a pathway between two buildings. Walk straight down this path until the end (the path ends in a building called Baskerville). At your immediate left will be Compton Goethals Hall. Inside the doors and up the stairs of the entrance to C-G hall stands a security guard. If you indicate that you have an appointment in the art department they should be able to direct you to the office which is room 109.
- Take the "A" or "D" express, or the "B" or "C" local to 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Stay on the back of the train. Exit the station from the exit which states "W. 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, SW exit." Walk west one block uphill on 145th Street to reach Convent Avenue. Walk straight down (towards the south) to 139th Street. You will pass a gated entranceway to CCNY (a security guard is usually standing there). Once you pass this entrance, Compton-Goethals Hall is on the right hand side. There will be an entrance to a building immediately after the gate (this is an entrance to Baskerville). Immediately past this building, there is a flight of stairs that open up onto a quad. Walk up these stairs and straight ahead of you. Immediately in front of you will be Compton-Goethals Hall with the tower looming above. Follow directions as above.