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Glitter Portraits and Fruit Stands


Artists in Schools

Glitter Portraits and Fruit Stands

Dispatches from CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli's after school class at Hudson Guild.

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On the heels of their field trip to Pipilotti Rist’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth last month, students set out to make their own works inspired by the daring Swiss artist. 

During the visit to the exhibition, students were captivated by the vibrant array of materials and colorful, diverse media. 

In response, students incorporated glitter and shiny paper into their artworks to capture the viewer’s eye. 

Two students crafted impressive and strikingly realistic fruit stands.

Another student used varying layers of glitter to create a shiny blue painting.

Others created a stunning garden inspired by the flora and fauna of Rist’s exhibition. 

Glitter was the name of the game, especially in this charming portrait!

Maria's work at Hudson Guild is supported by the Emergency Arts Education Fund, which provides free arts education to NYC school communities whose art programs have been decimated by recent budget cuts.

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ three Residents Artists are currently implementing ambitious arts curriculum at each of our partner sites throughout New York City: Hudson Guild in Chelsea, Sid Miller Academy in Crown Heights, and Children’s Workshop School in the East Village. Come spring, our residents will showcase their students' work through exhibitions and installations across the city. Learn how you can support the work of our residents here.

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