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Viewing Steffani Jemison  at Greene Naftali


Artists in Schools

Viewing Steffani Jemison at Greene Naftali

CMA Resident Artist Maria D. Rapicavoli visited the Steffani Jemison's exhibition with her after school students from Hudson Guild.

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Students had the absolute pleasure of meeting artist Steffani Jemison for a behind-the-scenes tour of her exhibition Bound at Greene-Naftali last month.

It has been humbling to witness so many Chelsea galleries (some only a mere block from Hudson Guild!) welcoming our students into their spaces and providing them with extraordinary encounters with art.

Students particularly enjoyed learning about Jemison's jungle-gym-inspired Untitled (Projection) sculpture, which showcases the artist's interest in bodies in motion.

Of course, they loved seeing their distorted reflections in Jemison's silvered glass sculptures!

At the end of the visit, students gathered to sketch their own interpretations of the artworks in Jemison's exhibition. Observing how each child interacted with the different media was fascinating, resulting in a diverse array of inspired creations.

In the words of one of our staff members,

"Steffani is the person that gave me the courage to start calling myself an artist. She’s another-level brilliant."

Thank you Steffani, Janavi, Alice, and everyone at Greene-Naftali for this unforgettable visit!

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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