2013: Bringing it in with a Bang

2013 is already proving to be a great year at the New York Academy of Art. The building reopened on January 2nd, leaving students almost a month to work, play, explore, and gear up before classes start again. For me, it was the perfect amount of time to visit museums, galleries, sketch and paint at a leisurely pace, and do activities that we likely won't have time to do once the semester begins. Enjoy a glimpse into the month of January at the Academy, including some amazing paintings that students created during their month of free time.

Swinging into 2013 at the Armory.

Spending time on Museum Mile.
Hanging with les demoiselles. 
Academy students at the Flowers Gallery for Aleah's opening reception of Auntie's Project.

I spy Aleah!
Nico and Zoe installing the Mountain of Minis show 
on the second floor of the academy. 
Lots of great pieces no larger than six inches. 
Come visit and see these works up-close!
Zoe getting sassy with her drill. 

Students chatting at the opening 
reception for Mountain of Minis!

What could be better than 
viewing the show with mini cupcakes? 
Thanks Gaetanne!
Alexis continues the mini madness
You have to visit Yun's studio to 
appreciate his tiny paintings up-close.
Go big or go home for Garrett.
Kerry with his whales. It's an ambitious school of fish. 
A peek inside Elliot's exciting studio.

Krista and her beautiful bun heads (including me on the left).
Bringing some attitude to the studio.
Stripes in the studio.
Setting up my studio for 2013.

 At MOMA with Munch's Scream
(My scream was caused by extreme excitement 
for the new semester ahead!) 
 Have an expressive, productive, and colorful new year. 
Take risks in 2013!


Madeleine Hines (MFA 2014) will be blogging here throughout the year about her first year at the Academy and moving to New York City.  Check the label "First Year Experience" or "Madeleine Hines" for more posts about her first year at the Academy.