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Save the London Ancient/Modern

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The administration has cancelled the 2015 trip without a clear understanding about the impact the program has had on past students or the level of interest current students have in keeping the program going.

Art Center’s educational goal has always been to prepare artists to work in the real world. This study-abroad program has proven to be an important factor in getting many students to that goal. London offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of the importance history and contemporary culture has on their future careers. Your thoughts about the trip are the most important factor in pressuring the administration to re-instate the program, here are a few points that could be part of our appeal.

-The reputation of the trip is well-known among Illustration students and many have been making scheduling and educational plans to include it in their final semesters.

-The trip has had a great impact on students who have gone in the past, especially in preparing them to make the transition from student to working artist.

-Art Center’s connections to important London artists, designers and institutions (NoBrow Publishing, Kemistry Gallery, Paul Smith, PeepShow, Pick-Me-Up Print Fair, johnson banks, David Downton, Peter Blake, personal connections with students from Central St. Martin’s, curators from The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Old Royal Naval College) have been nurtured over the past eight years and we have seen the benefits of these connections for past students.

Michelle Constantine – Exhibited at Riflemaker Gallery, London

Patrick Hruby – No Brow Press limited edition prints, Internship at PeepShow Collective

Ping Zhu – NoBrow Press, “Swan Lake” Internship with Rob Ryan, London, Selected Artist Pick-Me-Up Print Fair at Somerset House, illustrations for The Independent, Sunday Times, London

2012 Kemistry Gallery, “Gold, Silver & Bronze” Olympic Posters, class project exhibition

Loris Lora – NoBrow Press “Eventually Everything Connects” book published based on Loris’ project for the class “London Ancient-Modern”

Jon Kvassey – NoBrow Press “Muffler Men” book project based on Jon’s project for “London Ancient-Modern”

Ellen Surrey – Cover feature of Art Center Dot Magazine is an image from her series of portraits for her London Ancient-Modern project.

Please sign in support of reinstating the transformative class and trip!

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