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News Release (September 19, 1965)


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News Release (September 19, 1965)
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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR -INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 19, 1965 A five-month course for advanced painters offering instruction with some of the leading contemporary painters in the United States and Europe, will be of-fered this year by New College, beginning in November. The New College Fine Arts Institute will be in session again this coming year for five months and during that time six painters teach and offer criti-cism of student works. Faculty members this year include Syd Solomon, a member of the New College faculty as well as coordinator of the Institute, James Brooks and Conrad Marca-Relli, both returning for a second year, plus Italian painter Afro, and Philip Guston and Larry Rivers of New York. Ne\v this year will be a one-week workshop at the middle of the year slide showings of faculty works before the student body, and a major exhibition of the recent work of the six faculty, to be .held at the Ringling Huseum of Art during the year, the first time these paintings will be seen in Florida. Enrollment will be limited to 50 students in order to preserve the close faculty-student relationship which, during the first year, permitted each teacher to personally comment weekly on the work of all students. Classes will be taught again in the Institute studios, located near downtown Sarasota, in a building which has been a mecca for artists of the area for a number of years. -more-


Fine Arts Institute -2-The Fine Arts Institute was created by New College as an adjunct to its own program of undergraduate liberal arts and science studies. It was developed to help advanced painters at all age levels by giving them class opportunities to work with faculty drawn from today's leading contemporary painters. The Institute is separate from the college and has its own faculty and studios. New College undergraduates may attend classes if qualified, and Fine Arts Institute faculty may be called upon by the college to present lectures before undergraduates. Institute classes are informal and are held three afternoons a week Last year,at the conclusion of the course, an exhibition of student works was held at the Ringling Museum of Art. Philip Guston, one of the three new faculty this year, is one of those pinters first to achieve success as a figurative painter and later to become a leading abstract expressionist. He has been on the faculty of the State University of Iowa, Washington University, and won one of the first major grants from the Ford Foundation. He also won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Prix de Rome, and a grant from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Larry Rivers, also new to the faculty, was a jazz musician who became interested in art in 1945, studied with Hans Hoffman, and soon demonstrated an individual technique that brought him a major show by 1950. He has continued to be a leader as a painter and he also has ventured into the field of stage settings, metal sculpture, and lithographs. -more-


Fine Arts Institute -3-Afro, an Italian who uses only a single name to distinguish himself from other artist members of the Basaldella family, had his first one-man show in 1931. He is a regular participant in the important Venice Biennial, and in 1960, won the prize for Italy in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum show. He was a visiting professor at Mills College in California during one of his several trips to the United States. James Brooks has been a visiting critic of advanced painting at Yale Uni versity, an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome, and he also has taught at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. Like his friend, Guston, he once was a figurative painter, and he also changed to abstract expressionism about the same period and is considered a leading figure of non-objective art today. Conrad Marca-Relli twice was a visiting critic at Yale University and also served as Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He was among the first artists to receive a Ford Foundation grant and he was one of a small group in New York which proved to be the leaders in contemporary painting after \.Jorld II. Syd Solomon, who organized the Fine Arts Institute, serves as a member of its faculty, director of its workshop, and as liaison teacher during the year. He is known as an experimenter and innovator in new techniques, and last year his works were selected for special purchase by the Ford Foundation. All of the faculty exhibit widely both in this country and abroad and they are represented in leading museum collections. Each is actively painting in the forefront of contemporary movements. -more-


Fine Arts Institute -4Solomon classes begin November 22 and run to Dec. 17. Marca-Relli sessions are from Jan. 3 21; Guston, Jan. 24 -Feb. 4; Rivers, Feb. 7-18; Solo mon Workshop, Feb. 21-25; Afro, Feb. 28-Mar. 11; Brooks, March 21 -April 8th. Class sessions differ slightly from the faculty terms. First session, Nov. 22 Dec. 17; second, Jan. 3 28; third, Jan. 31 Feb. 25; fourth, Feb.28-April 8th. Preferred registration is given to students for the full five-month term although some students are accepted for less than the full term. Students may apply at the Fine Arts Institute, New College. Tuition is $385 for the full fivemonth term. -30-

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