I had the wonderful opportunity to be one of the first to visit RE:FORM SCHOOL yesterday. Re:Form has taken over the entirety of the recently closed St. Patrick’s School in SoHo, one of the oldest schools in Manhattan, as a call to action for public education reform in America. Participating artists include: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Chris Johanson, Jo Jackson, Maya Hayuk, Gary Baseman, Friends With You, HunterGatherer, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Bannecker and over a hundred more.
Opening to the public tomorrow, Saturday, October 9th, 2010 through Monday, October 11th, 2010 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and is located at 233 Mott Street, New York City, NY 10012. I seriously recommend visiting if you have the chance. Not only is it for a good cause, but the exhibits are fantastic!
RE:FORM SCHOOL is a high profile, pop up art exhibition, event series, and public awareness campaign in support of letsRedu.com. It is designed to bring together and engage the creative community in the drive to reform the American public education system. Public education is positioned to have its pop culture moment in 2010.
Supported by artists such as Shepard Fairey, Chris Johnson, Jo Jackson, Swoon, Ron English, FAILE, Maya Hayuk and WK Interact, as well as over 100 others, the exhibition will feature their new works based on the shows 5 main themes: Knowledge is Power, Community, Teachers Inspire, Creativity and Innovation.
Leading up to the RE:FORM SCHOOL event series, artists nationwide were invited to submit their work to the below panel of judges – the 5 winners will have their artwork displayed in the exhibition alongside some of today’s most prominent artists.
Russell Simmons – Def Jam Records
Shepard Fairey – Artist
Rosario Dawson – Actress
Davis Guggenheim – Director of “Waiting for Superman”
Ann Miller – Director of the Society of Illustrators
Wendy Kopp – Founder – Teach for America
Ivan Shaw – Photo Director – Vogue
More info here: http://reformschool.letsredu.com/