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    For the pat 2 years at Halloween, FIT students have turned their campus into an art gallery...

    Chalk! Returns to FIT for Second Consecutive Year

    October 20, 2014
    For the second consecutive year, FIT Illustration students will take to the street -- or, more accurately, the walls -- chalk in hand, to create original art on the outside of FIT's buildings on Seventh Avenue between 27 and 28 Streets. More than 45 students, plus some alumni, will take part in this joyous expression of street art.
    The event will begin on Friday, October 24 with guest muralist Angel Garcia (FIT, BFA Illustration '13) installing a piece as part of a technique workshop throughout the day. Then, on Monday, October 27, which is also the start of FITís Legacy Week, the Illustration students and alumni will draw their original designs.

    The works of art will remain up for about a week for passers-by to enjoy. Here is a video from the 2013 event:

    Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
    New York City 10001-5992
    212 217.7999

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    passed by there after getting off the subway to my surprise- nice


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      Hey Momjo,

      I think the FIT drawing are great, and that they should use their building as a showcase for students works, not just at Halloween but all year long.

      I happened to run into some of the policy makers of FIT and made a suggestion to them. This is the fence at the NYC Parks Dept Penn Station South Playground.

      Not much "energy" here.

      This is from when Lego man was placed at Clement Clark Moore Park.

      When Lego man was up, I would see people constantly coming and interacting/taking pictures of it.

      So I suggested to the FIT folks that they might be interested in seeing if the Parks Dept will allow them to use the Penn South fence as a showcase for student artwork.

      It would benefit the FIT students by giving them a showcase for their work, and the community, by enlivening the playground, and drawing more people to use the playground.


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        well we used to have a mural in our playground area- in fact my kids drew on it= painted on and I did too= it was fun and all our names were on the wall-next to the playground-chalk is a good idea= wipes clean- someone may want to bring it to the attention of the parents committee- wouldnt it be nice for the high school kids to have fun too- after school or weekends when they may have some free time