Sylvia Kassner Corwin at the age of 95 passed peacefully on 25th of August 2017.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Leonard and daughter June. She leaves her son Lee. Throughout her life she persevered in trying to improve the world using art education as the main vehicle. She was instrumental in using the theory of visual thinking to teach high school students to read during her long teaching and administrative positions in the New York City school system. She contributed to the art education literature as well as being an accomplished artist herself. A celebration of her life will be held at the Village of Duxbury in the near future. Donations to any institutions mitigating climate change or ADL in her name would be appreciated.



Judith Schwartz Presents: Material Matters: Celebrating Sculpture in Craft Media

NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
Barney Building Galleries
Opening date: October 11, 2017
Opening reception: Oct 11, 4-5:30pm

The primal and playful act of creating objects with a foundation of fully developed mastery of materials makes it all the more possible for artists to convey meaningful concepts, thoughts, and feelings. Such sustained ability produces unexpected discoveries. Knowledge based on accumulated experience invites playful improvisation and confidence so aesthetic choices become easily internalized and rendered with significant impact.

The artists represented in this show share a common core of a particular training—an education in art that coalesces traditional skill building, historical perspective, postmodernist theory and the diverse new wave of a hybrid practice that makes up the contemporary art world.

Artists include: Steve Montgomery, Linda Casbon, Shida Kuo, Matt Nolen, Claudia Alvarez, Kathy Butterly, Judith Schwartz, Klaus Burgel, Carolanne Patterson, Debra Rapoport, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Edison Zapata and Jane Bruce.