Business of Art Workshop Schedule: Student Series
SAT. JULY 13th, 2019 | 10:00am to 12:00pm, Binghamton Photo, 32 Cedar Street
Presenter: Tara Monaco, SUNY Broome Photography Instructor
Students will learn the principles of photographic development and composition by making photograms—the art of producing images by placing objects on photosensitive paper. Binghamton Photo, Broome County’s only community darkroom space and photo lab, director and SUNY Broome Photography instructor Tara Monaco will show students how to print images of found objects on photo paper using enlargers and safe solutions. In the process of becoming acquainted with the darkroom, students will learn the chemistry behind photo development and about positive and negative. The darkroom can only accommodate 10 students, but students can participate in a tour of the Bundy Museum while they wait or after finishing up this photograms!
Max 20 students, grades 6-12 (parents are welcome to attend, but darkroom space—where the event will take place—is limited. Parents may be asked to remain outside the darkroom area.) Free for BCAC student and family members.
Behind the Scenes: Performance Special
JULY 22nd, 2019 | 10am to 11:15am | Starting at 315 Clinton Street Binghamton
Presenter: Andrea Gregori, Director of Community Engagement at Tri-Cities Opera
Open to students grades 6-12 and families. Free for BCAC student and family members. $15 for the general public. Pre-registration is required.
Students will take a peek behind the curtain to see what makes performance venues tick. Beginning at Tri-Cities Opera, students will see staging and design spaces, tour the costume shop, and participate in a voice lesson lead by TCO’s very own, Andrea Gregori, followed by a brief q&a.
SAT., AUG. 10th 2019 | 1PM-3PM | Bundy Museum of History & Art, 129 Main St. Binghamton
Presenter: Eric Maruscak | Register to firstname.lastname@example.org by WED., AUG. 7th
Eric Maruscak is an internationally know artist who has appeared across the country making live chalk murals in front of tens of thousands at giant events like the San Diego Comic Con, the New York Comic Con, the International Toy Fair, and for companies like Lucasfilm and Nintendo. Join Eric for an afternoon of fun as he teaches the basics behind working with chalk pastels, drawing giant-sized imagery, and dealing with outdoor conditions. Be prepared to get a little chalky as Eric shows you some of his materials, and you’ll work with chalk pastels on your own pavement art. The class starts with a brief demonstration by Eric, but quickly he will have you coloring and sketching on your own work. You’ll be amazed how fast two hours can fly by. Either have an image you already want to create (don’t make it too complex) or we can sketch on the fly to create an outline you can color.
Portfolio Review & Critique *CANCELED*
DEC. 14, 2019 | 11am to 1pm | BCAC Conference Space 95 Court St. Level 1M Binghamton, NY
Presenter: Michael Grasso & Orazio Salati
Whether you’re interested in pursuing an arts education or not, outside feedback is essential for artistic development! On December 14th, the Broome County Arts Council will host a portfolio review & critique for emerging artists in Broome County. Emerging artists are invited to sign up to have their portfolios reviewed in 20 minute timeslots by Michael Grasso, Executive Director of the Roberson Museum and Science Center and Orazio Salati, Artist and Owner of Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery.
Michael Grasso is a native of Endicott, New York and a graduate of Broome Community College and Binghamton University. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Michael moved to Manhattan and worked at a boutique interior design firm in SoHo where he discovered his love of arts management. He obtained his degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2012. This executive-style program featured coursework in museology, fundraising, public art, non-profit law, performance art, and dozens of other subjects which have prepared him for a career in any sector of the art world.
Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Michael was offered a position at WSKG Public Media working with arts and cultural institutions throughout Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. He served as the Director of Development and Marketing before taking his current position as the Executive Director of Roberson Museum and Science Center in November of 2017.
Orazio Salati began his professional journey with fiber arts, clay and precious metals, but was ultimately drawn back to painting. His first work arose from a specific event: the massacre of a Native American tribe. The theme of this body of work was a study of the energy and forces present in the “passing” of spirits. Illustrations from these paintings are included in the book A Tribe Returned. Orazio’s work’s have been in thirteen exhibitions from SoHo to Chelsea, been represented by galleries across the country, has shown in Florence, Italy, at the Firenze Biennale and his work has been seen in Europe and Asia. He also had the distinct privilege of observing the restoration of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City. Orazio was allowed to actually touch Michelangelo’s ceiling, in 1987.
An Art Educator of over forty years. He was chair of the Union-Endicott HS Art Dept, taught painting at Keystone College and adjunct at Broome Community College. Salati taught Advanced Placement Studio Art and Drawing. Was a judicator for the International Baccalaureat Studio In Art and attended and worked with the National Portfolio reviews for most of his teaching career. Orazio Salati owns the Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery in down town Binghamton along with his painting studio.
His paintings are in numerous collections in the United State and internationally, including UHS and NBT Bank. His method of painting is in mixed media consisting of oil, wax, and tar on panel fused with a blow torch.
This Business of Art Workshop is free for BCAC Student Members, and $15 for the general public. Pre-registration is required as review time-slots are limited. Email email@example.com or call (607)723-4620 to secure your timeslot today!