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LC Professor Samuel Rowlett Curates Brooklyn Art Exhibit

Headshot of Samuel Rowlett with drawings in backgroundLandmark College Associate Professor of Art and Art Gallery and Exhibitions Director Samuel Rowlett is the guest Curator for the first exhibition of 2022 by The Art Students League of New York’s Exhibition Outreach Program, in partnership with ChaShaMa. Titled “Searchlight” the exhibit is on view at One Brooklyn Bridge Park from January 6 through March 10.

Rowlett is an alumnus of the League, which has been making high-quality, studio-based art education accessible to all for almost 150 years. Artists who have studied or taught at The League include Georgia O'Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Norman Lewis, James Rosenquist and Ai-Weiwei.

“It is a huge honor for me to have been entrusted with the task of reviewing over 400 submissions of League student artwork and assembling this exhibition. Maybe the next Jackson Pollock is in the show?” says Rowlett of his task to select the 25 artists exploring themes of magic, mystery and light. 

Rowlett says the show was in doubt due to the recent COVID-related shutdowns in New York, but he intends to bring Landmark College students to see it as part of the 2022 Spring Break “Study Away” program that will include visiting other museums and galleries.

“It has been a hard two years for the art world as so much of our ‘publication’ in the arts field is reliant on the public gathering in indoor spaces,” says Rowlett. “While we are not out of the woods yet, it is nice to be able to get back to pursuing this aspect of artistic scholarship and furthering the dialogue of arts and culture by bringing people together to view diverse artistic viewpoints.”

Click here for more about the Searchlight exhibit and The Art Students League of New York.

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