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Specter “Undereducated”

WE’RE NO. 25!

Education continues to be hotly discussed and chronically underfunded, much to the detriment of current and future workers in the US.  Despite the rhetoric of the last ten years, many children have been left behind. For some reason we can save banks but not schools. As elsewhere in the social strata, the gap widens between those with access and those who don’t stand a chance.

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A recent show in Manhattan featured Street Artists and others to raise funds and re-kindle the education discussion about how the collective “we” is in danger in the US when it comes to preparedness in science and technology among other areas.  Street Artist Specter participated in the Re:Form School show and is now thinking about how to translate that experience into his work on the street.

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Explains Specter, “My new series, ‘Undereducated,’ continues the discussion of the RE:FORM SCHOOL art show and the release of Waiting for Superman. A text-book sculpture was placed at the entrance of P.S. 277 in the South Bronx’s 7th District. Old text books are renewed to inspire students, bring art to their streets and force attention to disastrous cuts in arts education. By placing art around schools we can expose students to different ideas and present art where it has been cut out.”

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Redu Presents: “Re:Form School” A Group Show Including Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Chris Johanson, Jo Jackson, Maya Hayuk, Gary Baseman, Friends With You, HunterGatherer, iO Tillett Wright, Andrew Bannecker and More (New York City)

RE:FORM SCHOOL
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RE:FORM SCHOOL is a group art exhibition and event series, bringing together hundreds of artists in New York City to send a loud message that the time has come to fix our ailing Public Education System.

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.

The RE:FORM SCHOOL Gallery issues a visual call-to-action, with artists motivating public energy toward true education reform on a local, state and national level. Artists, grass roots activists, performers, celebrity guests, art collectors, musicians, public officials and the general public will display their works or show support at the RE:FORM SCHOOL Gallery in New York City. RE:FORM SCHOOL will be taking over the entirety of the recently closed St. Patrick’s School in SoHo, which is one of the oldest schools in Manhattan.

RE:FORM SCHOOL will be open to the public, 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

To learn more about REDU click on the link below:

http://letsredu.com/


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