New York, NY – The concept of being recruited for a superhero team is not exclusive to big-budget summer action movies. This summer, the State University of New York (SUNY) is partnering with a team of extraordinary college students to recruit rising seniors (class of 2019) interested in the arts. The program also serves to recruit art heroes to the Art Force 5 summer program located on NYC’s Governors Island. The three standalone events will be hosted at SUNY Global Center (July 19), Brooklyn’s Urban Glass studios (August 1), and Governors Island (August 11) and will serve to both inspire and educate high school students regarding college programs in the creative arts.
The Art Force 5 program features students from a multitude of SUNY schools and various academic programs. The heroes include the Bronx’s Michael Perez (SUNY Morrisville) and Alison Garcia (University of Buffalo) and Brooklynites Zaire Anderson (Purchase) and Imani Graves (New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University). Rounding out the team is Marvin Brown from Tompkins Cortland Community College. The students’ diverse majors include Fine Arts, Education, Film Studies, History, and Pre-Med.
July 19: “Art Force 5: Secret Identities Revealed” will introduce high school students to real SUNY students with stories from their respective colleges. Find out what it takes to find a program that develops your creative muscles. (6pm-8pm at SUNY Welcome Center at 116 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022). Contact Meylin.Andares@suny.edu to rsvp or leave your name and e-mail in our comments section to hold your spot.