First Response

Artists Imagine...America

How will Obama's election change our world? Curated by Jerelle Kraus, former Art Director of the New York Times.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Pen and Brush, Inc. in New York, United States.
From Thursday 12 February 2009 to Sunday 01 March 2009

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 17 December 2008.
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The “First Response” theme is structured to bring together works that are literally a reponsive, creative reaction to the recent election. Artists are invited to imagine how America and our world will be changed with Obama as President.

Jerelle Kraus, curator of “First Reponse,” is a Fulbright scholar, fine artist, writer, and illustrator. She held the position of art director of The New York Times for 30 years; thirteen years of which she art directed the Op-Ed an Editorial pages. She has also served as art director at Time, Ramparts, and Francis Ford Coppola’s City magazines.

Ms. Kraus has won three New York Times publisher awards, and has written articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, City, and Print magazines and was a contributing writer to the book, “Artists in the Making” (Seminar Press, New York and London). Her most recent book, All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside the New York Times Op-Ed Page, was published by Columbia University Press.

With many of her own illustrations published on Op-Ed and elsewhere, Kraus’s visual art work has been exhibited and placed in private collections internationally, and has been reviewed in publications such as Art News.

Fluent in four languages, she was educated at Swarthmore and Pomona Colleges l’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She received an


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