Visiting Artists Lecture Series: July


Visiting Artists Lecture Series: July




WASSAIC, NY— The Wassaic Project announces the continuation of its summer art conversation series about contemporary art with three upcoming speakers. Andrew Prayzner will present his work on Thursday, July 28th, Karlyn Benson onFriday, July 29th. Danielle Mysliwiec will be giving a lecture on Saturday, July 30th, as well as an artist-run workshop from 4:00-6:00pm. This FREE workshop will run for two hours and cover the ins and outs of the application process for college level teaching positions in the visual arts. Topics will include: timeline, preparing submission materials, deciphering Job Titles and Job Descriptions in Academia, the College Art Association Conference and the interview process, on campus interviews, lecturing on your work in an academic setting and negotiation when you are offered a position. All lectures will be held at Luther Barn at 11am. They are all free and open to the public.

Andrew Prayzner is an artist and educator, and co-director of TSA NY. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT), Irvine Contemporary (Washington, DC), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Housatonic Museum of Art (Bridgeport, CT) and The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY).
Lecture on Thursday, July 28th, 11am.

Karlyn Benson has worked in museums and galleries for over twenty years. In 2013, she opened Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY, which specializes in contemporary art by mid-career and emerging artists. As the gallery’s director and curator, she has developed an ambitious program that seeks out highly original work, often with a focus on process and materials.
Lecture on Friday, July 29th, 11am.

Danielle Mysliwiec holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Hunter College. Mysliwiec has exhibited her work in numerous galleries including Mixed Greens, Transmitter, Novella (NYC), Rockelmann & (Berlin), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Heiner Contemporary (Washington, DC), Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (San Francisco, CA), and Camel Art Space (Brooklyn, NY) among others.
Lecture on Saturday, July 30th, 11am. Workshop from 4-6:00pm.

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THE WASSAIC PROJECT is a non profit organization founded in 2008 in the heart of the historic hamlet of Wassaic, NY. The Project is an incubator for artists, community, kids and their connections providing an intimate context for art-making and strengthening local community through the creation and promotion of contemporary visual and performing art. Programming is year round and features an annual Summer Exhibition in the Maxon Mills, a repurposed seven-story grain elevator; a year-round free drop-in arts space for kids, the Art Nest; an artist-in-residence program with monthly open studios open; and ongoing community and education programs. In addition, the Wassaic Project partners with local public schools and community organizations to further engage with its communities.

For further information and to make a contribution, please connect with the Wassaic Project at,, twitter and instagram @wassaicproject or contact:
The Wassaic Project
37 Furnace Bank Road (mailing PO Box 220)
Wassaic NY 12592

Andrew Prayzner, Artist and Educator
Lecture: Thursday, July 28th
Karlyn Benson, Gallery Director and Curator
Lecture: Friday, July 29th
Danielle MysliwiecArtist
Lecture + Workshop: Saturday, July 30th

Author: Harlem Valley News