PrattMWPs Past, Present, and Future Weekend celebration

Join us September 15 to 17, 2017 for PrattMWPs Past, Present, and Future Weekend celebration. Alumni, current students and their families, and prospective students will have a chance to connect with other parents, former and current students, faculty, staff and campus administrators while participating in a slate of events showcasing the PrattMWP experience and the rich cultural offerings of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.

 

Friday September 15, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Campus Store Open

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in for families and Alumni, School of Art Gallery Studio Building
Here families and Alumni will check in and receive an up-to-date calendar of events.

2 – 4 p.m. Studio Class Observations
The artistic experience at PrattMWP is one of a kind. We will open the doors of our studios and classrooms to families and Alumni so that they can see the power of the PrattMWP experience first-hand.

1 - 4 p.m. PrattMWP Faculty Show, PrattMWP Gallery in the Museum of Art
View current works by our talented and distinguished faculty on display in the School of Art Gallery. Light refreshments served.

4 - 5 p.m. Student Gallery Opening, 14 Cottage
Come celebrate and enjoy the work of our sophomore students.

5 – 7 p.m. Dinner, Student Center
Families and Alumni are welcome to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our dining hall throughout the course of Past, Present, and Future Weekend. *

7 p.m. South Studio Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 1222 State Street
Join us for the grand opening of the South Studio building. Light refreshments served.

7:30 p.m. MWPAI Film Series: Maudie
Directed by Aisling Walsh, 2017, United States,
Rated PG-13, 115 min.
Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium

Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10– 11:30 a.m. Still life Drawing led by a PrattMWP Professor Yulia Levkovich, Museum Gazebo
Open to everyone of all abilities, learn how to draw still life. Basic supplies will be provided.

10 – 11:30 a.m. Guided tour of the Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35 Exhibition, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art
Get a docent guided tour of the Roaring into the Future: New York 1925-35 Exhibition.

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Campus Store Open

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch, Student Center
Families and Alumni are welcome to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our dining hall throughout the course of the weekend.*

12 - 4 p.m. Admissions Open House, Studio Building
Perspective students are invited to attend an Open House event. The Open House includes a campus tour, optional portfolio reviews/meeting, a presentation on our program, departmental discussions with faculty and the opportunity to meet with administrative offices including Admissions, Student Life, Financial Aid and Academics.

4 p.m. Steve HickNer “A Career in Animation, Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
Join celebrated animator and director, Steve Hickner, as he reminisces about his career path in animation and shares valuable advice to anyone interested in pursuing a career in animation.

Hickner has directed animated movies such as 'Bee Movie' and 'The Prince of Egypt.' He won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature for 'The Prince of Egypt.' Most recently, he has been a storyboard artist for several DreamWorks Animation movies including 'Home,' 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman,' and 'Shrek Forever After.'

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dinner, Student Center
Families and Alumni are welcome to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our dining hall throughout the course of the weekend.*

7 p.m. Screening of Bee Movie followed by a Q&A with Director Steve Hickner, Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
Join us for a screening of Bee Movie, introduced by Director Steve Hickner. Stick around after the movie for a discussion and Q&A with Steve Hickner.

9 p.m. Alumni Only Meet Up at Nail Creek, 720 Varick Street, Utica, NY 13502

Sunday September 17

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Brunch, Student Center
Families and Alumni are welcome to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our dining hall throughout the course of the weekend.*

*All meals are $10.00 per person, $6.00 per person under the age of 13, to be paid at the dining hall before each meal. (Cash Only) Menus will be posted as the date approaches.

Past Present and Future Weekend 2017 Schedule PDF