Another Woman’s Life

Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery

May. 31, 2024 - Aug. 15, 2016

1 Education Drive
Garden City, 11542
(516) 572-7162 ext. 2-5073

Garden City, NY:
Another Woman’s Life
Drawings by Melanie Reim
May 31st – August 15th, 2016

Nassau Community College and the Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery are proud to present ANOTHER WOMAN’S LIFE, a solo exhibition by artist Melanie Reim. The exhibition features drawings that depict the lives of the women she crossed paths with during her travels throughout the Dominican Republic. As a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic, Melanie took to the sugar cane fields with her sketchbook and supplies, not only illustrating her own reportage, but also giving art lessons to the children in the local bateyes. With a close eye on the bulls nearby, she filled her books with work that she is now sharing with those who love to love drawing on location.

“For this body of work, I choose to highlight those women whose paths I have crossed – albeit at times, a fleeting glimpse from a car during a road trip, but also when this camaraderie of sisterhood transcends language and culture and creates a memory and experience for me that last longer than the snap of a camera. It might be the simplest of tasks – at times, so familiar but also so different, and mostly, somewhat magical to me when I see it outside of my own surroundings. The beauty that I see in these women, all resonate for me and allow me to fill in from my mind’s eye as I leave. Gone from the scene but certainly not forgotten. These moments in time represent some of the richest experiences that I have enjoyed as an artist, and as importantly, as a woman.” – Melanie Reim

Melanie Reim is an award-winning illustrator with a sketchbook never far from her side. Since earning her MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, she has illustrated for book publishers, advertising agencies, museums, magazines and major corporations. Melanie has a global reputation as a draftsman, and has taught drawing and illustration on both graduate and undergraduate levels both in the US and abroad. At the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she is a full Professor and Chairperson of the Graduate and Undergraduate Illustration program, where she also teaches in the undergrad illustration department.

The exhibition opens on Tuesday, May 31st and will run through August 15th. The artist’s reception will be held on Tuesday, July 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Gallery. All are welcome.

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