Yosi Sergant taps Able Parris
Our Studio Artist Able Parris is an artistic fellow. We aren‚Äôt the only ones who have noticed. Yosi Sergant, former new media and special projects advisor of the NEA and the commissioner of the Obama HOPE poster by Shepard Fairey, emailed Able personally to invite him to contribute to Re:Form School, a high-profile group art exhibition raising awareness for the need of reform in the American public school system.
Able contributed his piece ‚ÄúThe Defeat of Apathy‚Äù to the gallery, which opened October 9 in an abandoned elementary school in the Lower East Side of NYC. The event drew thousands of people to the weekend-long celebration.
Re:Form School involved a wide array of people from the community and featured musical guests ?uestlove and Black Thought and, along with Able, featured artists like Shepard Fairey, Marc Ecko (Ecko UNLTD) and Michel Gondry (director of ‚ÄúEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‚Äù).
Click here to see the list of artists and their contributions:¬†http://reformschool.letsredu.com/artists