Risa Glickman Retrospective
Michael Miller, the co-coordinator and art preparer for the Shen Gallery, describes the Shen as “an open forum in a place for students to take a minute and to see art in a different way, but in the context of our school.” Opening on the 25th of October, Risa Glickman’s Retrospective will catch the eye of Packer students with a variety of art, from sculpture to visual diaries drawn on past trips in Italy. Risa Glickman is a recently retired Packer art teacher who taught at Packer for 26 years. She brings her exhibition to Packer to reflect on the past 26 years and also to convey her adoration of both Brooklyn and America.
Ms. Glickman, although enjoying retired life immensely, is excited to be back at Packer. As we sat in the art studio on the fifth floor, we took in the beautiful art surrounding us, all drawn by students who could have once been Ms. Glickman’s. Ms. Glickman’s smile grew as her eyes scanned past what seems like hundreds of pieces of art. Ms. Glickman feels lucky that she not only got to experience teaching Packer students but also seeing them grow up into accomplished artists of their own.
Aside from teaching at Packer, Ms. Glickman has the distinction of always being a working artist. She has done animation for Baldwin Pianos, medical illustrations, children’s books, Travel & Leisure magazine. She was a graphic designer illustrator and printmaker. Clearly, Ms. Glickman has done it all.
Not only does Ms. Glickman love Brooklyn, but it was one of her inspirations. “I did a slideshow on the beauties of the Gowanus Canal when there was nothing really really beautiful about it. But in a way, it was,” she recalled. With a true artist eye, she sees beauty when many people see ugliness.
Ultimately, this exhibition gives a window into the life and artistic style of Risa Glickman. She plays with humor, experimentation, and different mediums. From the beach to Brooklyn to Europe, Ms. Glickman carries her artist’s eye and is inspired by the world around her.
Risa Glickman Retrospective is opening on October 25th. Be sure to come by and see some incredible art.