ArtsConnection and Proskauer Partner to Bring Art and Business Together, Support New York Schools

Mar 14, 2011, 11:38 ET from ArtsConnection

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- [Thirty-five] students in New York City public middle and high schools will have the unique opportunity to display their art in the new office of global law firm Proskauer at Eleven Times Square as part of a partnership with ArtsConnection, New York City's most comprehensive arts-in-education organization. As part of the exhibition, entitled Goals and Dreams, students—and their teachers and families—will have the opportunity to attend a reception on March 14th with lawyers of the firm at the new Proskauer office.

ArtsConnection's Student Art Program reaches out to public school art teachers across the city to showcase the work of their talented students. The exhibition and reception champion the visual arts in public schools by displaying student artwork in corporate spaces. Through the program, students interact with business professionals and are celebrated as the next generation of artists.

"Proskauer is a longtime supporter of the New York arts community and our local schools, and we are proud to partner with our friends at ArtsConnection to give their students a venue to display their wonderful work and give our lawyers and staff the opportunity to appreciate it," said Michael J. Album, a Partner at Proskauer and the firm's liaison with ArtsConnection. "And there is no better 'gallery space' than our new office at Eleven Times Square, which also is home to an interesting collection of well- known artists and up-and-coming talent."

Founded in 1979, ArtsConnection provides customized arts programs to NYC public school students across the five boroughs. These individualized classes support each school's educational needs and goals in the areas of dance, music, theater and the visual arts and have reached over 3.5 million public school students over the organization's 32- year history. To learn more, visit www.artsconnection.org.

About Proskauer

Founded in 1875, Proskauer is a global law firm widely recognized for its leadership in a variety of legal services provided to clients worldwide from offices in Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, Sao Paulo and Washington, D.C. Additional information about the firm, which has extensive experience in all areas of practice important to businesses, not-for-profit institutions and individuals, can be found at www.proskauer.com.

SOURCE ArtsConnection



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