Resolution J4329-2013

Commending the SUNY New Paltz's Metal Program upon the occasion of its selection for inclusion as participants in the exhibition series Under the Stairs at The International Design Museum in Munich, Germany

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  • Mar 31, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 31, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 28, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending the SUNY New Paltz Metal Program upon
the occasion of its selection for inclusion as participants in the exhi-
bition series Under the Stairs at The  International  Design  Museum  in
Munich, Germany

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and pay trib-
ute  to those institutions and individuals whose commitment and creative
talents have contributed to the cultural enrichment of the  citizens  of
the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those American artists who have achieved worldwide recognition,  for  in
doing  so, we also give thanks for our freedom which allows us to create
and express ourselves artistically; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the SUNY New Paltz Metal Program upon the occasion of its selection  for
inclusion  as  participants in the exhibition series Under the Stairs at
The International Design Museum in Munich, Germany; an opening reception
for the participating artists was held on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the
museum; and
  WHEREAS, The Metal Program at SUNY  New  Paltz,  School  of  Fine  and
Performing  Arts,  provides  its  students  opportunities to explore the
technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects  of  contemporary  jewelry,
and  metalsmithing  in a state-of-the-art facility with teachers who are
actively engaged artists, and who exhibit and  lecture  internationally;
and
  WHEREAS, Each year, The International Design Museum accepts an exhibi-
tion  proposal from one metal program of international acclaim for their
exhibition series; SUNY New Paltz is the first American  institution  to
be chosen for this prestigious event; and
  WHEREAS,  SUNY  New  Paltz will be sending works from current graduate
students and alumni of the past six years to the museum; and
  WHEREAS, The theme for this year's series,  "Staring:  in  Hindsight,"
was  conceived  by  the SUNY New Paltz Metal Program's current master of
fine arts candidates, and is designed in response to the physical  space
that houses the exhibition; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the luminous direction of Professor Jamie Bennett and
Professor Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, this new honor and  distinction  confirms
most strongly the graduate metal program's place as first in the nation;
the  faculty  of  this  program  is internationally recognized as world-
class, and now its students have taken a place beside them; and
  WHEREAS, With high-quality artist-teachers  and  artist-students,  the
SUNY  New Paltz Metal Program has earned the distinction of being ranked
No. 1 by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, and is  among  the  largest  graduate
metal programs in the country; and
  WHEREAS,  SUNY  New  Paltz's alumni contribute to the richness of this
field in numerous meaningful ways, actively participating in building  a
critical  and  productive  community  while  expanding  the  metal field
through their energetic and creative professional work; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that institutions
that give positive definition to the  profile  and  disposition  of  the
communities  of  the State of New York profoundly strengthen our society
with their commitment; and
  WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the arts of
our Nation, to honor our artists, and to  express  our  appreciation  to
everyone who patronizes the arts; and as we celebrate the arts, we cele-
brate  and  give  thanks to our American freedom, the only atmosphere in

which artists can truly create and in which art is truly the  expression
of the soul; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the SUNY New Paltz's Metal Program  upon  the  occasion  of  its
selection  for  inclusion as participants in the exhibition series Under
the Stairs at The International Design Museum in Munich, Germany; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Professor Jamie Bennett and  Professor  Myra  Mimlitsch-Gray,
SUNY New Paltz Metal Program.

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