Petition to Save the Art School

Save the Art School!

To the Board of Directors of the Educational Alliance,

We are pleased that the Educational Alliance plans to embark on extensive renovations to its flagship building at 197 East Broadway. However we, the undersigned, urge you to ensure that the upcoming renovations to the building include plans to keep the Art School in its current fifth floor home or move it to a comparable space appropriate for preserving ALL of the art school’s offerings as well as honoring its essential and historic spirit.

New Yorkers need the Educational Alliance’s Art School which now provides traditional and affordable art classes in spacious studios with high ceilings and abundant natural light. They need an art school that continues to offer one of the last affordable opportunities in the metropolitan area to study darkroom photography and welding. They need the Educational Alliance to continue its historic mission – to be “an expression of Maimonides’ ultimate level of Tzedakah.”

Respectfully, [Scroll down to see the list of signatories and their affiliations]

You can sign the petition using the online form below.  Please include an email address or phone number or mailing address for verification purposes. We encourage you to also pass on this petition to others.  We have hundreds of signatures already but are still collecting more.  Due to the high volume of signatures/comments and other feedback to this blog, please allow up to 72 hours to see your name posted.  Questions? Suggestions? Want to help? Contact us at oc2sas@juno.com. Or find us on Facebook (search for oc2sas@juno.com).  THANK YOU!

SIGNATORIES [Key to Affiliations]

(Note:  Some of the following signers also chose to include personal comments.  Any name that is underlined links to that signatory’s comments).

Elizabeth Adam (5); Mal Ahern (16); S. Adler (5); Erica Alliston (2); Joe Altman (1); Barbara M. Anderson (16); Laura Anter (5); Miriam Applebaum (1); Carol Anderson (16); Kinsey Anderson (1); Camille Anter (16); Geri Armine-Klein (1); Adam Aronson (2); Eric Araujo (3); Olende Arungu (16); George J. Atta II (5); Natalie Ata (16); Robert Attenweiler (2); Richard Bachmann (4w); Gayle Bacon (4w)l Lee Badger (1); Michael Barfoot (2); David Barkin (5); Mitchell Batavia (2); Jonathan Bauch (4); Violet Baxter (14); Veronia Bell (16)l Julie Berman (1); Helene Berson (1); David Betel (1); Mona Biblow (1); Juliette Bilge (16); Steve Birnak (6); Leo Blackman (5); Claire Blackshire (1y); Glenora Blackshire (7y); Ivy Blackshire (1y); Jill Blagsvedt (5); Ellen Blankstein (1); Jeremy Blankstein (16); Lauren Blankstein (1); Marjorie Blankstein (16); Murray Blankstein (16); Carol Bloom (1); Jeanne Bloom (8); China Blue (16); Beth Bogla (3); Anne Bradford (1); Marc Bratman (1); Brian Brown (5); Mary Laura Brown (2); Phyllis Brown (8); Charmion Browne (16); Lenore Browne (1); Eric Bukatman (5); Rob Callaghan (2); Diana M. Carulli (16); Lynda Caspe (5); Matt Cavanaugh (5); Melanie Chikofsky (4e); Alan Chin (4w, 5); Fay Chin (4w, 12); Diane Collins (16); Sue Chen-Holmes (1); Jeff Chiplis (16);  Claudia Cilker (1); Timothy Clark (1); Andrea Cohen (16);  Cora Cohen (3); Ann Comanar (5); David Cregger (1); Dennis Creegan (2); Lois Cremmins (2);  S. Cropper (4w);  Jennifer Crumpley (11); Michael Cundey (5); Maria Czarnecki (1); W.M. Dabby (16); Donald Daedalus (16);  Martha Danziger (5);  Jesse Deal (2); Diane D’Alessandro (1);  Dominic J. DeJoseph (2); Vanessa Delaossa (1); Suzi Dessel (16); Judith de Zanger (5); Michelle Dezember (5); Victoria DiBiasi (16); Nandi Dill (2); Raphael Dilones (1); Erica Dingman (2); Anatole Dolgoff (6); Nancy Dorn (1); Martha Druska (16); Otis Dupont (2); Aditi Dubey (2); Marcia Z. Dunetz (5); Edward Eichel (16); Marcia Ehrlich (1); Rita Ekhaus (1); Jacquelyn Elder (5); Ciara Elend (1); Leora Elkies (1); Jill Enfield (4e, 5); Dominica Ericksen (1); Daniel Esakoff (5); Melissa Esner (1); Jesse Farrell (4); Susan Fein (2); Robert Feinland (2); Selma Fink (1); Adrienne FitzGerald (1); Paula Fleshman (2); Amy Fong (2); Natalie Foster (1); Judi Frazin (16); Patricia Garcia (16); Emily Garr (16); Megan Garr (5); Tony Garr (1); Kelly Gehrs (5); Jilli Getz (1); Claire Giblin (16); Edith Gignac (5); Marianne Giosa (4w); Talya Gitin (16); Maggie Glass (2) ; ichard Glassman (16); Khristina Godlewski (2); Martin Goldblum (4w); Diane Goldmann (16); Janet Goldner (4w); Silviana Goldsmith (4w); Laraine Goodman (1); Bill Gordh (4); Russell Gordon (1); Samantha Gore (1); Natalie Grabczak (1); Anika Grant (1); Katharine Grantz (1); Jean Grillo (1); Claire Grisham (6); Raphael Grunder (16); Javier Guerrero (2); Gabrielle Gundelfinger (16); Rose Hallen (1); Ellen Hamburg (16); Aveline Hamilton (5); Damon Hamm (1); Evelyn Harris (1); Katherine L. Hasell (2); Rachel Hertz (1); Jill Hochberg (1); Svetlana Hodos (2); Guy Hoffman (5); Don Hogg (1); Rob Hollander (16); Kurt Hoss (1); Brian Huff (2); Mary Hunt (16); Maggie Janes (4w); Ayala Jonas (1); Carrie Jordan (5); Roanna Judelson (16); Ilse Kahane (1); Lora Kahn (5); John Kalman (16); Gitelle Kaplan Oliver Karlin (16); Brian Keady (3); Carol Keyser (5); Mohammad Khan (2); Adam Kent (16); Julia Kent (5); Devin Kenny (14); Victor Kerlow (16); Emily Kerzin (2); Marcia Klein (5); Jennifer Kowitt (16); Katie Kilroy (5); Perry Klepner (16); Margia Kramer (5); Nancy Kramer (1); Lea Kraemer (5); Miles Kucker (1); Olena Kushch (2); Natalie Lanese (4); Norma Lauring (1); Ellen Lauter (1); Adam Lawrence (1);  S. Leelike (1); Vanessa Lemonides (2); Rebecca Lepkoff (4); Marion Lerner-Levine (4 , 9, 10); Jill Lessing (16); Anna Levenstein (5); Doris Ling (1); Elizabeth Lipman (16); Paul Lipson (16); Susan Lowenbraun (5); Barbara Lubiner (1); Timothy Lynch (5); Jimmy Lyons (5); Michael Macioce (3); Deirdre MacKenzie (1); Yasue Maetake (3); Christine Manzella (16); Beverly Marcus (1); Mary Marder (16); Elizabeth Marra (2); Michaelle Marschall (1); Ellen Martin (16); Nereida Martinez (1); Susan Marx (1); Patricia Melvin (16);  Raoul Middleman (4e, 9); Richard R. Miller (16); Felicia Minchin (1); Rucsandra Mitrea (5); Jernee Montoya (1); Robert Morris (1); Tobias Mostel (8); Isaac Mushinsky (1); Larysa Myers (16); Anita Nikita (16); Lynda Nardelli (16); Jeff Nelson (16); Brooke Nesset (16); Maria Nevelson (8); Kay Newman (1); Margot Niederland (16); Dan Nishimoto (5); Elizabeth Nonemaker (16); James Ochs (16); Kevin O’Malley (16); Aylin Lim Omur (5); Genevieve Outlaw (1); Daniel Paccione (5); Richard Pace (16); Stephanie Palmer (1); Steven Paris (2); Arlene Patoe (1); Megan Patrick (16); Trudy Pauken (5); Marlene Payton (5); Elizabeth K. Peck (5); Kathleen Perrine (16); Victoria Pilato (16); Thomas Pitilli (16); Lahary Pittman (4w, 14); L. Pollock Spiegel (5); Jennifer Podorson (2); Jen Poueymirou (3); Annaleena Prykari (16); Kathy Pun (5); Harriet Putterman (1); Taru Rana (5); Ken Ratner (14); Moriah Ray (4w); Annie Reed (4w); Denise Reilly (16); Kirsten Reed (4w); Jessica Reiner (1); Tina Reiter (1); Miriam Rezlea (1); Claudia P. Rincon (1); Rachel Rippy (2); Dana Riseberg (1); Doris Y. Revilla (16); Amy Robinson (5); Elba Rodriguez (1); Jean Roland (1); Bonnie Rosenstock (5); Martha Rosler (5); Bonnie Rothchild (2); Lucille A. Roussin (16); Bernice Rubin (1); Cindy Rucker (5); Camille Rudney (2); Gail Saddy (4w); Sarah Safford (5); Anna Sawaryn (4w); Karen Schmauk (16); Linda Schwartz (2); Rachel Selekman (1); John Schettino (1); Ann Seecof (3); Rudolph Serra (3); Nola Sessions (1); Jacqueline Sferra Rada (1); Michael Sgier (5); Daniella Shachter (1); Nathan Shapiro (1); Charlotte Shaw (16); Jaclyn Sheer (16); Jo-Jo Sherrow (2); Pearl Shifer (1); Janet Sibarium (1); Paula Siegel (5); Isabelle Sigal (5); Arlene Silver (1); John Silver (4w); John L. Silver (16); Joseph Skarzynski (1); Theodora Skipitares (3); M. Sleap (1); Lesley Slepian (2&7y); Barbara Slitkin (2); Kathy Sloane (6); Chase Smith (2); Mark Solomon (5); Harley Spiller (5); Russ Spitovsky (16); Priscilla Stadler (2); Jean Standish (5); Anne Stanner (3); Leona Stassberv Steiner (5); Kitty Joe Ste-Marie (2); Ellen Stern (16); Maya Strauss (1); Tilly Strauss (8); Puja Sunder (1); Ilene Sunshine (4v, 14); Magdalena Sztompka (2); Lora Tenenbaum (8); Nick Thabit (4w); Margherita Tisato (4w); Julie Tolentino (16); Andrea Tsurumi (1); Dylan Tucker (2); Brenda Tully (2); Erica Uhlenbeck (1); Ryan Upp (1); Michele Vallon (5); Sofia Van Leeuwen (1); Edwin Vazquez (5); Yona Verwer (16); Angela C. Vitale (5); John Vogt (16); Sophia K.W. (1y); Grace Walters (16); Marie Warmbold (16); Tom Warren (5); Tamara Wasserman (1); Zell Watson (2); K. Webster (5); Amy Westpfahl (5); Jill Weinstein (1, 13); Lee Whiting (3, 4, 13); Sophia Wiedeman (16); Brian Wintersteen (1); Tammy Wofsey (1); Ray Wolfson (16); Ronnie Wolff (2); Carolyn Woods (4w); Jess Worby (16); Gemma Yamamoto (2); Sally Young (4e); Lisa Zapol (16)

Key to Affiliations 1=Current/Recent Student 1y=Student in Young Artists Program (YAP) 2=Alumna/Alumnus 3=Current/Recent Teacher 4=Former Teacher 4e=Art Teacher/Professor elswhere from EA 4v=Visiting Instructor 4w=Artist in Support 5=Community Supporter 6=EA Donor 7=Parent of Student, Alumna, or Alumnus 7y=Parent of Young Artists Program (YAP) Student, Alumna, or Alumnus 8=Family Member of EA Distinguished Faculty/Student 9=Member of the Alliance of Figurative Artists 10=Member of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors 11=Staff Member 12=Former Staff Member 13=EA Volunteer 14=EA Exhibitor 15=Elected Official 16=Other

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Posted on April 24, 2012, in How You Can Help. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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