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The second annual class of New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP) students just returned from their trip to artist's studios in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn

The second annual class of New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP) students just returned from their trip to artist's studios in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn; visits to contemporary galleries in Chelsea, and trips to MoMA and the Met.

The second group of WMU Frostic School of Art students to join the program were Lauren Thiele, Nick Anderson, Joanna Storm, RosaLee Ward, Lindsey Diehl, Maile Fooy, Rachel Barrons, Jenny Anderson, Patience Anderson and Anna Brabant.

The group visited the studios of Jerry Kearns, Amanda Tiller, John Ahern, and Alex Gingrow. We attended art openings, visited past NYPOP students now living in NYC, and saw special exhibitions on Warhol, Bernini's Ceramic works, and the special showing of Edward Munch's "The Scream" at MoMA among many other highlights

NYPOP is about making connections that lead to a career in the visual arts. The program brings university students to the work places of contemporary professionals in New York City. The experience encourages students to believe in the possibility of a career for themselves. On-site sessions examine contemporary aesthetics in concert with an insider's perspective on the current professional scene. We seek answers to the many practical questions that stem from a student's desire to become an artist, curator, art writer and museum or gallery worker.