Packer enriched me beyond words. I worked with an enormously talented group of colleagues and hundreds of eager students. The children, especially, have had quite an effect on my art and the way I approach it. Always inquisitive, sassy and creative they have given me the desire to make more art and to expand what I love to do.
My work has continued to encompass the places I love, from the grit of the industrial areas of Brooklyn to the calming scenes of Maine and to my vacation and travels. I am influenced by my environment and my art has continued to evolve. Now teaching private lessons in my studio at home, I maintain the connection to the children I love and to the school that has made such a profound mark on my life.
— Risa Glickman, former faculty member and featured artist
On view in the Shen Gallery: Fall 2018