A member of the Manhattan Community Board 8 and the NYS Democratic County Committee, Lynne Strong-Shinozaki dedicates much of her time advancing worthy causes and organizations. The long list of groups she has supported includes the American Heart Association, the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Lynne Strong-Shinozaki also maintains a lifetime membership in the Art Students League of New York.
In its efforts to make high-quality art education affordable and accessible, the Art Students League of New York (ASL) offers instructional classes and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other mediums. The organization also offers several special programs for local artists and other members of the community.
For more than a decade, ASL has conducted its Exhibition Outreach Program (EOP), which helps the League’s student/member artists place their work in public exhibitions. Since launching EOP in 2006, ASL has partnered with local organizations and events to place the work of more than 800 artists in over 200 exhibitions. The exhibits last anywhere from three to nine months and are viewed by thousands of people.
EOP is open to ASL students currently enrolled in League classes. Artists selected for the program receive first-hand experience preparing and recording their work and marketing it for sale. They also have the opportunity to build their resumes and develop professional biographies and artist statements. For more information, please visit www.theartstudentsleague.org.