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Fri, Aug 14, 6pm - Fri, Aug 21, 2015 9pm

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VERGING, organized by School of Art student Sebstian De Gre, is a community-based project presenting the work of trans and queer femmes of color and a fundraiser for the Audre Lorde Project

Participating artists include: Eloisa Aquino, Osa Atoe (Shotgun Seamstress), Alli Logout, Mojuicy, Christian Noelle, precolumbian, Carlos Quispe, Aurel Haize Odogbo, Ashley Teamer, Suzy X

Closing reception 8/21, 6-9 p.m., featuring DJs, food, drinks and grassroots fundraising

VERGING is sponsored and produced by the NYC Fringe Festival, and hosted by The Cooper Union

Located at 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.