Recently, James Cooper's "Painting in the City" class at the Educational Alliance came to visit Eldridge Street for some watercolor inspiration and exploration. James was kind enough to share some of the students' work with us.
For more work from different sites, check out the class' blog here. I couldn't help but think of this historic photograph while perusing through the class' pictures, taken of a portrait class at the Educational Alliance in1918. Below is a photograph of Cooper's class, 92 years later. Who knows how many generations of artists have been inspired by the Eldridge Street Synagogue and other East Side landmarks?
I'm an 1887 beauty still kickin' it old-school on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Religious at heart, I'm interested in architecture, art and immigration. I'll be honest with you- I just finished a pretty expensive facelift, and I think the results are divine. Don't underestimate me; I'm more than just a pretty face. Inside is a sage old soul with lots of wisdom to share.