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P.S.1 – A School for the Centuries

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Thu Jan 25 2018, 7:00 pm

P.S.1 – A School for the Centuries

Lecture and Booksigning. If you have walked through the halls of MoMA PS1, you will be interested to hear about PS1 before it became part of MoMA.

Founded in 1893, the school’s history unfolds through words and illustrations for the first time in Lorraine Passero’s latest book, P.S.1,
A School for the Centuries, L.I.C., NY

The unusual combination of history and coloring book focuses on the former elementary school.

A descendant of a Long Island City Italian immigrant family, Lorraine will share a few memories and family photos of the 1920s through the 1950s. Her mother, a P.S.1 graduate, became the inspiration for the book.

Native New Yorker Lorraine Passero, earned her elementary education degree with an art minor from Long Island University.

She has a masters degree from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

During the course of her teaching career, she was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Japan Fulbright Program, New-York Historical Society National Teachers Institute, and the Colonial Williamsburg Teachers Program.

She currently resides in Aliso Viejo, California with her husband Jon Seeman, where she is developing her second career as artist and author.

Following the presentation, her new release will be available during the book signing.