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November 30, 2007
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, November 30, Reinventing the Miniature, a panel in which Mumtaz Hussain and other artists talk about how their work continues a dialogue with the traditional Islamic art form of miniature painting. Organized and moderated by independent curator Ayse Turgut; and Friday, December 7, East of the Bowery: Trends from the Galleries, a panel discussion in which representatives from several of the neighborhood’s art venues will talk about its newfound vitality. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • Dana Schutz Lecture: Few artists of her generation have attracted attention as has painter Dana Schutz, whose provocatively-entitled pictures of cannibals, castaways and primordial landscapes are in the collections of MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments. Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c. Free and open to the public.
  • Camera Club of New York Presents: Jonathan Torgovnik: A lecture by photographer and SVA alumnus Jonathan Torgovnik (BFA 1996 Photography), whose work has been published in Aperture, GEO, Newsweek, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern and Smithsonian. Thursday, December 6, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students and Camera Club members; other students (with ID) $5; regular admission $10.
  • Fine Arts Open Studios: MFA Fine Arts Department, 141 West 21st Street, 8th and 9th floors: Thursday, December 13, 5 – 9pm; Saturday, December 15, 12 noon – 6pm; Reception: Friday, December 14, 5 – 9pm. BFA Fine Arts Department, Painting: 141 West 21st Street, 4th and 6th floors: Wednesday, December 12, 5 – 9pm. BFA Fine Arts Department, Sculpture: 30 West 17th Street, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 12 noon – 6pm; Reception: Monday, December 10, 5 – 9pm.

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November 16, 2007
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, November 16, China’s Far West: Photographers Discuss Work from the Frontier, a panel that focuses on photographers Raul Gutierrez and Lisa Ross, who have worked extensively in the Xinjiang province on China’s western border, integrating contemporary art theory and documentary photography, along with gallerist Nelson Hancock; and Friday, November 30, Reinventing the Miniature, a panel in which Mumtaz Hussain and other artists talk about how their work continues a dialogue with the traditional Islamic art form of miniature painting. Organized and moderated by independent curator Ayse Turgut.. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • Dana Schutz Lecture: Few artists of her generation have attracted attention as has painter Dana Schutz, whose provocatively-entitled pictures of cannibals, castaways and primordial landscapes are in the collections of MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments. Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c. Free and open to the public.
  • Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography: The MPS Digital Photography Department presents a lecture by renowned landscape photographer Stephen Johnson, a pioneer who has helped shape the technology for today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital photographers. Based on his latest book, Johnson will discuss the history of electronic imaging, the transformation of the darkroom, ethics in the digital age, and trends in digital photography for the future. Tuesday, December 4, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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November 9, 2007
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, November 9, Realist Painting Now: Why and for Whom, A panel on the growing visibility of realist painting on the contemporary scene, which presents both opportunities and challenges. Panelists include artists Burton Silverman, Nicholas Evans-Cato and Patricia Watwood, and art dealer George Billis. Organized and moderated by Peter Trippi, editor, Fine Art Connoisseur; and Friday, November 16, China’s Far West: Photographers Discuss Work from the Frontier, a panel that focuses on photographers Raul Gutierrez and Lisa Ross, who have worked extensively in the Xinjiang province on China’s western border, integrating contemporary art theory and documentary photography, along with gallerist Nelson Hancock. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Addiction: Myth and Reality: Michael Fisher, PhD, will discuss some of the major issues in the field, focusing on understanding addiction as a human process with biological, cultural, psychological and political components. Dr. Fisher is a faculty member at SVA and clinical psychologist and site director of psychological services and training at North Central Bronx Hospital. Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c. Free admission; attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or [email protected].
  • This is DIY: A Do-It-Yourself Panel Discussion: Arts and media leaders at the forefront of the DIY ethic offer some perspective. Panelists include Vanessa Bertozzi, editor in chief and director of communications, Etsy; Steve Englander, director, ABC No Rio; David Reinfurt/Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister: Just-in-Time Workshop & Occasional Bookstore; and John Strausbaugh, a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and Cabinet. Moderated by SVA students Michaela Murphy and Tarah Rhoda; organized by faculty member Amy Wilson. Thursday, November 15, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Tom Sito: SVA welcomes alumnus Tom Sito (BFA 1977 Animation), a 30-year veteran of animated film production whose credits include Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Tuesday, November 27, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Design Criticism Reading: The MFA in Design Criticism Department launches a series of design criticism readings at the infamous KGB Bar in New York’s East Village. Three prominent critics, connected with the SVA’s new graduate program in critical writing about design, will read extracts from their essays, articles, blogs and books. Thursday, November 29, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 West 4th Street. Free and open to the public.

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November 2, 2007
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, November 2, A Fresh Look at Art Colonies, a panel about art colonies in Virginia, Florida, New York, Costa Rica, Ireland and other locales and how to apply for admission from a panel of insiders: Suny Monk, executive director, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Lynn Mayocole, president, ATOA; and Susan Tillman, executive director, Radgale. Moderated by painter and activist Donna Marxer; and Friday, November 9, Realist Painting Now: Why and for Whom, A panel on the growing visibility of realist painting on the contemporary scene, which presents both opportunities and challenges. Panelists include artists Burton Silverman, Nicholas Evans-Cato and Patricia Watwood, and art dealer George Billis. Organized and moderated by Peter Trippi, editor, Fine Art Connoisseur. ATOA events take place at 7pm in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free for SVA students, faculty, staff and ATOA members; $7 regular admission; $3 for SVA alumni, non-SVA students and seniors.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Addiction: Myth and Reality: Michael Fisher, PhD, will discuss some of the major issues in the field, focusing on understanding addiction as a human process with biological, cultural, psychological and political components. Dr. Fisher is a faculty member at SVA and clinical psychologist and site director of psychological services and training at North Central Bronx Hospital. Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101c. Free admission; attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or [email protected].
  • This is DIY: A Do-It-Yourself Panel Discussion: Arts and media leaders at the forefront of the DIY ethic offer some perspective. Panelists include Vanessa Bertozzi, editor in chief and director of communications, Etsy; Steve Englander, director, ABC No Rio; David Reinfurt/Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister: Just-in-Time Workshop & Occasional Bookstore; and John Strausbaugh, a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and Cabinet. Moderated by SVA students Michaela Murphy and Tarah Rhoda; organized by faculty member Amy Wilson. Thursday, November 15, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Tom Sito: SVA welcomes alumnus Tom Sito (BFA 1977 Animation), a 30-year veteran of animated film production whose credits include Disney classics The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Tuesday, November 27, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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