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February 29, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 29, In Dialog: Dirk Westphal and Heather Darcy Bhandari: artist Dirk Westphal will talk about his work with Heather Darcy Bhandari, director of the Mixed Greens Gallery; Friday, March 14, The Independent Curator: a panel discussion on the evolution and trends of the independent curator. Panelists include: Susan Hapgood, director of exhibitions, Independent Curators International; Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator; Michael Neff, photographer and independent artists’ agent; and Lilly Wei, independent curator, essayist and critic. 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.
  • Fighting for Life Screening: Award-winning director Terry Sanders’ new documentary, Fighting for Life, interweaves the stories of military doctors, nurses and medics working in Iraq, trying to save the lives of wounded soldiers and marines. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Wednesday, March 5, 6:30pm, in the Gene Stavis Theater, 209 East 23rd Street, 5th floor. Free and open to the public; seating is limited.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Killing Me Comically: Art therapist and alumnus Jim Andralis (MPS 2006 Art Therapy) will discuss the adolescent groups that he runs at The Family Center, in which members create comic books to reflect their own creative visions. Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP to [email protected] or 212.592.2610.
  • Beth B Lecture: Working in a variety of artforms and media, including video, feature film and installation, Beth B creates provocative narratives that mine the violence below the surface of contemporary life. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Tuesday, March 25, 7pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Design Criticism Reading Night: Part of a series of bi-monthly readings, organized in anticipation of the MFA Design Criticism Department’s launch in fall 2008, speakers will look at design through the murky lens of evil. Thursday, March 27, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 East 4 Street. Free and open to the public.
  • Telling Tales Out Of School: A multimedia storytelling competition and event, presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Students will present their “visual stories” for a panel of judges; hosted by Billy Altman, music critic, journalist and Humanities and Sciences Department faculty. Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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February 22, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 22, In Dialog: Knox Martin and David Kramer: New York artist Knox Martin will talk with actor David Kramer about his life and career; Friday, February 29, In Dialog: Dirk Westphal and Heather Darcy Bhandari: artist Dirk Westphal will talk about his work with Heather Darcy Bhandari, director of the Mixed Greens Gallery. 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.
  • Fighting for Life Screening: Award-winning director Terry Sanders’ new documentary, Fighting for Life, interweaves the stories of military doctors, nurses and medics working in Iraq, trying to save the lives of wounded soldiers and marines. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Wednesday, March 5, 6:30pm, in the Gene Stavis Theater, 209 East 23rd Street, 5th floor. Free and open to the public; seating is limited.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Killing Me Comically: Art therapist and alumnus Jim Andralis (MPS 2006 Art Therapy) will discuss the adolescent groups that he runs at The Family Center, in which members create comic books to reflect their own creative visions. Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP to [email protected] or 212.592.2610.
  • Beth B Lecture: Working in a variety of artforms and media, including video, feature film and installation, Beth B creates provocative narratives that mine the violence below the surface of contemporary life. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Tuesday, March 25, 7pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Telling Tales Out Of School: A multimedia storytelling competition and event, presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Students will present their “visual stories” for a panel of judges; hosted by Billy Altman, music critic, journalist and Humanities and Sciences Department faculty. Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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February 15, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 15, Through the Prism: Collecting Contemporary Art: a panel discussion exploring the reasons for collecting contemporary art, the best strategies for building a collection for posterity, selling at auctions and the role of museums and collectors as guardians of art and culture; and Friday, February 22, In Dialog: Knox Martin and David Kramer: New York artist Knox Martin will talk with actor David Kramer about his life and career. 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.
  • Janine Antoni Lecture: The Bahamian-born artist makes work by way of intimate collaborations with her own body. Her works confound the usual boundaries between the internal and external, leaving them unbalanced just enough to restore some connection between the artist and her observers. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 19, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Art Therapy in a Child Life Setting: Erika Leeuwenburgh will speak about Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy services, focusing upon meeting patient and family needs through evidence-based practices and interventions. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Ryan the Conjurer: As an update to Sir Ernst Gombrich’s seminal text, Art as Illusion, magician and sleight-of-hand artist Ryan the Conjurer will perform an array of magical illusions. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Thursday, February 28, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Killing Me Comically: Art therapist and alumnus Jim Andralis (MPS 2006 Art Therapy) will discuss the adolescent groups that he runs at The Family Center, in which members create comic books to reflect their own creative visions. Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.

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February 8, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 8, Art is Risk: Talking Point Films on Living Artists: Micheal Klein, co-founder of Talking Point Films, will discuss the current state of the art world; Friday, February 15, Through the Prism: Collecting Contemporary Art: a panel discussion exploring the reasons for collecting contemporary art, the best strategies for building a collection for posterity, selling at auctions and the role of museums and collectors as guardians of art and culture. 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.
  • Janine Antoni Lecture: The Bahamian-born artist makes work by way of intimate collaborations with her own body. Her works confound the usual boundaries between the internal and external, leaving them unbalanced just enough to restore some connection between the artist and her observers. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 19, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • “Testimony to War” Panel Discussion: A panel discussion, moderated by Leonard Lopate of WNYC, on the art coming out of the conflict in Iraq. Panelists include five artists that have had first-hand experience of the war, including: embedded painter Steve Mumford; embedded photographer and filmmaker Brian Palmer; performance artist and Army Sergeant Aaron Hughes; sculptor and Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Roa; and Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Fay, one of two official combat artists currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. They will talk about their individual experiences in Iraq and how this has informed their work. Tuesday, February 19, 7pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Art Therapy in a Child Life Setting: Erika Leeuwenburgh will speak about Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy services, focusing upon meeting patient and family needs through evidence-based practices and interventions. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Ryan the Conjurer: As an update to Sir Ernst Gombrich’s seminal text, Art as Illusion, magician and sleight-of-hand artist Ryan the Conjurer will perform an array of magical illusions. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Thursday, February 28, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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February 1, 2008
  • Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 1, In Dialog: George Ortman and Mitchell Algus: Artist George Ortman will discuss his work with art dealer Mitchell Algus. Ortman is a “geometric abstractionist,” former professor of art at Cranbrook Academy and former faculty member at SVA; Friday, February 8, Art is Risk: Talking Point Films on Living Artists: Micheal Klein, co-founder of Talking Point Films, will discuss the current state of the art world. 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.
  • Jeffrey Schiff Lecture: Schiff is a New York-based sculptor whose work reveals itself in the relationships between objects. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 5, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Allison Smith Lecture: Artist Allison Smith organized and directed the public art event The Muster. Inspired by the aesthetic and performative qualities of American Civil War reenactments, Smith enlisted an army of participants from the art and queer communities who fashioned uniforms, built campsites and declared their causes publicly to an audience of spectators. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department. Thursday, February 7, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
  • Where the Truth Lies: A symposium on propaganda today, featuring a keynote by SVA’s Acting Chairman Milton Glaser, a panel moderated by PBS’ David Brancaccio and more. The event is organized by Hunter College’s Stuart Ewen and Mary Jeys, and SVA’s MFA Design Department Co-chair Steven Heller, and presented by SVA in cooperation with the PhD Programs in History and Sociology of the Graduate Center, CUNY. Friday, February 15, 9am – 4pm, Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street; $35 general admission/$20 students.
  • Janine Antoni Lecture: The Bahamian-born artist makes work by way of intimate collaborations with her own body. Her works confound the usual boundaries between the internal and external, leaving them unbalanced just enough to restore some connection between the artist and her observers. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies Departments. Tuesday, February 19, 6:30pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Art Therapy in a Child Life Setting: Erika Leeuwenburgh will speak about Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy services, focusing upon meeting patient and family needs through evidence-based practices and interventions. Presented by the MPS Art Therapy Department. Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
  • Ryan the Conjurer: As an update to Sir Ernst Gombrich’s seminal text, Art as Illusion, magician and sleight-of-hand artist Ryan the Conjurer will perform an array of magical illusions. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Thursday, February 28, 7pm, Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.

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