SVA kicked off its successful summer Pre-College Program with one of the largest groups to date–206 students registered for classes and 96 students living in SVA residences. The program ends on July 26 with an exhibition of the students’ work and reception from 5 to 7pm in the Visual Arts Museum at 209 East 23 Street.
Rebuilding Hope: One Block at a Time, a project sponsored by the Art Therapy Department, is gathering momentum in its efforts to encourage healing throughout New York City. After numerous workshops and events the project has started to garner attention from the press. The workshops have successfully gathered artists, firefighters, schoolchildren, celebrities, and anyone with the desire to pay tribute to those lost on 9/11 by designing a block. Although the Art Therapy Department is actively searching for a permanent home for the thousands of blocks that will have been created, over 300 of them can now be seen as part of the Imagine New York Exhibition open through October 10. Imagine New York, a project developed by the Municipal Arts Society, was created to gather suggestions for ways to replace the World Trade Center Towers. The exhibition is being held at The Urban Center Galleries at 457 Madison Avenue. right: Blocks by artists, Gary Stephan and Betty, “friend of Jean.” left: Block by artist, William Wegman. Photography by George Duncan.