March 14, 2002

On March 21 the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department will officially kick off the spring season of exhibitions with Cold North: Sturm und Drang. The show’s theme addresses the romantic tradition of the figure and its relationship to nature, as a force that is both beautiful and fierce. Cold North will be on view March 21 – April 3 in the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23 Street. There will be a reception in the gallery on March 25 from 5 to 7pm.

Image by PeeDee Shindell (BFA Illustration, Senior)

Also on March 21, the Art History Department will present a panel discussion called “The Art of the Enemy.” The event will feature five renowned experts who will discuss remarkable examples of cultural looting, or destruction of art during war. It takes place at 8pm in the SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23 Street (3rd Floor).

Lillian Bassman, who served as art director, illustrator, and photographer for Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940s to the 1960s, presents her work on March 20 at 6:30pm in the Amphitheater. Admission is $6, free to Camera Club of New York members and SVA faculty, staff, and students. Photo ID is required for entry.

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March 8, 2002

Mark your calendars and bring some money! Erik Guzman (BFA Fine Arts 1996), the SVA Sculpture Center’s technical advisor and one of the founders of Goliath Visual Space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, invites the SVA community to BENADDICTION. It’s a benefit exhibition happening March 16. This event marks the organization’s three-year anniversary. They’ve exhibited the work of more than 85 artists, including many SVA alums. On March 16, artwork from over 60 emerging artists will be raffled to ticket holders. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at the event or reserved in advance via e-mail at Goliath is located at 117 Dobbin Street in Greenpoint. BENADDICTION will be held from 5 to 8pm and the raffle begins at 7pm. For more information visit the website at
Image: Dead Dog (Urn), 1997.

On March 13, Stefan Sagmeister, MFA Design faculty member, will be one of the special guests at an event celebrating the release of the new book Design Issues by DK Holland and co-published by Allworth Press and Communication Arts magazine. The event will take place at Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Museum, 2 East 91 Street, from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Along with author DK Holland and Mr. Sagmeister, special guests also include comedian Laurie Rosenwald. Please RSVP at 212.849.8380.

As springtime draws nigh, so does the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Fundraiser. SVA is proud to be a part of this annual effort that helps the Society raise money for cancer research. Daffodils, one of the first flowers to break through the winter ground–thus the Society’s chosen symbol to represent new life–will be sold for $7 per bunch of 10. To order daffodils, please contact Tina Crayton at 592.2141 by March 15.

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