Throughout the fall 2004 semester, the prestigious Artists Talk On Art (ATOA) series has called SVA its home, organizing innovative and interactive panel discussions on subjects ranging from the influence of Jackson Pollock to healthcare options for artists. This week, ATOA is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an unveiling of its spring 2005 schedule – which will feature panels on Surrealism, digital art and a discussion with art historian Irving Sandler – plus a special program, “ATOA 30th Anniversary Celebration,” co-hosted by ATOA co-founders Lori Antonacci and Doug Sheer.
“I’m a little stunned that we’ve made it to 30 years,” says Sheer with a chuckle. “But we still have the same vitality now that we had at the beginning. As long as there are artists who enjoy coming together to listen to other artists, I know ATOA will continue.” The event will feature highlights from three decades of ATOA programs and will be held in the Visual Arts Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, Third Floor, on Friday, January 28, 7pm; Admission is $7; free to SVA students and faculty; $3 for non-SVA students and seniors.
Image: Cover of A Sweeper-Up After Artists: A Memoir by Irving Sandler; Thames & Hudson, 2003.