- Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 23, Andy Warhol: The Legacy, marking the 20th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death with a panel discussing his legacy as an artist, trendsetter and benefactor of the arts. Moderated by Artists Talk on Art Chairman and founder, Doug Sheer, the panelists include Vincent Freeman, curator of Gagosian Gallery’s recent exhibition, “Cast a Cold Eye: The Late Work of Andy Warhol”; Donald Sheridan, former silkscreen printer for Warhol; and Brian Appel, contributing writer for ArtCritical.com; and Friday, March 2, Natvar Bhavsar in Dialog: The Language of Color, a discussion between contemporary abstract painter Natvar Bhavsar and gallery owner and curator Sundaram Tagore. Bhavsar left India in the early 1960s and soon after joined the New York school of colorists, painting with Adolf Gottlieb, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. 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.
- Panel Discussion: Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update is a panel discussion co-hosted by the BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments on digital culture and its impact on the visual arts and information technologies. Concepts to be explored are the uses and abuses of such technologies as they effect the acquisition and manipulation of knowledge. Moderated by BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker, panelists include Executive Director of Rhizome.org Lauren Cornell, digital artist and faculty member Joseph Nechvatal, printmaker Judith Solodkin, MFA Computer Art Department Chair Bruce Wands and author McKenzie Wark. Tuesday, February 27, 7pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
- Distinguished Alumnus Lecture: As a part of the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series, SVA alumnus Drew Hodges (BFA 1984 Graphic Design) will speak about his work as the founder and CEO of SpotCo, New York’s innovative full-service advertising agency for the theatrical industry. Tuesday, March 13, 7pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
- Art Therapy Lecture: The MPS Art Therapy Department presents Saga Graham, ATR, LCAT, who will discuss somatics and the concept that we are our bodies. Graham has worked mostly with cancer patients and has analyzed the coping resources and possibilities patients face with a life-threatening illness. Using art therapy as a link to connect to our bodies on a visceral level, we may increase our sensing, feeling and action towards physical and mental health. Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:30pm, 132 West 21 Street, 3rd floor. Free admission; attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or [email protected].
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