- Art Therapy Conference: The MPS Art Therapy Department, in conjunction with the Visual Arts Foundation, presents Symbolic Communication: Meaning through Metaphor, a conference with keynote speaker Thomas Moore, a leading lecturer and writer on archetypal psychology, mythology and the imagination. He has written numerous books, among them The New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. Special guest speakers include David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT-BCT, director at the Institute for the Arts in Psychotherapy; and Robin Goodman, ATR-BC, PhD, director of A Caring Hand, the Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center. Friday, October 5, 9:30am – 4pm, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street. To register or receive more information, call 212.592.2610 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, October 5, The Power of Art Criticism – New York’s Top Art Critics Speak, a panel discussion featuring Phyllis Braff from The New York Times, Gary Shapiro from The New York Sun and Robert Berlind and Gerard Haggerty from Art in America, will look at art criticism today; and Friday, October 12, Conversations with Muslim Women Artists, a panel discussion of Muslim women, including independent curator Ayse Turgut and artist Asma Shikoh, who will discuss the complex and diverse issues surrounding what it means to be Muslim, an American and an artist in the United States today. 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.
- MPS Art Therapy Lecture: D.W. Winnicott: Judith Kuspit, PhD, will lecture on D.W. Winnicott’s art therapy techniques, theories and creativity. Kuspit—a former SVA faculty member—has a doctorate in literature and in psychology and two post-doctoral certifications in psychoanalysis. She is currently on the faculties of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center, and maintains her own private practice. Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free admission; attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Book Signing and Discussion with Marilyn Minter: SVA has partnered with Barnes & Noble to host MFA Fine Arts Department faculty member Marilyn Minter in a discussion of her new self-titled book, which considers her 40-year career as a painter and photographer. Wednesday, October 17, 7pm, Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 Sixth Avenue. Free and open to the public.
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