- Artists Talk on Art presents: Friday, February 29, In Dialog: Dirk Westphal and Heather Darcy Bhandari: artist Dirk Westphal will talk about his work with Heather Darcy Bhandari, director of the Mixed Greens Gallery; Friday, March 14, The Independent Curator: a panel discussion on the evolution and trends of the independent curator. Panelists include: Susan Hapgood, director of exhibitions, Independent Curators International; Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator; Michael Neff, photographer and independent artists’ agent; and Lilly Wei, independent curator, essayist and critic. 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.
- Fighting for Life Screening: Award-winning director Terry Sanders’ new documentary, Fighting for Life, interweaves the stories of military doctors, nurses and medics working in Iraq, trying to save the lives of wounded soldiers and marines. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Wednesday, March 5, 6:30pm, in the Gene Stavis Theater, 209 East 23rd Street, 5th floor. Free and open to the public; seating is limited.
- MPS Art Therapy Lecture: Killing Me Comically: Art therapist and alumnus Jim Andralis (MPS 2006 Art Therapy) will discuss the adolescent groups that he runs at The Family Center, in which members create comic books to reflect their own creative visions. Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 – 8pm, 133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.592.2610.
- Beth B Lecture: Working in a variety of artforms and media, including video, feature film and installation, Beth B creates provocative narratives that mine the violence below the surface of contemporary life. Presented by the BFA Fine Arts Department, in conjunction with NYC’s Brainwave Festival. Tuesday, March 25, 7pm, 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Free and open to the public.
- Design Criticism Reading Night: Part of a series of bi-monthly readings, organized in anticipation of the MFA Design Criticism Department’s launch in fall 2008, speakers will look at design through the murky lens of evil. Thursday, March 27, 7pm, KGB Bar, 85 East 4 Street. Free and open to the public.
- Telling Tales Out Of School: A multimedia storytelling competition and event, presented by the Humanities and Sciences Department. Students will present their “visual stories” for a panel of judges; hosted by Billy Altman, music critic, journalist and Humanities and Sciences Department faculty. Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor. Free and open to the public.
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