As the spring 2008 semester begins to wind down, a number of departments are hosting open studios events, inviting the public to see artists’ new works and works in progress. First up is BFA Fine Arts Department Open Studios, showing recent work in sculpture, painting and video. The sculpture studios, 30 West 17th Street, will be open April 26 – 27, 12 noon – 6pm, with a reception on Monday, April 28, 5 – 9pm. The department’s painting/video open studios, at 133/141 West 21st Street, 4th and 6th floors, takes place on Thursday, May 1, 5 – 9pm, the same night as the MFA Fine Arts Department Open Studios, on the 8th and 9th floors, which will have its own reception from 5 – 9pm, and continue with open hours on Friday, May 2, 12 noon – 9pm; and Saturday, May 3, 12 noon – 6pm.
Following soon after is the MFA Computer Art Department Open Studios event on Friday, May 9, 12 – 7pm; Saturday, May 10, 12 noon – 6pm; Reception: Friday, May 9, 5 – 7 pm. 132 West 21st Street, 7th floor. (For more information, call 212.592.2532 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.) All SVA open studios are free and open to the public.