In the SVA Galleries:
- “Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion,” an exhibition of products, campaigns and services developed by students graduating from the MFA Design Department, curated by faculty member Dorothy Twining Globus. Both commercially viable and culturally significant, these products have been realized through graphic, Web, industrial and motion design; and “MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Projects,” an exhibition that brings together books, figurative paintings, graphic novels and narrative series by 20 students graduating from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, curated by faculty member David Sandlin. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, May 1 – 16; Reception: Tuesday, May 5, 6 – 8pm.
- “Assets, Elements & Objects of Desire – Now in 3D,” an exhibition of still images from thesis projects by students in the BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department, curated by Department Chair John McIntosh and featuring an original collage by faculty member Alexander Reyna. Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, May 2 – 23; Reception and Portfolio Review: Wednesday, May 6, 7 – 9pm. There will be an encore screening of student work on Wednesday, May 13, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.
- Happy, an exhibition of work by first-year students in the MFA Design Department, featuring an original 3D display and extensive line of products developed by each student to increase enjoyment of everyday life, curated by 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, May 8 – 30; Reception: Monday, May 11, 6 – 8pm.
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- 20th Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival and Awards: A showcase of over 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department, including short films, documentaries and animations. For this year’s Screenwriters Night, graduating screenwriters from SVA have selected scenes to be performed live by alumni from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Screenings: Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8, 12 – 11pm; Screenwriters Night: Tuesday, May 5, 6pm; Animation Screenings: Thursday, May 7, 7 – 11pm; Awards Ceremony and Gala: Saturday, May 9; Winners Circle Screenings: Sunday, May 10, 12 – 6pm. SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. The screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP is required for Screenwriters Night, Awards Ceremony and Gala. For public inquiries regarding tickets, please contact 212.592.2124. Click here for screening schedule and other program details.
- Julie V. Iovine: The Difference between Newsworthy and New, a talk by Julie V. Iovine, executive editor of Architect’s Newspaper, a fortnightly newspaper serving the architecture and design community. Presented by the MFA Design Criticism Department. Tuesday, May 5, 6 – 8pm, 136 West 21st Street, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to 212.592.2228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department Open Studios: An opportunity to see new works by current students in the studio setting. Wednesday, May 6, 7 – 9pm, 133/141 West 21st Street. Free and open to the public.
For a complete list of SVA events, visit sva.edu/events.
Image: Scott Suiter, Blue Spot, 2009; from “Potential Energy: 19 Designers Set Their Ideas in Motion.”