In an effort to support suicide prevention, the Office of Student Health and Counseling Services has a new project underway called “Messages of Hope.” All SVA students, faculty and staff members are invited to create an original, postcard-sized (5-by-7-inch) artwork with the theme of “hope” in mind. The pieces will be exhibited anonymously and then sold from February 10 – 17 at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21 Street. All proceeds will go to Samaritans of New York, a non-profit organization that operates a 24-hour suicide prevention hot line and provides other resources and support for those at risk.
To submit artwork, download a form online at the Samaritans of New York Web site. Pieces can be hand-delivered or sent via messenger to the George Washington Residence, 23 Lexington Avenue, Room 302 up until Friday, January 20 at 4p. For more information, visit the Samaritans of New York.
Image: Gift, submission for “Messages of Hope.” Provided by the Office of Student Health and Counseling Services.