Giving Moore

Giving Moore

January 6, 2006


On Monday, December 19, 2005, award-winning actress Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven, The Hours) visited the College to add her voice to a BFA Film, Video and Animation Department class project. Six students in Alice Elliott’s Documentary Workshop course — second-year students Cortney Hedlund, Erin Johnson and Brian Dalton; and third-year students Michael Distelkamp, Verena Faden and Sung Sook Jung — worked to create a public service announcement for Reach Out and Read (ROR), a new program at Bellevue Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic. The five-minute PSA was written, directed and edited by the students, and the final touch was added by Moore, who volunteered to record a voiceover narration in the department’s sound-recording facilities.


The PSA is part of an effort to raise funds for ROR, a program that helps doctors give books to children who visit the clinic, creating positive associations with reading and encouraging regular doctor’s visits.


Image: Julianne Moore at SVA; photo by Brian Glaser.

ONCE Upon a Time

January 6, 2006

This month, Director of Student Galleries and the Visual Arts Museum Francis Di Tommaso will be traveling to Madrid, Spain, as part of the curatorial committee for the inaugural ONCE Foundation’s International Biennial of Contemporary Art for Persons with Disabilities. The exhibition will take place January 9 – 31, and will include work that explores the five senses, made by or about persons with disabilities and artists under the age of 35. The event will also feature a full slate of scheduled workshops, performances and roundtable discussions; Di Tommaso will moderate a lecture by the blind Slovenian photographer Evgen Bavcar.


In addition to Di Tommaso, the College will be represented by faculty members Lisa Furman (MPS Art Therapy Department) and Ellen Wallenstein (BFA Photography Department), and alumna Kimberly Roppolo (BFA 2001 Fine Arts; MPS 2005 Art Therapy), all of whom will have work on display.

In the SVA Galleries

In the SVA Galleries

January 6, 2006

  • “Following a Line of Investigation,” an exhibition consisting of artist-developed systems and experiments for the investigation of a variety of methodical studies including: motion, movement, time-based processes and experimental-language systems; and “Baditüde,” an MFA Fine Arts Department thesis show selected by Bob Nickas. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, through Saturday, January 14; Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8pm.
  • “Reconstructing Photography,” works that deconstruct, reconstruct and question the role of photography in today’s art world. Selected from a variety of disciplines, the artists included are BFA Photography Department students Anita Eberhard and Koji Kakubari, MFA Computer Art Department student Ilias Koen, BFA Graphic Design Department student Sho Ma and MFA Fine Arts Department student Ricky Sears. Westside Gallery, 141 West 21st Street, January 14 – February 11; Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 5 – 7pm.
  • “Which Way Did They Go?”, an exhibition of works by five alumni of the Film, Video and Animation Department – John Dilworth, Yvette Kaplan, Alex Kupershmidt, Chris Prynoski and Tom Sito – who have created some of the most memorable images in animation history. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, through Saturday, January 21.
  • “DISARM…New Year, New Use,” a 3D Design Department exhibition of M-16 military assault rifles transformed into statements of peace. SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, February 4 – March 4; Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 5 – 7pm.
  • “Bearing in Mind,” an exhibition addressing ways of seeing, with work from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department students Dina Kantor, Colleen Noonan, Amy Stein and Elizabeth White, and MFA Computer Art Department student David Sarma; “Twenty Eyes,” the second of three MFA Fine Arts Department thesis shows, curated by Sarah Braman, Philip Grauer and Wallace Whitney of CANADA gallery; and “Emerging Artists in Fine Arts: Made in New York at SVA, part 1,” a selection of painting, sculpture, video and printmaking from BFA Fine Arts Department students. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, February 10 – 25; Reception: Tuesday, February 14, 6 – 8pm.


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Image: Ted Riederer, Untitled, 2005; from “Baditüde.”