School of Visual Arts Announces Events

Category: Student/School News
New York City - The School of Visual Arts has revealed its events for June and July 2009. The educational institution is holding a number of lectures, screenings, and open studios.


Hollywood Comes to New York
The MPS Digital Photography and BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects Departments welcome photographer and glamour retoucher Calvin Hollywood for a behind-the-scenes look at his photo shoots and Photoshop palettes. Based in Germany, Hollywood is known for digital photography, retouching and compositing skills as well as a passion for teaching and talent for deconstructing complex Photoshop techniques.
Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 - 8pm
133/141 West 21 Street, room 301A
Free and open to the public.

Service Designers
In anticipation of its fall 2009 opening, the MFA Interaction Design Department at SVA presents "Dot Dot Dot," a monthly public lecture series exploring interaction design, business and aesthetic inspiration. This month, four designers will discuss the emergence of service design and the challenges it presents. As the line between products and services blurs, designers must look for innovative ways to create meaningful services. The speakers include Jennifer Bove, principal, Kicker Studio; and Chenda Fruchter, assistant commissioner and director of content and agency relations, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication, New York City.
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm
White Rabbit, 145 Houston Street
Free and open to the public. RSVP at


Witnesses to a Secret War
This film tells the history of America's clandestine war in Laos through the stories of the Hmong soldiers who fought alongside the Central Intelligence Agency and were forced to flee when the war was lost to the Communists in 1975. Witnesses to a Secret War is directed by faculty member Deborah Dickson and will air on select PBS stations this summer. Presented by the MFA Social Documentary Film Department.
Tuesday, June 2, 7pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public. RSVP to

Media That Matters Film Festival
With the intention of inspiring diverse audiences to take action, this festival is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. The festival will begin with the impACT Salon, featuring appearances by filmmakers and information about using short films as part of community activism. Twelve short films will be screened, covering issues with local and global impact. Presented in association with the MFA Social Documentary Film Department.
Wednesday, June 3, impACT salon: 6pm
Wednesday, June 3, screening: 7pm
General admission $10; $8 for SVA student, faculty or staff (with ID)

MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Thesis Video Screening
A screening of thesis projects by students in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department.
Wednesday, June 17, 7 - 10pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street
Free and open to the public


Continuing Education's Summer Residency programs
Featuring the work of artists who completed Summer Residency programs in painting and mixed media; illustration and visual storytelling; and printmaking and book arts. For more information, contact Keren Moscovitch at 212.592.2188.
Wednesday, July 1, 6 - 9pm
141 West 21 Street, 4th floor
Free and open to the public

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