SVA NYC Presents: Art & Activism

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SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street · New York

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In response to the unfolding stories of our present, artistic expression is both an archive of our times and a projection of possible futures. Join SVA Continuing Education for an evening of interdisciplinary response to our uncertain times. A reception will follow the panel discussion.


BFA Illustration faculty member Steve Brodner ( is an acclaimed satirical illustrator and caricaturist who has worked for publications in the US since the 1970s. He is a regular contributor to GQ, The Nation, Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and has had art journalism appear in most major magazines and newspapers in the United States, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Nancy Giles is an actress, comedian and news commentator known for her ongoing role on the Emmy Award-winning CBS News Sunday Morning. She has appeared in numerous television theatre productions and is a frequent guest on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Faculty member Ed Woodham has been active in community art, education and civic interventions across media and culture for more than 25 years. He is a visual and performance artist, puppeteer, curator and founder and director of Art in Odd Places, a public art project based in New York City focused on public interventions.

Hosted by Valerie Smaldone ( principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist and live announcer; voice 1010 WINS, NY and CHUP-FM, Canada; actress; producer; writer; celebrity interviewer; talent coach.

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