• School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival - After School Special

    To attend these events you must go to the links provided by the School of Visual Arts! (http://bit.ly/2xgKyYA) SVA is having a week long series of visual arts events. The schedule looks exceptionally interesting. (http://bit.ly/2xgKyYA) To attend these events you must go to the links provided by the School of Visual Arts! (http://bit.ly/2xgKyYA) Featuring some of School of Visual Arts’ most accomplished film, television, animation and visual effects alumni, this week-long festival will include screenings, premieres of new work and behind-the-scenes looks at cinema and television hits and classics, and all events will feature special Q&As with industry insiders. A full schedule and list of participants is below (subject to change) and can also be found at svatheatre.eventbrite.com (http://svatheatre.eventbrite.com/). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs via the Eventbrite pages linked to below are appreciated, but not necessary, and do not guarantee entrance. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening, and guests can enjoy virtual reality and music video experiences in the lobby while waiting to enter. All events are free and open to the public and take place at SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. Directions, as well as local restaurants, hotels and attractions, can be found here (http://svatheatre.com/about/location/). SVA Theatre does not offer concessions, but a limited amount of free popcorn and water will be offered at all screenings. You are welcome to bring food and drink (no alcohol or glass bottles, please!) into the Theatre. If you would like to attend any of these events, but require assistive devices and/or accommodations, please email [masked] or call[masked] at least one week prior to the event. Monday, September 11 7:00PM Art of the Prank (2015) SVA is pleased to present the godfather of the media hoax and one of America’s greatest living satirists, Joey Skaggs (BFA 1982 Media Arts), in this documentary about his famous media fictions, which were all reported as fact by prestigious journalists. Preceded by Hello Norman (2014), co-written by Maëlle Doliveux (MFA 2013 Illustration as Visual Essay). Click here to RSVP. (https://artoftheprank.eventbrite.com/) Tuesday, September 12 7:00PM Disability & Visibility An evening dedicated to bringing visibility to the disability community. The Blind, Seen (2016) is the autobiographical story of photographer David Snider (BFA 1992 Photography) and his blind parents. Anelisa Garfunkel’s (MFA 2016 Visual Narrative) We Will Ride (2016), being given its theatrical premiere, follows disabled riders fighting for public transportation improvements in Boston. Finally, the NYC premiere of the feature documentary Tin Soldiers (2015), by Ben Duffy (Film and Video) and Michael J. Sassano (BFA 2011 Film and Video), highlights members of the adaptive sports community. Click here to RSVP. (https://disabilityvisibility.eventbrite.com/) Wednesday, September 13 7:00PM Revengeance (2016) Bill Plympton (1969 Cartooning) is back with his newest feature-length, animated film, which follows a low-rent bounty hunter named Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse. Following the film, Plympton will discuss his process of making the film. Preceded by the award-winning animated short Late (2014), by Christi Bertelsen (BFA 2002 Animation). Click here to RSVP. (https://revengeancesva.eventbrite.com/) Thursday, September 14 7:30PM Doctor Strange in 3D (2016) Join visual effects artists Jesse Flores (BFA 2010 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) and Paul Liaw (BFA 2002 Computer Art) for a screening and inside look at this Marvel Entertainment blockbuster. Preceded by the world premiere of the short film End of the Line, Inwood (2017), written and co-directed by Efraim Acevedo Klein (BFA 2012 Film and Video). Click here to RSVP. (https://doctorstrange.eventbrite.com/) Friday, September 15 8:00PM SVA Premieres School of Visual Arts will spotlight exceptional live action, documentary and animated shorts by its most recent graduates from nine different academic departments, including films nominated for Student Academy Awards. Join the filmmakers in the lobby following the screening for a special dessert reception. Click here to RSVP. (https://svapremieresnyc2017.eventbrite.com/) Saturday, September 16 2:00PM Cartoon Network Presents…. Join SVA alumni animators and artists from Cartoon Network — the studio behind such hits as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Teen Titans Go! — for a special screening of old favorites and new, never-before-seen work. Preceded by the animated short, Cartoons and You, by Mark Newgarden (BFA 1982 Media Arts), the co-creator of the infamous "Garbage Pail Kids." Click here to RSVP. (https://cnatsva.eventbrite.com/) 5:00PM Landline (2017) Indie director Gillian Robespierre and editor Casey Brooks (BFA 2005 Film and Video alumni) will be on hand to screen and discuss their Sundance Film Festival darling, which was released by Amazon Studios this past summer. Preceded by the first episode in Elisa-Sofia Fioretti’s (MPS 2016 Directing) short-film series, Through Your Eyes (2017). Click here to RSVP. (https://landlinesva.eventbrite.com/) 7:30PM 20th Anniversary Screening of Titanic on 35mm film (1997) Get on the boat as we screen this late 1990’s Oscar-winning epic, followed by a Q&A with the film’s Academy Award-winning sound mixer, Mark Ulano (1975 Film and Video). Click here to RSVP. (https://titanic20th.eventbrite.com/) 11:59PM 20th Anniversary Screening of The Game (1997) In honor of late cinematographer Harris Savides (BFA 1982 Film and Video), we invite you to a midnight screening of David Fincher’s brilliant thriller, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. Preceded by a special introduction by SVA cinematography faculty member Dejan Georgevich. Click here to RSVP. (https://thegame20th.eventbrite.com/) Sunday, September 17 2:00PM 10th Anniversary Screening of Disney·Pixar’s Ratatouille on 35mm film (2007) Be our guest for a special screening of this family favorite and join Pixar animation and visual effects artists Ye Won Cho (MFA 2002 Computer Art), Andrew Dayton (BFA 1998 Computer Art), Ivo Kos (MFA 1991 Computer Art) and Maria Lee (BFA 1988 Media Arts) for a special conversation following the film. Preceded by Jesse Willmon's (MFA 2006 Design) Draw Me A ____ (2016) videos and the animated short Bluehilda (2017) by James Sugrue (BFA 2007 Animation) of Titmouse Animation. Click here to RSVP. (https://ratatouille10th.eventbrite.com/) 5:00PM Tashi's Turbine (2015) If you’re a documentary fan, you won’t want to miss this evening, with Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spink’s (MFA 2013 Social Documentary alumni) remarkable feature about bringing electricity to a small village in Nepal. Preceded by the short documentaries Hali (2016) by Peter Hristoff (BFA 1981 Fine Arts) and Skull + Bone (2017) by Victoria Rivera (BFA 2011 Film and Video). Click here to RSVP (https://tashisturbine.eventbrite.com/). 7:00PM Ghostbusters in 3D (2016) Join visual effects artists Arsen Arzumanyan (BFA 2012 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects), Elizabeth Martin (BFA 2015 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) and Jun Zee Myers (BFA 2004 Computer Art) for a screening and behind-the-scenes look at last year’s hit paranormal comedy. Preceded by the cinematic premiere of the new Betty Boop short Betty Goes A-Posen (2017) by Mike Carlo (BFA 2002 Animation) of Titmouse Animation and Frank Caruso (BFA 1985 Media Arts) of Hearst’s King Features. Click here to RSVP. (https://ghostbusterssva.eventbrite.com/) 8:00PM The 69th Annual Emmy Awards Come watch the show, hosted by Stephen Colbert and broadcast via CBS live on the big screen, and root on SVA alumni nominees and their nominated shows! Click here to RSVP. (https://emmys2017.eventbrite.com/) Playing during the festival in the lobby…. Virtual Reality experiences by Andrew Dayton (BFA 1998 Computer Art). Videos by Joey Ahlbum (BFA 1981 Media Arts), James Bascara (BFA 2011 Illustration), Louisa Bertman (MFA 2015 Visual Narrative), Lance Cain (1990 Film and Video), Graciela Cassel (MFA 2014 Fine Arts), Suzanne Dell’Orto (BFA 1996 Fine Arts), Melissa Edmon (BFA 2001 Film and Video), Claire Ensslin (BFA 2012 Film and Video), Nathan Freise (MFA 2009 Computer Art), Shiouwen Hong (MFA 2009 Computer Art), Daniel McKernan (MFA 2005 Computer Art), Idit Nissenbaum (BFA 2016 Photography and Video), Junghyun Park (MFA 2016 Computer Art), Andrew Romatz (BFA 2003 Computer Art), Jim Tuite (MFA 1994 Photography and Related Media), Jon Vermilyea (BFA 2006 Cartooning), Elena Wen (BFA 2003 Illustration), and Jesse Willmon (MFA 2006 Design).

  • Adobe Creative Jam!


    To attend this event you MUST SIGN UP AT THIS LINK - http://bit.ly/2wIYUyL NO EXCEPTIONS! JOIN US FOR A #CREATIVEJAM Please join us for a Creative Jam, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity. The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 local creative leaders. At the same time, in the next room, design teams will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. This event will have three categories: Graphic Design, Motion Design, and Photography. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People's Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of Judges! Full Address:[masked]nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 COMPETITION APPLICATION If you would like to compete in the Creative Jam, submit this form (https://goo.gl/forms/KdbxhYboIpLEQaGM2). More information will be provided. Only 12 teams will be chosen. Photographers are designated as individual participants only. Graphic and Motion Design teams must have a teammate. BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS Let us know before September 6th if you would like to have your Portfolio Reviewed by a design professional for 15 minutes before the main event! Appointments start at 7pm. Getting feedback is valuable in knowing how to attract new clients and represent your work. Sign up with this form http://tinyurl.com/creativejamreview and we will provide you with the exact time and place of your review. To prepare for this review, go to Behance.net and upload at least 5 pieces of your recent work. EVENT SCHEDULE 7:00pm Doors open. Settle in, and meet your fellow creative community. Enjoy free food and drinks. The tournament will be in full swing—pop your head in and see how it’s developing. 8:00pm Creative Jam presentations begin. Sit back as 3 local creative leaders walk you through their personal creative process. 9:00pm Creative Jam tournament competitors share their work, inspired by a theme announced just hours before. Audience and Judge voting. Awards follow. 9:30pm Everyone socializes and gets to meet the teams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH45l_DY1gc

  • SVA NYC Presents: Art & Activism

    SVA Theatre

    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. Presenters: BFA Illustration faculty member Steve Brodner (http://www.stevebrodner.com/) 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 (http://www.sva.edu/faculty/valerie-smaldone-1): 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. For more information: http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/continued-art-and-activism

  • Legal Primer for Visual Artists: Copyright, Fair Use, and Gallery Agreement

    IMPORTANT - REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-primer-for-visual-artists-copyright-fair-use-and-gallery-agreements-tickets-33248181205?aff=es2 Legal Primer for Visual Artists: Copyright, Fair Use, and Gallery Agreements Wednesday, May 3rd 6-8:30 pm by New York Foundation for the Arts (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-primer-for-visual-artists-copyright-fair-use-and-gallery-agreements-tickets-33248181205?aff=es2#listing-organizer) Hometown Gallery 1002 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 Come to learn about: -What copyright is and the scope of your copyright rights as an artist -What "fair use" is and how it affects your ability to use other people's content in your work -How to navigate agreements with galleries Experienced art lawyers will provide legal and business pointers and address your concerns in a Q and A. Sponsored by the New York City Bar Association's Art Law Committee and the New York Foundation for the Arts Speakers: Judith L. Church, Esq., Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton Irina Tarsis, Esq., Founder and Director, Center for Art Law Betsy Dale, Esq., Staff Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Co-Moderators: Carol Steinberg, Esq., Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, Professor, School of Visual Arts Adam Yokell, Esq. Owner and Director, Hometown Gallery Image: Ming Yi Lai, 2017 IMPORTANT - REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-primer-for-visual-artists-copyright-fair-use-and-gallery-agreements-tickets-33248181205?aff=es2

  • V.R. Salon: A Virtual Reality Boutique Experience

    !!!Tickets are only available on Eventbrite - Meetup RSVP does not count to admission!!! Eventbrite Tickets Only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-salon-a-virtual-reality-boutique-experience-tickets-33363819081 !!!Tickets are only available on Eventbrite - Meetup RSVP does not count to admission!!! Eventbrite Tickets Only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-salon-a-virtual-reality-boutique-experience-tickets-33363819081 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Virtual Reality is now the hottest and most exciting creative medium on the horizon. Everyone from gamers to brands to movie studios to visual artists are itching to get a grip on how to best incorporate all that it offers. The current list of experiences are barely scratching the surface of imagined possibilities. GraphicDesignNY, the professional collective behind nine Meetup groups with over 12,000 visual creatives, brings you a curated new media experience to experiment, explore, and network with the latest in Virtual Reality hardware, software and community. Join us on Monday April 3 to get a primer on VR/AR/MR and jumpstart your imagination. With the information we share and the people you meet one can expect actionable intel and potentially connect with new creative partners. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OMMXa0oZqw&feature=youtu.be Lite refreshments served. !!!Tickets are only available on Eventbrite - Meetup RSVP does not count to admission!!! Eventbrite Tickets Only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vr-salon-a-virtual-reality-boutique-experience-tickets-33363819081

  • Refest 2.0


    Presented by ITP, CultureHub, and WITNESS RSVP via EVENTBITE - http://bit.ly/2lIaR2f Sunday March 5th 2017 10am-5pm ITP/NYU - 721 Broadway 4th Floor Join us for a day of demonstrations, workshops, and panels for artists, technologists, activists, and audience members to interact with each other on issues surrounding live media online. We'll discuss freedom of expression, social justice, privacy, and security. Now, more than ever, we need to together to explore ways in which the live media can be used to foster action, creativity, and inclusivity. At Refest 2.0 you’ll experience original artworks that use novel forms of web distribution, explore cutting edge live video technologies, and explore the ways in which activists are using live streaming to engage and leverage their networks. Among the presenters will be student artists and technologists from NYU’s ITP ( http://itp.nyu.edu/ ), activists involved in WITNESS’ Mobil-Eyes Us initiative ( https://blog.witness.org/2015/10/mobil-eyes-us-using-live-video-and-the-power-of-networks-for-smart-activism/ ), some of CultureHub's international partners who are directly addressing these issues in their work and activism, including the Belarus Free Theatre (who use the internet as a powerful tool for expression while they are banned from performing in their home country) among many others. We are looking forward to seeing you at Refest 2.0!

  • Drink and Draw: #PixelProtest

    Impact Hub NYC

    ★NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE★ www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-draw-pixelprotest-tickets[masked] (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demo-play-nyc-games-showcase-tickets-31608112716) If you haven’t heard of one before, a Drink & Draw is exactly like it sounds. We get together over drinks and music, for camaraderie, cool conversation and to make our magic happen (magic as in art, not what you were thinking). We are inviting creatives to gather for our first Drink & Draw entitled #PixelProtest. Our theme is focused on fostering concepts of equality, enforcing civil rights, the ecology and preserving societal values within the current political climate. This is a multi-meetup event with creatives from several different groups. Our events attract talented and engaging people at all levels of their creative ascent. We host newbies and pros in graphics, film, video, crafts, mixed media, painting, photography, streetart, 3d printing and more. Meet and mingle with new artists and socially conscience collaborators. ★NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE★ Space is limited, get your Early Bird Tickets Before they are gone! ★CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE★ (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-draw-pixelprotest-tickets-32191544777) According to a recent article on Forbes.com (http://forbes.com/), Social Impact will emerge as one of the major design trends of 2017 (http://bit.ly/2jyZCLE). The time is right for designers to move to the forefront by creating imagery outside of the commercial realm. The ideas are there but often need a skilled hand to maximize its reach. "Social Impact - As a reaction to the 2016 election, more designers will consider the social impact of the products and services they build. You’ll see more projects focused on fixing politics (https://www.debugpolitics.com/), healthcare (https://www.omadahealth.com/), civic planning (https://www.remix.com/), and many other spaces that have been underserved by design." This is a BYOD gathering were attendees bring their own digital devices (laptops, tablets, phablets and smartphones) to create graphics, gifs, video, flyers, memes and social media posts expressing how they choose to #Resist and their concerns about our government and society. Artists will be given the option to upload their #PixelProtest messages to a shared location with a Creative Commons license (http://bit.ly/2lWpnmH) for use in the public domain by others that see the importance of creativity in protest. Ideally, some of the pieces can help spread a positive message for people whether they are reaching a handful of friends on Facebook or at a massive rally. ★NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE★ Space is limited, get your Early Bird Tickets Before they are gone! ★CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE★ (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-draw-pixelprotest-tickets-32191544777) Our Venue Sponsor: Impact Hub NYC Impact Hub NYC is a coworking & events space for a global community of professionals taking action to drive positive social & environmental change. ★Refreshments and light snacks will be served★ ★NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE★ Space is limited, get your Early Bird Tickets Before they are gone! ★CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE★ (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-and-draw-pixelprotest-tickets-32191544777)

  • Drink


    I wanted to suggest B66 in Brooklyn Thursdays its pretty quite so we can have the whole place to ourselves to dance, drink, talk or whatever


    Secret Manhattan Theater

    Come out and enjoy a movie on us! Download your pass while supplies last. Join us for an advance screening of "THE ACCOUNTANT"! For attendee information and FREE PASS, follow the instructions below and then go to the link at the bottom. ★Let us know in the Comment section below if when you receive an email confirmation. (Also, feel free to ask questions if you are encountering obstacles.) ♦♦♦♦♦ Important, please keep reading ♦♦♦♦♦ Suggested arrival time is about 1 hour early. You will need to get in line with the others. The movie begins at 7 and this is first come, first serve. If you show up too late, you may not get in. Also, come early if you come with someone to make sure that you can sit together. DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO ATTEND OR YOU THINK SOMETHING WILL COME UP. The promo company receives the names of all who sign up and can see who does not use their ticket. Your no-show can affect future free movie offers and we don’t want to mess that up. You may also be banned from future screenings! ADDITIONAL NOTES: ⍟ RSVPing on MeetUp alone does not get you a movie pass. Follow the above instructions for your tickets. ⍟ Security may require ID. ⍟MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL FOR UPDATES! Screening starts on time. Arrive early. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Theater is overbooked to ensure capacity. Latecomers will not be admitted. Must show ID. Only the person whose name is on the pass may use the pass. Tickets will only be given to guests who are present. Arrive with your entire party to be seated promptly. Tickets Link: http://www.wbtickets.com/cHcey63024 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KHOVlEpMyY Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. www.accountantmovie.com/ (http://www.keanumovie.com/) THE ACCOUNTANT is in theaters October 14, 2016.

  • Art Gallery Reception!

    One Art Space

    Join us for an exclusive evening of art, interesting conversation and creative inspiration at the opening reception and solo show for Rene Nascimento's “Street Colors of New York”. Brilliant, sensible, and life are the words used by curators, art connoisseurs, and dilettantes across the world to describe Rene Nascimento’s creations. His remarkable use of light and ability to bring forth casual subtleties out of small pockets of cities like New York has brought the attention of prominent collectors. Born in Belo Horizonte MG Brazil and currently based in New York City, the influence of Nascimento’s surroundings were inevitable. Nascimento has obtained several accolades and awards for his art—most notably for those promoting Brazilian culture in the USA—and training from some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. He holds a Fine Arts degree from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Brasil. While there, he had the privilege of being taught by professors Amilcar de Castro, Alvaro Apocalipse, and Marisa Trancoso. Rene has also studied at the fine art institute of FAAP SP, Parque Lage RJ. When he moved to New York in 2003 he furthered his artistic endeavor by attending the Art Students League of NY, which was founded in 1875 and home to many icons like O’Keefe, Pollock, and Rothko.