Amy Wilson interviewed for a WNYC report on the Jersey City mural controversy [updated with an interview on the artist’s contract]

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Faculty, public art | No Comments
Amy Wilson interviewed for a WNYC report on the Jersey City mural controversy [updated with an interview on the artist’s contract]

[See update below.] Yesterday afternoon, WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez interviewed VCS faculty member Amy Wilson for a story about the ongoing controversy over the removal of a Jersey City public art piece on Monday. The four-minute report also includes an interview with mural artist Mr. AbiLLity, and comments from Svetlana Mintcheva from the National Coalition […]

Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Activism, Faculty, Interviews, public art | No Comments
Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Late yesterday, Hyperallergic posted an article by Claire Voon about the unannounced removal of a publicly funded street mural in Jersey City on Monday. The artwork generated a lot of controversy during its brief existence, due to protest by a handful of community members over some of its contents; subsequent demands made by city officials […]

This Monday, January 25th at 6:30 pm – A talk by Liz Magic Laser at 133 West 21st Street

This Monday, January 25th at 6:30 pm – A talk by Liz Magic Laser at 133 West 21st Street

This Monday, The Visual & Critical Studies Department will present a lecture by artist and SVA faculty member Liz Magic Laser, as part of the school’s Art in the First Person lecture series for Spring 2016. Here’s more information about the talk: The talk will be free and open to the public. For more information […]

MFA Fine Arts student Susan Luss presents a series of sidewalk installations outside the VCS Gallery

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Images, public art | No Comments
MFA Fine Arts student Susan Luss presents a series of sidewalk installations outside the VCS Gallery

For the last few weeks, SVA MFA Fine Arts student Susan Luss has been creating a series of ephemeral installations on the sidewalk just outside the VCS Gallery window, made with small objects that she found on walks around Greenpoint. Luss installed the first sidewalk piece during George Rue’s recent exhibition in the gallery, and […]

This Saturday and Sunday: The Renewal Arts Collective and Type A Fibers to participate in the 2015 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

This Saturday and Sunday: The Renewal Arts Collective and Type A Fibers to participate in the 2015 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour

This weekend (October 3rd and 4th), the VCS students and alumni in the Renewal Arts Collective will be taking part in the 2015 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) with an exhibition of work in the city’s Westside District. Here’s more information about it from collective member Santiago Chavez: Renewal Arts Collective is having […]

The Renewal Arts Collective’s PS 17 project featured in the Jersey Journal

The Renewal Arts Collective’s PS 17 project featured in the Jersey Journal

On Tuesday, The Jersey Journal ran an article by reporter Terrence T. McDonald and photographer Reena Rose Sibayan about the Renewal Arts Collective’s ongoing project at PS 17 in Jersey City. The piece features a slide show documenting the group’s first day at the school, which was spent painting the ramps and railings of the […]

The Renewal Arts Collective launches a new public art project at PS 17 in Jersey City

The Renewal Arts Collective launches a new public art project at PS 17 in Jersey City

Today’s post presents a new public art project by the Renewal Arts Collective, a recently formed group consisting of three current VCS students (Santiago Chavez, Casey Schultz, and Victoria Hristoff) and alumna Jinhee Kwak, working under the guidance of faculty member Amy Wilson. The collective is preparing to decorate the trailers that house the pre-k […]

Presenting the JC West Side Billboard by Santiago Demecio Chavez

Today’s post features a new public art project organized by VCS faculty member Amy Wilson in Jersey City’s West Side district. The project’s inaugural entry is a mural located at 760 West Side Avenue by VCS student Santiago Demecio Chavez, sponsored by the JC West Side Community Alliance (WSCA) with Ando West Indian & African […]

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