Coming up on April 4th: Freshly Minted, a panel discussion about post-BFA life

Freshly Minted

On Thursday, April 4th, the Visual & Critical Studies Program will present Freshly Minted, a panel discussion about life after art school, moderated by VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff. The following text from the SVA event announcement contains information about the panelists and the topics that will be discussed.

This panel discussion, moderated by fine artist and SVA faculty member Peter Hristoff, examines the challenges that post-BFA art-school graduates face. Artists Timothy Bergstrom, Shannon Broder, Sophia Dawson, Elan Jurado, Cassandra Levine, and Kenneth Rivero discuss issues such as: “the MFA dilemma” (whether to pursue an MFA, and when); post-graduation “survival” tactics, including repaying student loans, renting a studio, managing living expenses, and finding the time to make new work; the undergraduate/graduate experience; and strategizing a career. Participants discuss how these concerns affect their artistic practice and give brief presentations on their recent work. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.

You can also find a little more background information on the event e-vite, shown in the image above (click to see a larger version online).

Freshly Minted will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 in the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th avenues). The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the theatre at 212-592-298 or

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