The end of the semester is approaching, and departments throughout SVA are gearing up for open studios, a series of events in which faculty, relatives, and members of the public can come in and take a look at what students have been working on during the last year.
Here in the VCS program, the seniors have already been preparing their studios for several weeks. The walls have been cleaned and painted, and the ephemera often found in well-used artists’ spaces has been moved out to make room for the installation of new works. A lot has also been happening behind the scenes, as some of the seniors have spent many hours gathering materials or working on their final projects at other SVA facilities (such as the digital embroidery lab on 16th Street).
The Spring 2010 VCS open studios will take place on the evening of Monday, April 26th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., on the 6th floor of the Westside building (133/141 West 21st Street). This will be the program’s inaugural end-of-the-year studio exhibition, and we’re excited to let the larger SVA community see the wide range of works created by our first group of graduates. The exhibition will also include a room with video presentations about the iPod touch projects that the students did in their Art in Theory: 1900-2000 class and the VCS Senior Essay Workshop. It’s going to be a great show and a fun evening, and we hope to see you there.