Thursday, April 23, 2009

Student comics convention and other events at SVA

There are a number of comics-related events coming up at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan that local comics fans may want to check out.

(panels from current seniors' comics, l-r/top down: Jace Smith, Shannon
Alexander, Greg Roth, Nethery Engelbom, Wes Soriano, Pat Woodruff)

1. Most interesting for the general public will be Fresh Meat, the mini-comics convention for SVA cartooning students. You'll find a range from first efforts to polished silk-screened artbooks for sale. Come check out the superstars of tomorrow!

Friday, May 1

Fresh Meat
, SVA’s In-house Comic Convention

6 – 8 pm
217 East 23 Street (SVA's Student Center "Monkeybar Lounge")

The following Tuesday there are two events, both of which are worth attending, though they are on opposite sides of the island:

2. Tuesday, May 5
Cartooning Open Studios
--this will be an informal exhibit of work by current graduating seniors in SVA's cartooning program.
5 – 8 pm
380 Second Avenue, 7th floor (enter on 22nd Street east of 2nd Ave., the door past the wheelchair ramp)

3. The MFA Illustration show will be open for two weeks but the opening reception is also Tuesday May 5. I don't know most of the work in this batch but it should be worth checking out on the strengths of two former students of mine: Josh Bayer and Edwin Vasquez.

May 1 - 16
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department Thesis Exhibition
Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor
(near Chelsea Piers)
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Reception: Tuesday, May 5, 6 - 8pm

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