5th Annual SVA Arts & Activism Free To The Public Event – Times Square Chronicles


School of Visual Arts, Division of Continuing Education presents an open party on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, with a focus on artists who engage in social activism to explore the concept of home on an individual and global basis, incorporating the ever-present threat the climate crisis poses to every community.

This free event, at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23 Street in New York City, will feature discussions with artists Andrew Castrucci and Nadia Coen who explained how the fallow buildings could be reused for creatives in desperate need of affordable spaces, Sloan Leo, an accomplished nonprofit leader creating space through community design, and Marianna Olinger, an artist-activist working with indigenous communities to help save the Amazon using performance art. Animated films directed by high school students in New York City speaking about climate change and the uncertain future that awaits them will be shown. Media personality Valerie Smaldone will host and moderate. Artwork from Flox Studios, founded by Sloan Leo, will be on display in the lobby.

Doors open at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee, but reservations are strongly suggested. To book tickets, visit: https://bit.ly/AandA21.

SVA is an art and design school in New York City offering continuing education courses to meet the diverse educational needs of the city’s professional art and design community, as well as those seeking to learn and immerse yourself in a new practice. SVA’s faculty is made up of distinguished professionals and established artists. Courses in the discipline “Art and Activism” can be found at: www.sva.edu/artandactivism.


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