Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a for-profit art and design college located in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1947. The college is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States.
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  • UK gallery acquires Indian photographer's work
    The Telegraph

    UK gallery acquires Indian photographer's work

    London: Britain's National Portrait Gallery is famously very picky about the images it acquires but it has just acquired four photographs of the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse by Indian-origin photographer Ram Shergill for its permanent collection. They will be included in an exhibition on Winehouse the gallery is planning - possibly like the one it is currently holding on the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson. Shergill, who has done several cover shoots for fashion magazines such as Vogue India, is considered one of the rising stars in photography, which is an especially competitive field. The gallery says that it maintains "a collection of portraits of the most significant persons in British

  • Indianola students spend summer days learning animation
    The Des Moines Register

    Indianola students spend summer days learning animation

    Kaylen Horn, 10, likes creative video games. One of his favorites is called "Reassembly" and he builds spaceships and stations to get more money.  Once you know that much about Horn, it's not much of a surprise that his first animated movie is based on an alien.  The idea for the animated movie he created at Indianola Middle School last week started with a vacuum. But, he didn't like the idea of creating a whole animation about a vacuum. That's where the alien came in. Then Horn decided the alien should destroy stuff. "Then the vacuum would come in and suck up the alien and it'd be like 'yay, the vacuum saved the day,'" Horn said. "But then, the vacuum would destroy the city even more, worse

  • How A One-Cent Baseball Card Ranks With A $10 Million Painting
    Forbes

    How A One-Cent Baseball Card Ranks With A $10 Million Painting

    A $14 ticket provides admission to the entire history museum including the outstanding baseball memorabilia exhibit which boasts the uniform Joe DiMaggio wore in his final World Series and a game-used Willie Mays glove. Even with all those treasures, Fogel's Mantle undoubtedly will be the star. We know Rovell is wrong about what the ticket covers, but he also might be wrong about what visitors would pay to see just the card. To test what the market would bear, there's an apt American precedent from the world of fine art. In 1866 Albert Bierstadt, a leader of the Hudson River School of painting, completed his masterpiece landscape, “Storm in the Rockies,” a melodramatic depiction of big mountains,

  • Artist behind Ray Bradbury mural in Waukegan hopes his work will inspire kids who don't have access to art
    Lake County News-Sun

    Artist behind Ray Bradbury mural in Waukegan hopes his work will inspire kids who don't have access to art

    The little boy wore white-framed sunglasses, his stance confident as he stared into the sun. Everett Reynolds, a 23-year-old Waukegan resident, stood on a stepladder, adding detail and depth to one of the boy's hands. The boy, wearing a homemade astronaut suit with a matching backpack made with two-liter bottles, was the center of Reynolds' original concept for the mural, which he's been painting on the side of the Zuniga Automotive Service and Towing building on Belvidere Road. “I wanted to put up something that symbolized forward thinking and to dream big,” he said. He had first approached a business owner about putting up a mural last year, but the project gained momentum this summer after

  • Denali photograph by Ansel Adams up for auction
    The Seattle Times

    Denali photograph by Ansel Adams up for auction

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An iconic image of an Alaskan landscape taken by renowned American photographer Ansel Adams is up for auction this week. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the original black and white photograph of Denali and Wonder Lake is being sold in an online auction that ends Thursday. The photograph featuring North America's tallest mountain was taken at Denali National Park. The image mounted on board was printed in 1948 and has an estimated value of $4,000 to $6,000. London-based auction house Christie's is selling the gelatin silver print in an auction of photographs from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The sale is to benefit the acquisition fund for the museum's

  • Da Vinci Exhibit Explores Engineering & Mechanical Genius
    CBS Denver

    Da Vinci Exhibit Explores Engineering & Mechanical Genius

    DENVER (CBS4) – Leonardo Da Vinci is known as one of the greatest painters of all times; however, he was also a master inventor who thought well ahead of his time. Many of his drawings and ideas wouldn't come to fruition until hundreds of years later. Da Vinci's genius is on display at the Da Vinci X- The Machines & You Exhibition. The private exhibit has partnered with the Colorado School of Mines for a six-month stay at the Denver Pavilions. On display, many of  Da Vinci's greatest art works, but also models of some of his simple machines, which are the foundation for modern life. “Da Vinci had 44,000 inventions, but only 14,000 survived,” said exhibit curator, Mark Rodgers. The portable bridge

  • Up-and-coming comic book artists
    Global News

    Up-and-coming comic book artists

    Fiona Odlum and Amazing Stories Comics' Jody Cason on some up-and-coming artists.

  • SummerFest Heads To Hammonton Arts Center
    CBS Philadelphia

    SummerFest Heads To Hammonton Arts Center

    SummerFest Heads To Hammonton Arts Center

  • Why the pioneering Japanese anime 'Akira' is still relevant 30 years later
    Washington Post

    Why the pioneering Japanese anime 'Akira' is still relevant 30 years later

    We're protesting in the streets, bracing for the next violent attack and debating how civil to be in confronting a government some say is wildly overreaching. There's a reason a Japanese animated film from 30 years ago still has resonance in America today. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe gave the clearance for niche pop culture properties to enter the mainstream, Katsuhiro Otomo's “Akira” served as an entry point for Westerners into the world of Japanese animation. The frenetic cyberpunk anime, released in Japan on July 15, 1988, showed that cartoons across cultures could address larger social issues. Its intricate, futuristic cityscapes and its evocative tale of telepathic power inspired

  • A course package that'll make you a professional-grade photographer, and you name your price
    The Next Web

    A course package that'll make you a professional-grade photographer, and you name your price

    Photography is no different than other artistic pursuits like painting or writing or music. If you want to get good, you need to understand the tools, learn the philosophies, and complete the training to truly master the craft. Sure, you can noodle around with a digital camera until you're blue in the face (which actually sounds like an oft-made photography mistake like redeye), but there's no need to waste all that time with trial and error when a solid foundation can be set right from the beginning. The Professional Photography course bundle can provide the background needed to truly understand the art of picture taking — and right now, you can name your price for this fully-rounded training

  • All Aglow at the Parrish Museum Midsummer Benefit
    WWD

    All Aglow at the Parrish Museum Midsummer Benefit

    Light artist Keith Sonnier and trustee Chad Leat were honored at the annual benefit.

  • Latest Project Atrium exhibit at MOCA is a large inflatable sculpture
    The Florida Times-Union

    Latest Project Atrium exhibit at MOCA is a large inflatable sculpture

    Artist Claire Ashley doesn't take herself too seriously. The self-described “sci fi” geek cites the Steven Spielberg films “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” as influences on her work, including her latest creation, “Close Encounters: Adam's Madam.” The large polyurethane-coated nylon inflatable is currently occupying the Haskell Atrium Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Ashley, a native of Scotland who has lived in the United States for the last 25 years and currently calls Chicago home, made her first visit to Jacksonville last March after being approached by MOCA curator Jaime DeSimone, who saw an exhibit of Ashley's work in Boston. Ashley