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S P RIN G 2018

SHOE SPOTLIGHT Cool sneakers, blinged-out boots, sky-high heels. SVA students’ style starts on their feet.

finds, obsessions & books

eats, parks & cribs

ARTIST ATTIRE My favorite piece of clothing Marine Penvern trench coat



of the school year we gathered some of SVA’s most stylish to don some of their best threads and accessories and strike a pose (or two) around the beautiful Gramercy neighborhood of our east side campus. All of our models were nominated by their peers for their sensational stand-out looks. From our faculty and chairs to our undergraduates and alumni, we had no trouble finding unique nominees. It makes sense that the creative minds that produce art and design would manifest into fabulous personal style. Some of us present classic lines and opt for a few well-made pieces to work our wardrobe around. Others scour thrift stores or the web for vintage finds. Some fall in love with a designer and form their style around him or her. One may disrupt an all-black urban outfit with a shock of color. Another may choose items that represent something personal about themselves. Whatever their approach, there’s inspiration there for the rest of us.

Think you got style? Or want to nominate a fashionable pal? Send us a name (and a pic, if you have one) to style@sva.edu for our next issue.


Describe my style in a few words Classic with an edge

My favorite accessory Hermès necklace (I wear it most of the time.)

Describe my style in one word Futuristic

How I mix it up Throwing my pieces on and playing with proportions

My favorite fashion designer Rick Owens (It’s all I like to wear. I even interned for him.)




Fashion fun fact I’ve had my Power Puff Girls backpack since I was 5!

Where I shop for shoes Y.R.U. Shoes and UNIF

Where I shop for clothes Dolls Kill, Etsy and H&M

Describe my style in a few words Experimental, urban and quirky

Favorite piece of clothing By Any Means Necessary jacket from Supreme




How I mix it up Some expensive stuff, some cheap stuff like Zumiez My favorite place to shop Supreme store in Los Angeles

Describe my style in a few words Self-motivated and energetic


My favorite place to shop Goodwill and church thrift stores

Describe my style in a few words Ancestral—a lot of my clothes were handed down from family. I love pieces with history.

My favorite designer Raf Simons

My fashion inspiration Nina Bemati (Instagram: @ninabemati)

Describe my style in a few words Really basic stuff. I usually wear all black.







Latest trends, must-haves and where to get them




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Sakura Gelly Roll

Copic Sketch Marker

Zebra Sarasa


Sakura Micron

Uni-Ball Signo

black, white, green and lavender glitter $1.19

double-ended, black $6.39

retractable gel-ink $15.99/pack of 12

gel pen $6.99/pack of 2

Pigma ink $2.31

white, $7.84/pack of 3 gold, $5.44/pack of 3


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Staedtler Mars Lumograph

Palomino Blackwing

HB $1.80

602 $1.99


Tombow Homo-Graph Mono

4B $1.12




Field Notes

ebony $0.70

No. 2 $4.95/pack of 5



Koh-I-Noor Progresso

Prismacolor Col-Erase

light vermilion $11.40/pack of 12

scarlet red $0.86


Derwent Procolour

primary red $2.17


rt students are especially particular about the pens or pencils they use. Every detail matters: weight, circumference, finish, darkness, line weight—and how it just feels in your hand. We invited a group of students to test out colored and graphite pencils; magic markers; gel pens in white, gold, green and lavender glitter, and basic black; felt tips and roller balls. After an hour of serious doodling, some clear favorites emerged.

Zebra Sarasa MARTIN NGO (BFA Interior Design): I’m com-

fortable with the retractable pen because I like to ease off the boredom. Clicking the button is good for the fidget factor! Sakura Gelly Roll (color)

Uni-Ball (gold) KARIS: I love the gold Uni-Ball, it’s thick and feels like real gold, sparkly and clear too. Uni-Ball (white) SHIRA: This is great; very opaque and dense white. It totally covers black and it flows well.

MILLINA SIERRA (BFA Interior Design): The best

pens for me are the Gelly Rolls. They don’t skip as often. Something about the way it feels in my hand, the texture of the outside feels good.

Koh-I-Noor Progresso ALEXANDRA: The Progresso all-red one is just amazing, it’s a nice weight that feels deluxe and the texture is good too.

Sakura Gelly Roll (white) SONJA VON MARENSDORFF (BFA Animation):

Tombow Homo-Graph Mono

The white one goes on thick and when it dries, it’s really opaque.

YANGKAI LIN (BFA Interior Design): The Tom-

bow has a smooth line, and for drafting it’s easy to build up the gray values darker or lighter.

ALEXANDRA BARSKY (MFA Visual Narrative):

The Gelly Roll white pen has a better color than the Uni-Ball, more opaque and pure white.

ALEXANDRA: This is my favorite pencil, it’s

Copic Marker


KARIS OH (BFA Computer Art): There’s just

ALEXANDRA: I never tried the Prismacolor

something really human about the Copic Marker but it’s hard to control when you’re drawing, it’s sensitive…if you press it a little harder, it gets too thick. But it adds instant style to my drawing and the thickness of your line is always natural and unique.

ebony before but the texture is nice, supersoft. I sketch in pencil with black ink on top, I never use color when I’m working.

very textural.

Palomino Blackwing SONJA: The Blackwings are kind of an animation industry staple.

SHIRA NEISS (BFA Illustration): I’ve used these

Copic Markers for a long time, I like the brush stroke that lays down even color. I like the flexibility.


Blackwings are very nice, very posh, fun to use. They seem like they brokered a kind of pencil science—and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Muji DINA SAID (BFA Interior Design): I really like the

Muji pens, so smooth and fine pointed, great for writing notes and drawing too. NICOLETTE PISCITELLI (BFA Animation): The

Muji pens are really nice and I want 20 of them, they’re really cool.

Eleven student volunteers (representing the Illustration, Animation and the Interior Design departments) tested the pens and pencils in the MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism studio.

Sakura Micron DINA: I use the Micron already, it’s kind of my standard but they wear out really quickly. They give up on me after 2 or 3 weeks.

Staedtler Mars Lumograph JACQUELINE: I always use Staedtler Mars, they’re great and cheap, and also good quality. Derwent Procolour SONJA: The Derwent Procolour is very smooth, I liked the feel of it a lot, and it is not too super bright. Col-Erase SHIRA: I like the Col-Erase red pencil for planning/sketching because you can erase it easily.

➙ I N K A N D L E A D O N LY ➙

Where you won’t buy the latest Apple Pen CW Pencil Enterprise

15 Orchard Street ❤

Fountain Pen Hospital 10 Warren Street

Left: A display at the CW Pencil Enterprise. Above: Some pens at the Fountain Pen Hospital.


ecause this is New York City, where you can find anything you need (if you can’t find it, you probably don’t need it), there is a store selling just pencils, and another offering just fountain pens. Both places are owned by individuals whose devotion to their wares borders on the fanatical, in the best way. CW Pencil Enterprise is a meticulously arranged shop on the Lower East Side’s Orchard Street whose happily obsessed owner, Caroline Weaver, started her business online when she was just 23. “I’ve loved pencils my whole life,” she says. “Even as a university student in Lon-

don, I was always running around with one stuck in my ponytail.” Weaver takes pains to offer products from small family-run companies, including peony-scented pencils from Portugal, flat carpenter’s pencils, and sturdy red Big Dippers (often a kid’s first writing implement) manufactured in Tennessee, displayed in glass beakers labeled neatly in graphite. A carefully chosen roster of erasers and writing journals rounds out the inventory. The Fountain Pen Hospital in TriBeCa has been the Wiederlight family business

since 1946. They sell 40 brands of fountain pens (new as well as vintage models) plus a huge selection of inks, as well as journals and accessories. Terry Wiederlight, the third generation to oversee the vast inventory, says, “A good pen for a beginner is the Lamy cartridge model. They run about $30 or $40.” The store offers a Moscow Mule copper mug and pen set, in case you like to write and drink at the same time. A special edition Beatles pen, striped in colors lifted from Hans Edelmann’s hypnotic animation for Yellow Submarine, can be yours for $905.



Davis BFA Animation First-year student


he Converse sneakers (below, center) were Steven Davis’s father’s. “I found them in his closet.” The other colorful pair were bought at a fair in Brooklyn, “Only three pairs exist. They were hand-made in Thailand.”


enny Sachdeva has a pretty serious shoe collection— and a pretty serious attraction to sparkly ones. She has 40 pairs with her here in New York, and another 70 back home in India. She buys many online and, as a rule: “Whenever I travel anywhere, my trip is incomplete until I buy a pair of shoes.”

Penny Sachdeva BFA Design Second-year student


Supreme Zippo Lighters Amina’s first Supreme item was a lighter—a birthday gift from a friend.


Amina Cheng BFA Design Third-year student

Amina Cheng graciously shared her obsession with us—her collection of all things Supreme. “I’d say I have 30 – 40 items,” she says. Supreme is a skateboard shop and clothing brand that opened its first store in SoHo in the ’90s, and now has stores around the world. So, does that mean Amina is a skater? No. “I want to learn how to skate, but I just like the style.” Over the years Supreme has become a cultural phenomenon. Each week they release a new product, “At 11:00am Eastern Time their site freezes,” explains Amina. That’s when the new items go on sale. “After one second, most of the things are sold out.” Others camp out in

front of stores. “People will resell the items to earn money,” she says, “but for me, it’s just a collection.” Amina has some clothes, but her collection is mainly accessories. “Supreme’s getting a bit overpriced. And that’s losing the purpose for me. I don’t want to treat them as luxurious items. I just want to have them for fun.” Supreme’s range of accessories, many of which are collaborations with other brands, include some things you might expect: hats, keychains, scarves, and many things you might not: shovels, exercise mats, sake sets— they even released a branded red brick!


274 Lafayette Street, Manhattan 152 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Amina’s first item: A Zippo lighter. “A birthday gift from a friend.” Her last purchase: Incense matches. “I bought them in Japan this summer.”

The red Supreme stickers mimic the brand’s logo, but there are other varieties and sizes—such as a Michael Jackson one with a small logo in the corner. The Supreme Longevity Soup Set (bowl and spoon, below) can be complemented with Supreme chopsticks. “If I got those, I could actually have my meals with everything Supreme,” Amina says.

The stickers are free with purchase or available for sale outright. Left, Amina holds a Supreme charger.



ired of seeing the same stores here as you’d find in your hometown (the Gap, Michaels, Barnes & Noble: I’m looking at you) selling a predictable selection of things? We’ve put together a list of offbeat places that (a) only stock a single item or category of merchandise, and (b) exist ONLY in New York City. Such places give the city part of its charming urbane eccentricity because for the most part, they are run by individuals whose life’s work is to go narrow and very deep into a single subject. The stores, some of which are family businesses spanning three generations, reflect their owners’ personalities as well as their passion—even obsession—for their wares and provide an encyclopedic experience for shoppers.

p Abracadabra 19 WEST 21ST STREET


Ever wonder where to buy a two-person horse costume? Dying to dress up as a dreidel this Halloween? Not sure where to find a Bat Kigarumi Funsie, a zip-front fleece onesie with attached bat wing sleeves and furry ear hood? Wonder no more—Abracadabra has you covered. This cavernous Chelsea store can be overwhelming for its sheer variety of costumes in options from the elegant to the profane, alongside a fantastic range of makeup and applicators, and special FX helpfully categorized into: gore, tattoos, prosthetics and teeth.

Casey Rubber Stamps 322 EAST 11TH STREET


The outsized personality of the genial owner, J.C. Casey, fills the few square inches of unoccupied space surrounding more than 1500 rubber stamp designs, ranging from flamingos to deep-sea divers to disarticulated skeletons to celestial symbols to the old Life magazine logo. Casey’s also carries over 30 colors of ink pads, regular and waterproof, to print on just about any surface. Tender Buttons

p Ricky’s



This is one of the only shops in the U.S. devoted exclusively to the sale of this one item. Seemingly all the buttons in the world, carefully organized by color and type, line the walls in neatly stacked cardboard boxes reaching almost to the ceiling, and framed collections of rare and antique buttons occupy the space above. There are 400 styles of brass replacement buttons for your favorite blue blazer, buttons shaped like penguins, fruit and flowers, along with French copper-rimmed glass buttons from the 1950s reverse-painted with scenes of childhood and 18th century buttons featuring delicately detailed vignettes in carved ivory.


Ricky’s urgent, staccato New Yorkese slogan “Looking Good, Feeling Good” sets exactly the right tone for this beauty product wonderland. For over 25 years Ricky’s has been the city’s go-to place for haircare and beauty supplies, concentrating all the best stuff from your local drugstore minus the depressing antacids and cough drops. Ricky’s also carries fun clothing and accessories such as tights, temporary tattoos, wigs and double-stick tape to avoid those embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.


p Mokuba 137 WEST 38TH STREET


The showroom for world-renowned Japanese ribbon company Mokuba dazzles a visitor with 50,000 types of ribbons and trims in lace, double-sided stretch grosgrains, organza, leather and lush satin, to name just a few. This small tidy shop on a grimy block in the Garment District stocks miles of ribbons, all made in Japan. Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks 488 GREENWICH STREET


This 1820s row house devoted to one of the greatest collections of rare and antiquarian cookbooks in the world is worth a visit. The space is peaceful and quiet if you like to browse solo but owner Joanne Hendricks is always happy to jump up and get involved, pulling out other volumes she thinks you’d like.

Canal Plastics Center 345 CANAL STREET

t Just Bulbs

Over the last 50 years, Canal Plastics has supplied the city’s art students, designers, artists, filmmakers, photographers, architectural firms and sign makers with any and everything made of plastic. They carry acrylic sheets, rods and tubes, shapes (cubes, spheres, cabochons, and more) and decorative films. Sheets of acrylic in colors ranging from opaque black to green fluorescent, black with gold glitter, two-way mirror, and radiant iridescent, and your choice of frosted/ glossy/matte finish are available in sizes up to 48" x 96" as well as custom orders.




When you need a specific light bulb, don’t you want to get it from a place whose website proudly notes that “Most of our staff have over 20 years’ experience in light bulbs”? Just Bulbs has a sweet backstory: during the World War II era, a peddler named Abraham Brooks replaced missing lights in the Empire State Building one at a time, and did well enough to start his own wholesale light-bulb business once the war ended. The store stocks about 36,000 different kinds of bulbs, for American and British sockets.





Book recommendations from Visual & Critical Studies students


tudents in the VCS program take their reading seriously—so we wanted to know what they’ve

been reading lately. Check out some of their recommendations below. JULIANNA TWINE, FIRST-YEAR Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 1984 by George Orwell To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

VIVIENNE TEWES, THIRD-YEAR Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson The Secret History by Donna Tartt Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

JOEY GONNELLA, SECOND-YEAR Ariel by Sylvia Plath Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud The Last Gold of Expired Stars by Georg Trakl The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

KIMBERLY MORENO, THIRD-YEAR Witches of America by Alex Mar The Rebel by Albert Camus House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud translated by John Ashbery Find out for yourself why this 19th century French poet influenced artists such as Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A story about a sister and brother growing up in post-colonial Nigeria and “the emotional turmoil of adolescence and the bonds of family.”

The Last Gold of Expired Stars: Complete Poems by Georg Trakl “From a life inflicted with drug addiction and mental torment, Trakl paints a vivid, musical portrait of his autumn soul.”

The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam Mathematician, astronomer and poet Khayyam lived in Persia from 1048 to 1131. His poetry was translated into English in the 1800s to great success.

S K E T C H B O O KS w he re W e Work Ou t ou r ide a s

Kaelin Warde

BFA Cartooning, third-year

Kaelin’s sketchbooks include classwork (“Pepoh” was a character drawn for her finals) as well as exercises she does with friends on Instagram (follow her: @_nepetea). She has done “art trades” with other artists online: “I draw their characters and they draw mine.” She has also done live streams of her drawing. The possum and cat drawings on the right page were “requests” from a live sketch session she did on Instagram.


“I don’t actually do a lot of ‘sketches’ in my books. I like to always finish them so I can color them in. The coloring is my favorite part.” The left page includes a self-portrait and sketches of her boyfriend and cat. On the right is a class assignment and some more character sketches.

EATS Where Artists Refuel and Refresh


B-Line Honey Ice Cream mark randall

Instructor, SVA’s Summer Residency Programs How did you decide to make honey ice cream? Every summer, my husband Andy and I host an ice cream social at our weekend home in Narrowsburg, in upstate New York. As a beekeeper with lots of honey at my disposal, it seemed natural to make honey ice cream. What were you doing with all that extra honey before B-Line? I sold some at a friend’s housewares shop in Pennsylvania and gave the rest away to friends and family. Now I hoard it to make ice cream.

Mozzarella sticks from Big Mozz


or a day of eating just about anything delicious you can imagine, take a short hop on the L train from the east side of Manhattan to the East River State Park in Williamsburg, where the joys of one of the largest weekly open-air food markets in America await. Between 20,000 and 30,000 people head to Smorgasburg on the Brooklyn waterfront each Saturday and Sunday from April through October, trying to choose amongst a staggering array of edibles on offer from 100 small vendors. Hungry but can’t quite decide what you want? This is your place. Parmesan Truffle Fries Home Frite: homefrite.com It seems that every other person at Smorgasburg is enjoying a cardboard cone of these aromatic fries, offered with a choice of sauces including avocado herb and lemon aioli.

↑ Mozzarella Sticks Big Mozz: bigmozz.com These logs of fresh mozzarella, breaded and fried to a perfect mahogany crunch, then sprinkled with Parmesan and fresh parsley, are completely irresistible. Get an extra side of the garlicky marinara for dipping; you won’t regret it.

You were on Martha Stewart’s show, Martha Bakes, in December. Congrats! What was that like? We did a taste test of several of my honeys and I came up with recipes for different honey butters. The whole experience was somewhat surreal—I had never been on TV before, let alone with an American icon.

↑ Fried Chicken & Waffles BeeHive Oven Biscuit Cafe: beehiveoven.com Still not full? How about a pile of tender deep fried chicken strips served with half a waffle and some sweet pickle slices? Don’t forget to add some hot sauce on top.

Short Ribs Carnal: carnal-bk.com Sometimes a hefty short rib, slow cooked, charcoal grilled, then smothered in chimichurri, just hits the spot.

Spaghetti Donuts Pop Pasta: poppasta.com In case you ever wanted to eat spaghetti with your hands without making a huge mess, try a baked spaghetti donut in your choice of red sauce, carbonara, aioli or mac’n’cheese.

Banana Pudding ↑ Peking Duck Dumplings Destination Dumplings: destinationdumplings.com Delicate fried dumplings filled with shredded Peking duck, drizzled with a spicy red sauce, and dotted with black and white sesame seeds, come five to an order, served atop a vibrant green banana leaf. You may need a second order.

Lobster Rolls Red Hook Lobster Pound: redhooklobster.com The next best thing to being on the Maine waterfront is being on the Brooklyn waterfront eating a lobster roll that gets every detail right, from the lemony mayonnaise dressing to the gently poached lobster. The sweet potato fries are dreamy, too.

#Baonanas: baonanas.com A little cup of delicate banana pudding, in flavors such as lychee-rose and matcha, is a guaranteed day-brightener.

Ice Cream Waffles Wowfulls: wowfulls.com Take a deep breath and try to make room for a freshly made Hong Kong-style egg waffle filled with ice cream and your choice of fruit, Nutella, gummy bears, Fruity Pebbles, and more.

Ice Cream Sandwiches The Good Batch: thegoodbatch.com Try vanilla ice cream cradled between oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies and finished off with a drizzle of chocolate and a sprinkling of sea salt. Other flavors available.

How did you develop the recipes? What flavors do you make? All my flavors start with a base made of milk, cream, and honey which I call “Pure & Simple.” Then I add different mix-ins: crunchy almond brittle, roasted cherries with vanilla beans, roasted peaches and ginger, roasted walnuts with maple syrup—lots of roasting to bring out the flavors. One of my favorites is stracciatella—it’s an Italian technique where you drizzle melted dark chocolate into the ice cream machine right at the end of the freezing process. It solidifies and breaks up into small shards, a fancier version of chocolate chip. Apart from the farmer’s market in Narrowsburg, do you have a stand somewhere in NYC? Not yet. I’m thinking of opening a seasonal pop-up shop in Callicoon, New York next summer. Our area is cultivating the artisanal food movement so it feels like a good next step. And, perhaps one day, an ice cream truck!




ew York City is not all about skyscrapers and concrete. There are over 1700 parks, recreational facilities and playgrounds across the five boroughs (according to NYC Parks), so you have plenty of options to take a break, get some Zen and commune with nature. We highlight below some of the more popular parks nearby or worth a (quick) trip by subway.

Prospect Park

Madison Square Park

Prospect Park

Let’s just call this SVA’s quad. Halfway between our east and west-side campus buildings, this oasis of green space has the original Shake Shack, art installations, lovely fountains, a dog walk and amazing views of both the Flatiron Building and the Empire State Building. With plenty of tables and chairs, it’s a great place to gather with friends, people-watch, sketch and just take a break. If the line for Shake Shack is too long, head across the street to Eataly for a sandwich or some killer gelato to-go.

Designed by the same duo who brought you Central Park (Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux), this Brooklyn park is just as great—with many of the same amenities and events as its Manhattan sibling, but smaller crowds! Pro-tip: Get a free boat rental on Saturdays from noon to 4pm. A skate facility hosts ice skating in the winter and roller blading in the summer. There’s even horseback riding available.

Central Park Not unknown and filled with tourists, but for a good reason—it’s awesome! A 6-mile path circles the park for cyclists, runners and walkers—in addition to spaces for every other type of sport: tennis courts, baseball diamonds, ice rinks. In the spring and summer, the park hosts numerous free and paid music events. There’s Shakespeare in the Park, a puppet theater, a zoo with a penguin room, a lake where you can rent boats, and much more. It’s filled with so many quiet and lovely nooks and crannies as well as wideopen lawns to lay down a blanket and relax.

High Line An abandoned elevated freight rail line was converted into one of the city’s coolest green spaces. Running from 34th Street to the Meatpacking District on the west side, its narrow paths can get crowded, but here’s a tip: take a stroll just before closing. It’s lit up and romantic, with gorgeous New York skyline views all around.

Washington Square Park The quaint park in Greenwich Village is famous for its arch and central fountain. It’s a great place for people watching, attracting artists, college students, tourists, chess players, musicians, and more.

Central Park

High Line

Madison Square Park

MENT Fan Faves Two SVA Students Talk Music


als Roxy Kulynych and Jasmine Espejo are both super passionate about music and were happy to tell us about their favorite artists, venues, websites, apps, and more. They have different tastes in music—Jasmine likes rap and R&B, while Roxy is into EDM, but they both love seeing music live, especially at summer festivals. Says Jasmine: “It’s not only the music—it’s the food, the fashion and everything art-related.”


WE DO D HOW DOWNTIME D SVA student picks for tunes, apps, shows, and more


Favorite Artists


Thriftworks “Super weird and bass-y.”

Julianna Ham (BFA Visual & Critical Studies): “I saw Laura Prepon from Orange is the New Black.”

Roxy Kulynych BFA Advertising

Kaitlyn Danielson (BFA Photography and Video): “I see celebrities a lot at Joe’s Coffee by Washington Square Park: Amanda Seyfried, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren.”

Where I Go For Live Music The Knitting Factory “It’s a small place with great speakers. A lot of underground people go there to play their music. The sound is important to get that full effect of the song.”

Andrew McGuire (BFA Film): “I saw Tina Fey near Bryant Park.”

Yheti “This guy is really good. Amazing.”

Favorite Artists

Shannon Baney (BFA Animation): “I saw Lil’ Kim by Penn Station.” Dean Bost (BFA Film): “I saw David Beckham right outside of Schnippers. Got out of a van right in front of me.”

Jasmine Espejo BFA Advertising

Kimberly Moreno (BFA Visual & Critical Studies): “I saw Harry Styles near Rockefeller Center when he did SNL.”

Where I Go For Live Music Irving Plaza “It fits 100 to 200 people. There’s a lot of colored lighting and fog and it’s dark. It’s a place where you can meet and talk to people. It’s very casual.”

Museum Roundup

Frank Ocean “He’s very strong lyrically— musically as well.” Sabrina Claudia “She’s on the come-up. She’s really good.”

Other Music Venues

Get in free with your SVA ID!

Andreina Figueira (BFA Interior Design): “I saw Leonardo DiCaprio near the SVA Theatre.”

Brittany Laureano (BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects): “I saw Jessica Alba by the Flatiron Building.” Joy Conway (BFA Visual & Critical Studies): “Shia Labeouf is always hanging around Union Square.”

Beyond Spotify

Big Randall’s Island Barclay’s Center Madison Square Garden

Brooklyn Museum


200 Eastern Parkway “David Bowie is” Mar 2 - July 15, 2018 Celebrate the iconic rock star’s life and work with over 400 objects including costumes, lyric sheets, photographs, and more.

Radio City Music Hall Beacon Theatre Carnegie Hall The Bowery Ballroom

S OU N D C L OU D Soundcloud is great for up-and-coming artists. Artists can post their music for free and users can list and repost on their own feeds.

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street “Grant Wood” Mar 2 - June 10, 2018 You’ll know Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic—the portrait of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and (presumably) his wife. Check out that and more of his work.

New Museum of Contemporary Art 235 Bowery 2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage” Feb 13 - May 27, 2018 Keep up with the latest in contemporary art at the museum’s fourth Triennial.

Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street “Stephen Shore” Now through May 28, 2018 Contemporary American photographer Stephen Shore is perhaps most famous for

Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude at the New Museum

his color work from the 1970s. This retrospective spans the entirety of his work, up to today’s Instagram shots (he has over 100,000 followers). A must-see for any serious student of photography.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street “Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection” Now through May 28, 2018 If you are a lover of jewelry—making or wearing it—you will want to check out this dazzling exhibition, which features nearly 150 objects made by over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers from the 1940s to the present.

BANDCAMP Bandcamp is also free for artists and listeners, and you can also buy under a pay-whatyou-wish model.

Small Terminal 5 Irving Plaza Highline Ballroom The Knitting Factory The Silent Barn Birdland Gramercy Theatre


Check Out These Sites to Find Out Who’s Playing Nearby jambase.com vividseats.com bandsintown.com


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The banana and pineapple stress balls are from the Student Health and Counseling

office, joined in this shadowbox display with


The Adele nesting dolls and stuffed pig were gifts from friends. The fake tulips

are from Flying Tiger in the Flatiron District. “I

square bobbleheads representing characters

don’t use those particular books very much, so

from Lost and Orange is the New Black.

they’re serving as a pedestal,” McGuire says.


McGuire picked up this inexpensive portable record player at Urban Outfitters for his

collection of vinyl records. In frequent rotation is Carole King’s Tapestry, currently his favorite album. Pretty much every surface in McGuire’s room is pressed into service to display something, such as the collection of photos inside the record player’s lid.

LUDLOW residence




enior Andrew McGuire is concentrating in screenwriting. He’s filled his single room at the Ludlow Residence with still lives assembled from various objects he finds amusing or entertaining. “I’ve always done this, since I was a kid,” he says. “I have boxes at home organized from first grade through senior year of high school filled with knickknacks. Because they all contain memories, I’m afraid to throw anything out!”


A string of ping-pong balls over ordinary Christmas lights creates a warm diffuse

glow, next to a grid of postcards of art by SVA students. A tiny brain embroidery in an oval frame by Christine Carone occupies the wall at top left.





yan is originally from Brooklyn, but spent most of her childhood in Virginia Beach. She’s happy to be back in New York City, now that she’s attending SVA and living at the 24th Street Residence. “It’s never boring here,” she says. “There are always events going on, hosted by the RAs (resident assistants), and there’s common space for hanging out.”


This gadget from Michaels Stores turns flat art into stickers. Cosbert prints her

drawings on photo paper and cuts them to


Ryan loves to collect hats. To get the blue one (displayed on top of

the stack) she endured three different lines at

shape. A turn of a knob rolls the art through

the Supreme on Lafayette Street and snagged

and applies a layer of adhesive on the back.

the last one in the store.


Cosbert’s drawing teacher Brooke Larsen requires students to keep an

idea book showing a single idea per page, expressed in any media they choose. Here, Ryan chose to use watercolor. Left: Ryan chills with her roommate, Yanira Janes Parsons.

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