Department Events for Academic Year 2014-15
Fall 2014 Events:
September 2: Freshmen Convocation &
BFA Freshmen Orientation directly following the convocation in the Art Gallery. Lunch provided.
Thursday, Sept. 18: Figure Drawing Evening Sessions start and run every Thursday through the semester. Bring your own drawing supplies!
Open to all!!! Room 405, SJH from 6:30-8:00
Auditions for Chamber Music Society:
September 16 and 18th at 5 p.m. in Room 312, SJH
Wednesday, September 22nd: Founders Week begins...
Library & B-11 cases special Exhibition:
Monachina Camp Documentary, but BFA photo senior, Rachel King.
Thursday, September 23rd, 4:30 p.m.
Jim Ziolkowski, author and founder of buildOn, the organization chronicled in “Walk in Their Shoes” will be on the Queens campus.
Wednesday, September 24th, 7 p.m., St. Thomas More Church
Artist, Sylvia Nicolas, will speak about her work and "Stories Behind the Windows" of St. Thomas More Church. Register on line at: stjohns.edu/sylvianicolas
Gallery Reception: Felipe Taborda Exhibition
Thursday, September 25, 4:30-7:30 in the gallery.
Thursday, Oct. 9 : BFA Photography MAJORS, Freshmen and Sophomore MEETING with Prof. Lauto, Common Hour. ICP application procedures explained. This meeting is MANDATORY!
SJH, Room 316 Pizza lunch served!
Thursday, Oct. 16 : BFA Freshmen Reading Discussion with Prof. Belenna Lauto, Common Hour
SJH, MEZZ Thesis Studio. Pizza lunch served!
Saturday, October 18th, 2014: Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney Museum
ART 1710 Field Trip, but all welcome...
Meet in front of the museum, 11:15am. For more information, contact Dr. Gansell.
Thursday, Oct.20: Epson printing workshop
Room 316 and 406A, Common Hour
Monday, Oct. 27: St. John's Ad Club presents:
A Q&A between students and Alumni, with BFA alumni, Dana Jefferson, Designer/Animator at MTV Networks
BENT 277A at 7 p.m.
Food and refreshments served.
Saturday November 1st, 2014
ART 1710 Cloisters Museum Field Trip!
Free bus service will be provided from Gate 6 of the Queens campus. Bus will depart at 9AM and return by 12:30pm. If you plan to travel to the museum on your own, meet the group at 10AM in the bus parking area, so we can walk in together.
See Dr. Gansell for more details….
Sat. Nov.1st, AND Mon Nov. 12, 2014
Islamic Art Galleries at the MET with Dr. Gansell
Saturday Nov 1, 3-4pm and Mon Nov 12, 12:30-1:30pm See Dr. Gansell for more details….
Monday November 3rd, 2014
Artist Talk: Donna Moran, 11 AM Room 500 SJH
All are welcome.
Monday November 3rd, 2014
Freshmen Advising Session, All BFA Freshmen required to attend. Common Hour, Room 303, Pizza and drinks will be served.
Thursday, Nov. 6: Student/Faculty Forum & Portfolio Review Info Session
Mezz, Common Hour; pizza lunch served. Please note that this is MANDATORY FOR ALL BFA MAJORS!
Saturday, November 15th, Metropolitan Museum of Art Gallery Tour: Greek and Roman Gallery (with Dr. Forman), leaving from Donovan Hall, 9:30 a.m.
November 24, 2014: Academic Museum Collaborations Educating for the Future: Panel of field professionals. 3 p.m., DAC Room 416
Winter Concert for Chamber Music Society
Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church
Monday, Dec 1st: Internship Presentations
Common Hour, Mezz Thesis Studio - all are welcome! Refreshments served.
Monday, Dec 1st: Department Christmas Dinner
5:00-8 p.m.; All BFA students and faculty invited!
Please RSVP so we could order the correct amount of food. Location: Faculty Club in Sun Yat Sen Hall.
Tuesday, Dec 2: A Night of American Opera
Little Theatre 7-9 p.m. - Free Admission
Friday, Dec 12: Mixed Media / Book Arts Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Installation up for 1 week in University Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall, December 11-16
Monday, Dec. 15: Fall Portfolio Reviews
Please note that this is MANDATORY FOR ALL BFA MAJORS! More info will be sent via e-mail and announced in all classes.
Please note that the last day of classes/finals is Wednesday, December 17th.
Spring 2015 Events:
Tuesday, February 3, 5-9 p.m.
Isamu Noguchi Exhibition reception at the Gallery
ATTN: BFA PHOTO SOPHOMORES:
The ICP applications are DUE on March 6, 2015
Apply online at: www.icp.slideroom.com
(There is no application fee for SJU students.)
Thursday, March 5, Common Hour: Panel Discussion. Crossing the Line? Cartoons, Satire and Free Speech in a Global Society; Room 104 SJH.
(Cancelled with snow day…alternate date TBA)
Monday, March 9, 10 a.m.: Thesis Students' Midterm Review. Mezz D, Thesis Studio.
Thursday, March 12, 1:50 p.m.
Freshmen Advising Session, All BFA Freshmen required to attend. Common Hour, Room 303, Lunch will be served.
Monday, March 16, Common Hour, 2-3:15
American Photographic Artists Presentation
on Preparing for careers and marketing yourself. SJH Room 303
Tuesday, March 17, 12-5p in the DAC Coffeehouse! Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival returns to St. John’s University!
Get everything you need to make a 5-minute film in a week: an Apple MacBook Pro with editing software, a Panasonic HD camcorder, and 24/7 tech support ALL FOR FREE!
Signup at www.campusmoviefest.com/SJU.
Pick up your equipment on Tuesday, March 17 from 12-5p in the DAC Coffeehouse! CMF will collect the equipment and short films on Monday, March 23.
Monday, April 13, Common Hour:
NASAD evaluation team meets with students!
MEZZ Thesis Studio.
Prof. Tedesco's Spring Concert
April 16, 8 p.m., Marillac Auditorium
Benefits William B. Ronalds Scholarship Fund
Dorsky Thesis / Senior Exhibition
Reception: Saturday, April 18
Show runs April 18 - 26, 2015
Thursday, April 23, Common Hour: Portraits for social media: workshop and photo shoot, Mezz Thesis Studio.
Monday, April 27, Common Hour: How to shoot 3D objects for your portfolios. Mezz Photo Studio.
Chamber Music Society Spring Concert
April 30, St. Thomas More Church
Monday, May 4, 1:50-3:30 p.m., Location TBA
ICP Meeting for Photo Majors attending ICP in the fall: Location at ICP
Wednesday, May 6, Study Day; Time will be sent via e-mail.
Thursday, May 7: Spring Portfolio Reviews
Please note that this is MANDATORY FOR ALL BFA MAJORS! More info will be sent via e-mail and announced in all classes. You MUST sign up in the Art office for your portfolio review appointment!
Annual Student Exhibition
May 11 - July 31, 2015
Opening Reception: May 11, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Drop off work: May 6th, 10-4 and 7th, 10-noon.
Above Banner image: detail from Thesis series, ©Julie Allocco