Spring 2020 Newsletter
Ciao from Siena! Although the Siena Art Institute's building is temporarily closed amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, our spring activities are continuing through online platforms:
StARTers Live: Digital Artist Talks Beginning Tomorrow April 21
What does it mean to be an artist during this quarantine period? Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 21st, we will launch a series of online talks with writers, architects, and visual artists from all over the world: STARTERS LIVE, our new web series live every Tuesday and Friday at 5:30pm Siena (11:30 am NYC). Join us at FACEBOOK.COM/SIENAART!
The visual artist Madyha J. Leghari will open the season of STARTERS LIVE Tuesday April 21st connecting with us direct from Lahore, Pakistan (presentation in English). Leghari was artist-in-residence in the early months of 2020 at the Siena Art Institute. The protagonists in the upcoming appointments for our broadcasts will be other artists well-known in Siena, who demonstrate their affection for our Tuscan city through their participation: Laura Marsh, Gabriel Feld, Alexandros Georgiou, Magdalena Maslerz and many more!
Students working remotely, Digital Spring Exhibit May 9
Visit the Siena Art Institute's Blog for updates on our students' recent activities! Despite the limitations of having to work from home, our students are tenaciously and creatively continuing with their artistic projects, and making use of the digital platform of our blog to be able to share their work with each other and with the broader public.
Don't miss our Digital End-of-Semester exhibition launching on Saturday May 9 through our blog and social media channels! Starting at 5:30pm (Siena time) the young artists and students from the USA and Greece of the Siena Art Institute and the Siena School for Liberal Arts will be the protagonists of our first DIGITAL EXHIBITION live broadcast on Facebook between two continents, celebrating the projects they have created during this spring semester!
Extended Deadline & Calendar Updates for Fall 2020 Semester
Due to uncertainties for international travel amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to shift the calendar of our Fall 2020 semester at the Siena Art Institute and our partner program the Siena School for Liberal Arts to begin with 1 week of an online Intro Unit followed by 89 days of intensive on-site activities in Siena. Find further details regarding the Fall 2020 schedule our website.
The upcoming deadline for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students to apply for our Fall 2020 semester has been extended to May 30. If you know of interested students, please encourage them to contact us. For more information about our semester programs and our online application process, visit the "Programs" section of our website.
2021 Residency Applications being accepted through September 30
September 30 will be the upcoming deadline to apply for our 2021 residency season. Professional artists and writers are encouraged to apply. See the Residencies section on our website for more information.
New Online Activities
Even though our building is temporarily closed, our teachers and students continue to work remotely. For example, our Academic Director Lisa Nonken created a video proposing a quarantine art activity: self-portrait drawing!
Friends of SART
As a non-profit organization, the Siena Art Institute appreciates the support of our program partners and sponsors in making it possible for us to continue in our mission to encourage creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness as active tools that can have a practical and meaningful impact on society, combining high-level training with many opportunities for dialogue with the most interesting voices of the international art scene.
We welcome the support of individual donors as "Friends of SART."
To contribute, please visit our webpage.
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