“Smile” by Alessandra Peralta

School of Visual Arts

BFA Design

Project Name: “Smile”
Project Website: https://sva.edu/features/svas-murals-of-hope-remind-us-were-all-in-this-together

Anthony Reamer’s (@anthonyreamer_) “We’re All in This Together” is aAlessandra Peralta’s (@_alessandraperalta) “Smile” is a mural from SVA’s Murals of Hope project from December 2020, which featured large-scale paintings created by SVA students on the facade of SVA’s East 23rd Street building. At the time, SVA, like many other NYC institutions, boarded up street-level windows of their buildings in preparation for any potential demonstrations relating to the presidential election. The purpose of the uplifting Murals of Hope project was to provide some light and positivity at the end of a long and difficult year. Photos by Jen Liang.