Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Becky Tyree, who was recognized by the Virginia Choral Directors Association at the Virginia Music Educators Conference (VMEA) conference with the Sidney Swiggett Award for outstanding service to Choral Music Education.
Congratulations to Associate Professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging, Stephen Vitiello, who recently had two installations My Blue Sky, and Fear of High Places and Natural Things unanimously and enthusiastically approved for acquisition by the Committee on Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Professor in the Department of Painting + Printmaking, Richard Roth began his career in the late 60′s when Minimalism and Conceptual Art predominated in the art world. His work from this time, “Untitled (Yellow Corner)” was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The work nods to the essential modernist form while subjecting it to rotation, misalignment, and high-keyed color.
Image: Untitled (yellow corner), 1971,enamel paint on glass, 72 x 72 in
We are very proud to announce that Communication Arts Program Coordinator, Deborah Van Buren has won the Dorris Douglas Budd Award “in recognition for the exceptional standards she has practiced in her profession.” Nominations included staff from the entire University – including MCV Campus. Congratulations, Deborah!
UrbanGlass is hosting a 2-day symposium entitled “Issues in Glass Pedagogy” this December. Educators and students will gather for paper presentations and panel discussions around the changes happening in higher-education of art, particularly the medium of glass. UrbanGlass has chosen Craft/Material Studies professor Jack Wax to deliver the keynote address titled, “Loud, Hyperbolic, and Self-Branding: How glass departments can redefine + reposition themselves in university art curriculums.”