The show opens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
On April 21, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David S. Leong, Chair of the Department of Theatre, was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. “Investiture in the College is one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational and theatre community.” Leong received his nomination from Dan Carter, Director of the School of Theatre, Penn State University. “The primary purpose of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre is to promote and encourage the highest standards of research, writing, and creativity in educational and professional theatre through honoring distinguished service and notable accomplishment by individuals of recognized national stature.”
On Rotem’s exhibition, the review panel provided the following commentary:
We were impressed by every aspect of her installation, from its conceptual rigor and exceptional craftsmanship to its participatory character. This first-hand investigation of the work, made possible through prior arrangement with the artist, engrossed as it also confounded in the best possible way. At the same time, the installation existed easily as a totality even in the absence of direct participation, due to Rotem’s considered placement of its component parts within the space she was assigned. –Ashley Kistler
Given the caliber of the work of our exceptional graduate students, the task of selecting could not have been easy. Many thanks to the panel of reviewers – Anderson Gallery Directory Ashley Kistler, Head of Exhibitions Michael Lease, and Gallery Coordinator and Collections Specialist Traci Horne Garland.
Toby Lewis is well known for her philanthropy in the arts and this fellowship is granted to the ten best schools of art in the country. MFA students who are poised to graduate from the fine-art programs are eligible for this opportunity (including Craft/ Material Studies, Photography and Film, Kinetic Imaging, Sculpture + Extended Media and Painting and Printmaking). VCUarts is delighted to have once again been chosen as a conduit for this award.
Image: Modular Expansion Envelope, Rotem Tamir
Xuan Liu, MFA student in the Department of Interior Design, placed first in the Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Design National Competition. The XYZ Light concept is inspired by the Tao “The Tao begot one. One begot two. Two begot three. And three begot the ten thousands things.” The XYZ Light provides functional and decorative illumination. The system operates on linear LED elements that are arranged along 3D coordinate axes.
The da Vinci Center, a collaboration of VCU’s schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering and Humanities and Sciences, announced the winners of their second Venture Creation Competition (VCC), a business plan competition held last week aimed at sparking the entrepreneurial spirit of all VCU students.
The VCC was held as part of VCU’s annual Student Research Week, a series of events that brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to celebrate research and creative and scholarly projects.
This year, a total of 35 teams comprised of 78 undergraduate and graduate VCU students from eight of VCU’s schools, as well as three VCU alumni and four non-VCU individuals, entered the competition. Matt Woolman, associate professor in The Department of Graphic Design and director of Creative Entrepreneurship, VCU School of the Arts, served as a judge for this year’s competition.
Several from VCUarts won awards in both the undergraduate and graduate categories.
Lumiform Tech, comprising Kathleen Barron in the School of Engineering, Catherine Gellatly in the School of the Arts and VCU alumna Christine Stoddard, won 2nd place in the undergraduate division for their aesthetically-pleasing, responsive light technologies.
RBazaar, 3rd place undergraduate project, is devoted to providing a regular market space for up-and-coming artists, growers, movers and shakers, and consisted of art students Melissa Lesh, Virginia Wood and Brynne Whitford.
The graduate finalists included team members Owen Duffy, VCUarts student, and his brother, Joseph Duffy, a non-VCU individual, with Artifact, a socially responsible company dedicated to providing retail store consumers with affordable, gallery-quality, cutting edge artwork made by in-house professional artists.
Source: VCU News