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February 14, 2018
Susie Ganch Featured in NY Times ‘Exhibition to See’

Interim Chair of Craft/Material Studies Susie Ganch will be one of twenty artists featured in Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, opening June 28 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The show, focussing exclusively on artists who work with metal, was listed as a “notable exhibition” in the New York…

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February 13, 2018
Shakespeare Production Marks Mainstage Debut for Sharon Ott

Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona will be the VCUarts directorial debut for Chair of Theatre Sharon Ott. The production runs from Feb. 15 to Feb. 25 at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s classic comedy pits two love-struck friends against each other in a desperate bid for the girl of their dreams. Theatre’s…

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February 13, 2018
Design Alumna’s ’70s-Inspired Shop Featured in Style Weekly

Interior Design alumna Mariya Boykova (BFA ’14) had her heart set on making an affordable home décor shop for young professionals like herself. As soon as she graduated, she opened 68 Home on 5 W Broad St in Richmond and began frequenting auctions and estate sales for furniture-owners looking to downsize or offload some retro-styled…

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February 12, 2018
VCUarts Could Transform Richmond into a VR/AR ‘Powerhouse’

VCU alumnus David Waltenbaugh, Founder and Creative Director of Media Plural, says that Richmond has everything a city needs to be the new Mid-Atlantic hotspot for virtual and augmented reality. The city’s cheap cost of living, start-up friendly culture, increase in tourism and growing millennial community all point to Richmond’s future potential to lead the…

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February 07, 2018
VCUarts and Engineering Bring ‘Bombshell’ to Grace St Theater

VCU School of the Arts and VCU School of Engineering are partnering to host a screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story at the Grace St Theater on February 20, 2018. The 2017 documentary covers the life of film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000), who became a star of the silver screen while working…

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February 07, 2018
Sasha Waters Freyer Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, the first documentary film to cover the life and work of the influential street photographer, will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, March 9–18. Produced and directed by Professor Sasha Waters Freyer, chair of Photography + Film, the film’s inaugural showing in Texas will be of special significance to her. “To…

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February 06, 2018
Judith Godwin Featured in Sundance Short

Alumna Judith Godwin (BFA ’52) was the subject of a short film included in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Anna Gaskell, “Judith Loves Martha” pays homage to “a wily 87-year-old New Yorker…[and] one of very few women of the Abstract Expressionist Movement.” The 10-minute short starring Godwin was produced by Galerie Gisela Capitain and…

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February 02, 2018
Stay Warm with First Fridays Art Shows

Looking for some arts events this February? The first Friday of every month is Richmond’s First Fridays art walk, when galleries and cultural centers keep their doors open late for exhibitions and special events. We’ve compiled a list of some of the VCUarts affiliated events happening around town on February 2, 2018, and what’s open…

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February 01, 2018
VCUarts Brings 41 Visiting Artists to Campus for Spring Semester

Guests from MICA, Tate Modern and the Latin Ballet of Virginia Among Invited RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) is hosting dozens of artists from around the world as visiting artists, scholars and professionals this spring. These guests are invited to share their expertise and advice from…

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January 31, 2018
Theresa Pollak Receives Posthumous State Honor

On January 31, Theresa Pollak was honored at the 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Awards hosted by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Pollak was included among eight arts leaders and supporters commended by the state agency for their championing of the arts, community contributions, and dedication to the welfare of creative spaces, artists and…

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January 25, 2018
It’s ‘The Classic American Story’: Sasha Waters-Freyer Talks New Documentary

In January, Richmond Magazine interviewed Chair of Photography + Film Sasha Waters-Freyer about her latest project, All Things Are Photographable. The documentary, which covers the life and work of photographer Garry Winogrand, recently wrapped production shortly after the announcement of a $35,000 award from the Derek Freese Film Foundation. In the interview, Waters-Freyer discussed her inspiration…

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