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September 25, 2017
iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow Showing “Rewind” at York College

Paul Rucker, iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow at the ICA, recently opened his solo show “Rewind” at York College. Now, amid a backdrop of increased hate crimes and heightened racism, York College this month is featuring an art exhibition that pushes the comfort levels of audiences with a provocative statement on the evolution and inter-connectedness of those…

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September 24, 2017
VCUarts Interior Design program Ranked by DesignIntelligence

VCUarts Interior Design Program was rated one of the top ten graduate programs and one of the top 20 undergraduate programs by DesignIntelligence. These rankings are according to hiring professionals in the field and are based on the past five years. See the full publication here.  

September 19, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Launches its New Arts Research Institute

A Touchpoint for Arts Research in the U.S., the Institute Will Apply Arts as a Rigorous Research Tool Aimed at Solving Global Issues Richmond, Va., September 19, 2017–Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) announced today the launch of its new Arts Research Institute, which will serve faculty in their creative research and interdisciplinary practices…

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September 14, 2017
Dance + Choreography Alumna Creates Dance Festival

Nicole Buggé (BFA ’10) has created Liberty Hall Dance Festival in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University. The festival will take place Saturday, September 16 in Union, NJ. The Liberty Hall Dance Festival brings together 15 companies and choreographers from the tri-state area including Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Buggé Ballet, and Art of…

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September 12, 2017
Painting + Printmaking Student Exchange with Tsinghua University, China

The Painting + Printmaking Department welcomed eight undergraduate and graduate students from Tsinghua University, Academy of Art and Design in Beijing, China for a two-week exchange course. Coordinated by Ruth Bolduan, Painting+Printmaking professor, the students participated in an exchange program between the two universities, beginning with nine VCU Arts students attending Tsinghua University to take classes…

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September 12, 2017
Alumnus Creates Affordable Art

Steve Keene (BFA ’82) is selling thousands of small paintings for $10 or less at the latest show in Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Galleries. The exhibition will be up until October 8. Keene first exhibited at Olin Hall 10 years ago, when he was artist-in-residence at Roanoke College. A Roanoke Times news story described a scene…

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September 12, 2017
VCUarts Qatar Celebrates 20th Anniversary

VCUarts Qatar is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Education City and has unveiled its new logo to align with VCUarts Richmond. Activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary will begin in September 2017, kicking off with the 20/20/20 Alumni Exhibition, which will celebrate the diversity of alumni and their successes in the art and design fields….

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September 12, 2017
Distinguished Research Fellow Sonya Clark Showing at SECCA

Distinguished Research Fellow Sonya Clark is showing Entanglements at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition is on view until January 7, 2018, and there will be an Opening Reception on September 14 from 6-8 pm. Clark is an award-winning fiber artist who self-identifies as an artist of African, Caribbean and Scottish ancestry. “Entanglements” surveys…

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September 08, 2017
Art Foundation Faculty Member Curates Iridian Gallery Exhibition

Assistant Professor Chris Norris curated Four-Color Universe, a group exhibition at the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond. The show is on view until October 21 with an Opening Reception on Friday, September 8, from 7-10 pm. Norris has brought together eight artists who have works that call upon familiar imagery liken to old comics, pre-digitization. The show…

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September 06, 2017
Painting + Printmaking Alum Travels the World

Painting + Printmaking alumna Melissa Lesh (BFA ’13) travels the world with her boyfriend, Trevor Frost, to tell stories about nature, wildlife and conservation. Lesh came to VCU for art school with plans to become a graphic designer. She spent summers working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, first in Maine learning about moose, then…

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September 06, 2017
Sculpture Alum Receives $10,000 Grant

Sculpture + Extended Media alumna Lauren DeSimone (BFA ’08) received a $10,000 grant from the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation. DeSimone, who earned a bachelor’s degree in sculpture and extended media from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, is one of six artists and collectives who each received a $10,000 grant from the Richmond Memorial Health…

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