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February 20, 2017
VCUart Students and Faculty Win VMFA Awards

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has awarded $158,000 in fellowships to 26 art students and professional artists selected from a record 815 applications this year. Four of the 12 professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded to VCUarts faculty: Sonya Clark, Chair of Craft/Material Studies; Irvin Morazan, assistant professor of Sculpture + Extended Media;…

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February 17, 2017
VCUarts Dance collaborates with community to perform “Still Crossing”

VCUarts Dance students and community members perform Liz Lerman’s “Still Crossing” for members of Virginia’s General Assembly. Photo by Catherine Komp. The partnership between VCU, the non-profit Dance Exchange, and members of the public culminates this weekend with the performance Still Crossing. This collaboration examines how dance can be used to create community and foster dialogue….

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February 15, 2017
VCUarts Announces Spring Visiting Artists

VCUarts hosts a number of national and international visiting artists from across the fine arts, design and performing arts disciplines. These artists come to the classroom for one-on-one discussions with students and faculty, participate in critiques, and give public lectures. “Visiting artists directly connect our students to some of the most talented, professional artists of…

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February 14, 2017
Tea time at the Coffee Bike

Assistant Professor John Freyer’s Free Hot Coffee project has something new to offer. While the “Recovery Roast” coffee has been a hit, one day a student asked if they served anything besides coffee. “My answer to her was to read aloud the laser etched ‘Free Hot Coffee’ on the front of the bike,” Freyer said….

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February 09, 2017
VCUarts Music department presents the Langston Hughes Project

VCUarts Music department presents the Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia performance of Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The performance, featuring spoken-word and music by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 pm. at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Hughes scored the…

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February 08, 2017
Institute for Contemporary Art Announces Opening Date, Exhibition

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) will open to the world on October 28, 2017 with the inaugural exhibition Declaration, which will “explore contemporary art’s power to catalyze change.” The exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, multimedia works, site-specific installations, and time-based performances by emerging and established artists, including work VCUarts professors Stephen Vitiello, Hope Ginsburg,…

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January 26, 2017
‘Jitney’ hits Broadway with the help of VCU Theatre

From left, Keith Randolph Smith, Anthony Chisholm, Harvy Blanks, Michael Potts, Brandon J. Dirden and André Holland in August Wilson’s “Jitney,” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times The costumes seen above were created by VCU Theatre Associate Professor Toni-Leslie James and her team of alumni, assistant Michael Magaraci (B.F.A. ’12)…

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January 23, 2017
Fashion students earn prestigious scholarships

From left: Molly Walters, Melanie Riley, Katherine Manson, Jacqueline Dwyer, Jessica Fatherly, Deidra Arrington, Anya Rudolph, Bridget Carpenter, Justina Dambrauskaite and Yujin Jeon. Congratulations to the 10 VCU Fashion students awarded a total of $50,000 from the The Young Men’s Association Fashion Scholarship Fund. Read more on VCU News.

January 23, 2017
‘Best feeling in the world’

VCU Music Professor Rex Richardson was recently featured in a CBS6 article about his love for travel and music. “I love Japan. I hope to be back there this year. I also love Australia,” said Richardson. “Brazil is another amazing place to visit.” Rex will be one of the featured musicians at the 2017 Brass…

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January 11, 2017
Fashion Merchandising student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Alex Morales, a sophomore fashion merchandising student will study in Italy this semester with support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. “I feel like in Italy and in Europe in general, I can learn something about the industry…

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January 11, 2017
The art of expression: VCU student gives back to the community through art, activism and service

Angelique Scott, a senior at VCUarts, is double majoring in art education and craft/material studies with a minor in art history. Her artwork focuses on race, culture, pop culture, history and current events. “I believe my artwork [gives] black culture a voice,” she said. “My artwork serves as a catalyst for conversations my classmates might…

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