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March 29, 2018
Go Further with Internship Support Grants

Our students land internships from all over the country, from the Smithsonian, Time and the White House to Nickelodeon, Alton Lane, NASA, the Public Theatre and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. While the value of an internship can’t be denied, it’s not always easy to say “yes” when the costs of living are high. That’s where…

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March 27, 2018
VCUarts Theater Students Win Awards at SETC

  Congratulations to the following VCUarts Theatre students for winning awards at the 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference.   Katherine Field 1st Place Graduate Scene Design, Ready to Design Award with Lexington Children’s Theatre Benjamin Zasimowich 2nd Place Undergraduate Lighting Design Emma Bilski 2nd Place Stage Management Olympics Hannah Chalman 2nd Place Graduate Costume Design, Ready to…

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March 27, 2018
VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Professor Showing at Piedmont Arts

VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Associate Professor Javier Tapia is showing a series of watercolor paintings at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Va. “I know that many of you know how difficult watercolor is,” he said, but he feels that he has “reached the point where I am in my work using opacity and transparency in interchangeable ways…

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March 27, 2018
Award Winning Fashion Designers Present for VCUarts Qatar

VCUarts Qatar welcomes Ayse and Ece Ege, founders of luxury fashion brand Dice Kayek, to give a lecture “Crossing Boundaries” on April 3, 2018 in the VCUarts Qatar Atrium. Dice Kayek was launched in 1992 by sisters Ece and Ayse Ege and over the past two decades has built a reputation for its carefully curated…

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March 26, 2018
2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners for the 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Sic Semper Tyrannis.   Best in Show (Dean’s Award): Summer Balcom (Craft/Material Studies and Art Education) Interment Flag, 2018   Jumping Fences Award (Sponsored by Art Education): Katherine Lang (Sculpture + Extended Media) Body Pillows, 2017   Craft/Material Studies Award of Distinction: Xinyi Zhang,…

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March 22, 2018
VCUarts Qatar Wins Merit Award for Excellence from CIDA

  VCUarts Qatar won a Merit Award for Excellence from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for a new class called ‘Exploring Space through the Lens – Production Design,’ led by Interior Design professor Johan Granberg. ‘Exploring Space through the Lens – Production Design’ was structured in three phases: workshops, production and post-production. In the workshops,…

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March 20, 2018
VCUarts Music Presents Flamenco Festival VII

The Department of Music is hosting the Flamenco Festival VII which will include musical performances, dances and a flamenco guitar master class. The schedule includes a performance by VCUarts music alumna Leah Kruszewski (BM ’10) amongst many other leading flamenco artists. See the full schedule of events in VCU News. Image: Guitarist Leah Kruszewski. Photo by Juan Domene…

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March 15, 2018
Music Alumna Continues Fulbright in Indonesia

Hannah Standiford (BA ’11) was named a Fulbright scholar in 2017 and continues her studies by documenting traditional forms of Indonesian music. “It took me all summer to write the two-page proposal, but it was worth it,” Standiford said. “I’m really grateful for the [National Scholarship Office] at VCU. Having somebody to help me through the…

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March 13, 2018
Institute for Contemporary Art Featured in NY Times

  The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is scheduled to open on April 21 with the inaugural exhibition “Declaration,” which features 33 emerging and established artists from Richmond and across the globe. This is Richmond’s first free-standing institution devoted to contemporary art. Designed by the star architect Steven Holl, it is a dramatically sculptural building…

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March 13, 2018
Craft/Material Studies Professor Installs Functional Sculpture at Cabell Library

Cabell Library recently installed “Fall Line,” a wooden sculpture and functional bench that was created by Heath Matysek-Snyder, an assistant professor in the Department of Craft/Material Studies. “My hope is that when people walk into Cabell Library, they’ll recognize it as the James River, which I find to be an amazing element of Richmond, a really amazing…

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March 12, 2018
Fountainhead Fellows “Become Part of the Fabric of Richmond”

Fountainhead Fellowship program gives emerging artists the opportunity to teach, work, and engage with the local arts community   Each strand in Jeanne Medina’s textiles has a distinct identity. Her latest pieces use contemporary Japanese weaving techniques and rayon raffia strands that emulate tropical Africa fibers. They’re also fashion objects that come to life on…

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