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July 07, 2015
Music Makes the World Go Round / VCUarts Jazz Bridge

American poet Henry Longfellow said that music is the universal language, and looking at the Department of Music‘s Jazz Bridge project, led by Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies Antonio J. García, we think Longfellow was on to something! Jazz Bridge is a collaborative research and performance project funded by a grant from VCU’s…

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July 01, 2015
MFA Alumna Teresita Fernandez Reflects on her Latest Installation

Department of Sculpture + Extended Media MFA alumna Teresita Fernandez was featured by CBS Sunday Morning for her newest installation in Madison Square Park. In the segment, “Teresita Fernandez and the Art of Landscapes,” CBS correspondent Martha Teichner discussed the installation “Fata Morgana,” a metallic structure that is elevated over a walkway in the park, and walked…

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July 01, 2015
Sterling Hundley Receives Illustrator of the Year Honors

Sterling Hundley, VCUart alumnus and associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London. Hundley traveled to the U.K. to accept the honor and collect the £4,000 (just over $6,000) first prize for his work on a recent Folio Society edition of Robert…

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July 01, 2015
VCU School of the Arts professors receive prestigious NEA grants

Two Virginia Commonwealth University professors and a local nonprofit with strong VCU ties have been awarded National Endowment of the Arts grants. VCU professors Sasha Waters Freyer and Ryan Patton received NEA grants worth $20,000 and $30,000, respectively, while the Storefront for Community Design, of which professors Kristin Caskey, John Malinoski and Camden Whitehead and…

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June 19, 2015
Art Education Grad Student Receives First PAGE Fellowship for VCU

A big congratulations to Department of Art Education MAE student Supriya Manandhar on being named one of this year’s Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship recipients. PAGE is a network for “publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts and design” supported by Imagining America (IA). Through this fellowship opportunity, Manandhar will participate in the IA…

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June 17, 2015
Art Educators Team up with Nurses in Research Project

Have you heard of the Art of Nursing project? Another example of a health-related research initiative from VCUarts, this project is led by Department of Art Education Chair Sara Wilson McKay, with Art Education graduate students and faculty. The team works with VCU’s School of Nursing to develop a program that explores the usefulness of…

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June 15, 2015
Comm Arts Assistant Professor Reminisces about Jurassic Park

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor TyRuben Ellingson was the visual arts director on the original Jurassic Park film. It’s been 22 years since Spielberg’s film hit the big screen, and in light of the latest re-boot of the dinosaur franchise, Ellingson interviewed with FilmSchoolRejects about his experiences on the film that started it all….

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June 15, 2015
VCUarts Artists to Perform in Site-Specific Installation / NYC

In the Glow of a Breathing Sphere June 25 – July 31, 2015 Fridman Gallery New York Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 24, 6 – 8 p.m. Summer Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. “In the Glow of a Breathing Sphere” is a site-specific LED installation conceived and built by the interactive design…

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June 12, 2015
Comm Arts Alumni Get Their Comic On

Comic illustrators from the Department of Communication Arts have been busy! Department alumnus Chris Visions, graphic designer and illustrator with Boom! Studios, worked on a comic project with State Farm Insurance called “Agents of the Assist.” Through Boom!, Visions is also working on the comic “Dead Letters” with Chris Sebela. Fellow alumnus Rielly Brown was…

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June 08, 2015
Sculpture’s NYC MFA Exhibition was a Success

Congratulations to the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media for a successful MFA exhibition during Bushwick Open Studios. The exhibition, at The Vazquez Building (93 Forrest St @ Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY*), will run through June 27, 2015. Artists featured include: – Jake Borndal – Tal Gafny & Perrin Turner – Morgan Pearse – Andrew…

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April 28, 2015
Sonya Clark Awarded Honorary Degree

Department of Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark is one of six to be awarded honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 194th Commencement ceremony on May 24, 2015. Other recipients include Eric Carle, Jim Ansara, Alice Rivlin, Pardis Sabeti and Paul Smith. Clark received her BA from Amherst College.