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January 06, 2014
Painting and Printmaking Professor Receives Distinguished Teacher of Art Award

Congratulations to VCUarts’ Department of Painting and Printmaking Professor Reni Gower for being named the 2014 recipient of the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award. The Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, established in 1972, is presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art for most of his or her…

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December 20, 2013
VCUarts Commencement Keynote Speakers Enlighten Graduating Students

Looking back through the years, the VCUarts commencement ceremonies have been about inspiring the graduates through moving and thoughtful keynote speakers, and 2013 was no different. For spring’s commencement ceremony, alumna Teresita Fernandez (M.F.A. ’92) talked about the sculpture professors who continue to live with her as little voices in her head, how a lack of…

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December 14, 2013
Assistant Professor in Dance Receives Artist Fellowship

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance, Courtney Harris, who has been chosen as a recipient of The Virginia Commission for the Arts 2013-2014 Artists Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists residing in Virginia in recognition of creative excellence and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence. Harris was chosen among four…

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December 13, 2013
Assistant Professor Susanna Klein Receives Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award

Congratulations to Susanna Klein, area coordinator of strings and assistant professor at VCUarts in our Department of Music. Klein’s collaboratively led group, the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, was just announced as the winner of the Chamber Music America/American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) award in “Adventurous Programming” for mixed ensemble for the 2012/13 season….

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December 09, 2013
Lea Marshall Recognized Through Accolades

Lea Marshall, Interim Chair of VCUart’s Department of Dance & Choreography, has received a series of accolades lately. She recently had three individual poems, presented as a cycle called “Satellites,” nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The prize honors the best poetry, short fiction and essays published in the small presses over the previous year. Marshall has…

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December 05, 2013
Music Chair’s Album Makes “Best of 2013” List

Congratulations to our Department of Music Chair and Assistant Professor, Darryl Harper, whose “Edenfred Files” release made Ted Gioia’s “The 100 Best Albums of 2013” list. Gioia is a musician and author, and has published eight non-fiction books, most recently the bestselling The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire.

December 05, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Alumna named one of ADC’s Young Guns

Jordan Bruner, alumna of the Department of Kinetic Imaging, was honored this year by being named as one of Art Directors Club’s “Young Guns”. “ADC Young Guns® honors the vanguard of creative professionals who let loose their imaginations, shattering conventions and breaking boundaries with a dash of brilliance and personal flair.” See more on Jordan’s…

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December 02, 2013
Assistant Professor in Music Receives Sidney Swiggett Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Becky Tyree, who was recognized by the Virginia Choral Directors Association at the Virginia Music Educators Conference (VMEA) conference with the Sidney Swiggett Award for outstanding service to Choral Music Education.

December 02, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Professor Works Acquired by MoMa

Congratulations to Associate Professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging, Stephen Vitiello, who recently had two installations My Blue Sky, and Fear of High Places and Natural Things unanimously and enthusiastically approved for acquisition by the Committee on Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

November 20, 2013
Painting + Printmaking Professor Work acquired by VMFA

Professor in the Department of Painting + Printmaking, Richard Roth began his career in the late 60’s when Minimalism and Conceptual Art predominated in the art world. His work from this time, “Untitled (Yellow Corner)” was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The work nods to the essential modernist form while subjecting…

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September 23, 2013
Van Buren Wins Dorris Douglas Budd Award

We are very proud to announce that Communication Arts Program Coordinator, Deborah Van Buren has won the Dorris Douglas Budd Award “in recognition for the exceptional standards she has practiced in her profession.” Nominations included staff from the entire University – including MCV Campus. Congratulations, Deborah!