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April 09, 2012
VCUarts is the #1 Public Graduate Arts Program. Still.

U.S. News & World Report rankings were announced in March and VCUarts upheld its ranking as the #1 public graduate arts program. Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Graphic Design and Glass are also ranked the #1 graduate arts programs among public universities. To see the new TV spots running in Richmond about our rankings, click here.

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April 03, 2012
Theatre Faculty Toni-Leslie James Nominated for Lucille Lortel Award


VCUarts faculty Toni-Leslie James has been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award in Outstanding Costume Design for her work on the off-Broadway production Milk Like Sugar. The production has also received a nomination for Outstanding Play and Tonya Pinkins has been nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress. The Lortel Awards ceremony will take place May 6 at the NYU Skirball…

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March 22, 2012
Sculpture Alumna Diana Al-Hadid Exhibits at VMFA

Diana Al-Hadid, who received her MFA from the VCU Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, will speak at the VCU Student Commons Theater on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:30 PM in conjunction with her exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts entitled “Diana Al-Hadid: Trace of the Fictional Third.” The show will be…

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March 04, 2012
VCU Dance Alumni Featured in NYT

 VCU Dance alumni Samantha Speis, Hunter Carter, and Monstah Black (Reggie Crump) have been featured in a recent NYT article by Claudia La Rocco. In the New York City Parallels series, a larger social and political history becomes evident, compressed into a gloriously diverse form. The performance becomes a conversation with contemporary dance, with black dance, with New…

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February 27, 2012
WCVE Radio Recognizes Dr. Pamela G. Taylor

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor, associate professor and former chair of VCUarts Art Education, has been named the 2012 Ziegfeld Award recipient sponsored by USSEA, United States Society for Education through Art. She has now been featured in a radio piece on WCVE, available for listening online here. Specifically, “The Edwin Ziegfeld Award annually honors one American…

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February 27, 2012
Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn Featured on NPR

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn has been interviewed on NPR’s With Good Reason. Alcorn is the illustrator of the children’s book “Odetta: The Queen of Folk,” which tells the story of the legendary singer and social activist known as “the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.” The book follows her renowned career and her…

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February 06, 2012
Fashion Alumna Named Emerging Designer Semifinalist

Fashion alumna Ra Jang was selected as an Emerging Designer Semifinalist by a panel of judges for Charleston Fashion Week. Ms. Jang will debut her Fall 2012 collection at CFW Emerging Designer Competition: East. The five-night fête will be held March 20-24, 2012 Charleston, SC. As a VCUarts senior, Ra was a US winner and…

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January 25, 2012
VCU Music Alumni Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Two VCU Music alums and one former student are nominated for 2012 GRAMMY Awards. Michael D. Congdon and Dustin Faltz, who obtained their bachelors in music from VCU in 2005 and 2007, respectively, receive their claim to fame from engineering and producing rap artist Chris Brown’s “Deuces,” which is featured on his latest album F.A.M.E, nominated for…

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January 25, 2012
VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

The prestigious 2012-13 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships have been announced and once again, the ties to VCUarts are numerous. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. The VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art…

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January 22, 2012
Dr. Pamela G. Taylor Named 2012 Ziegfeld Award Recipient

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor, associate professor and former chair of VCUarts Art Education, has been named the 2012 Ziegfeld Award recipient sponsored by USSEA, United States Society for Education through Art. Specifically, “The Edwin Ziegfeld Award annually honors one American and one international art educator who have made an outstanding and internationally recognized contribution to…

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January 19, 2012
Sonali Gulati Receives Creative Capital Grant

Sonali Gulati, Associate Professor of Photography and Film, has received a 2012 Creative Capital grant in Film/Video for work on a nontraditional documentary uncovering the underground medical industry of “curing” homosexuality in India. Creative Capital is a premier provider of risk capital in the arts. In the past year, Creative Capital has re-invigorated its grantmaking…

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