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September 12, 2013
Craft/Material Studies professor to deliver keynote address at UrbanGlass Symposium

UrbanGlass is hosting a 2-day symposium entitled “Issues in Glass Pedagogy” this December. Educators and students will gather for paper presentations and panel discussions around the changes happening in higher-education of art, particularly the medium of glass. UrbanGlass has chosen Craft/Material Studies professor Jack Wax to deliver the keynote address titled, “Loud, Hyperbolic, and Self-Branding:…

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September 05, 2013
Associate Professor in Fashion is Finalist in Batik Design Competition

Associate Professor in the Department of Fashion Design, Kristin Caskey, is one of the five finalists in the Second American Batik Design Competition. The three winners of the first prize will win $7,000 and a two week trip to Indonesia to participate in and see Batik in five different locations. Kristin’s Batik design, entitled Dawn…

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August 14, 2013
Communication Arts Welcomes Hollywood Visual Effects Designer

The Department of Communication Arts welcomes new full-time faculty TyRuben Ellingson, veteran Hollywood concept designer. Most recently Ellingson has worked on sci-film “Elysium”. He has also worked on such films as “Men in Black,” “Hellboy,” “Avatar” and this summer’s “Pacific Rim.” This fall he will be a professor of Concept Design. He told Style Weekly…

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August 13, 2013
Film Student Returns From France to be Featured on Today Show

Sophomore in the Department of Photography & Film, Alex Kreher has returned from a very successful shoot in France. His girlfriend Zoë Romano set out to run the Tour de France on foot as the first person ever to do so. 11 Weeks later, she actually did it, and not just that, she also raised…

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July 31, 2013
Fashion Department takes on NYC for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Nine VCUarts Fashion Design & Merchandising graduates, including one graduate from VCUarts Qatar, are showing their Spring 2014 Collections designs at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at Alger House (45 Downing Street, New York City). These recent graduates will have the opportunity to showcase their student work in a professional…

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July 12, 2013
Theatre Student Wins Voice-Over Contract

Morgan Meadows, a student in the Department of Theatre, prevailed amongst 1,000 other voices in Studio Center’s Next Great Voice Talent competition. She has won a $100,000 voice-over contract and her first job was a radio spot for Hooters restaurant. She told The Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I want to be the voice that represents these companies,”…

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June 11, 2013
Guggenheims Awarded to Gulati and Allen

In 2013, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships to artists, scholars and scientists in all fields. Twelve VCU professors and alumni have received Guggenheim Fellowships since 2002, including past recipients Brian Ulrich, Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography & Film (2009); Elizabeth King, Professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media (2002); Teresita Fernandez (2003) and Bonnie…

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June 10, 2013
VCUarts Qatar Research Project Awarded NPRP Grant

VCUarts Qatar’s project ‘Mechanically Strong Aerogels with Custom Shapes’, has been awarded an $881,000 National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) grant by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). The three-year project aims to develop cost-effective up-scalable fabrication methodology yielding mechanically robust aerogels with custom shapes. Aerogels are good thermal insulators because they almost nullify two of…

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June 06, 2013
Chair of Music Releases New Album

Clarinetist Darryl Harper, Chair of the Department of Music, has released his cleverly lyrical, intimate new album, “The Edenfred Files” on Hipnotic Records. “The Edenfred Files” was the #2 jazz add on the CMJ charts. “Harper pushes post-bop into a territory that is inventive, but clear and accessible…
…a marvel of studied moderation” – Tom Hull,…

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June 03, 2013
BeInkandescent interviews Communication Arts Chair

Michael Gibbs of BeInkandescent interviewed Robert Meganck, Chair of Communication Arts, about his passion for illustration, his teaching methods and what he impact he hopes to have on the art world.

June 03, 2013
Anderson Gallery Exhibition Reviewed in Sculpture Magazine

In Fall 2012, The Anderson Gallery presented sculptor Arlene Shechet: That Time. They have received the lead review in the June 2013 issue of Sculpture Magazine. The show opens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Saturday, June 15, 2013.