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October 27, 2011
Theatre Alumni News

Dan Bishop, a production designer/art director, has been nominated for three Emmys, one of which he won for Carnivale in 2004.  Bishop has also won four consecutive Art Director’s Guild Awards (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) for Excellence in Production Design for his work on the TV Series Mad Men. Bettie O. Rodgers, a Key Hairstylist for Saturday…

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October 27, 2011
Top 40 under 40

Richmond’s Style Weekly Magazine recognizes the young leaders who are transforming Richmond in their Top 40 Under 40 annual issue.  Some of the leaders recognized are, Bizhan Khodabandeh, VCUarts graphic design instructor and alumnus, whose “I Dream of a Richmond” campaign prompted Richmond residents to envision the city that they’d like to see. Lucas Krost,…

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September 20, 2011
Teresita Fernández selected to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Teresita Fernández, 1992 Sculpture + Extended Media MFA, has been selected by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. This panel advises the government on national matters of design and aesthetics such as the design and site of national memorials and museums. Fernández is best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of…

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September 01, 2011
Sarah Cunningham ranks in top 30 “Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Nonprofit Arts”

VCUarts Executive Director of Research, Sarah Cunningham, has been named one of the country’s up and coming “Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in the Nonprofit Arts”. Prior to her new position at VCUarts, Dr. Sarah Cunningham worked as the Director of Arts Education for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and was appointed Literature…

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August 11, 2011
VCU Announces Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has announced plans for the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned architect Steven Holl that will serve as a new gateway to the university and bring the most important, cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits in the world to campus and the city of Richmond.

August 11, 2011
Two VCUarts Professors Receive Guggenheim Fellowship

School of the Arts professors Corin Hewitt and Stephen Vitiello have been named recipients of the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the top honors available for artists in the United States. It is highly unusual for two artists from the same institution to receive this honor at the same time. Both Hewitt and Vitiello received the award in the category of Fine Arts, of which there were only 19 in total.

August 10, 2011
Anderson Gallery To Host Contemporary African Art

Environment and Object • Recent African Art • VCUarts Anderson Gallery Opening Friday, September 9, 6-8 pm | On view September 9 – December 11 Organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, this exhibition examines recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual…

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August 10, 2011
Introducing Cinematheque

Mark your calendars: beginning September 6, VCUarts Cinema Program will be hosting Cinematheque, a new series of ten world and independent art films to be screened at the Grace Street Theater. Feature films will be projected in 35mm with VCUarts’ brand-new, state-of-the-art projecting system. The Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street. The screenings will…

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August 10, 2011
Joseph H. Seipel Named Dean of VCUarts

Joseph H. Seipel has been named dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts effective March 15, following the retirement of Dean Richard Toscan. Seipel, most recently vice president for academic services at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., will provide leadership in education, research, community outreach and fund development…

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August 09, 2011
Tara Donovan Awarded MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award

Tara Donovan (1999 VCUarts MFA) has been awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award. Ms. Donovan is the third VCUarts graduate in five years to receive this prestigious award. The others are Teresita Fernandez (2005) and Daisy Youngblood (2003).

August 09, 2011
Anderson Gallery Awarded First Prize for Best Exhibition Catalogue

For Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen, the Anderson Gallery was awarded First Prize for best exhibition catalogue (in the category of institutions with budgets less than $750,000) in the 2011 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition. It will be featured in the November/December issue of Museum magazine.