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January 18, 2012
Diana Al-Hadid, Janelle Iglesias Receive Joan Mitchell Foundation Awards

Alumni Diana Al-Hadid, 2005 MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media, and Janelle Iglesias, 2006 MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media, have each been awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation 2011 Painters & Sculptors Grant in the amount of $25,000. The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to…

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January 18, 2012
VCU Dance Documentary to Screen at Lincoln Center

Restaging Shelter, a documentary produced by VCU Dance and directed by Bruce Berryhill and VCU Dance Professor Martha Curtis, has been selected for screening at the 40th addition of the New York Dance on Camera Festival 2012 which is produced annually by the New York Dance Films Association and the film society of Lincoln Center. The documentary, previewed here,…

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November 27, 2011
Candela Books Gallery Grand Opening

Gordon Stettinius, adjunct professor of Photography and Film, has established Candela Books, a new publishing imprint dedicated to the production of fine art photography books. Its first title, Gina Lenz, was released last year and received with reviews in the New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and City Arts (NY). The company’s second title, Salt & Truth…

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November 27, 2011
Opera Honored in National Competition

VCU Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel from April 2011 has received a second place award in a national competition sponsored by the National Opera Association. The spring production was a collaborative effort throughout the School of the Arts. It was directed by two voice faculty, Melanie Day and Ken Wood, and also featured the VCU Symphony as…

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October 31, 2011
Cinema News

Congratulations to Cinema student Harrison Colby and the crew of A Roof Over Our Heads. The film was selected to screen in the Showcase section of the 2011 Lucerne International Film Festival and screens in Switzerland this fall.  Harrison made the film with a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant. Michael Leonberger, Spike Scarberry and the crew of…

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October 27, 2011
14th Annual Theresa Pollak Prize

The Theresa Pollak Prize honorees demonstrate how their personal process of art making has enriched the region’s culture while representing Richmond in the wider world. The award is given annually by Richmond Magazine. Thus, we recognize the contributions of these recipients with VCUarts ties. Congratulations to VCU Dance alumna, Ana Inés King for her choreography…

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October 27, 2011
Dance News

In Dance Magazine’s latest issue, Lea Marshall, assistant chair of the Department of Dance and Choreography, was recognized for incorporating professional dancers into the VCU curriculum, giving students a close-up view of professional dance as well as creating networks for students. Moreover, Marshall had an article in a recent issue of Style Weekly on the…

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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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