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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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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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