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October 15, 2015
Graphic Design Alumnus Helps Organize Sink/Swim Comic Expo

Graphic Design alumnus Bizhan Khodabandeh (B.F.A, M.F.A) is partnering up with James Moffitt once again to host the Sink/Swim Indie Comic Expo, Saturday October 17 at Gallery5 (200 West Marshall Street, Richmond). The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., will play host to dozens of comics and creators who will showcase…

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October 15, 2015
Venture Creation University: Up to $5,000 Available to Students

Have an idea for a new product or service? Already started a new company? If so, you should know that VCU has created a new fund focused on supporting students like you! Who Should Apply? Students who qualify will have a new product or business idea that they would like to move to the next…

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October 14, 2015
Alumna’s Career Transformation from the Studio to the Web

From working with canvas to working with CSS, Anne Tollett (BFA ’01), who studied in the painting + printmaking department, made a career switch into the world of interior design. Featured by RichmondBizSense, Tollett has taken her artistry and expertise with space and color and has applied those skills to a new web platform that…

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October 13, 2015
18th Annual Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts

Richmond Magazine has announced its Pollak Prize winners for 2015, and VCUarts artists have swept the field! Named for the founder of the School of the Arts, Theresa Pollak, the awards are an annual tradition of the magazine to highlight the city’s greatest artists and innovators. Here is a look at this year’s winners: Photography:…

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October 13, 2015
Hundreds attend annual Qatar Day celebration

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus hosted 12 students and two alumni from its sister campus in Qatar this week culminating in the sixth annual Qatar Day celebration. Since 2010, students and faculty from VCUarts Qatar in Doha have visited Richmond each fall for a week of cultural activities, including tours of the campus, city…

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October 05, 2015
VCUarts Artists Included in 1708 Inlight 2015

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular neighborhood, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. This year’s installation will be at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, November 13 from 7 p.m. until midnight….

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October 02, 2015
The art of cycling combines two passions for Greig Leach

Painting + Printmkaing alumnus Greig Leach (attended ’77-’82) created postcard-sized watercolors during the UCI Road World Championships, which allowed him to merge his love of art and cycling. The Richmond Times-Dispatch did a great profile on him – learn more about Leach and the work he did during the race. If his work is familiar,…

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October 02, 2015
VCUarts Qatar Dean Welcomes 104 New Students To Campus

Dean Akel I. Kahera, Ph.D., who began his tenure at VCUarts Qatar this July, welcomed a total of 104 new Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts students to campus. The incoming class brings the total student population at VCUarts Qatar to 323: 298 undergraduate (Foundation, Fashion, Graphic and Interior…

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September 30, 2015
VCUarts Artists Are Finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made Contest

Not one, but TWO Craft/Material Studies alumnae have been included as finalists in Martha Stewart’s American Made contest. Each year, Stewart and the editors at Martha Stewart Living honor makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. These makers are recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality…

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September 30, 2015
Faculty Member Writes For Dance Teacher Magazine

Dance’s Interim Associate Chair Lea Marshall wrote an interview series for Dance Teacher, a subsidiary publication of DanceMedia, which ran in part as this month’s featured cover story. In addition to Dance Teacher, DanceMedia has a handful of other publications, with a total of 1.8 million subscribers.

September 30, 2015
VCUarts Is Plugging Into Advanced Media Technologies

VCUarts has added another entrepreneurial program to its line-up of courses that prepare students for their professional careers. Launching spring 2016, the advanced media production (AMPT) program is designed to connect graduates with employment opportunities in the expansive field of digital media production. The curriculum has a hands-on, project-based approach that brings disciplined craftsmanship together…

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