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May 02, 2017
Sculpture Alumnus Explores Identity and Memory on a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa

Since November, Levester Williams (M.F.A. ’16) has been creating sculptures and installations that engage with the politics and poetics of space and place in Johannesburg during its ongoing transformation into a post-apartheid city. He is exploring themes such as identity, memory and community in Johannesburg’s urban landscape. “It was a huge learning experience because I…

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April 26, 2017
Fulbright scholar and VCUarts alum explores visual culture in São Paulo

Dylan Halpern (B.F.A. ’15) is currently in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, where a controversial law has started the debate between cleaning up the city and preserving its artistic character. Halpern, one of a university-record 11 Fulbright scholars currently studying overseas, is examining the effects of Lei Cidade Limpa (the Clean City Law), which in 2006 banned advertising signage in…

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April 19, 2017
2017 Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman (‘O.J.: Made in America’) to visit VCU

This Saturday, April 22, following the screening of the last two episodes of “O.J.: Made in America,” Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman will field questions moderated by Nicolas Forster, visiting lecturer and scholar in the Departments of African American Studies and Film Studies at Yale University. “Students today do not know O.J. in the same way…

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April 14, 2017
Executive Director of Research takes on new role with Richmond’s Public Arts Commission

Photo: Ned Oliver, Times-Dispatch In February, VCUarts Executive Director of Research, Sarah Cunningham took over as the chair of Richmond’s Public Art Commission. In addition to her role at the School of the Arts, Cunningham will now oversee the city’s public art program and has a budget of $2.8 million for new works. She was…

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April 11, 2017
Runway 2017: LAUNCH

A student-organized showcase of 125 original garments designed by fashion juniors and seniors RICHMOND, Va. (April 11, 2017) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising presents “Runway 2017: LAUNCH,” to be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N….

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April 03, 2017
How I got the job: Abigail Heyd, Sculpture Senior

VCU News recently did a story on seniors and recent graduates who landed great jobs and internships. Representing VCUarts is Abby Heyd, a senior in the Sculpture + Extended Media department. “Universal was really impressed with the variety of my experience at school,” Heyd said. “That really speaks to VCU’s program, everything from welding to…

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March 22, 2017
VCUarts presents End-of-Year Student Exhibitions

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is presenting its annual spring student exhibitions beginning March 24 at The Anderson, 907 ½ W. Franklin St. The end-of-year exhibitions, taking place over six weeks, are free and open to the public and begin with an undergraduate show featuring the curated work of the best and brightest…

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March 17, 2017
VCUarts Kinetic Imaging Professor’s VoicingElder Project

Semi Ryu, associate professor of Kinetic Imaging, developed interactive technology using virtual puppets to help older adults tell their stories through ageless bodies. “I was always curious about users’ psyche…,” Ryu said. “What kind of psychological relationship is possible between the user and avatar? That has been my primary research focus for a long time…

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March 15, 2017
Tasmeem Doha 2017

Andrew Keen, Carlo Ratti, Hasan Elahi, Tina Kukielski, Anouk Wipprecht, Sophia Al-Maria, The Foundland Collective, Tintype Photography, Pixel Art, The Constitute/Goethe Institute, Nick van der Kolk, and MoB+Storefront among the speakers, exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops at Tasmeem Doha 2017. A collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar and VCU School of the…

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March 09, 2017
Tasmeem Doha: mOb majlis

As part of Tasmeem Doha 2017, mOb will create a majlis–a community sitting space–to experience and interact with participants at VCUarts and VCUarts Qatar’s international art and design conference. Join them as they construct the majlis, from pattern to structure, in real time along with our mOb crew in Qatar. Watch live streams of the…

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March 09, 2017
Tasmeem Doha 2017 – Analogue Living in a Digital World

A collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar and VCU School of the Arts, Tasmeem Doha 2017: “Analogue Living in a Digital World,” will take place on March 15 and 16 in Doha, Qatar. Watch the livestream at: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/17804964?html5ui Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in collaboration with its home campus, VCU School…

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