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March 07, 2018
VCUarts Presents “Momentum,” the Annual Fashion Show

A student-organized showcase of original garments designed by fashion juniors and seniors will be shown in a gala event at Main Street Station’s new Train Shed venue RICHMOND, Va. (March 6, 2018) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising presents “Momentum,” to be held at 8:00 p.m. on…

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February 23, 2018
VCUarts Professor Is First U.S.-based Tate Exchange Associate at Tate Modern, London

Addiction and recovery artist John Freyer will bring practice to U.K. for weeklong residency RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 23, 2018) – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts assistant professor John Freyer will serve as the first U.S.-based Tate Exchange Associate at Tate Modern in London June 26 through July 1. Tate Exchange, a new project for…

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February 21, 2018
Cinema alum’s ‘Lady Pandora’ opens to a full house

Christine Stoddard (BA ’12) has spent her artistic career exploring identity and personal experience through storytelling and fantastical imagery. That approach was on display at her first New York multimedia solo show, “Lady Pandora,” at FiveMyles Gallery in Brooklyn on Feb. 2. “Lady Pandora” features a looping video installation with 63 different shorts—containing more than…

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February 21, 2018
KI Students Bring Ancient Greece to Life at VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ newest exhibition collects an impressive variety of art from Ancient Greece, each depicting the role of horses in Greek life. From pottery to poetry, the Greeks showed off their horses in war, competition, hunting and mythology. But the world of ancient art can seem especially foreign to visitors who…

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February 14, 2018
Susie Ganch Featured in NY Times ‘Exhibition to See’

Interim Chair of Craft/Material Studies Susie Ganch will be one of twenty artists featured in Heavy Metal—Women to Watch 2018, opening June 28 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The show, focussing exclusively on artists who work with metal, was listed as a “notable exhibition” in the New York…

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February 13, 2018
Shakespeare Production Marks Mainstage Debut for Sharon Ott

Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona will be the VCUarts directorial debut for Chair of Theatre Sharon Ott. The production runs from Feb. 15 to Feb. 25 at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s classic comedy pits two love-struck friends against each other in a desperate bid for the girl of their dreams. Theatre’s…

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February 13, 2018
Design Alumna’s ’70s-Inspired Shop Featured in Style Weekly

Interior Design alumna Mariya Boykova (BFA ’14) had her heart set on making an affordable home décor shop for young professionals like herself. As soon as she graduated, she opened 68 Home on 5 W Broad St in Richmond and began frequenting auctions and estate sales for furniture-owners looking to downsize or offload some retro-styled…

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February 12, 2018
VCUarts Could Transform Richmond into a VR/AR ‘Powerhouse’

VCU alumnus David Waltenbaugh, Founder and Creative Director of Media Plural, says that Richmond has everything a city needs to be the new Mid-Atlantic hotspot for virtual and augmented reality. The city’s cheap cost of living, start-up friendly culture, increase in tourism and growing millennial community all point to Richmond’s future potential to lead the…

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February 07, 2018
VCUarts and Engineering Bring ‘Bombshell’ to Grace St Theater

VCU School of the Arts and VCU School of Engineering are partnering to host a screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story at the Grace St Theater on February 20, 2018. The 2017 documentary covers the life of film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000), who became a star of the silver screen while working…

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February 07, 2018
Sasha Waters Freyer Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, the first documentary film to cover the life and work of the influential street photographer, will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, March 9–18. Produced and directed by Professor Sasha Waters Freyer, chair of Photography + Film, the film’s inaugural showing in Texas will be of special significance to her. “To…

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February 06, 2018
Judith Godwin Featured in Sundance Short

Alumna Judith Godwin (BFA ’52) was the subject of a short film included in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Anna Gaskell, “Judith Loves Martha” pays homage to “a wily 87-year-old New Yorker…[and] one of very few women of the Abstract Expressionist Movement.” The 10-minute short starring Godwin was produced by Galerie Gisela Capitain and…

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