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April 24, 2013
Associate Professor in Art Education Wins Community Engagement Grant

Associate Professor in Art Education, Dr. Melanie Buffington, is the lead PI on a team that recently won a $19,700 Community Engagement Grant from VCU. Working with Dr. Liz Cramer from the School of Social Work, Art Education graduate student Jess Norris, the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), Transitions Day Support Services, and the VMFA, the…

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April 23, 2013
AFO Student Wins Award for Documentary

Alexander Kreher, comes to VCUarts Art Foundation from Germany. His girlfriend is Zoë Romano, who ran across the US as Alex documented it. Kreher created a short film – his first – of Zoe’s adventure as a portfolio piece. That film, along with “All Those Beautiful Things,” about a woman from Maine, who struggles with…

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April 22, 2013
VCU Community Engagement Award for Research Awarded to VCU Jazz

Due to the great success of VCU Jazz‘s partnership with the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the project has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the VCU Community Engagement Award for Research, an award saluting VCU’s efforts to engage its community locally, nationally, and internationally through research. This…

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April 10, 2013
Undergraduate Research Community Project Gaining Local and National Recognition

Photo & Film student Mark Strandquist developed the idea for The People’s Library through his work with the Art Museum of the Americas in DC. His project, which directly involves the Richmond community, receives discarded books from The Richmond Public Library. Strandquist and his collaborators, recipients of an Undergraduate Research Grant, recycle the books into…

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April 08, 2013
VCUarts at TEDxRVA

TED, a platform to share ideas, offers the opportunity for locally organized events. The Richmond version, appropriately named TEDxRVA, brought several passionate Richmond speakers as well as international guests to the stage. Speakers from four different departments within VCUarts shared their ideas and talents based on the theme Create. Communication Arts Chair Bob Meganck and…

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March 08, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Alumna quoted in Forbes Magazine

Amy White, an alumna from the Department of Kinetic Imaging, is senior editior at Gameskinny. She was quoted in in Forbes Magazine about the recent performance issues in Electronic Arts’ online gaming. “(Amy) has been monitoring the situation and taking fan feedback on her social community. She explains what Digital Rights Management (DRM) is all…

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February 28, 2013
Rob Tregenza’s First Feature Recognized in The New Yorker

Light Industry, a venue in Brooklyn, recently screened Talking to Strangers, written and directed by Rob Tregenza, Director of the Cinema Program. This 1988 film, shot in Baltimore, Maryland, shows nine different 10 minute segments in a continuous take on a single roll of 35mm film. The intricacy and innovative originality of these shots has…

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February 12, 2013
Year of Freedom Quilt Project

In 2013, the University is participating in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by celebrating the “Year of Freedom,” which is 1863, the year of the Emancipation Proclamation. The committee is asking faculty, staff and students to make 12″ by 12″ panels for the VCU Freedom Quilt Project. The process is quite simple and…

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February 11, 2013
VCUarts Qatar Project Awarded NPRP Grant

Congratulations to VCUarts Qatar project ‘The Art Souq’, a plan for developing an artists’ studio complex in Qatar, which has been awarded a $350,000 National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) grant by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). ‘The Art Souq’ is a one year project, triggered by VCUarts Qatar’s Painting and Printmaking program, the first fine…

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February 08, 2013
Our Sister Campus Celebrates 15 Years in Doha

VCUarts Qatar, our sister campus in Doha, is celebrating an impressive milestone with its 15-year anniversary. In 1998, VCUarts Qatar became the first campus established in Education City (now Hamad bin Khalifa University), paving the way for what is now a broad and historically productive partnership between Qatar and American universities. Since VCUarts Qatar was…

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February 06, 2013
VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships 2013-2014 Announced

The prestigious 2013-2014 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships have been announced and once again, the ties to VCUarts are numerous. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. The VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students…

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