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February 27, 2012
Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn Featured on NPR

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn has been interviewed on NPR’s With Good Reason. Alcorn is the illustrator of the children’s book “Odetta: The Queen of Folk,” which tells the story of the legendary singer and social activist known as “the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.” The book follows her renowned career and her…

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February 06, 2012
Fashion Alumna Named Emerging Designer Semifinalist

Fashion alumna Ra Jang was selected as an Emerging Designer Semifinalist by a panel of judges for Charleston Fashion Week. Ms. Jang will debut her Fall 2012 collection at CFW Emerging Designer Competition: East. The five-night fête will be held March 20-24, 2012 Charleston, SC. As a VCUarts senior, Ra was a US winner and…

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January 25, 2012
VCU Music Alumni Nominated for GRAMMY Awards

Two VCU Music alums and one former student are nominated for 2012 GRAMMY Awards. Michael D. Congdon and Dustin Faltz, who obtained their bachelors in music from VCU in 2005 and 2007, respectively, receive their claim to fame from engineering and producing rap artist Chris Brown’s “Deuces,” which is featured on his latest album F.A.M.E, nominated for…

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January 25, 2012
VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships Announced

The prestigious 2012-13 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…

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January 22, 2012
Dr. Pamela G. Taylor Named 2012 Ziegfeld Award Recipient

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor, associate professor and former chair of VCUarts Art Education, has been named the 2012 Ziegfeld Award recipient sponsored by USSEA, United States Society for Education through Art. Specifically, “The Edwin Ziegfeld Award annually honors one American and one international art educator who have made an outstanding and internationally recognized contribution to…

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January 19, 2012
Sonali Gulati Receives Creative Capital Grant

Sonali Gulati, Associate Professor of Photography and Film, has received a 2012 Creative Capital grant in Film/Video for work on a nontraditional documentary uncovering the underground medical industry of “curing” homosexuality in India. Creative Capital is a premier provider of risk capital in the arts. In the past year, Creative Capital has re-invigorated its grantmaking…

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January 18, 2012
Diana Al-Hadid, Janelle Iglesias Receive Joan Mitchell Foundation Awards

Alumni Diana Al-Hadid, 2005 MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media, and Janelle Iglesias, 2006 MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media, have each been awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation 2011 Painters & Sculptors Grant in the amount of $25,000. The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to…

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January 18, 2012
VCU Dance Documentary to Screen at Lincoln Center

Restaging Shelter, a documentary produced by VCU Dance and directed by Bruce Berryhill and VCU Dance Professor Martha Curtis, has been selected for screening at the 40th addition of the New York Dance on Camera Festival 2012 which is produced annually by the New York Dance Films Association and the film society of Lincoln Center. The documentary, previewed here,…

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November 27, 2011
Candela Books Gallery Grand Opening

Gordon Stettinius, adjunct professor of Photography and Film, has established Candela Books, a new publishing imprint dedicated to the production of fine art photography books. Its first title, Gina Lenz, was released last year and received with reviews in the New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and City Arts (NY). The company’s second title, Salt & Truth…

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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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