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March 03, 2017
VCU Music Professor on the civil rights movement and jazz

VCU Music Professor Antonio Garcia talks with With Good Reason Radio about the work of jazz musicians and how the civil rights movement was expressed through their work. The personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for racial equality. Antonio Garcia says…

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March 02, 2017
VCUarts Sculpture Alumna Is Design Researcher at IBM

Hannah Graffeo (B.F.A. ’13) is a design researcher at IBM in New York and was recently interviewed by the New York Times. Q. What is your role as a design researcher? A. My group supports IBM Watson for Oncology, a part of Watson Health that helps care teams personalize cancer treatment. We develop software tools that…

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February 28, 2017
Scientific Illustrations on View at VCU Libraries

A new art show opened yesterday, February 27, featuring medical and scientific illustrations by 16 Communication Arts students and alumni. “Medical illustration is something I have always been interested in … I just didn’t realize it was an actual major until I came to VCU, which just so happens to be the only school in…

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February 24, 2017
VCUarts Announces Inclusion Infusion Initiative

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is raising its students’ level of social-identity engagement through its Inclusion Infusion Initiative. Through the $100,000 initiative, faculty and students have proposed programs to bring to campus artists, performers and scholars whose work is a catalyst for dialogue about diverse aspects of identity — such as culture,…

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February 23, 2017
Fueling Inspiration at VCUarts

Dear Members of the VCUarts Community, As we approach midterm, I hope that your Spring semester endeavors are rewarding and challenging in all kinds of ways, and for all the reasons that we collectively embark on creative practice and research. Potentially fueling your inspiration and curiosity, I’d like to bring your attention to a number…

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February 22, 2017
Professor Michael Jones McKean’s ‘The Ground’ On View in Baltimore

Michael Jones McKean, associate professor of Sculpture, is bringing an abandoned Baltimore building to life. His work is on view at The Contemporary, a nomadic modern art museum. It is visually pleasing both in parts or as a whole, and at the opening last Saturday, visitors were consistently stepping in closer or backing farther away…

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February 20, 2017
Free Hot Coffee Bike visits Virginia Capitol

Gov. Terry McAuliffe takes a cup of Recovery Roast coffee from Rachel Carr and Dan Roh at the Free Hot Coffee Bike, a Rams in Recovery project. Students and supporters brought the coffee bike to Capitol Square Friday. Photo from VCU News. Assistant Professor John Freyer’s Free Hot Coffee Bike made it’s way to the…

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February 20, 2017
VCUart Students and Faculty Win VMFA Awards

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has awarded $158,000 in fellowships to 26 art students and professional artists selected from a record 815 applications this year. Four of the 12 professional fellowships, each worth $8,000, were awarded to VCUarts faculty: Sonya Clark, Chair of Craft/Material Studies; Guadalupe Maravilla, assistant professor of Sculpture + Extended Media;…

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February 17, 2017
VCUarts Dance collaborates with community to perform “Still Crossing”

VCUarts Dance students and community members perform Liz Lerman’s “Still Crossing” for members of Virginia’s General Assembly. Photo by Catherine Komp. The partnership between VCU, the non-profit Dance Exchange, and members of the public culminates this weekend with the performance Still Crossing. This collaboration examines how dance can be used to create community and foster dialogue….

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February 15, 2017
VCUarts Announces Spring Visiting Artists

VCUarts hosts a number of national and international visiting artists from across the fine arts, design and performing arts disciplines. These artists come to the classroom for one-on-one discussions with students and faculty, participate in critiques, and give public lectures. “Visiting artists directly connect our students to some of the most talented, professional artists of…

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February 14, 2017
Tea time at the Coffee Bike

Assistant Professor John Freyer’s Free Hot Coffee project has something new to offer. While the “Recovery Roast” coffee has been a hit, one day a student asked if they served anything besides coffee. “My answer to her was to read aloud the laser etched ‘Free Hot Coffee’ on the front of the bike,” Freyer said….

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