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October 06, 2017
Linda Komaroff Speaking at 2017 Islamic Art Symposium

Linda Komaroff will be one of many speakers at the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art on Nov. 2-4 in Richmond, Virginia. Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. She is the author or editor of several books and exhibition catalogues, and has written numerous articles and…

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October 06, 2017
Hassan Hajjaj Speaking at 2017 Islamic Art Symposium

Hassan Hajjaj will be one of many speakers at the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art on Nov. 2-4 in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Larache, Morocco in 1961, Hassan Hajjaj left Morocco for London at an early age. Heavily influence by the club, hip-hop, and reggae scenes of London as well as by…

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October 05, 2017
Communications Arts Student wins Burnside Watstein Award

Congratulations to Communication Arts student Lee Biggs on winning VCU’s annual Burnside Watstein Award. The Burnside Watstein Award is now in its 12th year of honoring the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual people and our allies here at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The award is named for the first two LGBT subcommittee chairs,…

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October 03, 2017
Photography + Film Alum Raises Money for Hurricane Victims

Steven Casanova (BFA ’15) is teaming up with The Anderson to host “Richmond Potluck” on Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Casanova is one of six recent alumni featured in the “Reach Out and Touch” exhibition, on view at the Anderson through Oct. 8. Casanova had always planned a community potluck — “the…

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October 03, 2017
Craft/Material Studies Alumna Continues Career in Ceramics

Ahnalisa Reavis (BFA ’11) discusses how VCUarts helped her begin a career in ceramics after Art Foundation. “At VCU, they make you do one year of foundation art, where you do everything and then apply to the different schools within the school of arts,” Mrs. Reavis explains. “My first choice was photography and the second…

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October 03, 2017
Photography + Film Alumnus Shows in the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: “Carceral States”

Mark Strandquist (BFA ’13) is showing in the 106th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art: “Carceral States” at The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The smallest work is a series of 4×6 photos, from Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Mark Strandquist’s “Windows from Prison Project,” for which he asked prison inmates the same question: If…

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October 03, 2017
VCUarts Theatre Faculty Named Virginia Rep Associate Artistic Director

VCUarts Theatre Faculty Kikau L. Alvaro has been named the new Associate Artistic Director of the Virginia Repertory Theatre. Alvaro teaches Musical Theatre and Movement for the Actor at Virginia Commonwealth University and will continue his teaching position in addition to his new role at Virginia Rep. The Associate Artistic Director position was recently vacated by Chase…

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September 25, 2017
iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow Showing “Rewind” at York College

Paul Rucker, iCubed Visiting Arts Fellow at the ICA, recently opened his solo show “Rewind” at York College. Now, amid a backdrop of increased hate crimes and heightened racism, York College this month is featuring an art exhibition that pushes the comfort levels of audiences with a provocative statement on the evolution and inter-connectedness of those…

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September 24, 2017
VCUarts Interior Design program Ranked by DesignIntelligence

VCUarts Interior Design Program was rated one of the top ten graduate programs and one of the top 20 undergraduate programs by DesignIntelligence. These rankings are according to hiring professionals in the field and are based on the past five years. See the full publication here.  

September 19, 2017
VCUarts Launches Arts Research Institute

A Touchpoint for Arts Research in the U.S., the Institute Will Apply Arts as a Rigorous Research Tool Aimed at Solving Global Issues Richmond, Va., September 19, 2017–Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) announced today the launch of its new Arts Research Institute, which will serve faculty in their creative research and interdisciplinary practices…

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September 14, 2017
Dance + Choreography Alumna Creates Dance Festival

Nicole Buggé (BFA ’10) has created Liberty Hall Dance Festival in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University. The festival will take place Saturday, September 16 in Union, NJ. The Liberty Hall Dance Festival brings together 15 companies and choreographers from the tri-state area including Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Buggé Ballet, and Art of…

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