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November 10, 2017
Painting + Printmaking Alumnus Author of ‘Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History’

Painting + Printmaking alumnus Dale Brumfield (BFA ’81) is the author of Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History which reveals the history of the Richmond prison that was built in 1800. Brumfield is the field director for Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, as well as a digital archaeologist and the author of eight…

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November 09, 2017
Dance + Choreography Faculty Member Featured in Richmond Magazine

Dance + Choreography Faculty Member Julinda Lewis was recently featured in Richmond Magazine discussing her life long career in the Richmond creative arts community. Lewis is a multi-hyphenate talent in Richmond’s creative arts community. Punctuating her four-decade-long career as a trained professional dancer, Lewis founded St. Paul’s Baptist Church’s Ayinde Liturgical Dance ministry. She teaches dance history classes…

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November 09, 2017
Art Education Alumna Discusses Her Artistic Process

Art Education alumna Ume Hussain (BFA ’05) was recently featured in HUFFPOST where she discusses how VCUarts shaped her interests and ideologies regarding art. A few years after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in art education and teaching, both elementary and high school, while maintaining an independent art studio, Ume Hussain realized she had hit a…

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November 08, 2017
Artist of Merit: Naya Moore

In the studio, VCUarts senior Naya Moore already looks like a professional. And this year, she’s being treated like one. As one of a select few students awarded a spot in the Painting + Printmaking department’s Merit Studio course, Moore has access to the solitude and professional guidance afforded to distinguished artists. Merit Studio is…

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November 06, 2017
VCUarts Alumni Honored in VCU’s 10 Under 10

VCUarts has two alumni among this year’s VCU Alumni 10 Under 10 recipients: Ashley Hawkins (BFA ’07) and Stanley Rayfield (BFA ’09). Hawkins is the owner of Studio Two Three, Richmond’s only public printmaking studio providing professional artists with the tools to take their careers to the next step. She will also be our 2017 December Commencement Speaker. Rayfield is…

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November 06, 2017
Graphic Design Alumnus Co-directs Adobe Award-Winning Film

Denzel Boyd (BFA ’17) co-directed the Adobe Award-winning film “Hell You Talmbout.” The film was created in collaboration with the VCUarts Dance + Choreography department and was supported through a 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Grant. Forgotten News, Forgotten Namesboldly presents a short film “Hell You Talmbout,” (co-directed by Denzel Boyd, VCUarts Graphic Design 17’) that artfully…

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November 06, 2017
VCUarts Qatar Partnering with Heya for 12th Arabian Fashion Exhibition

  VCUarts Qatar is partnering with Heya for the 12th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition in Doha, Qatar. The 12th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition continues to present a “showstopper event for local designers, delivering a platform to foster Qatar’s fashion scene and empower entrepreneurship and knowledge-sharing”, the organisers have said. This year, for the first time…

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November 06, 2017
VCUarts Qatar Comes to Richmond

VCU Qatar Day was November 1 in the University Student Commons in Richmond, Virginia. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff attended the eighth annual Qatar Day at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus Nov. 1, an event that brings VCUarts Qatar to Richmond. The annual event strengthens the relationship between the Qatar and Richmond campuses…

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November 03, 2017
Alumnus Finds Harmony in Business

A VCUarts degree can lead you to many unexpected and exciting destinations. Alumnus Emerson Hughes (BME ’65), included among this year’s Alumni Stars, transitioned from music education to owning a luxury pet boarding company. Ancillary lessons learned through music education training helped prepare Hughes for starting a business and holding top civic leadership positions. Performing…

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October 24, 2017
VCUarts Qatar Day – November 1st

Qatar Day is an annual event at VCU that features art and design projects from the VCUarts campus in Doha, Qatar. It also features traditional aspects of Qatari and Arab culture, such as henna, Arabic calligraphy and traditional Qatari clothing. The event was developed by students to strengthen the relationship between the Richmond and Qatar…

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October 23, 2017
VCUarts Qatar Collaborates to Create Joint Program

VCUarts Qatar is collaborating with Texas A&M University at Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar to design a new course that is set to launch in January and will be open to any Education City student in their junior year. Omran Hamad Al-Kuwari, executive director of the Qatar Foundation, the principal funder of the…

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