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February 09, 2017
VCUarts Music department presents the Langston Hughes Project

VCUarts Music department presents the Langston Hughes Project, a multimedia performance of Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The performance, featuring spoken-word and music by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 pm. at the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Hughes scored the…

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January 30, 2017
VCUarts Together

To the members of the VCUarts community both in Richmond and Doha, In light of recent restrictions on entry to the United States, by Presidential Executive Order, affecting people possessing visas and green cards from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, I want to alert you to the message sent on Sunday by…

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January 26, 2017
‘Jitney’ hits Broadway with the help of VCU Theatre

From left, Keith Randolph Smith, Anthony Chisholm, Harvy Blanks, Michael Potts, Brandon J. Dirden and André Holland in August Wilson’s “Jitney,” at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times The costumes seen above were created by VCU Theatre Associate Professor Toni-Leslie James and her team of alumni, assistant Michael Magaraci (B.F.A. ’12)…

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January 23, 2017
Fashion students earn prestigious scholarships

From left: Molly Walters, Melanie Riley, Katherine Manson, Jacqueline Dwyer, Jessica Fatherly, Deidra Arrington, Anya Rudolph, Bridget Carpenter, Justina Dambrauskaite and Yujin Jeon. Congratulations to the 10 VCU Fashion students awarded a total of $50,000 from the The Young Men’s Association Fashion Scholarship Fund. Read more on VCU News.

January 23, 2017
‘Best feeling in the world’

VCU Music Professor Rex Richardson was recently featured in a CBS6 article about his love for travel and music. “I love Japan. I hope to be back there this year. I also love Australia,” said Richardson. “Brazil is another amazing place to visit.” Rex will be one of the featured musicians at the 2017 Brass…

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January 11, 2017
Fashion Merchandising student awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Alex Morales, a sophomore fashion merchandising student will study in Italy this semester with support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. “I feel like in Italy and in Europe in general, I can learn something about the industry…

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January 11, 2017
The art of expression: VCU student gives back to the community through art, activism and service

Angelique Scott, a senior at VCUarts, is double majoring in art education and craft/material studies with a minor in art history. Her artwork focuses on race, culture, pop culture, history and current events. “I believe my artwork [gives] black culture a voice,” she said. “My artwork serves as a catalyst for conversations my classmates might…

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December 16, 2016
Research Executive Director Named to National Advisory Committee

Sarah B. Cunningham, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Creative Youth Development National Partnership’s advisory committee. The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is an initiative of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Americans for the Arts, Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. Read the full press release here.

December 15, 2016
Art + Science Working Together to Impact a Community

Ever since meeting at a Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Sustainability retreat last fall, professors Stephen Fong, Ph.D., and Jon Sheridan have been sharing ideas about how they could collaborate. While Fong teaches chemical and life science engineering and Sheridan teaches photography, they believe art and science complement each other. After consulting with Christopher Gough,…

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December 14, 2016
Announcing 2016-17 VCUarts Graduate Research Grant Awards

Twelve graduate students have been awarded grants ranging from $1,190-$3,000 to support creative practice, research and scholarly activities.   J. Avery Collins, Sculpture + Extended Media “The moon cuts like pie, but not cherry” is a durational performance depicting the interior of one ‘living’ entity- that invites visitors into five of its many symbiotic compartments…

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December 12, 2016
Theatre Alumnus Appointed Penn State Theatre Director

William Doan (MFA ’86), a professor of theatre at Penn State, has been appointed director of Penn’s School of Theatre for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017. Doan is the former associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Architecture. Read more about his career and his new position…

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