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Fall Mix @ Gallery 5

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It’s going to be a wild night of performances by so many wonderful people from VCU and Richmond. Topics will include plants, sandwiches, raffle tickets, prizes, relaxation, dough, Omegle,the future, shifting weights, relationships, the color pink, and history. 

Will you go? Yes.


Faculty Shane Rocheleau in Konstellationen at Galerie f5,6

“Galerie f5,6 is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Konstellationen. Artists of the gallery were asked to invite an artist of their choosing with the purpose of showing their works side by side, thereby creating constellations thus far unseen. Konstellationen unites teachers and students, friends and related minds all while giving Galerie f5,6 the opportunity to cross its boundaries.”

Go check out the gallery here, and also Shane’s rad website here.


DAS: Mary Otanez

On Friday October 3rd, Photography and Film will be host the Distinguished Alumni Symposium in honor of various Photography and Film Alumni in the University Student Commons Theater from 2:00-4:00pm.

Mary Otanez

2007 BFA Photography & Film – Photography

What was the most important thing you learned in your art education at VCU?
The most important thing I learned at VCU was how to observe, review and speak about art. This helped tremendously in my professional career as an Art Producer at The Martin Agency. I knew how to discuss and find artists for my Art Directors.

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DAS: TRAVIS FULLERTON

On Friday October 3rd, Photography and Film will be host the Distinguished Alumni Symposium in honor of various Photography and Film Alumni in the University Student Commons Theater from 2:00-4:00pm.

Travis Fullerton

2005 MFA Photography & Film – Photography

What was the most important thing you learned in your art education at VCU?
It’s hard to think of just one thing because so much happens during your time in school. I think the most important thing I learned was how to look. The courses I had in drawing, photography, and film, really trained me to see line, light, shadow, and my subjects, in a more considered way.

Emile Galle (French); Sideboard; 1903; walnut, oak, various fruit woods, gilded iron, glass; 107”H x 83”W x 27½”D; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau Fund; Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Emile Galle (French); Sideboard; 1903; walnut, oak, various fruit woods, gilded iron, glass; 107”H x 83”W x 27½”D; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau Fund; Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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DAS: Kunitaro Ohi

On Friday October 3rd, Photography and Film will be host the Distinguished Alumni Symposium in honor of various Photography and Film Alumni in the University Student Commons Theater from 2:00-4:00pm.

Kunitaro Ohi

2007 BFA Photography & Film – Film

What was the most important thing you learned in your art education at VCU?
The biggest takeaway from my 4 years was a refinement of taste. When I was at VCU I was exposed to countless movies, art, personal experiences; both good and bad. That helped to define who I am as an individual and what I can contribute to the film world without regurgitating the same 4 to 5 influences that all film students tend to fawn over.

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BFA Alum Co-Directs photography workshops in Italy and Brooklyn

A letter from 2013 BFA Film alum, Kate Fowler–who while a student was a Look 3, Festival of Photography intern, Doha Tasmeem Conference lab leader, Portrait as Community exhibit assistant, and School of Arts Student Gallery director.
 

Hello from a café in Bologna, a small city in central Italy with limited Internet access. I’m writing from one of the few locations with real connectivity— a café that has unwittingly become the new headquarters of Photo Workshop New York while my business partner and I frantically prepare for the first series of workshops that we’re hosting in Europe. (more…)


DAS: Steven Harris

On Friday October 3rd, Photography and Film will be host the Distinguished Alumni Symposium in honor of various Photography and Film Alumni in the University Student Commons Theater from 2:00-4:00pm.

Steven Harris

2007 BFA Photography & Film – Film

What was the most important thing you learned in your art education at VCU?
The most important thing that I learned while at VCU is that, whatever you want, you’re going to have to go get it for yourself. Your professors will guide you along the way. They’ll push you to discover yourself. They’ll show you things you’ve never heard of. And they’ll be excited by your enthusiasm to learn. But if you want a career in film, they’re not going to hand you one. That you have to go get yourself.

Was there any turning point in your time at VCU that helped put you on the path that you’re on now?
Well, to be perfectly honest, I came to VCU to be a painter. And I graduated with a degree in filmmaking.  Throughout my childhood, I had always enjoyed making films but looked at it as a hobby. I went through the VCU AFO program. Did all of the painting and drawing I needed to do to realize I was never going to want to make a career out of selling my work at galleries. So, for my final project in AFO, instead of doing, what I thought, was a typical multimedia project, I did a film. And, from then on, knew I wanted to study film more. I wanted to learn about all of the different ways I could express myself through the film medium. I wanted to learn what there was to learn. So I applied to film and got in. And never regretted leaving paint behind for a second.

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Flickr’s 20 Under 20 features Photo BFA Student

Congratulations to Nicholas Scarpinato for being nominated by Flickr as one of the best young photographers actively making work! He is featured along side 19 other young adults from around the country who are all doing wild things with their photographs. You can check out the work here, and be sure to vote for the artists with the Strongest Portfolio, the Most Creative ideas, and the Best Technique by tweeting.

The nominated photographers work will be exhibited at Milk Studios in New York City on Oct. 1.


DAS: Lindsey Martin

On Friday October 3rd, Photography and Film will be host the Distinguished Alumni Symposium in honor of various Photography and Film Alumni in the University Student Commons Theater from 2:00-4:00pm.

Lindsey Martin

2005 BFA Photography and Film – Film

What was the most important thing you learned in your art education at VCU?
The community. The people I pulled all-nighters with have, in recent years, become references for jobs, resources for future projects, and professional advisors as well as free places to stay all over the country. There are classmates from AFO and VCU film that I would love to have as crew members or collaborators now.

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