2016-2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to all our AFO Award Winners this year!

6 AFO students were nominated by their faculty to receive our AFO Outstanding Achievement Awards:
Caroline Meyers
Audrey Stemann
Aliyah Decker
Jisoo Shin
Matthew Johnson

10 students were nominated by their major admitting departments to be considered for 2, $2000 Dean’s awards.
Congratulations to the nominees :
Quetzal Arevalo
Marley White
Nicole Brooks
Nicholas Gerson
Andrea Carey
Madeline Denton
Abigail Deluca
Keenan Ferguson
Thomas Rooney
Abigail Ehmcke

Congratulations to the two Dean’s award winners (in photo):
Marley White
Madeline Denton

Other awards this year:
James Foley: Arissa Lopez
Michael B. Huntley Merit Scholarship in the Arts: Caroline Meyers
Anderson Student Show: Caroline Nelson
Black History in the Making Award: Morgan Woody
Doris Lansing: Samuel Richardson

Planet Nine

Dear Cosmonauts, Moon Walkers, and Terrestrial Beings of all sorts,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in observing a performance welcoming Planet Nine. Planet Nine is an illusive hypothetical planet in the far outer reaches of our solar system beyond Neptune. Julie Malen and Carli Holcomb have combined three Art Foundation Space Research classes, to perform for the unseen, yet massive primordial planet. The performance envisions a post-discovery future.
Monday May 8th, 7:30 pm,
The Depot, 814 West Broad Street
Second Floor

Cobi Moules and Cupid Ojala Artist Talk

The VCUarts Art Foundation Program is pleased to announce an artist lecture by Cobi Moules and Cupid Ojala, both NYC-based transgender queer artists. This lecture is funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative.

Cobi Moules received his BFA from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA in 2004 and his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in 2010.

Cupid Ojala is a VCUarts alumnus and received his BFA in 1999 and his MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY in 2012. He is currently the Program Coordinator for The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Prince Street Project Space.

Blade Wynne – “Yard Work”

Yard Work, a solo exhibition of paintings by Blade Wynne, opens Thursday, February 9th at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite Gallery.

Blade Wynne – Yard Work

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II, 600 22nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 9, 5 PM – 7 PM
Exhibition runs from Feb 9 to May 22, 2017.

Will Connally – “Lake Elster”

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Lake Elster, a large-scale exhibition of new and recent work from Will Connally, opens this Friday, October 7 at Shockoe Artspace.

“Come explore the long and mysterious history of Lake Elster through a collection of narrative photographs and correspondent objects. Connally’s work compellingly brings together, by way of narrative, curious happenings and interesting characters as life surrounding Lake Elster moves us between fiction and the real, dispersing strange visual phenomena throughout.”

Opening Friday, October 7th from 6-9pm
12 N 19th Street, Richmond, VA 23223

The VCUarts Car Rides On

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Justin Fuller will be racing the VCUarts #3 car this Saturday at the East Carolina Motor Speedway! Green flags wave at 6 pm but come early if you want to see qualifying laps and talk with the drivers and crew. This will most likely be the closest race of the season, so don’t miss your chance to see the VCUarts car in action!

Agata Blaszkow designed Justin’s car wrap for a project in Tom Burkett’s Surface Research class during the Spring semester.

East Carolina Motor Speedway
4918 U.S. 64 Alt.
Robersonville, NC 278

Slide Schmear- September 23

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Slide Schmear is a fun, casual, mix and mingle event here at AFO created to help current students meet upperclassmen from all the different majors in the School of the Arts. Students are invited to come hang out, eat FREE pizza, see images of work by all the upperclassmen guests, ask questions, and make new friends!