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October 23, 2018
Hellboy creator tells his tale

When visiting artist Mike Mignola—the creator of Hellboy—comes to VCUarts on Oct. 29, don’t expect a comic-con kind of vibe. TyRuben Ellingson, chair of the VCUarts Department of Communication Arts, wants to have a more academic conversation with Mignola, his friend and former colleague. He doesn’t want Mignola to have to answer the same old…

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October 22, 2018
Form meets function at internship with textile designer

As a longtime runner and a sophomore VCUarts fashion design major, Alice Babashak has her eye on a specific career path: footwear design. “This combination of kinesiology and art meet and find this balance of function and utility,” she says, “but it’s also something that people really want to buy and use.” Babashak’s experience on the…

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October 22, 2018
Make It Reel: VCUarts Alumni Working in Film and TV

VCUarts alumni are working on tons of different projects across the worlds of film and television. Take a peek at some of their resumés, or learn more about the departments of Photography + Film, Music, Theatre, and the Cinema program at their webpages. Laina Kaffenberger (BA ’10) • Double major in Cinema and Psychology Assistant to the producer, Dawn…

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October 19, 2018
Murry DePillars: Principle and Presence

Murry N. DePillars arrived at VCUarts during a kind of revolution. In 1976, his first year as dean, Virginia Commonwealth University was only 8 years old—a new entity born from a 1968 merger between Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia. The governance of Richmond was changing, too; 1977 marked the election of…

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October 19, 2018
VCUarts alumni recognized for service to university

Two VCUarts graduates are being honored by VCU Alumni for their outstanding accomplishments and service to the university. Joseph Lowenthal Jr. (BFA ’55) and Franklin R. Wallace Jr. (BFA ’87; MPA ’08/GPA) will be recognized at the biennial Alumni Volunteer Service Awards, held at Richmond’s Delta Hotel on Friday, Oct. 19. Eugene H. and Rosalia C. Hunt…

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October 18, 2018
VCUarts alumni, students and faculty to be featured at InLight Richmond 2018

InLight Richmond is a free, public exhibition of light-based art and performances presented by 1708 Gallery. This year’s curated and juried artists will transform the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with artworks that consider ideas about community. We are pleased to announce that the following alumni, current students and faculty will have work featured at…

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October 16, 2018
‘Gavagai,’ a film made by two VCUarts Cinema professors receives fantastic reviews

VCUarts Cinema professor Kirk Kjeldsen and Rob Tregenza, program director, collaborated on their feature Gavagai, which was reviewed by influential film critic Richard Brody for The New Yorker. Brody wrote an in-depth review calling the film “extraordinary and memorable.” The film opens with a minutes-long shot of the film’s central protagonist, played by Lust, after he has…

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October 10, 2018
Diana Al-Hadid installs major public art project at Williams College

Diana Al-Hadid (MFA ’05) has four of her distinctive ghostly sculptures on display across the Williams College campus until March 24, 2019. The event marks Al-Hadid’s first major public art project. The pieces—collectively known as Delirious Matter—combine industrial materials such as aluminum, steel, fiberglass and concrete to create massive white installations that blend architectural, figural…

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October 05, 2018
Heather Ogden | myVCUarts

VCUarts Theatre student, Heather Ogden, talks about her experience double minoring in Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. The minors help her think about how she’s communicating to her audience through theatre. myVCUarts is a series that captures the experiences of student at VCU School of the Arts in their own words. These short…

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October 02, 2018
General Demotion/General Devotion design contest will reimagine Monument Avenue in Richmond

General Demotion/General Devotion is a design ideas competition which asks participants to reconsider Monument Avenue. Designers are asked to contemplate the road’s role as an historic urban boulevard, its viability as a 5.4-mile interurban connector, its presence in Richmond as the city evolves into a more diverse and progressive city, its significance in the history…

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October 01, 2018
VCUarts Fashion student gets a glimpse into New York Fashion Week

Fashion Design + Merchandising student Mercedes Miller was chosen by a committee from VCUarts to attend New York Fashion Week as a part of the Collegiate Experience at NYFW: The Shows, a one-of-a-kind educational experience for students created by IMG College Licensing and the IMG Fashion Events division. The VCU Office of Trademarks & Licensing partners…

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