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September 10, 2018
Times-Dispatch profiles VCUarts alumni thriving in Richmond

VCUarts is celebrating 90 years of creative daring, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch took the opportunity to explore some of our alumni who’ve built thriving careers in Richmond. When Richmond art gallery owners talk about the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, they mention an institution that pushes boundaries. They talk about a professionalism and partnership they…

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September 10, 2018
Chair of VCUarts Craft/Material Studies showing at National Museum of Women in the Arts

Susie Ganch, chair of VCUarts Craft/Material Studies, is currently showing in Heavy Metal, a show in the exhibition series Women to Watch, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The show engages with the fluid relationship between “fine” art, design, and craft—the traditional definitions of which are rooted in gender discrimination. Susie recently spoke…

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September 07, 2018
Forking paths

“… an infinite series of times, a growing dizzying net of divergent, convergent, parallel times … Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures …” It’s 1916 and Doctor Yu Tsun, a Chinese professor and spy for the German Empire, is on the run from British counter-intelligence agent Captain Richard Madden. Tsun is sure his arrest is…

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September 05, 2018
Judith Godwin changes the code

Judith Godwin (BFA ’52) isn’t afraid to defy convention. The Suffolk-born artist was one of the few women celebrated as an Abstract expressionist artist in the 1950s. As a young painter, she joined the Art Students League of New York and further studied under Hans Hofmann with classmates Will Barnet, Harry Sternberg and Vaclav Vytlacil….

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September 04, 2018
Undeveloped, untold: Freyer makes first documentary of Garry Winogrand

The pictures were unprompted and crooked. They were candid and chaotic. But they were unmistakably American. The photography of Garry Winogrand crystalized in black and white the smallest moments of city life, capturing everyday pedestrians, beggars, shopkeepers and drivers across the postwar United States. Though popular in his day, he became an artist lost to…

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August 31, 2018
VCU schools of the Arts and Medicine launch Physician-Scientist in Residence

  John E. Nestler, M.D., a professor of internal medicine, is the first to hold the position, expanding collaboration between the two schools   RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts and VCU’s School of Medicine are pleased to welcome John E. Nestler, M.D. as their first Physician-Scientist in…

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August 30, 2018
Dance alumnus named Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow

We are pleased to announce that VCUarts Dance + Choreography alumnus Tariq O’Meally (BFA ’15) has been chosen as a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow. He is the first performance artist in dance and choreography to participate in the nine-month residency program based in Washington, DC. O’Meally has worked and performed with Johnnie Cruise Mercer and…

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August 30, 2018
Win $5,000 for your big idea

Image from 2016-17 grant project “Forgotten News, Forgotten Names.” See a full list of past grant recipients. VCUarts is devoted to helping your best ideas flourish. Every year, the school awards $30,000 in grants to support undergraduate innovation and entrepreneurship. Got a unique concept for a product? Eager to start a brand-new business? Apply for…

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August 28, 2018
Fashion Illustration alumna returns to portraiture career after 23 years at Brazier Gallery

Loryn Brazier (BA ’62) recently closed shop at Brazier Gallery to shift her focus back towards personal projects. She took on the role of gallerist at Brazier Gallery, located on Main Street in Richmond, for the past 23 years. “I’m feeling really good about it,” she says of moving beyond the role of gallerist. The…

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August 24, 2018
A summer at StudioEIS

Cat Buffington landed her summer internship after a simple conversation in an unexpected place: the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library in her Mississippi hometown. Her parents were at the museum for an unveiling of four new figures designed by the Brooklyn-based StudioEIS. They ended up talking to studio’s founder, Ivan Schwartz, and suggested Buffington, a…

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August 22, 2018
VCUarts welcomes Class of 2022

RICHMOND, Va. (August 23, 2018) – Nearly 775 students have joined the incoming first-year Class of 2022 at VCU School of the Arts (VCUarts). As a group, the class represents a cross-section of talent, creativity, socio-economic backgrounds, cities and countries, interests, and cultures that VCUarts values. “This year’s incoming students are a fantastic group,” says…

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