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November 12, 2018
VCUarts named best fine art school for veterans in Virginia

We are pleased to announce that College Factual has named VCUarts the 2019 Best Fine & Studio Arts school for veterans in Virginia. VCUarts also ranked nationally 23 out of 513 schools for veterans, putting us in the top 5% of all schools in the nation when it comes to offering a quality education to…

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November 06, 2018
Pamela Lawton on bringing Artstories to the U.K.

Pamela Lawton, associate professor of art education, will be VCUarts’ second Tate Exchange associate when she heads to London on July 16–21, 2019. In addition to working with the Tate, she has also been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to bring her project Artstories to the University of Edinburgh early next year. Lawton’s Artstories engages community…

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November 06, 2018
November message from the dean

To the VCUarts community, As the season of giving thanks approaches, our thoughts naturally turn to the people who support us through challenges, who inspire us to pursue and elevate us to a place of limitless possibility. Just this month, I sat down with students from our departments of art history, fashion, graphic design, interior…

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November 05, 2018
Mike Mignola’s visit to VCUarts

Last month, VCUarts hosted the creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola, for a discussion with Communication Arts chair TyRuben Ellingson. Before his visit, RVA Mag was able to talk with Mike about his old friendship with TyRuben and the process of developing the Hellboy movies. “Ty and I have been talking for years about getting together,”…

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November 05, 2018
New York, New York: five sculpture students intern with professional artists

Above: The class meets with artist Antoine Catala. For the first six months of 2018, New York City endured two blustery and ill-tempered seasons. March ushered in a bomb cyclone and four nor’easters before giving way to a chilly April. It was a frigid welcome to five sculpture students who were set loose in the…

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November 05, 2018
VCU News: VCU is recognized as a top college for student voters

With U.S. midterm elections coming up, VCU News took a look at student voting activity on campus. VCU was recently named a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project, which recognizes schools that develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement. In 2016, 61.5 percent of VCU students voted,…

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November 02, 2018
Scoring the Big Bang

There are some who describe the start of the universe as a cosmic hiss, at a pitch 50 octaves lower than the human ear can register, and slowly descending. That primordial sound built up over time, becoming louder and deeper as the universe expanded. Denser patches of dark matter pulled light in, creating sound waves….

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November 02, 2018
B.A.S.E. to hold fundraiser and Anderson showcase in November

Shayne Herrera with his work at the Oct. 26 B.A.S.E. art show. Black Art Student Empowerment has announced two events for early November that offer great opportunities to chat about and create artwork. The B.A.S.E. Screen Printing Fundraiser will be held Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 342, Fine Arts…

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October 25, 2018
VCUarts’ presence in Doha, Qatar

The VCUarts campus in Doha, Qatar, and a few established graduates, were recently featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. VCUarts Qatar is a part of Education City, a collection of some of the world’s major universities including Carnegie Mellon and Texas A&M. Its graduates are from all over the world, but the biggest impact has been…

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October 24, 2018
Two VCUarts alumni named to 10 Under 10 list

Two VCUarts graduates are being honored by VCU Alumni for noteworthy achievements made within 10 years of graduating from the university. Joseph Carlson (BFA ’08; MFA ’11) and Gabriel Craig (MFA ’09) were recognized for their service to the university, to VCU alumni, their remarkable professional success, and outstanding contributions to the community. Joseph Carlson…

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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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