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March 17, 2016
VCUarts Remains #1 Public Fine Art Program in the United States

U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Graduate School Rankings Announced Richmond, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts has once again made the top of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings. The rankings, completed in 2016, are based on a fall 2015 survey of art school deans and other top…

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March 17, 2016
CreateAthon at VCU provides marketing, advertising help to nine Richmond nonprofits

Over a 24-hour, caffeine-fueled blitz that wrapped up Friday morning, teams of Virginia Commonwealth University students specializing in writing, graphic design, web development, video production and much more created a variety of advertising, marketing and PR materials for nine Richmond-area nonprofit organizations. CreateAthon at VCU, held each year during spring break, brings together teams of…

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March 15, 2016
IDES Wins Awards of Excellence at Industry Conference

A student and a faculty member from Interior Design won awards of excellence at the Interior Design Educators Council annual conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this month. M.F.A. candidate Jessie Walton won in the category of “Best Poster Presentation” for her thesis “Design Thinking: Providing Opportunities for Underserved Communities with Design Thinking.” Assistant Professor Roberto…

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March 14, 2016
Art Ed Professor Named SE Region Art Educator of the Year

The National Art Education Association has named Art Education‘s Pam Taylor the 2016 Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member annually at the Regional level within their division. The award will…

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March 11, 2016
Art Education Alumnus Featured on NPR

As part of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers series, LA Johnson (a visual journalist at NPR) created an illustrated profile of Art Education alumnus Jimi Herd. Johnson sits in on a day in the life of Herd, sketching out his classroom interactions in a fun and thoughtful way. “Hey, there are no mistakes in art.” –…

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March 10, 2016
HERstory: A Woman’s Worth / B.A.S.E. Exhibition at ATLAS Gallery

“HERstory: A Woman’s Worth,” the newest exhibition at ART 180‘s ATLAS gallery, is a body of work created by members of B.A.S.E. (Black Art Student Empowerment), a pro-Black support group at VCU. The exhibit will feature the work of seven individual artists and members of B.A.S.E. Student artist Danielle Johnson says it best in her…

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March 04, 2016
VCU Dance emphasizes creating 21st-century ‘global artists’

With the start of the spring 2016 semester, the curtain rose on the 35th year of the Department of Dance and Choreography in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. In recognition of this landmark, E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., chair of the department, and Lea Marshall, associate chair, reflected on the department’s past and…

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February 23, 2016
PAPR Professor Featured in Encaustic Art Publication

Work by Painting and Printmaking professor Reni Gower was featured in the recent publication, “Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century,” by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney. Her work is also cited in the forward by Kim Bernard. “From beehive to hotplate to the artist’s hand, encaustic has evolved as a versatile medium applied to…

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February 18, 2016
“A Chicken in Every Plot” Exhibition at The Valentine

Alyssa Salomon, adjunct faculty in Photography & Film and in the VCU Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, is part of an exhibition at the Valentine that’s all about chickens. This exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits…

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February 18, 2016
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2016 Juried Student Fine Arts Exhibition

The Anderson Building & The Depot Gallery are the homes for this year’s end of year, juried undergraduate student exhibitions. The undergraduate fine arts exhibition will run from March 24 – April 3 at the two locations. GENERAL INFORMATION Eligibility: All undergraduate students who are taking fine art studio courses in the School of the…

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February 12, 2016
Alumna Named Citizen of the Year by Local National Association of Social Workers Chapter

VCUarts alumna Rachel Strawn (B.F.A.’98) has been selected as the National Association of Social Workers-Virginia Chapter Citizen of the Year. Strawn has served as the Director for Great Expectations, an initiative of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Great Expectations currently serves over 1,500 Virginia foster youth at 18 of Virginia’s 23 community colleges through a one-on-one, professional…

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