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February 10, 2016
Assistant Professor Profiled in Art Pulse

Administrative director and assistant professor in Painting + Printmaking, Ron Johnson was profiled in Art Pulse, where he discussed with contributing reporter Owen Duffy (Art History doctoral candidate), his paintings and his perspective. People tell me that all of the time that they just want to touch my paintings, which of course I am fine…

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February 10, 2016
Extraordinary Artistry – Torobaka/Flash: Cultural Intimacy in Motion

VCU Dance is kicking off its programming surrounding TOROBAKA/FLASH: Cultural Intimacy In Motion, a national conversation originating at the intersection of four artists whose work explodes conventional notions of cross-cultural dialogue. VCUarts, in partnership with the Modlin Center for the Arts, present two dance collaborations (Toro and Flash) and a series of in-depth discussions with…

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February 10, 2016
AFO Director Named President-Elect for National Arts Organization

Elissa Armstrong has been named president-elect of the board of directors of the National Council of Arts Administrators. She will serve a two-year term. Armstrong joined VCU in 2006 and received the VCU School of the Arts Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2012. Her work has been shown at numerous venues including the Kemper Museum…

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February 08, 2016
Painting + Printmaking Alumna Receives Fulbright U.S. Grant

Leah Beeferman (M.F.A. ’10) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Finland for 2016-2017. She will spend about five months from October 2016 through February 2017 in Finland as a Fulbright Scholar. Beeferman initially applied for a Fulbright Student Scholarship when she was completing her M.F.A. While that application was not successful, she…

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February 08, 2016
New ‘Workshop’ offers 3-D printing, a laser cutter, sewing machines, a 4K video studio and one really, really big video screen

Natalie DeMenthon, a junior communication arts and computer science student, loves making costumes, particularly ones inspired by video games. So when VCU Libraries’ new innovative media center opened its doors recently, she decided to try out one of its 3-D printers to fabricate a cosplay prop. “I used one of the 3-D printers to make…

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February 05, 2016
VCUarts Qatar Students Search for Home in Their Work

Art Foundation students at VCUarts Qatar were featured in the Gulf Times for a recent project that had them questioning the concept of home. Jesse Payne, an assistant professor in the AFO program in Qatar, encouraged students to ask questions about personal objects and experiment with various mark-marking techniques in order to translate domestic experiences…

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February 04, 2016
Black History Month at VCU aims to spark dialogue, celebrate black excellence

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events throughout February that are meant to provoke thought and conversation. “I am truly excited for this year’s Black History Month events and the dialogue that may come as a byproduct of these programs,” said Yolanda Avent, director of the Office of Multicultural…

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February 03, 2016
VCU School of the Arts announces spring exhibition schedule

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts will hold its annual undergraduate and graduate exhibitions from Thursday, March 24, through Sunday, May 15. “The end-of-year exhibitions represent the zenith of our students’ formal artistic education,” said Joseph H. Seipel, dean of the VCU School of the Arts. “The exhibitions allow them to express their point…

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January 29, 2016
VCUarts Artists Earn $94,000 From VMFA Fellowship Program

Every year around this time, we beam with pride when the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) announces the recipients of its fellowship program. This year, of the 28 artists, VCUarts faculty, staff, alumni and students represent more than half of the fellowship winners. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital…

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January 28, 2016
Registration Opens For The Commonwealth Society

The Commonwealth Society, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts’ educational organization for adult learners, opened its registration for its spring semester. The Commonwealth Society connects community learners to the resources of Virginia Commonwealth University and the robust Richmond arts scene. Through classes and other programming, the Commonwealth Society strives to make the connection between…

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January 27, 2016
Visiting Artist Gordon Hall Serves as Faculty Mentor to Graduate Students

VCUarts is pleased to announce that Gordon Hall will be a visiting faculty member in the sculpture department during the spring semester. Hall, a New York-based artist who uses objects to pose questions about our culture’s organizing principles, often combines sculpture and performance. Hall’s most recent work explores the materiality of spoken and written language,…

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