January 26, 2016
VCUarts Announces Spring Visiting Artists

VCUarts is hosting dozens of artists from across the fine, design and performing arts as visiting artists this spring. These artists come to the classroom for one-on-one discussions with students and faculty, participate in critiques, and give public lectures. “This semester’s visiting artist lecture series comprises exceptional talents from all walks of life,” says VCUarts…

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January 20, 2016
What Is Your Favorite Thing About RVA?

We’re curious…what is your favorite thing about Richmond? We’re asking all of our VCUarts friends for their opinion, and we’d love to hear – and possibly share – yours! We’ll be attributing responses like this, “Jane D. ’98.” Photo by Dan Strogiy, ’16

January 19, 2016
Update on Diversity and Inclusion at the School of the Arts

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff, Welcome back. I hope you had a productive and restful holiday break. As we mark the first day of the spring semester, I’d like to continue our conversation, work, and planning around the issue of diversity and inclusion at the School of the Arts. As I said in my email…

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January 14, 2016
Explore Richmond With National Geographic’s Guide

National Geographic editors compiled a list of the world’s top destinations “to satisfy your every craving.” Their staff has selected ten cities, including Richmond, and hit on what to eat, what to drink and some of their favorite food and cultural experiences. In part, the author says: Southern cuisine can trace its roots back to…

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January 05, 2016
Three VCUarts Sculptors Earn Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowships

The Virginia Commission for the Arts announced the recipients of its 2015-2016 Artists Fellowships, given to individual artists to recognize and support creativity and excellence. Four artists have been honored in the field of sculpture and we’re so proud that three of those recipients are current Sculpture + Extended Media faculty and students. Associate Professor…

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December 18, 2015
Alumni Star in Michelle Obama College Humor Video

Theatre alumni Morgan Meadows and Mahlon Andrew Raoufi joined Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah—himself a former VCU student—to film College Humor’s “Go to College” music video, which encourages people to do just that. “It’s really a testament to how incredible VCU is, and especially its School of the Arts. We, as students in the…

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December 17, 2015
Local Agency Brings Star Wars to RVA

Local creative services agency Mad Box released an awesome Star Wars tribute video, featuring drone photography from Gordon Whiteway (B.A. ’11) and Trey Trumble. The two turned over aerial footage of Richmond to the Mad Box crew, and what evolved is a brilliant composition of the classic fandom with our River City. Mad Box is “a…

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December 16, 2015
What kind of work of art best describes you?

We’re all human, but we’re all unique in our own way. Just like works of art. Take this quiz to find out which kind of art you are!   This was a silly, fun quiz to help you get your mind off of all the things you have going on in your life. Results may…

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December 10, 2015
Students Practice the Art of Plating

While John Freyer claims to be “no master gardener,” the artist finds the relationship between food and art — and how it’s expressed — interesting. So, at the beginning of this semester’s [Art Foundation Program] Time Studio class, Freyer instructed his students to build a raised-bed garden, fill it with soil and plant a variety…

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December 09, 2015
Design with a Capital D: John Paolini

From a glass conference room overlooking New York’s meatpacking district and downtown skyline beyond, John Paolini (M.F.A. ‘92) can rhapsodize about design with enough artistry that you’re likely to forget about the view. What comes into focus is Paolini’s passion for his field. In branding “the symbols are about the promise, but it’s the conceptualization…

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December 08, 2015
VCUarts Awards $22,368 in Undergraduate Research Grants

VCUarts is excited to announce that it has awarded over $22,000 to eleven projects through the Undergraduate Research Grants program. Projects being funded this year seek to study a variety of topics, including sound engineering techniques to identify nuances in skilled and novice piano players, combating societal censorship of the female body, and digital dissecting…

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