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November 17, 2015
VCUarts Grad Student Earns People’s Choice Award

For the first time, Inlight Richmond, presented by 1708 Gallery, expanded its installation to a two day run, which was attended by 21,000 visitors. The light-based exhibition featured many VCUarts artists, but for one of our artists, their weekend was made just a little more magical. Congratulations to kinetic imaging student Eva Rocha, M.F.A. ’16,…

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November 16, 2015
Morgan Yacoe Is A Star!

Morgan Yacoe graduated from the sculpture department back in 2011, but since then, her ties to VCU and the community have remained strong. Last year, her work was exhibited during “The Tapia Twins: Bringing Together Arts & Medicine,” one of the first exhibitions at the VCUarts Depot Gallery and she was a recipient of Richmond…

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November 12, 2015
Comm Arts Assistant Professor Illustrates International Cover

Assistant Professor in Communication Arts Stephen Alcorn designed and illustrated the cover of edition #132 of the international cultural quarterly, Prometeo. The image interprets an essay titled “I Tempi Dell’Insicurezza” (Age of Insecurity: The Challenges and Dilemmas of the West in an Increasingly Complex and Ever-Shifting Balance of Power) by scholar Valerio Castronovo. The piece…

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November 11, 2015
VCUarts and the Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

The sixth biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture wrapped up this past weekend in Doha, Qatar. Titled “By the Pen and What They Write: Writing in Islamic Art and Culture,” the symposium featured original presentations by leading art historians, curators, conservators and authors on the role of writing in Islamic art,…

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November 10, 2015
Dance Faculty, Staff and Students Work on “Equus”

Opening to positive reviews, the Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep theatre and in association with VCU Dance and the Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company, is in the midst of its production of “Equus.” The play, written by Peter Shaffer, tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a…

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November 06, 2015
KI Alumna Selected for Without Words Film Festival

Kinetic Imaging alumna Marta Finkelstein (M.F.A. ’15) has been selected to show her film, “Bodily Conflict,” in this year’s Without Words Film Festival in Metz, France. “Bodily Conflict” (2013, 4 minutes 2 seconds) explores the psychological anxieties about sexuality, the woman’s body and aging. This experimental clay animation stop-motion teeters on the line between pain…

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November 04, 2015
Cinema Students Take on Hollywood…From the Comforts of Richmond, VA

Richmond is becoming a mini, East Coast Hollywood, with big names like Steven Spielberg coming out to shoot their films. When these productions come to town, our cinema students have access to the ultimate working experience. This year alone, our students have been involved with the productions for “Loving,” “Imperium” and “TURN: Washington’s Spies.” “Loving,”…

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November 03, 2015
Three VCUarts Students Win in VCU Education Abroad Contest

Three VCUarts students have won prizes from area businesses for their photo submission in VCU Education Abroad’s annual photography contest. There were 153 entries that were voted for on social media throughout the month of October. For the full list of winners, and to see all of the other fantastic submissions, head over to VCU…

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October 23, 2015
A Legacy in Decorative Arts and Architecture

Art historian Emily Campbell (M.A. ’15) has been able to turn her passion for decorative arts and architectural history into a career path due to the generosity and support of VCUarts art history professor Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D. Campbell is the 2013 and 2014 recipient of the Bess T. Brownell Architectural History Scholarship, a fund…

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October 19, 2015
“Richmond as a Work of Art” Panel Features VCUarts Connections

“Richmond as a Work of Art” studies the founding conditions of a historic city to distill the modern consequences and to project a future civic vision. Archival research and original drawings of the city’s architectural form, infrastructural systems, and array of park spaces demonstrate the layering of history, the transformation of urban elements and their…

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October 15, 2015
Graphic Design Alumnus Helps Organize Sink/Swim Comic Expo

Graphic Design alumnus Bizhan Khodabandeh (B.F.A, M.F.A) is partnering up with James Moffitt once again to host the Sink/Swim Indie Comic Expo, Saturday October 17 at Gallery5 (200 West Marshall Street, Richmond). The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., will play host to dozens of comics and creators who will showcase…

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