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March 05, 2019
Architect of National Museum of African American History and Culture to speak at Tasmeem

Sir David Adjaye, designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, will be the keynote speaker at Tasmeem Doha on March 13–15. The biennial art and design conference, hosted and organized by VCUarts Qatar, is open to the public and attracts international professionals in art, design and academics,…

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March 05, 2019
Lighting up the dark

Tasmeem Doha 2019 runs March 13 to 15, and this time the biennial art and design conference will host a bevy of student-created workshops. The program known as Next Jeel—translated to Next “Generation” in Arabic—empowers students to take a lead role in education. There will be 10 three-hour workshops in total, with five conducted by…

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March 05, 2019
Symbols that tell a story

Tasmeem Doha 2019 runs March 13 to 15, and this time the biennial art and design conference will host a bevy of student-created workshops. The program known as Next Jeel—translated to Next “Generation” in Arabic—empowers students to take a lead role in education. There will be 10 three-hour workshops in total, with five conducted by…

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March 05, 2019
Telling layered stories

Tasmeem Doha 2019 runs March 13 to 15, and this time the biennial art and design conference will host a bevy of student-created workshops. The program known as Next Jeel—translated to Next “Generation” in Arabic—empowers students to take a lead role in education. There will be 10 three-hour workshops in total, with five conducted by…

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March 04, 2019
Two alumni take home the typewriter

Last fall, Tate Hanyok (BFA ’02) was at Austin Film Festival where her screenplay, Sex APPeal, had won in the comedy category. Hanyok was listening to a speech from one of her fellow winners, Sean Collins-Smith, who had just received the Josephson Entertainment Screenwriting Fellowship for his television pilot Lifers Anonymous. “He jumped up and said,…

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March 01, 2019
A chat with Stephen Vitiello on his latest album

In addition to his role as professor and chair of Kinetic Imaging, Stephen Vitiello is an active recording artist who recently released Fridman Variations—his latest album with longtime collaborator Taylor Deupree. The LP, available both on vinyl and as a digital download, captures their dreamy performance at Fridman Gallery in New York and further sonic adventures in the…

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February 28, 2019
Anyone can code

Tasmeem Doha 2019 runs March 13 to 15, and this time the biennial art and design conference will host a bevy of student-created workshops. The program known as Next Jeel—translated to Next “Generation” in Arabic—empowers students to take a lead role in education. There will be 10 three-hour workshops in total, with five conducted by…

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February 27, 2019
Dance professor interviews contemporary Indian dance choreographer Ananya Chatterjea

E. Gaynell Sherrod, associate professor of dance, got the chance to share an intimate discussion with Ananya Chatterjea, the artistic director of Ananya Dance Theatre. Sherrod had an opportunity to speak with her Chatterjea after following the Indian dance company’s performances of Shaatranga at VCUarts late last year. In the interview, posted to the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative…

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February 26, 2019
New words, new definitions

Tasmeem Doha 2019 runs March 13 to 15, and this time the biennial art and design conference will host a bevy of student-created workshops. The program known as Next Jeel—translated to Next “Generation” in Arabic—empowers students to take a lead role in education. There will be 10 three-hour workshops in total, with five conducted by…

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February 25, 2019
Reviewing the red carpet

Why is Oscar night fashion so enchanting? VCU News asked the experts at the Fashion Design and Merchandising department for their takes on what makes the red carpet America’s most iconic runway. VCU News: Why are we so interested in Oscars fashion? Donna Reamy, associate professor, fashion merchandising: The red carpet is to the Oscars…

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February 22, 2019
Oscar winner’s influential lighting system made ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ possible

In 1994, Gary Swink was awarded a technical achievement award at the 67th Oscars for the development of a lighting system that improved special effects in hundreds of Hollywood films. Swink shared the award with Frieder Hochheim, Joe Zhou and Don Northrop, The summer 1995 edition of Shafer Court Connections, VCU’s alumni magazine, shared the…

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