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May 08, 2018
da Vinci Center works with community groups to break Guinness World Record for piñatas

After five months of gathering piñatas, the da Vinci Center (a collaboration of VCU’s schools of the arts, business,  and engineering and the College of Humanities and Sciences), the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Hispanic Foundation showcased 1,000 piñatas at the annual ¿Qué Pasa? Festival. The collection broke the previous Guinness World Record of 504…

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May 08, 2018
VCUarts competition aims to re-think Monument Avenue

General Demotion/General Devotion, a program initiated by VCUarts’s Middle of Broad studio, is hosting an international ideas competitions aimed at re-imagining Monument Avenue. The competition seeks input from architects, landscape architects, planners, designers, artists and individuals. The program, as well as a mural on a new bowling alley, were featured in a story in Richmond Magazine covering…

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May 08, 2018
After eight years away, fashion student is back in style

Nearly a decade after Christi Owens left VCUarts, she decided it was time to finish her degree. “I knew I wanted something more for my life,” she says. “It was time to come back.” Owen left VCUarts in 2009, and spent eight years as a business owner and costume designer. This May, she’ll earn her…

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May 08, 2018
VCUarts Qatar graduate plans to expand business globally

Maryam Fahad Al-Majid, a 2018 VCUarts Qatar graduate, has used the skills she acquired during her time in school to expand her gift wrapping business globally. Al-Majid, whose main priority so far has been to complete her studies and obtain her degree, believes hard work, dedication, and passion are three components that form the basis of…

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May 07, 2018
VCUarts Qatar fashion show ‘Pendelum’ a huge success

The VCUarts Qatar fashion show, ‘Pendulum,’ showcased 100 garments designed by the senior fashion students to an audience of 800 people. In attendance was H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO, Qatar Foundation, and a number of dignitaries, university deans and ambassadors, faculty members, parents and members of VCUarts Qatar’s community….

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May 07, 2018
Kinetic Imaging Program Nationally Ranked

The Department of Kinetic Imaging was recently ranked in the top 20 animation programs on the East Coast and in the top 20% of animation programs nationally among public schools and colleges by Animation Career Review. The School of the Arts, Department of Kinetic Imaging offers BFA and MFA degrees in Kinetic Imaging. The program…

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May 07, 2018
VCUarts Fashion Show to be three times the size of last year’s show

The 2018 VCUarts Fashion Show will be held at the Main Street Station Train Shed on May 10 at 8 pm. Seating ends promptly at 7:40 pm. The venue change means that the May 10 show will be bigger than ever with 1,400 seats and a 500-foot runway. “We wanted more people to be able…

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May 07, 2018
Part of the Chaos: Nima Jeizan

Nima Jeizan’s sculptures seem to take on lives of their own. In his studio and apartment, every wall is plastered with objects both found and handmade. During a gallery show, wigs and stage props might hang from metal wires. But once Jeizan puts them on, he and his sculptures transform into something completely new. At…

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May 04, 2018
Painting + Printmaking students develop mural along James River

The stairwell on Texas Beach along the James River was recently repainted as part of a collaborative mural project between VCUarts, the city of Richmond and the James River Hikers. Nine undergraduate Painting + Printmaking students worked on the project, which was directed by painting professor Ruth Bolduan and graduate student Michael Royce. Student muralists…

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May 03, 2018
Kinetic Imaging professor featured in Kanal museum in Brussels

Kinetic Imaging professor Stephen Vitiello is featured in the inaugural exhibition at the Kanal in Brussels, a museum driven by the Paris-based Center Pompidou. Bernard Blistène, its director, unveiled some pieces and the guidelines of its programming. How were the works of the prefiguration chosen, and what is the thread? The red thread is the building,…

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May 03, 2018
Theatre professor featured in New York Times

Tony Award-nominated costume designer and VCUarts Theatre Professor Toni-Leslie James was recently featured in a New York Times feature about Jerome Robbins’s 100th birthday tribute. The article mentions James’s work designing costumes for “Shall We Dance?” at the New York City Ballet and “Othello” at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Typically, the costume department…

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