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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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December 07, 2015
VCUarts Dance Alumna Takes the Lead in Jill Scott Music Video

Donna Vaughn (B.F.A. ’06) takes the lead role in GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott’s latest music video for her single, Back Together. Vaughn currently works on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King, and was previously part of Chicago’s Hubbard Street and Danceworks groups.

December 04, 2015
Travel + Leisure Loves Us, They Really Love Us!

Travel + Leisure magazine has placed Richmond, Virginia on its annual Best Places to Travel to list for 2016. This recognition is another trophy on the shelf for Richmond, which also holds titles for most artistic mid-sized city in the country, America’s #1 River City and one of the top cities to explore on two…

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December 04, 2015
AFO Student Race Car Design Gets Greenlight

How do you keep students motivated during the craziness of their first semester in college? Hype them up with arena racing, of course! In one Art Foundation (AFO) Surface Research class, taught by Painting + Printmaking alumnus Tom Burkett (M.F.A. ’14), a competition was held to design the exterior of a car that would race…

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December 03, 2015
ICA and VCUarts Faculty Featured in Atlantic Article

This week, an author with the Atlantic posed the question, “Does ‘American Art’ Exist Anymore?” Lisa Freiman, the director of VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art, was highlighted for her work at the 2011 Venice Biennale, while Sonya Clark, chair of Craft/Material Studies at VCUarts, and her work “Unraveling” was included alongside artists like Sarah Sze,…

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December 02, 2015
Assistant Professor in Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50

Photography & Film Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor Paul Thulin was selected into Photolucida’s Crticial Mass top 50 photography artists. This honor leads to exposure on the Photolucida website and grants Thulin the opportunity to exhibit his work at FotoFestiwal Lodz in Poland – one of the most important photography events in Central…

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December 01, 2015
Fashion Faculty Talks Sustainability on International Stage

Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair for the Fashion department, Kim Guthrie, will be speaking at Cumulus Mumbai 2015 later this week. The international event is aimed at creating design awareness on sustainability bringing focus on water and simultaneously offering a platform for interaction among the art, design and media community. Guthrie’s talk is part of…

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November 23, 2015
Craft Alumnus Featured by VCU Alumni News

Thanks to VCU Alumni for highlighting one of our alumnus from Craft/Material Studies, Neil Duman (B.F.A. ’77). Here is an excerpt from the story with a video interview below. Being artistically inclined from a young age, Duman excelled in art classes at school, and his skills led him to display his pieces at local art…

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November 23, 2015
VCUarts Diversity and Inclusion

Dear faculty, staff, and students, It’s common for us in the School of the Arts to say what we really think, to include it in our work, and to show it in public. It is in this spirit of open dialogue and communication that we work; and it is a critical aspect to the work…

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November 20, 2015
Richmond Magazine Features VCU Fashion Student

Bea Bronner, BFA ’16, and her blog Belle Bain were the subject of an interview with one of Richmond Magazine’s fashion contributors. Bronner talks about VCU Fashion, her personal style and blogging in RVA. What does Bronner say is the best part about fashion blogging in Richmond? Richmond’s growing art and fashion scene makes it…

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November 19, 2015
Gogobot Names RVA The Most Artistic Mid-Sized City

Based on the saturation of galleries, art supply stores, museums and other factors, Gogobot determined that Richmond, Va. is the most artistic mid-sized city in the country! Congrats, River City – let’s add this accolade to the shelf with Outside Magazine’s #1 River Town, Daily Beasts’s Hot Cities for Jobs and Culture and Buzzfeed’s list of…

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