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June 15, 2015
Comm Arts Assistant Professor Reminisces about Jurassic Park

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor TyRuben Ellingson was the visual arts director on the original Jurassic Park film. It’s been 22 years since Spielberg’s film hit the big screen, and in light of the latest re-boot of the dinosaur franchise, Ellingson interviewed with FilmSchoolRejects about his experiences on the film that started it all….

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June 15, 2015
VCUarts Artists to Perform in Site-Specific Installation / NYC

In the Glow of a Breathing Sphere June 25 – July 31, 2015 Fridman Gallery New York Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 24, 6 – 8 p.m. Summer Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. “In the Glow of a Breathing Sphere” is a site-specific LED installation conceived and built by the interactive design…

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June 12, 2015
Comm Arts Alumni Get Their Comic On

Comic illustrators from the Department of Communication Arts have been busy! Department alumnus Chris Visions, graphic designer and illustrator with Boom! Studios, worked on a comic project with State Farm Insurance called “Agents of the Assist.” Through Boom!, Visions is also working on the comic “Dead Letters” with Chris Sebela. Fellow alumnus Rielly Brown was…

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June 08, 2015
Sculpture’s NYC MFA Exhibition was a Success

Congratulations to the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media for a successful MFA exhibition during Bushwick Open Studios. The exhibition, at The Vazquez Building (93 Forrest St @ Central Ave, Brooklyn, NY*), will run through June 27, 2015. Artists featured include: – Jake Borndal – Tal Gafny & Perrin Turner – Morgan Pearse – Andrew…

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April 28, 2015
Sonya Clark Awarded Honorary Degree

Department of Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark is one of six to be awarded honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 194th Commencement ceremony on May 24, 2015. Other recipients include Eric Carle, Jim Ansara, Alice Rivlin, Pardis Sabeti and Paul Smith. Clark received her BA from Amherst College.

April 15, 2015
Professor Stephen Vitiello Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Department of Kinetic Imaging Professor Stephen Vitiello will receive the 2015 Distinguished Alumni award from Purchase College, SUNY at an upcoming commencement ceremony. Vitiello received a BA in Literature as a member of the Purchase College class of 1986. During his senior year, Vitiello interned in a video program at MOMA where he realized his…

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March 13, 2015
Buffington named NAEA’s Teacher of the Year

The National Art Education Association has named Virginia Commonwealth University’s Melanie Buffington, Ph.D., the 2015 National Higher Education Teacher of the Year. Buffington, assistant professor and graduate programs coordinator in the VCU School of the Arts’ Department of Art Education, has current research interests that include museum education, emerging technologies, culturally responsive pedagogy, contemporary art,…

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March 03, 2015
Associate Dean Dr. James Frazier Joins American Dance Festival Board

The American Dance Festival announced that Dr. James Frazier has joined the ADF Board of Directors. Frazier serves as a Visiting Evaluator for the dance accrediting body, the National Association of Schools of Dance and he held the elected offices of President and Secretary of the Council of Dance Administrators. He also serves as Co-chair…

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March 03, 2015
Senior Associate Dean Susan K. Roth Elected to the NASAD Commission on Accreditation

Associate Dean Susan K. Roth was re-elected to a second term on the NASAD Commission during the 70th Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis. NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design is the national accrediting agency for art, design and related disciplines recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with more than 320…

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November 18, 2014
Dr. Pam Taylor Receives Award from Virginia Art Education Association

Department of Art Education Professor Dr. Pam Taylor received the award for Higher Education Division from the Virginia Art Education Association at their annual conference in Richmond. The mission of the Virginia Art education association is to promote, support, and advance visual arts education through professional development, leadership, research and service. The VAEA awards serve…

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October 28, 2014
Art Education Professor Nominated for National Higher Education Teacher of the Year

Department of Art Education Associate Professor Dr. Melanie Buffington has been nominated for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Higher Education Teacher of the Year.  Buffington will be honored at the annual Virginia Art Education Association (VAEA) conference, November 6 – 8, 2014. She should find out the results of the nomination around late February/March,…

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