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September 10, 2015
Art Ed Associate Professor Receives NEH Grant for Civil War Project

Melanie Buffington, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art Education, was awarded a $179,946 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project leading workshops with K-12 teachers exploring symbols and memory of the Civil War. “It just seemed like a really good fit. The idea is that they want to bring…

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September 08, 2015
Your Comprehensive Guide to The Big Bike Race

It seems like every day we’re getting a new email with a new link or page to follow for bike racing information. Well, we’ve pooled those resources together in one location. Bookmark this one post to keep all your bike resources in line. Are we missing any? Email us at artssocial at vcu.edu for more…

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September 08, 2015
Music Associate Professor Featured in Industry Publication

Patrick G. Smith, associate professor in the Music department, was prominently featured in Buffet Group USA’s September edition of Rhapsody in News. Smith, a Hans Hoyer Artist, attended the International Horn Symposium in Los Angeles and Hollywood, where he performed the music of James Naigus, in addition to leading symposium sessions and master classes. Buffet…

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September 04, 2015
VCU School of the Arts welcomes Class of 2019

Six hundred and fifty one students have joined the incoming freshman Class of 2019 at VCU School of the Arts (VCUarts). As a group, the class represents a cross-section of talent, creativity, socio-economic backgrounds, cities and countries, interests, and cultures that VCUarts values. “We’re really excited about the diversity and originality of this incoming class,”…

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September 02, 2015
Painting + Printmaking presents “Happy Hour”

Painting + Printmaking has collaborated with two Brooklyn galleries, ArtHelix and Jackie Klempay, to provide its recent MFA graduates the opportunity to be artists in residence and to show in a culminating group exhibition. The initiative began as a conversation between Arnold Kemp, chair, and Peter Hopkins, owner and director of ArtHelix. The two developed…

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September 01, 2015
Comm Arts Professor Immortalizes Rock ‘n Roll Legends

Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor Stephen Alcorn is featured in the London-based Classic Rock magazine. In the publication’s 34th edition, Alcorn is highlighted in a six-page interview, showcasing 14 full-color reproductions of his allegorical series of relief-block portraits titled “Modern Music Masters.” “American music in the twentieth century has changed the world,” says Alcorn….

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August 28, 2015
KI Professor Exhibits Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

Department of Kinetic Imaging Professor Stephen Vitiello will be showing his exhibition, “A Scuttering Across the Leaves,” at the Center for the Arts and Virginia Tech, September 3–13, 2015. Vitiello’s sound installation is in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Kasey Fowler-Finn, Saint Louis University, and features unique insect recordings and micro-sounds of the forest captured at…

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August 24, 2015
IDES Adjunct Participates in NEH Summer Institute

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Interior Design Sara Reed went back to school this summer through the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute: Teaching the History of Modern Design. Taking place at Drexel University, the program led about two dozen educators through a curriculum filled with programing led by design historians, local curators…

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July 31, 2015
Department of Theatre – 2015–2016 Schedule

With the school year approaching, the theatre department is gearing up for a jammed packed season! Most performances will be held at the W.E. Singleton Performing Arts Center (922 Park Avenue), with the exception of a special event in spring. To learn more about specific dates and times of performances, or to buy tickets, go…

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July 29, 2015
Art Education Graduate Student Teaches at VMFA

Teacher’s summer hours, must be a dream, right? Not so fast. When students leave summer vacation, that’s when teachers squeeze in all the workshops, seminars and other curriculum development they may not have had the time to work on during the school year. Department of Art Education MFA student Stephanie O’Dell is getting a taste…

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July 21, 2015
Summer Studio Program Exhibition: do we ever really touch

The culmination of this year’s VCUarts Summer Studio Program will take place on Saturday, July 25, 7 – 9 p.m., throughout the first floor of the Fine Arts Building. “do we ever really touch” is the result of two months of intense research and work from the Summer Studio Program participants. This year’s program was…

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