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July 15, 2015
Associate Chair Applies Theatre Techniques to the World of Medicine

When you think of medicine, the performing arts may not be the first thing you’d think of in a game of word association. But to Aaron Anderson, associate chair in the Department of Theatre and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine, he found a connection between the two that begin the basis…

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July 14, 2015
Summer is Heating Up for VCUarts Artists

Summer is the time for vacations, relaxing and getting some well-deserved R & R. And while our artists are hopefully getting to do SOME of that this summer, they’re also as busy as ever! In just the last few weeks, we’ve come across some awesome stories that we’re shouting from the mountain top! Okay, we’re shouting…

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July 10, 2015
Alumna’s Environmental Piece Shines in “The Gold Standard” Exhibition

Work by Craft/Material Studies alumna Annie Campbell has made its way to Richmond for The Depot Gallery’s first alumni exhibition, “The Gold Standard: Graduates of the Last Decade.” Most of Campbell’s work has been centered on environmental issues, but since her time at VCUarts, her work has become more technically complex, with greater variety and a narrowed…

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July 07, 2015
Music Makes the World Go Round / VCUarts Jazz Bridge

American poet Henry Longfellow said that music is the universal language, and looking at the Department of Music‘s Jazz Bridge project, led by Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies Antonio J. García, we think Longfellow was on to something! Jazz Bridge is a collaborative research and performance project funded by a grant from VCU’s…

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July 01, 2015
MFA Alumna Teresita Fernandez Reflects on her Latest Installation

Department of Sculpture + Extended Media MFA alumna Teresita Fernandez was featured by CBS Sunday Morning for her newest installation in Madison Square Park. In the segment, “Teresita Fernandez and the Art of Landscapes,” CBS correspondent Martha Teichner discussed the installation “Fata Morgana,” a metallic structure that is elevated over a walkway in the park, and walked…

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July 01, 2015
Sterling Hundley Receives Illustrator of the Year Honors

Sterling Hundley, VCUart alumnus and associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London. Hundley traveled to the U.K. to accept the honor and collect the £4,000 (just over $6,000) first prize for his work on a recent Folio Society edition of Robert…

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July 01, 2015
VCU School of the Arts professors receive prestigious NEA grants

Two Virginia Commonwealth University professors and a local nonprofit with strong VCU ties have been awarded National Endowment of the Arts grants. VCU professors Sasha Waters Freyer and Ryan Patton received NEA grants worth $20,000 and $30,000, respectively, while the Storefront for Community Design, of which professors Kristin Caskey, John Malinoski and Camden Whitehead and…

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June 19, 2015
Art Education Grad Student Receives First PAGE Fellowship for VCU

A big congratulations to Department of Art Education MAE student Supriya Manandhar on being named one of this year’s Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship recipients. PAGE is a network for “publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts and design” supported by Imagining America (IA). Through this fellowship opportunity, Manandhar will participate in the IA…

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June 17, 2015
Art Educators Team up with Nurses in Research Project

Have you heard of the Art of Nursing project? Another example of a health-related research initiative from VCUarts, this project is led by Department of Art Education Chair Sara Wilson McKay, with Art Education graduate students and faculty. The team works with VCU’s School of Nursing to develop a program that explores the usefulness of…

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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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