April 04, 2016
Sculpture Graduate Alumna Shows at Susan Inglett Gallery

Alina Tenser (M.F.A.) (1981) with Gary Stephan will be showing their joint exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery through April 23. Tenser, born in Kiev, has exhibited at The Kitchen, NYC; Gallery Diet, Miami; The Suburban, Chicago; The Queens Museum, Queens; Kate Werble Gallery, NYC; and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn among others. Tenser received the Dedalus Foundation…

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April 01, 2016
Craft Faculty Member Finalist in Exhibition at Auburn

The Opelika‑Auburn News featured Craft/Material Studies faculty member Heath Matysek-Snyder as part of Auburn University’s “Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” coverage. Matysek-Snyder is one of 11 artists selected by contemporary artist Willie Cole to exhibit his work “ Komíny-NBS Explore” on the museum grounds through Oct. 2. Through a multi-faceted studio…

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March 31, 2016
Theatre Professor Makes the Rounds: Variety, NYT, Broadway World

Theatre Professor Toni-Leslie James is on a roll! She’s worked on not one, not two, but FOUR productions, culminating in one busy spring season. With her assistants in tow [Michael Magaraci (B.F.A. ’12), Cierra Coan (B.F.A. ’14), and Devario Simmons (M.F.A. ’16)], James designed the costumes for “Head of Passes,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Daphne’s…

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March 31, 2016
Building the Monroe Park Campus Learning Garden

Generators, reciprocating saws, air compressors and circular saws roar and whirr as raised garden beds take shape for the new Monroe Park Campus Learning Garden at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dedicated to growing food for the RamPantry and Center for High Blood Pressure, the new learning garden has come a long way since receiving a Council…

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March 30, 2016
VCUarts Encourages Storytelling, Listening

In an effort to engage more deeply with its core community, VCUarts is participating in StoryCorps.me, a global platform for listening, connecting, and sharing stories of the human experience. Alumni, parents, friends, current students, faculty, and staff members of VCUarts are invited to participate in this project, taking place over three weeks at the VCUarts…

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March 28, 2016
VCUarts Artists Included in 2016 TEDxRVA Line-up

TEDxRVA is an independently organized TED event since 2013. This year’s theme, Artful, has brought together an amazing group of speakers, some of which have ties to the school. Trey Hartt (B.F.A. ’08, M.F.A. ’09) Gaynell Sherrod Jessica “Culture Queen” Smith (B.I.S.) Stephen Vitiello TEDxRVA event takes place on Friday, April 8 at the Carpenter…

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March 25, 2016
Comm Arts Alumna Designs Visual Arts Center Catalog

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has launched an illustrator-in-residence program and will work with four illustrators over the next year. Each illustrator will design a catalog cover for the center and lead a workshop or give a lecture on his or her craft. Victoria Borges (B.F.A. ’13) was selected to illustrate the summer catalog,…

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March 23, 2016
VCUarts Dean Joseph H. Seipel Announces Retirement

Joseph H. Seipel, who has served as dean of the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University for the past five years, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2016. “Joe’s leadership has made VCU a creative campus,” said VCU President Michael Rao. “From the support he galvanized to raise funds for the Institute…

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March 22, 2016
Photography/Film Students Get Courtside Seats at NCAA Tournament

The madness that is March college basketball season has come to an end for our VCU Rams, but the excitement of the tournament is still fresh for two photography/film students. Brooke Marsh (B.F.A. ’16) and Teddy Leinbach (B.F.A. ’16) had the opportunity to follow the men’s basketball team to Oklahoma where the Rams battled it…

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March 22, 2016
Cultural Passport Class: Interview with Lauren Ross

As part of the ARTS 391: Cultural Passport class, taught by John Freyer and Jill Ware, RVArts has evolved from the course as a crowdsourced list of cultural events in Richmond. Check out this interview between John Freyer and the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art’s inaugural curator Lauren Ross.

March 21, 2016
Undergraduate Student Shows Kickoff VCUarts Annual Exhibitions

VCUarts will kick off its annual end-of-year exhibitions with an opening reception for its undergraduate shows on Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m. There will be three concurrent undergraduate exhibitions showing at the Anderson and VCU School of the Arts Depot Gallery, spanning the fine arts, design, and kinetic imaging disciplines. Installed in the fine…

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