February 06, 2013
VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships 2013-2014 Announced

The prestigious 2013-2014 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships have been announced and once again, the ties to VCUarts are numerous. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. The VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as art students…

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January 25, 2013
Award Winning VCU Opera

In the past year, VCU Opera has received three awards from the National Opera Association. In November 2011, their spring ’11 production of Hansel & Gretel won 2nd Place in the National Video Competition. In early November 2012, the VCU Opera spring ’12 production of The Old Maid & The Thief won 1st Place in…

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January 15, 2013
Associate Professor of Communication Arts chosen for State of the Art Exhibition

Sterling Hundley, Associate Professor of Communication Arts, has been chosen as one of eight illustrators selected to show at the Delaware Art Museum for the State of the Art Exhibition: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle. In the century following Pyle’s 1911 death, American illustration has diversified into a creative empire that includes a wide…

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January 09, 2013
Communication Arts Chair Gives Richmond a Lesson on Creativity

Communication Arts Chair and rock & roll enthusiast Robert Meganck bestows his creative lessons upon Richmond, or as we like to call it, the Capital of Creativity. Meganck has been with the VCUarts family for 34 years now and has expertise in illustration, graphic design and digital imaging. “All of us are creative,” he said….

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January 07, 2013
Toni-Leslie James Chosen to Design Costumes for Broadway

Theatre faculty Toni-Leslie James has been chosen to design the costumes for Tom Hank’s Broadway debut, Lucky Guy, by Nora Ephron. It details the rise, fall, and rise again of the NYC tabloid reporter, Mike McAlary. In addition to her NY associate designer, Nicky Tobolski, she is assisted by Joshua Quinn (VCU MFA 2013) and…

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December 04, 2012
James River Shorts Winners Announced

VCUarts had a strong presence at the 2012 James River Film Society’s Shorts screening, with a number garnering awards! First Place: L. City, by fall 2011 Kinetic Imaging Visiting Artist, Sandro Del Rosario Del Rosario is currently a visiting professor at the University of Richmond. He says “I had a wonderful experience teaching in the…

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December 03, 2012
Sculpture and Performance Brought Together by VCUarts Faculty

Assistant professor in Art Foundation and the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, Matt King and Associate Professor and Choreographer in the Department of Dance, Scott Putman defy the stereotypes of traditional mediums with their ongoing collaboration, an untitled hybrid of sculptural and performance art. Matt King’s interest in combining sculpture and performance originated from…

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November 29, 2012
Richmond Magazine’s 15th Annual Theresa Pollak Prizes Announced

We are very pleased to see several of our VCUarts family being recognized by Richmond Magazine for their Excellence in the Arts. Congratulations to the following recipients of Theresa Pollak Prizes for 2012, who will receive their awards in a ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Virginia Historical Society. Applied Art, Andrea Donnelly,…

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November 27, 2012
Dr. Sharran Parkinson Admired Nationally

Our very own Sharran Parkinson, chair of Interior Design, has been named by DesignIntelligence as one of the 30 Most Admired Educators for 2013. The list was selected by thousands of professionals, academics & students.

November 20, 2012
Mona Al Ansari Collection earns VCUQ Fashion Award

VCUarts Qatar student Mona Al Ansari recently debuted her collection “Edifice” at the premiere Qatari lifestyle hotel W Doha’s Living Room. Al-Ansari was awarded the second edition of the W Doha and the VCUQ Fashion Award during an hour long fashion show presenting her collection. Mona Al Ansari is fast becoming one of the country’s…

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November 19, 2012
Channel 8 News examines the work of our Craft/Material Studies alumnus

Grant Garmezy speaks to Channel 8 News about his passion for glass. His work is currently exhibited at Michael Sparks Design, 205 Hull Street, in a group exhibition called Eco-Safari. A longer feature on Grant will be airing on Virginia Currents.