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April 06, 2018
Why I Chose VCUarts

  Making that final college decision can be confusing and difficult. We asked a few students why they chose VCUarts to help you through the decision making process.   Kim Peters, Junior, Graphic Design Reason: Community and Affordability “I love the community that VCUarts provides, it really felt like home even though I was really…

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April 05, 2018
VCUarts Music Professor Uses Music to Tell Incarcerated Individuals’ Stories

  “Open Minds: Music That Mends,” written by Music professor Antonio García, will be performed by the Commonwealth Singers at 7:30 pm on Friday April 6 at the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts. The performance is a musical adaptation of “Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail” (Brandylane Publishers), a 2015 book written by David Coogan, an…

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April 04, 2018
Bringing Art Back to Life: Merin Duke

  Art arrives at Richmond Conservation Studio in tragic condition. Paintings show up flaked and sagging in their stretcher bars, weary from fires, floods, or simple neglect. The rigors of time take a toll on oil, wood, canvas and glue, leaving canvases ripped and pigments faded. At the outset, some withering works of art can…

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April 03, 2018
VCUarts MFA Thesis Exhibition Schedule

  The first round of the VCUarts MFA Thesis Exhibition kicks off on April 6 at The Anderson. A second round, running from late April to early May, will feature a three-part exhibition at The Anderson, the VCUarts Depot and the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. A full schedule of MFA exhibitions is as follows:…

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April 03, 2018
VCUarts Qatar Alumna Showing at Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha

  VCUarts Qatar alumna Hana al-Saadi is showcasing the installation ‘Proposal for A Public Sculpture’ at the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha from February 25–May 13. The project invites al-Saadi to explore experimental processes of research, production, and conceptual thinking to develop a proposal for a public sculpture in Doha, literally giving her…

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April 03, 2018
VCUarts Connections in ‘An Oak Tree’ at Firehouse Theatre

Richmond’s Firehouse Theatre presents ‘An Oak Tree’ from April 4-14, with involvement from many VCUarts alumni, faculty and current students. Current students pursuing their MFA in Theatre Pedagogy: Director – Mark Lerman Leading actor – Landon Nagel Rehearsal actors – Jeff Darland, Brian Bassett, Wes Seals, Andy Wynn, Janel Miley, Happy Mahaney Current students pursuing their BFA…

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March 30, 2018
Kinetic Imaging Alumnus Wins Awards for Short Film

  Kinetic Imaging alumnus Andrew Volpe (BFA ’09) is a freelance editor and cameraman at the Teaching Company. His 2017 short film “The Free Agent Fan” won the Audience Choice Award at the Delco Film Festival in Pennsylvania, and a Silver Award for Best Short Documentary at the International Independent Film Awards in California.  Volpe’s film documents his father…

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March 30, 2018
VCUarts Fashion Show ‘Momentum’ Largest to Date

The VCUarts 2018 Juried Fashion Show, ‘Momentum,’ will take place May 10 at Main Street Station’s Train Shed. The venue holds 1,400 attendees and a 500-foot runway, making this year’s show the largest to date. Also new this year is the event’s organizer, first-year professor Rudy Lopez, though he’s no stranger to the fashion industry. An…

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March 29, 2018
Go Further with Internship Support Grants

Our students land internships from all over the country, from the Smithsonian, Time and the White House to Nickelodeon, Alton Lane, NASA, the Public Theatre and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. While the value of an internship can’t be denied, it’s not always easy to say “yes” when the costs of living are high. That’s where…

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March 27, 2018
VCUarts Theater Students Win Awards at SETC

  Congratulations to the following VCUarts Theatre students for winning awards at the 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference.   Katherine Field 1st Place Graduate Scene Design, Ready to Design Award with Lexington Children’s Theatre Benjamin Zasimowich 2nd Place Undergraduate Lighting Design Emma Bilski 2nd Place Stage Management Olympics Hannah Chalman 2nd Place Graduate Costume Design, Ready to…

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March 27, 2018
VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Professor Showing at Piedmont Arts

VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Associate Professor Javier Tapia is showing a series of watercolor paintings at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Va. “I know that many of you know how difficult watercolor is,” he said, but he feels that he has “reached the point where I am in my work using opacity and transparency in interchangeable ways…

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