Catching up with Craft/Material Studies

In the Spring 2012 semester, a total of more than $25,000 in grants, awards, and scholarships were distributed to several top Craft/Material Studies students. Congratulations to the following undergraduate students:

  • Sean Donlon
  • Michelle Florence
  • Jessica Hairston
  • Jessica Mayes
  • Mary Newton
  • Leah Simmerman
  • Ashley Tamber
  • Rachel Van Liere
  • Sibelle Yuksek

The First Craft Department Alumni Event hosted over 60 folks and helped connect former students and faculty. The quality of the Craft department was showcased by the work of current graduate students and their Visual Arts Center exhibit and most recent alumni in the Senior exhibit at the FAB Gallery and the Graduate Thesis exhibit at the Anderson Gallery. Alumni Awards were given to the following alumni:

  • Travis Townsend: Excellence in Studio Practice – Mid-Career Alumni Artist Award
  • Katie Glusica: Excellence in Studio Practice – Emerging Alumni Artist
  • Sayaka Suzuki: Dedication to the Field and Education at VCU Alumni Award
  • Katie Hudnall: “Crazy Awesome Woodworker” Alumni Award – as nominated by alumnus Travis Townsend


Visit Ester for information on upcoming Craft/Material Studies exhibitions as well as alumni news.




June 1, 2012