Arcadia University News


September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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September 6, 2016

"Public Art in Philadelphia," free lecture by Penny Balkin Bach on Sept. 15

Arcadia University is pleased to present a free public lecture by Penny Balkin Bach , the executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA). Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the University Commons, Bach’s talk, entitled “Public Art in...

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August 31, 2016

Torchia Participates in “Unlisted” Exhibition at Crane Arts

Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director, was selected as one of 13 curators to participate in “Unlisted,” an exhibition hosted by Icebox Project Space and Marginal Utility. The show runs until Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. Each curator was invited...

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August 23, 2016

Torchia and Curator Catherine Morris Discuss the Legacy of Pati Hill

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage recently invited Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, to talk about Pati Hill with Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director. Their conversation explores how Hill's use of the copier in the 1970s relates...

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August 23, 2016

Alumna Art Featured in Magazine and Blog for Showcasing Trauma

Artist and actress Jenna Rose Simon ’11 was featured in the June edition of Mode ELLE magazine and in a July 19 blog post by Darkness to Light for her artwork that depicts emotional and physical trauma inflicted by others. Simon, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Arcadia in Psychology, has been...

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June 15, 2016

Batchelor Receives Maybelle Longstreet Prize from Woodmere Art Museum

Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.

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June 7, 2016

Katherine Cambareri '16 Debunks Sexual Abuse Stereotypes in Gallery Exhibition

The Department of Art and Design and the Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is hosting “Katherine Cambareri: Well, What Were You Wearing?” on display through July 15 at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery. Katherine Cambareri ’16 used her senior capstone presentation to...

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May 25, 2016

Commons Art Gallery Hosts Exhibition by Jane Geayer '56 through Aug. 21

Arcadia University’s Office of University Advancement in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the opening of “Jane Geayer: Harmonious Geometries,” on display in the University Commons Art Gallery and Great Room Lobby through Aug. 21. This exhibition focuses on the...

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May 4, 2016

Loeffler’s Philadelphia Gallery Hosts Judged Exhibition Showcasing Mother-Artists

The Gray Gallery , owned by Art and Design Chair Carole Loeffler , will welcome the new juried exhibition, Immersed , featuring the work of seven female artists that celebrates the overlooked and undervalued art of women who attempt to balance the roles of mother and artist. Juried by Dr. Jill...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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April 6, 2016

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway , the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner . The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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March 31, 2016

University Students Help Those in Need Through Art

For Arcadia University’s Artist in the Community class, students see the possibilities of transforming everyday objects into art with a little imagination—and how that art can transform someone in need. Led by Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell , the 15-week course takes students out of the...

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March 30, 2016

Abbey Ryan Performs Live Painting Demonstration on April 1

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art, will perform a live painting demonstration on Friday, April 1 in Grey Towers Castle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ryan began conducting live painting demonstrations in 2011 to honor the memory of Jami Rodriguez '00 . Each year, the proceeds from the auction of...

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February 25, 2016

Deloffre Interviewed by The Guardian about Zika Awareness

Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, was featured in a Feb. 23 piece in The Guardian, “The fight against Zika: ‘We need a proactive global health agenda.’ Deloffre was part of a 10-panelist discussion on how to address the Zika virus. Deloffre said that poverty will be a...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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February 15, 2016

Men's, Women's Swimming Set School Records

Arcadia's swimming teams have new personal bests with record-breaking performances at the Feb. 11-14 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships. Both the women's and men's swimming teams earned the highest conference finish in school history, with each placing 4th out of 12 teams. Each team won...

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January 27, 2016

Arcadia’s Annual "Artist in the Community" Combines Art and Community Service

In December, students from the University seminar “Artist in the Community” showcased their social service-oriented artwork in Spruance Fine Arts Center’s Thrall Gallery. The exhibit drew approximately 150 attendees. During the fall semester, 46 students volunteered with those experiencing...

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January 27, 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia Present the Student Biennial 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia University are pleased to announce the opening of Student Biennial 2016, on display in the University Commons Art Gallery through Feb. 7. This exhibition is the sixth in a series of student exhibitions at Arcadia juried by an outside curator. This year’s exhibition was...

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January 7, 2016

On-Verge Talks About Arcadia’s “Mind-blowing” Art Gallery Shows

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery and its curator, Richard Torchia , were highly praised in a Dec. 15 post on the Cue Art Foundation's online publication, On-Verge.org . Artist and critic Daniel Gerwin wrote that he “regularly had [his] mind blown by Arcadia’s shows, including of Ray Johnson, and...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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October 20, 2015

Author Seth Godin Praises Abbey Ryan’s Commitment to Craft

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art and design , was cited by bestselling author Seth Godin as an example of dedicating oneself to producing on a daily basis. In his blog post, Godin rejects the idea of writer’s block, encouraging writers to write each day, just as Ryan has dedicated...

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