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October 16, 2015

Temple University ‘Borrows a Chair’ from Arcadia

Arcadia has donated a chair to Temple University’s annual “Borrow a Chair” project, which collects chairs from area schools and organizations to display as part of the university’s Temple Contemporary exhibitions. This year, 75 organizations donated chairs as a symbol of support to Temple’s art...

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October 7, 2015

Oct. 7: Students to Hit Runway in Wearable Sculpture Show

Can you imagine a different version of yourself? What do you believe in, and how does that define you? Have you considered the complexities of disguise? How would you image a superhero that does not yet exist to look like? Ponder these questions at the ninth annual Wearable Sculpture Show tonight,...

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September 29, 2015

'Threading the Maze,' Featuring Work by Krasner, Murray, Ringgold, Schapiro, on View at Arcadia Through Oct. 18

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Threading the Maze”, an exhibition featuring works by Lee Krasner, Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, and Miriam Schapiro. On view through October 18 , the show features paintings, works on paper, fabric collages, and quilts by artists whose...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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December 4, 2014

Art and Design Professors Turn Awbury Arboretum into Living Art Gallery

Two art and design professors are turning Philadelphia’s Awbury Arboretum into a living art gallery. Associate Professor of Art and Design Carole Loeffler and Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Maryann Worrell will create and install eight site-specific sculptures throughout the Arboretum. The...

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December 4, 2014

Jessica Mallepalle ’16: ‘A Math Major’s Aesthetic’

While Jessica Mallepalle ’16 is acutely aware of the beauty of math , she is finding that art does not always adhere to the rules and logic of mathematics. Read how the math major and art minor rises to the challenge of an art project to steer her right-brain left, allowing her analytical side to...

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November 20, 2014

University, Scholarship Recipients Express Thanks to Donors at Evening of Appreciation

As guests entered the Commons Great Room on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14, they were met with words displayed on a large metal sculpture, reading: Transform, Grateful, Create, Fulfill, Change—sentiments that so aptly described the second annual Evening of Appreciation, an event to thank donors and...

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October 29, 2014

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’ 16 , the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

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October 22, 2014

Faculty Exhibition Highlights Variety of Work by Arcadia’s Visual and Performing Art Professors

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present its biennial Faculty Exhibition , on view through Nov. 23. The exhibition features 35 works by 22 full-time and part-time instructors teaching the following disciplines within Arcadia’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts: drawing, painting...

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October 4, 2014

Video: 2014 Wearable Sculpture Show

For more than five years, art and design students have marked the beginning of their study by participating in the Wearable Sculpture Show. Guided by professors, students create costumes based on a theme using basic materials, and then they showcase their work in front of an audience. This year,...

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October 3, 2014

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...

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October 3, 2014

Moore Merges Farm and Table with Art and Design

By COURTNEY WRIGHT As a self-proclaimed “interdisciplinarian” with a background in geological sciences, Gregg Moore , associate professor of art and design at Arcadia University, understands how art intersects other fields of study. When Moore prepared to discuss his latest exhibition and a recent...

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September 26, 2014

Bailey Recalls How Her Ideas about Art Expanded at Arcadia, PAFA

By FRANCES DUMLAO ’15 Since graduating from Arcadia University in 2009 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, where she specialized in painting, artist Jannalyn Bailey ’09 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012 and had one of her designs featured on skirts by...

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September 5, 2014

Arcadia University Graphic Design Students Participate in AIGA Event ‘This is My Philly’

AIGA Philadelphia will hold an opening for the exhibition This is My Philly on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Now in its fourth year, This is My Philly is a partnership between the design organization AIGA Philadelphia and the PhillySpells Writing Lab, a local organization that provides free...

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August 31, 2014

Complex Issues of the Female Form Explored in Alumni Spotlight Art Exhibition

[box border="full"] Artist Lecture : Jannalyn Bailey will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. A reception will follow.[/box] In an exhibit at the Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery, Jannalyn Bailey explores complex issues related to the perception of...

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July 8, 2014

The Alternative Press: Art Therapy Student Commissioned to Paint Mural at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club

On July 3, The Alternative Press reported that the Lansdale Mural Arts Program (LMAP) selected Ashley Walter , a psychology major with a concentration in art therapy and a minor in fine arts at Arcadia University, to design and complete a mural on the North Penn Boys and Girls Club at 16...

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June 5, 2014

Works by Batchelor, Profitt ’11 and Garvey ’09 Featured in Exhibition at the University of the Arts

June 4 marked the official opening of “Between Matter and Experience,” an exhibition at the University of the Arts that includes the works of Betsey Batchelor , associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Krista Profitt ’11 and Lauren Garvey ’09 , alumni of the painting...

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May 8, 2014

Uberti Encourages Patience, Passion to Cultivate Success

View more videos from Uberti's interview On April 21, award-winning visual journalist Oliver Uberti presented “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School” at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room. Uberti, who visited Arcadia as part of...

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March 24, 2014

Arcadia University Art Students to Show Work at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is thrilled to collaborate with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, one of the finest established cultural institutions of our country. On March 29, the flourishing talent of six Arcadia art students will be celebrated with a showcase of their...

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