Arcadia University News


January 14, 2013

‘Complex’ Magazine’s List of Iconic Artworks Includes Installations by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

Arcadia University Art Gallery has a reputation for bringing the work of internationally acclaimed visual artists to Glenside. In fact, two artists featured in Complex magazine’s “The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years” have held solo exhibitions on campus. Olafur Eliasson, whose...

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January 14, 2013

Lenscratch Features Lee’s ‘Torso Series’

On Dec. 27, Lenscratch featured June Yong Lee , Assistant Profressor of Art and Design, in an article, "Critical Mass: June Yong Lee," which features his recent work, Torso Series : I discovered his work while juroring Critical Mass this fall and I was taken back to a place of looking at skin,...

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December 14, 2012

Art and Design Faculty Address the ‘Persistence of Drawing’

Arcadia University Art Gallery’s 2012 Faculty Exhibition: On the Persistence of Drawing asked Art and Design faculty to explore the ways in which drawing shapes and informs their work as artists, designers and educators. On Nov. 28, several of the artists gathered to discuss the practice of drawing...

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December 12, 2012

Times Herald: ‘Myths and Realities’ Is ‘Much More Than an Art Show’

The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.) reported on Myths and Realities: Inspirations from the Republic of Cuba , an exhibit on display in Arcadia University's Commons Gallery until Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The show features landscapes by Abbey Ryan , botanical studies of tropical flora by Scott Rawlins ,...

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November 30, 2012

Drawn Together: Art and Design Professors Exhibit Work

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Nov. 15 marked the opening of Faculty Exhibition 2012: On the Persistence of Drawing at the Arcadia University Art Gallery, a show that explores the ways in which drawing shapes and informs the work and instruction of Arcadia’s Art and Design faculty...

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November 24, 2012

‘Dropping the Urn’ Curators Look Back on Groundbreaking Ai Weiwei Exhibition

“It’s so interesting that you can think of a ceramic exhibition as risky, because it’s a very comfortable medium,” said Gregg Moore , who pitched the idea of curating an exhibition of ceramic works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei to Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art...

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November 21, 2012

Ryan Awarded Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant

Abbey Ryan , Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, has been awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant. The grant will provide support for Ryan’s April-May 2013 exhibition at 110 Church Gallery in historic Old City Philadelphia. The exhibition...

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November 20, 2012

Art History Major Brings Arcadia Treasures to Light

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 The Rilling Collection of African and Asian artifacts had been cooped up in storage since it was given as a gift to the University in 2008. The pieces were kept in the University Archives on the lower level of Landman Library, out of reach of the...

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November 14, 2012

Lee's Work Featured at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan

June Yong Lee , Assistant Professor of Art, has been working on Torso Series , a photographic project that examines personal history through an individual’s skin. Recently, Lee’s work has been exhibited at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan. In addition, the museum...

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November 7, 2012

Baltimore Business Journal: Hulme ’97 New Senior Environmental Graphic Designer at Ayer Saint Gross

Baltimore Business Journal reported on Nov. 6 that Jack Hulme ’97 joined the graphic design studio at Ayer Saint Gross as a Senior Environmental Graphic Designer. Hulme specializes in Environmental Graphic Design and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arcadia University. He has 15 years of...

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October 10, 2012

Art Hits the Runway at Wearable Sculpture Show

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Last week art and fashion enthusiasts watched Studio Art: Foundations students show off their creativity in the fifth annual Wearable Sculpture Show—a runway-style exhibition of sculptural art that quickly has become a rite of passage for Art majors at...

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September 21, 2012

Garvey's Painting Featured in 'New Moderns' at Philadelphia's Gross McCleaf Gallery

The work of Lauren Garvey, who graduated from Arcadia University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Painting, is featured in the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. The show is called New Moderns . After graduating from Arcadia, Garvey went on to graduate school and received an M.F.A. in Painting from the...

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September 21, 2012

Alumna's Artwork Featured in Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibition 'Full Spectrum'

"Onrush of Time," a print by Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H , is featured in Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition, on display though Nov. 25, is comprised of work from more than a dozen artists and focuses on the Brandywine Workshop's...

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September 12, 2012

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. ( Visit exhibition website .) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and...

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August 17, 2012

Batchelor's Painting Featured in Woodmere Art Museum Tribute to Doris Staffel

An original painting by Betsey Batchelor , Professor of Fine Arts, is featured in Woodmere Art Museum’s exhibit Doris Staffel: Painter, Teacher , which runs through Sept. 30. Admission is free for students with ID. A former student of Staffel’s at the University of the Arts, Batchelor also...

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August 6, 2012

Torchia Joins Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's Curatorial Intensive

Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is one of six local contemporary artists invited to participate in a year-long series of seminars and workshops with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI). This Curatorial Intensive offers new perspectives, an exchange of...

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July 6, 2012

Arcadia Honors Art and Design Professor with 2012 Professor of the Year Award

Robert F. Mauro , Professor and Chair of Art and Design, was the recipient of the 2012 Professor of the Year Award at Arcadia’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony in May. In presenting the award to Mauro, Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost, stated, “In bestowing this honor on Professor Mauro, we...

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June 27, 2012

Students in Paris Program Visit Monet's House and Garden

Claude Monet once said, "It may be because of flowers that I've become a painter." Students enrolled in the Arcadia University's summer study abroad program at the American Graduate School in Paris took a day-trip to Giverny in Normandy recently to visit the legendary artist's house, now a museum,...

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June 8, 2012

Alumnus Looks to 'Kickstart' Comic Book's Success

After graduating from Arcadia with a B.F.A. in Painting, Andrew Taylor ’11 knew he wanted to continue following his passion for drawing and illustration in his professional career. "I've drawn comics and cartoons all my life," notes Taylor, who continues to work on Doctorcops M.D. , a weekly web...

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June 8, 2012

Rawlins' Work on Display in 'Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration'

The work of Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, will be included in the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature exhibition in Albany, N.Y., through Dec. 31. Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration showcases juried artwork by top illustrators from 15 countries. Open through Dec...

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June 8, 2012

PT Alum, Clinic Owner Runs for County Commissioner in Colorado

The Castle Rock News Press (Colorado) reports that Douglas County’s Republican voters have a choice including Arcadia alum Roger Patridge in the upcoming primary election for County Commissioner. The primary election is June 26, when registered Republicans will decide which of the two will...

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