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February 14, 2019

Loeffler Featured in InLiquid Exhibit “Hatch”

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, is featured in “Hatch,” an art show curated by Susanna W. Gold with InLiquid. Pieces in the collection are inspired by hatching and cross-hatching, traditional art techniques used to create shading effects by drawing...

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February 7, 2019

Ireland GFS Students Host Art Exhibition Inspired by International Experience

Students in last year’s “Inspired by the View: The Beauty and Boldness of Ireland” Global Field Study (GFS) will showcase their art and music inspired by the course on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Elcy’s Cafe in Glenside from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The opening reception will include a live instrumental performance...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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November 19, 2018

Ryan’s Live Demo Raises Funds for Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

Artist Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, showcased her talents during a live painting demonstration on Nov. 2 on the staircase landing of Grey Towers Castle. Ryan has conducted live painting demonstrations at Arcadia since 2011, each year raising hundreds of...

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September 25, 2018

Loeffler a Finalist in Artisan Series Art Competition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, was selected as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, which displayed her “it's fine, I'm fine” artwork from Aug. 31 to Sept. 14 at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia. Public voting for the final art pieces is...

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September 14, 2018

Lincoln County News Praises Abbey Ryan Exhibition

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s solo still life exhibit, “Abbey Ryan: Poetic Realism,” was reviewed in the Lincoln County News Aug. 21 article, “Review: Abbey Ryan Still-Life Show at Gleason Stuns with Attention to Detail.” The review notes: “Ryan excels at...

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September 14, 2018

Manzella Collaborates on Art Installment in East Market

Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, co-created an art installation on Ludlow Street in Philadelphia’s East Market area. Artist Katie VanVliet collaborated with Manzella, along with the assistance of Painting student Laura Bonacci ’20 , which blends depictions of Philadelphia’s...

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July 23, 2018

Ryan’s Artwork Displayed in National Exhibitions

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Art, is showcasing her artwork in nationally recognized exhibitions and juried shows across the country this summer. Ryan’s painting “Hand-picked Apples Together Forever” is on display in the National Juried Exhibition of Traditional...

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July 23, 2018

Lunavictoria ‘18 Publishes Illustration to Help Migrant Families

Scientific Illustration alumna Julia Lunavictoria ‘18 contributed a sketch to Coloring Nature: Hatchlings! , a coloring book designed in collaboration with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Lunavictoria, a gallery assistant at Bernarducci Gallery in New York City, illustrated the Wilson’s...

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June 8, 2018

Fashion Designer Bonner ’07 Interviewed by Philly Mag

Graphic Design alumna Iris Bonner ’07 likes to party with Cardi. And Mary J. Blige, Pink, Missy Elliott— her clientele is star-studded, comprised of powerful women. As the designer behind These Pink Lips— a brand that fuses vibrancy, sexuality, and rebellious pop culture— Bonner uses paint...

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May 30, 2018

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan ,...

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May 29, 2018

Guinn Discusses Incorporating Community into Street Art

On May 1, David Guinn , adjunct professor of Visual Art and world-renowned muralist, was featured in a Commercial Appeal article for his culturally sensitive approach to street art. Guinn stressed the importance of giving community members a voice when executing public art pieces— an approach he’s...

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May 11, 2018

WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H Lectures on Native American Art

Kay WalkingStick ’59M, ’11H presented her retrospective “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist” at Montclair Art Museum’s annual Gaelen Family Artist Lecture on April 28. Joined by Montclair curator Kathleen Ash-Milby, WalkingStick discussed the curatorial process and the significance of each piece...

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February 28, 2018

Arcadia Hosts PSEA Juried Student Exhibition

The 31st annual Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) juried exhibition, featuring submissions from 26 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties, will be on display in Arcadia’s Harrison and Rosedale galleries through Thursday, March 15. Sponsored by PSEA’s Mideastern Region and the...

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January 26, 2018

Ryan ’03 Featured in ‘Artists and Illustrators’

In recognition of her work and studio practice, Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in the January issue of Artists and Illustrators , regarded as “Britain’s most popular art magazine.” The article highlights Ryan’s daily painting blog, as well as the...

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January 25, 2018

WalkingStick ’59, ’11H Featured in ‘The New Yorker’

The New Yorker highlighted Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H for her contributions to “ Unholding ,” a collection of mixed media by 10 Native American artists. The exhibition was on display at Artists Space in New York City from Nov. 18 to Jan. 21. Language, verbal and visual, is central to the experience...

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January 17, 2018

Nicholas Receives Liberta Award for Graphic Novel

Recognized as one of the “Best Books by Philadelphians,” Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas ’ graphic novel Leon: Protector of the Playground received a 2017 Liberta Award from Artblog, a publication that fosters art and culture dialogue in the Philadelphia region. In support of the fight to end...

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January 4, 2018

Profitt ’11 Presents on Artistic Development at Alumni Exhibition Closing

On Nov. 30, Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Krista Profitt ’11 discussed her artistic trajectory in “Watching You, Judging You,” a lecture that capped off her Alumni Spotlight exhibition, “Krista Profitt: Savers, Shavers, Mansplainers.” Profitt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting...

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December 13, 2017

Foster ’19 Receives Study Abroad Grant from Phi Kappa Phi

Painting major Molly Foster ’19 was awarded a $1,000 grant from Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, which will enable her to study abroad at Accademia University in Florence, Italy. Foster is one of 25 recipients of the Study Abroad Grant nationwide. The selection process is based on academic achievement...

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November 20, 2017

Profitt ’11 to Host Art and Design Alumni Lecture

The Department of Art and Design will host another installment of its Alumni Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Watching You, Judging You” will explore Krista Profitt ’s career as an artist since receiving her BFA from Arcadia in 2011. The...

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October 24, 2017

Loeffler Depicts Post-Election America in New Exhibition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual Arts, is featured in the Mount Airy Contemporary art exhibition “Achromatic,” which The Philadelphia Inquirer named as one of the “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall.” Loeffler’s work, “Diminish,” is a direct reaction to...

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