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December 17, 2019

Moore Featured in New York Times for “Farm-to-Table” Approach to Ceramics

Gregg Moore , Visual and Performing Arts professor, was featured in a Dec. 5 The New York Times article for his collaboration with Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Farms restaurant. Moore approached Barber about a “farm-to-table” approach to not only the food served at Blue Hill, but the...

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December 16, 2019

Ryan Featured in Group and Solo Exhibitions Around the World

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 is making headlines around the world with a variety of art exhibitions. Ryan’s work was on display at Trompe l’oeil Meets Photorealism , at the John F. Peto Museum through Dec. 15, and her last solo exhibition this past spring at the...

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December 16, 2019

Wu ’22 Explores Fantasy Through Art

By Caroline Jordan '20 “I love being a member of the art department because I’m pushed to do my best, but still get the freedom to do what I want,” said Hanna Wu ‘22 . Wu, a Graphic Design major, loves the opportunities that her program gives her. During her first year, Wu’s foundation courses...

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December 13, 2019

Exhibition Course Curates Outdoor Sculptures

Students in Arcadia’s Make an Exhibition course, led by Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , curated the University’s collection of outdoor sculptures and hosted a scavenger hunt on Nov. 25. For the first portion of the semester, students researched the history of the...

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December 12, 2019

Ryan ’03 Featured in International Exhibitions

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 was featured in four exhibitions this fall in the United States and Europe. At Mason Fine Art, the largest fine art gallery in Atlanta, Ga., six new large paintings by Ryan are featured in an invitational group exhibition consisting...

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December 1, 2019

Manzella’s Prints Featured in Regional Exhibitions

Work by Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, was included in a group art exhibition, The Poetics of Decay , at the Brooke Lanier Gallery in Queens Village from June 28 to Aug. 30. Manzella also had three prints featured in the Fourth Annual Mini Print Exhibition at the Manhattan...

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December 1, 2019

Misher ’88 Displays Art at Crafting Narrative Exhibition at City Hall

Karen Misher ’88 , assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts, has three works in the Crafting Narrative exhibition at Philadelphia’s Art Gallery in City Hall. Misher’s work surveys the boundaries between jewelry and sculpture, incorporating poetry and a variety of materials. The exhibition...

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November 22, 2019

Mark Dean Presents at Jung Conferences

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, presented two lectures at the Jung Society of Washington: “Understanding Psychological Transformation Through Imagery: A Fairytale Example,” on Oct. 4 and “Translating Jung Into Film: Gulliver's Travels and the Individuation Process,” on...

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November 15, 2019

Fahringer ’19 Featured for Arcadia Graphic Design Project

By Caroline Jordan '20 Studio Art graduate Leo Fahringer ’19 was featured alongside several graphic designers in a Graphic Mama article highlighting graphic and logo design trends that are expected to be popular in 2020. As part of a project for a course at Arcadia, Fahringer redesigned the logo...

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November 6, 2019

Ryan ’03 Presents at Visual Literacy Conference

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 —recently appointed as Arcadia’s coordinator of Visual Literacy—presented at the 51st annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) in Leuven, Belgium, from Oct. 16 to 19. The event was hosted by M–Museum...

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October 31, 2019

“Craftivism” Course Encourages Activism Through Arts

By Caroline Jordan ’20 “It’s activism for introverts,” explained Associate Professor and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Carole Loeffler , who teaches the University’s “craft+activism = Craftivism” course this semester. Craftivism is the act of using traditional, “domestic” arts—such as...

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October 31, 2019

Arcadia Exhibitions Receives Grant from Pew Center

Arcadia Exhibitions received a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage that will support a multifaceted project by award-winning visual artist Polly Apfelbaum, who has accepted a residency with the University’s Ceramics program. “This is Not a Rug/A Sun Bonnet Woman” will examine the...

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September 26, 2019

Design Students’ Work Draws Crowds to the Ambler Theater

Movie posters are an iconic part of cinema. Whether you’re imagining Marvel’s Avengers movies or getting a fright from a horror film, movie posters can draw an audience as much as the names in lights. And now, Arcadia University students in Graphic Design Visiting Instructor Christian Patchell ’s...

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September 25, 2019

Dr. Ford Receives NCC Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award

GenCyberCoin is not just a widely used educational tool—it’s also an award winner. Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Arcadia University, was one of five winners in the National CyberWatch Center’s (NCC) Innovations in Cybersecurity Education award program...

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September 8, 2019

‘City Blocks’ Exhibition Featured in ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’

“City Blocks,” an exhibition by Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Jennifer Manzella , was featured in art critic Edith Newhall’s “Philadelphia galleries” roundup in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug 28. On display in the Rosedale Gallery until Dec. 8, the exhibition includes 15...

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August 28, 2019

‘Broad Street Review’ Praises ‘Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks’

Broad Street Review art critic Pamela J. Forsythe lauded Jennifer Manzella, adjunct professor of Art and Design, for her ability to find beauty in unlikely places in an Aug. 12 review. Manzella’s exhibition, “City Blocks,” includes copper etchings that reflect the cityscape of Philadelphia and...

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July 19, 2019

Dr. Ferrell Presents on Artist Jay DeFeo in Paris

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose” at Jay DeFeo and Beyond: Abstraction, Gender and its Effects in Paris, France on June 14. Her presentation included an overview of her current book project, The Ring around The Rose: Jay DeFeo and Her...

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July 17, 2019

Rawlins Presents on Scholar/Explorer Archetype at GNSI Annual Meeting

Indiana Jones—archeologist, adventurer, and scientific illustrator. At least, that is one of the tenets posited by Scott Rawlins , professor of Visual and Performing Arts, during a presentation on the incarnation of the scholar/explorer archetype during the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (...

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June 19, 2019

Lee’s Exhibition Featured at Jeonju International Photo Festival

June Yong Lee , associate professor of Art and Design, was invited to showcase at the 12th annual Jeonju International Photo Festival in Jeonju, South Korea from May 18 to 26. Submissions from 10 Arcadia University students were also showcased in the festival’s student photography exhibition. Lee’s...

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June 9, 2019

Academic Affairs Supports Innovative Programming

Last November, an Innovative Programming Group was established by Academic Affairs to strengthen programs, identify areas for growth, and support pioneering opportunities. Its work led to Arcadia’s first Innovative Programming grants, designed to help faculty and staff demonstrate feasibility,...

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June 7, 2019

Ryan’s Solo Exhibition Hailed a “Must See”

The exhibition, “the light/the shade,” by Abigail Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Art, was hailed in a review by the Olean Times Herald on May 1. “The show on St. Bonaventure University’s campus, “the light/the shade” must be seen by any appreciator of painting and poetry,”...

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