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July 14, 2020

Loeffler Sends Positivity Through Mail Art Project

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, created a mail art project titled “ symbols of hope ” in order to support the United States Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the project, Loeffler crafted collages on her handmade...

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July 7, 2020

Department of Art and Design Hosts “____with ____” Series

The Department of Art and Design will host the “____with ____” series, a collection of Zoom activities to reconnect with Arcadia faculty and community members throughout July. Thursday, July 9 Chat with Carole 7 p.m. on Zoom Discuss the plans for next semester and ask questions about all-modes...

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May 22, 2020

Mark Dean Quoted for Psychotherapist Expertise on Dreams

Mark Dean , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a March 13 WHYY article for his expertise in dream analysis as a psychotherapist in Philadelphia. The news story originated as a segment on The Pulse , a weekly health and science podcast. In discussing dreams and their...

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May 21, 2020

Bonacci '20 Reimagines the Art of Theater During Social Quarantine

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While theater productions around the country have halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting graduate Laura Bonacci ’20 has kept the spirit of performance going through live sketches, illustrations, and motion graphics to capture the essence of dance...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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April 28, 2020

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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March 25, 2020

Bradley Receives Arts + Business Council Leadership Award

Adjunct Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies David Bradley was selected as one of 12 recipients of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s 2020 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to...

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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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