Arcadia University News


December 21, 2016

Dr. Ferrell Presents on DeFeo’s ‘The Rose’ at American Art Seminar

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , one of two scholars selected to participate in the Newberry Library’s American Art and Visual Culture seminar on Dec. 2, presented “Between Action and Object: DeFeo’s Myths about The Rose ,” a chapter which will appear in her upcoming publication, The Ring Around The Rose :...

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November 5, 2016

Times Chronicle and Glenside News Highlight “Exploring Public Art” Series

The Times Chronicle and Glenside News published a feature story about Arcadia University’s “Exploring Public Art: Legacy, Community, & Innovation” series on Nov. 4. Arcadia’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Laura Baldwin and Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia were quoted throughout...

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October 27, 2016

Students Strut Their Wearable Art at Annual Exhibition, Oct. 31

Get ready to see the art exhibition that hits the runway when Studio Art Foundations students present the 10th annual Wearable Sculpture Show on Monday, Oct. 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. This year more than 50 Studio Art Foundations students will debut wearable art work in a fashion...

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October 5, 2016

Austin ’09, Stamey ’10 Offered Residencies at Philadelphia Design Center

Becca Austin ’09 and Robin Stamey ’10 , graduates of Arcadia’s Theater Arts program, were awarded residencies at the Philadelphia Design Center, a workspace that provides advanced software technology, production equipment, and textile facilities to the theatrical design community. Supported by The...

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May 4, 2016

Loeffler’s Philadelphia Gallery Hosts Judged Exhibition Showcasing Mother-Artists

The Gray Gallery , owned by Art and Design Chair Carole Loeffler , will welcome the new juried exhibition, Immersed , featuring the work of seven female artists that celebrates the overlooked and undervalued art of women who attempt to balance the roles of mother and artist. Juried by Dr. Jill...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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March 23, 2016

The Making of Midway: Students Blog About Upcoming Adult Puppet Show

By Lana Valente ’19 While the upcoming adult puppet show Midway depicts an unlikely duo's love story, apprentices Arianna Kendra '17 and Rose Fahringer '19 are writing their own story about life behind the scenes. The Making of Midway follows Kendra and Fahringer’s hard work crafting the set and...

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February 18, 2016

A Mixed Palette of Science and Art

The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku, a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to prevent the bodies from leaking onto the foam beneath...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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November 18, 2015

The Arcadia University Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program Presents Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: Jennifer Titone

Arcadia University’s ARC Exhibition Program is pleased to present the work of Jennifer Titone '11 in its fourth annual “Alumni Spotlight Exhibition”. On view in the University Commons Great Room Lobby through Dec. 20, the show features recent works by the alumna, currently based in Fort Collins,...

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October 29, 2015

Lee Displays Photography in “Portraiture,” “Reveal”

In September and August, photography by June Yong Lee , assistant professor of visual and performing arts, was displayed at two juried art exhibits. A portrait from his “Skin Portraits” series, a project consisting of nude photography, was exhibited in “Portraiture: Pictures in Photography” at the...

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October 20, 2015

Author Seth Godin Praises Abbey Ryan’s Commitment to Craft

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art and design , was cited by bestselling author Seth Godin as an example of dedicating oneself to producing on a daily basis. In his blog post, Godin rejects the idea of writer’s block, encouraging writers to write each day, just as Ryan has dedicated...

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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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October 7, 2015

R&R Voice and Data Donate Money for New Electric Kiln

In September 2015, technology company R&R Voice and Data donated $5,900 to purchase a new electric kiln for the Ceramics department. The kiln will be installed in the Ceramics kiln room on the first floor of Murphy Hall. With about 50 students in Ceramics courses each semester, the kilns are...

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August 11, 2015

ARC Exhibition Program Presents ‘Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert’

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present “Biodesign Atacama: Imagining New Life Forms in the Northern Chilean Desert,” on display in the Commons Art Gallery through Nov. 29. The digital images, printed 3D models, video animations, and other...

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July 16, 2015

Mixed Palette: Professionals Blend at National Scientific Illustrators Conference

Story by Madison Caudullo '16 and Jasmine Henderson '15 The artists in Murphy Hall dried the fish with paper towels, prepping the gray bodies for a bath in ink. Instructor Stephen DiCerbo, an expert in gyotaku , a Japanese printing technique, cautioned the class to handle the fish gently, to...

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July 16, 2015

Nicholas Talks Hip-Hop Detectives and Black Superheroes with Metro

In the Metro , Jamar Nicholas , adjunct professor and assistant for the Arcadia University Art Gallery, discusses his neo-noir comic strip, “Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop.” Nicholas explains his dedication to print comic strips (as opposed to digital publication), the difficulties of stereotypes...

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July 14, 2015

Nearly 100 Drawn to Scientific Illustration Conference

Nearly 100 attendees, from students to industry professionals, were drawn to the 2015 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) Conference at Arcadia University, July 5-11. Conference events included a techniques showcase, workshops, networking opportunities, open sketching, and field trips to...

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