Arcadia University News


October 4, 2014

Video: 2014 Wearable Sculpture Show

For more than five years, art and design students have marked the beginning of their study by participating in the Wearable Sculpture Show. Guided by professors, students create costumes based on a theme using basic materials, and then they showcase their work in front of an audience. This year,...

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October 3, 2014

Jessica Mallepelle ’16: ‘The Beauty of Math’

Studying mathematics at Arcadia is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “...there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The...

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October 3, 2014

Moore Merges Farm and Table with Art and Design

By COURTNEY WRIGHT As a self-proclaimed “interdisciplinarian” with a background in geological sciences, Gregg Moore , associate professor of art and design at Arcadia University, understands how art intersects other fields of study. When Moore prepared to discuss his latest exhibition and a recent...

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September 26, 2014

Bailey Recalls How Her Ideas about Art Expanded at Arcadia, PAFA

By FRANCES DUMLAO ’15 Since graduating from Arcadia University in 2009 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, where she specialized in painting, artist Jannalyn Bailey ’09 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012 and had one of her designs featured on skirts by...

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September 5, 2014

Arcadia University Graphic Design Students Participate in AIGA Event ‘This is My Philly’

AIGA Philadelphia will hold an opening for the exhibition This is My Philly on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Now in its fourth year, This is My Philly is a partnership between the design organization AIGA Philadelphia and the PhillySpells Writing Lab, a local organization that provides free...

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August 31, 2014

Complex Issues of the Female Form Explored in Alumni Spotlight Art Exhibition

[box border="full"] Artist Lecture : Jannalyn Bailey will give a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. A reception will follow.[/box] In an exhibit at the Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery, Jannalyn Bailey explores complex issues related to the perception of...

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July 8, 2014

The Alternative Press: Art Therapy Student Commissioned to Paint Mural at the North Penn Boys and Girls Club

On July 3, The Alternative Press reported that the Lansdale Mural Arts Program (LMAP) selected Ashley Walter , a psychology major with a concentration in art therapy and a minor in fine arts at Arcadia University, to design and complete a mural on the North Penn Boys and Girls Club at 16...

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June 5, 2014

Works by Batchelor, Profitt ’11 and Garvey ’09 Featured in Exhibition at the University of the Arts

June 4 marked the official opening of “Between Matter and Experience,” an exhibition at the University of the Arts that includes the works of Betsey Batchelor , associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Krista Profitt ’11 and Lauren Garvey ’09 , alumni of the painting...

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May 8, 2014

Uberti Encourages Patience, Passion to Cultivate Success

View more videos from Uberti's interview On April 21, award-winning visual journalist Oliver Uberti presented “Snails Are Actually Pretty Good Role Models: Perhaps a New Way of Looking at Life After Art School” at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room. Uberti, who visited Arcadia as part of...

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March 24, 2014

Arcadia University Art Students to Show Work at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is thrilled to collaborate with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, one of the finest established cultural institutions of our country. On March 29, the flourishing talent of six Arcadia art students will be celebrated with a showcase of their...

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March 18, 2014

Nadia Koltsoon ’14 Points to Hope for Ukraine in Art Exhibit

The Arcadia community is invited to attend a reception on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. for the opening of Писанки: Ще не вмерла Українa (Pysanky: Ukraine Has Not Yet Died) , an art exhibition that runs through March 27 in the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in the basement of Landman Library. The...

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March 5, 2014

Video: Abbey Ryan Raises Funds for Scholarship with Painting Demo

[box border="full"] Update: The painting was auctioned for $1,185.00 on March 11. All proceeds will benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship. [/box] On Feb. 28, Abbey Ryan ’03 conducted a live painting demo in Grey Towers Castle to benefit the Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Arcadia...

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February 20, 2014

Ryan ’03 to Conduct Painting Demo in Castle on Feb. 28

In 2007, Arcadia University Assistant Professor of studio art Abbey Ryan ’03 began producing daily paintings, but about once a year since 2011, the Philadelphia-based artist and blogger invites the whole world to watch and participate as she honors the memory of a dear friend. On Friday, Feb. 28,...

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February 12, 2014

Five Visual Arts Students Receive Faculty Recognition Awards

Five artists whose works were selected by Guest Juror Judith Tannenbaum to appear in the 2014 Student Biennial exhibition also received the Faculty Recognition Award. The award is given by faculty to students whose pieces embody the values of the department, regardless of specific medium or...

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February 10, 2014

Curator Judith Tannenbaum Reflects on Radical Shifts in Life, Career, and Art

One of the most accomplished curators in the country didn’t even know what a curator was when she was in college. Years later, she found herself working at the most prominent art school in the U.S. in an endowed curator position created just for her. Judith Tannenbaum, now an adjunct curator at...

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February 7, 2014

University Seminar Visits the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Students in the University Seminar “Drawing Connections: The History and Practice of Drawing,” taught by Professors Jill Pederson and Abbey Ryan ’03 , had a private tour of the drawing study rooms at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in December. In the first session, students examined...

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January 28, 2014

Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery Presents Student Biennial 2014 Juried Exhibition

Photographs, oil paintings, metal jewelry and sculpture, and other student works are on display at the 2014 Student Biennial Juried Exhibition at Arcadia University. The show, which runs through Feb. 23, is on display in the Commons Art Gallery, and is sponsored by the Arcadia University Art...

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January 21, 2014

Ryan Paints John F. Peto’s Still Life Object During Demo at Peto Museum

Abbey Ryan , assistant professor of art and design, was invited to teach a painting workshop in November at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, N.J. John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), born in Philadelphia, was a late 19th-century figure in the trompe l’oeil school of American still life...

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January 13, 2014

Batchelor’s Work Part of International Collaborative Art Project and Exhibit

Betsey Batchelor , professor of fine arts, is one of a select group of American and Cuban artists and student artists whose work is featured in the collaborative exhibition Women in Trees: Mujeres en los Arboles . The exhibit premiered on Nov. 25, 2013 in Cuba, where it was hosted in conjunction...

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January 2, 2014

Misher ’88 Founds School for Children with Autism

Karen Misher ’88 , associate professor of Art and Design, was featured in a Fox 29 news story about her dream, which is now reality for her sons and other students with autism. After having a hard time finding the right kindergarten for her six-year-old twins, Misher began to dream of a school...

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