Arcadia University News


July 24, 2013

BioCommunications Association: Jarret Awarded the Citation of Merit for Illustration

The BioCommunications Association holds an annual contest, BioImages, in search of the best still, graphic, and motion media in the scientific or medicinal fields. This year, Sara Jarret , a graduate of Arcadia University, was awarded the Citation of Merit—an honor given to entries that meet high...

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July 22, 2013

Bulldog Reporter: Creighton Hired as Graphic Designer for Hornercom

Shortly after graduating from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts , Steffane Creighton ’13 was hired as a full-time member of the design team at Hornercom. Prior to this position, Creighton had worked at Hornercom as a design intern, impressing president Jack Horner with her ability to...

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June 11, 2013

‘A True Visionary,’ Torchia Receives the 2013 Martha Washington Award

Richard Torchia , director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, received the 2013 Martha Washington Award at the annual end-of-year awards luncheon last month. As director of Arcadia University’s Art Gallery, since 1997, Torchia has organized solo exhibitions for a host of renowned artists,...

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May 1, 2013

Artists Tony and Eliza Auth Inspire Students

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN The respected and admired Tony and Eliza Auth took time out of their busy schedules to speak to a select group of students from Arcadia’s Art and Design and Historical and Political Studies departments on April 11. Students basked in their wealth of...

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April 26, 2013

Pickle Drop: Art Students Put Shipping Crates to the Test

Each student in Matt Borgen ’s course “The Artist in The Exhibition: Gallery Practicum” had to design a shipping crate for a large jar of pickles that would survive a drop from a second-story window. Here’s what happened when those crates were put to the test. The Pickle Drop artwork was created by...

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April 13, 2013

Sculptor Speaks on Abstraction, Allusion and Allegory

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Back on campus as part of the Department of Art and Design’s Alumni Artist Series, sculptor Mary Kate Maher ’01 shared insights gleaned from graduate school and life as a professional artist. Although Maher concentrated in painting while at Arcadia University, she began to...

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March 20, 2013

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11 , Director of Band of Artists , studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’...

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February 26, 2013

Cooper Publishes in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published “The Role of Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography in Pancreaticobiliary Disease” in the Winter Edition of the HAPS EDucator , the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Scott Rawlins , Professor of Scientific Illustration, illustrated the...

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February 25, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Alumna’s Art Featured in Photo

Katherine Whitlock ’07 , a Fine Arts major, was noted in an article in the Feb. 22 Wall Street Journal Real Estate section for her artwork. Read more .

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February 13, 2013

Arcadia University Hosts 26th Annual ‘Touch the Future’ Juried Art Show

On Sunday, Feb. 24, student artists, their teachers and families from 28 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools will come together to celebrate their work at an awards ceremony for the 26th annual juried “Touch the Future” art show. The reception will be held at the Arcadia University...

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January 21, 2013

Arcadia University Art Gallery to Present ‘JG,’ a New Film Project by Tacita Dean

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG , a film by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean . Commissioned by and made for the Gallery, JG is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be on view from Feb. 7 through...

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January 14, 2013

‘Complex’ Magazine’s List of Iconic Artworks Includes Installations by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

Arcadia University Art Gallery has a reputation for bringing the work of internationally acclaimed visual artists to Glenside. In fact, two artists featured in Complex magazine’s “The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years” have held solo exhibitions on campus. Olafur Eliasson, whose...

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January 14, 2013

Lenscratch Features Lee’s ‘Torso Series’

On Dec. 27, Lenscratch featured June Yong Lee , Assistant Profressor of Art and Design, in an article, "Critical Mass: June Yong Lee," which features his recent work, Torso Series : I discovered his work while juroring Critical Mass this fall and I was taken back to a place of looking at skin,...

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December 14, 2012

Art and Design Faculty Address the ‘Persistence of Drawing’

Arcadia University Art Gallery’s 2012 Faculty Exhibition: On the Persistence of Drawing asked Art and Design faculty to explore the ways in which drawing shapes and informs their work as artists, designers and educators. On Nov. 28, several of the artists gathered to discuss the practice of drawing...

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December 12, 2012

Times Herald: ‘Myths and Realities’ Is ‘Much More Than an Art Show’

The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.) reported on Myths and Realities: Inspirations from the Republic of Cuba , an exhibit on display in Arcadia University's Commons Gallery until Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The show features landscapes by Abbey Ryan , botanical studies of tropical flora by Scott Rawlins ,...

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November 30, 2012

Drawn Together: Art and Design Professors Exhibit Work

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Nov. 15 marked the opening of Faculty Exhibition 2012: On the Persistence of Drawing at the Arcadia University Art Gallery, a show that explores the ways in which drawing shapes and informs the work and instruction of Arcadia’s Art and Design faculty...

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November 24, 2012

‘Dropping the Urn’ Curators Look Back on Groundbreaking Ai Weiwei Exhibition

“It’s so interesting that you can think of a ceramic exhibition as risky, because it’s a very comfortable medium,” said Gregg Moore , who pitched the idea of curating an exhibition of ceramic works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei to Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art...

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November 21, 2012

Ryan Awarded Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant

Abbey Ryan , Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, has been awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grant. The grant will provide support for Ryan’s April-May 2013 exhibition at 110 Church Gallery in historic Old City Philadelphia. The exhibition...

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November 20, 2012

Art History Major Brings Arcadia Treasures to Light

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 The Rilling Collection of African and Asian artifacts had been cooped up in storage since it was given as a gift to the University in 2008. The pieces were kept in the University Archives on the lower level of Landman Library, out of reach of the...

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November 14, 2012

Lee's Work Featured at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan

June Yong Lee , Assistant Professor of Art, has been working on Torso Series , a photographic project that examines personal history through an individual’s skin. Recently, Lee’s work has been exhibited at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan. In addition, the museum...

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November 7, 2012

Baltimore Business Journal: Hulme ’97 New Senior Environmental Graphic Designer at Ayer Saint Gross

Baltimore Business Journal reported on Nov. 6 that Jack Hulme ’97 joined the graphic design studio at Ayer Saint Gross as a Senior Environmental Graphic Designer. Hulme specializes in Environmental Graphic Design and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arcadia University. He has 15 years of...

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