Arcadia University News


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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October 10, 2012

Art Hits the Runway at Wearable Sculpture Show

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Last week art and fashion enthusiasts watched Studio Art: Foundations students show off their creativity in the fifth annual Wearable Sculpture Show—a runway-style exhibition of sculptural art that quickly has become a rite of passage for Art majors at...

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September 21, 2012

Garvey's Painting Featured in 'New Moderns' at Philadelphia's Gross McCleaf Gallery

The work of Lauren Garvey, who graduated from Arcadia University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Painting, is featured in the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. The show is called New Moderns . After graduating from Arcadia, Garvey went on to graduate school and received an M.F.A. in Painting from the...

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September 21, 2012

Alumna's Artwork Featured in Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibition 'Full Spectrum'

"Onrush of Time," a print by Kay WalkingStick ’59, ’11H , is featured in Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition, on display though Nov. 25, is comprised of work from more than a dozen artists and focuses on the Brandywine Workshop's...

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September 12, 2012

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. ( Visit exhibition website .) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and...

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August 17, 2012

Batchelor's Painting Featured in Woodmere Art Museum Tribute to Doris Staffel

An original painting by Betsey Batchelor , Professor of Fine Arts, is featured in Woodmere Art Museum’s exhibit Doris Staffel: Painter, Teacher , which runs through Sept. 30. Admission is free for students with ID. A former student of Staffel’s at the University of the Arts, Batchelor also...

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