Arcadia University News


August 6, 2012

Torchia Joins Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's Curatorial Intensive

Richard Torchia , Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is one of six local contemporary artists invited to participate in a year-long series of seminars and workshops with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI). This Curatorial Intensive offers new perspectives, an exchange of...

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July 6, 2012

Arcadia Honors Art and Design Professor with 2012 Professor of the Year Award

Robert F. Mauro , Professor and Chair of Art and Design, was the recipient of the 2012 Professor of the Year Award at Arcadia’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony in May. In presenting the award to Mauro, Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost, stated, “In bestowing this honor on Professor Mauro, we...

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June 27, 2012

Students in Paris Program Visit Monet's House and Garden

Claude Monet once said, "It may be because of flowers that I've become a painter." Students enrolled in the Arcadia University's summer study abroad program at the American Graduate School in Paris took a day-trip to Giverny in Normandy recently to visit the legendary artist's house, now a museum,...

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June 8, 2012

Alumnus Looks to 'Kickstart' Comic Book's Success

After graduating from Arcadia with a B.F.A. in Painting, Andrew Taylor ’11 knew he wanted to continue following his passion for drawing and illustration in his professional career. "I've drawn comics and cartoons all my life," notes Taylor, who continues to work on Doctorcops M.D. , a weekly web...

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June 8, 2012

Rawlins' Work on Display in 'Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration'

The work of Scott Rawlins , Professor of Art and Design, will be included in the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature exhibition in Albany, N.Y., through Dec. 31. Focus on Nature XII: Natural History Illustration showcases juried artwork by top illustrators from 15 countries. Open through Dec...

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June 4, 2012

Riotto Produces Largest Known Intaglio-Type in U.S.

Arcadia University graduate Hannah Riotto ’12 produced the largest-known photopolymer intaglio-type in the United States—a 15-foot-long installation where viewers will recognize the icons of Barnesville, Pa., transitioning to the Philadelphia skyline. Riotto’s senior thesis project—titled “We Are...

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May 31, 2012

Commons Gallery Presents Andrew Ortwein: The Greatest War, June 8 – Sept. 2

Arcadia University’s Commons Gallery is pleased to present a new suite of twelve digitally printed photographs by Andrew Ortwein ’07 on view from June 8 through Sept. 2, 2012. Each large-scale color print in the series, titled The Greatest War , appears to portray a soldier in the throes of a...

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May 25, 2012

Intelligencer: Art Senior Produces Largest-Known Intaglio-Type in U.S.

The Intelligencer reported on May 18: "Arcadia University senior Hannah Riotto has produced the largest-known photopolymer intaglio-type in the United States. It’s a 15-foot-long installation where viewers will recognize the icons of Barnesville, Schuylkill County, transitioning to the Philadelphia...

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May 25, 2012

Artblog: Senior Produces Largest-Known Photopolymer Intaglio-Type

The Artblog noted on May 18: "Boundary-breaking, and also record-breaking. Arcadia University senior Hannah Riotto has produced the largest-known photopolymer intaglio-type in the United States—a 15-foot-long installation depicting the icons of Barnesville, Pa. transitioning to the Philadelphia...

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May 10, 2012

Porcasi ’12 Discovers Sustainability Abroad and the Entrepreneur Within

There is always something new to learn in the field of Graphic Design. Jon Porcasi ’12 knows this better than most. After four years of study, including three study abroad experiences and three internships, he’s emerging from Arcadia with much more than a B.A.—he’s familiar with the pace of this...

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May 3, 2012

Pederson Researches Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious Academy

Dr. Jill Pederson , Assistant Professor of Art History, is writing a book that explores the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci during the more then 20 years (1482-1499 and 1506-1513) the Renaissance artist spent in Milan, Italy. Pederson discovered a unique manuscript, known as the Isolabeata (c...

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April 24, 2012

Arcadia Design Students Await Regional Competition Results

Interior Design majors Katherine Canfield ’13 , Stephanie Ebner ’13 and Courtney Sanchez ’13 will represent Arcadia University at the Inaugural Morrow Student Design Competition Award Ceremony and Reception, which will be held on April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marketplace Design Center in...

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April 19, 2012

Inside Higher Ed: Staller Recognized as ‘Adjunct Hero’

Justin Myer Staller , Adjunct Professor of Art and Design, was recently interviewed for Inside Higher Ed ’s newest blog feature “Adjunct Heroes,” which profiles outstanding adjuncts at universities around the country. Nominated because of his commitment to his students’ success, Staller explained...

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April 19, 2012

Inside Higher Ed: Staller Recognized as ‘Adjunct Hero’

Justin Myer Staller , Adjunct Professor of Art and Design, was recently interviewed for Inside Higher Ed ’s newest blog feature “Adjunct Heroes,” which profiles outstanding adjuncts at universities around the country. Nominated because of his commitment to his students’ success, Staller explained...

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March 20, 2012

Glenside News: Six Arcadia Students Honored for Community Mural Arts Contribution

Glenside News reported on March 4, “The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside. At the request of the township, students created a mural to enhance a 1916 Beaux-Art...

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March 9, 2012

Design Students Find Inspiration in Flora and Fauna

Seven Arcadia students are competing against 100 regional design students for the first Morrow Prize for creating Langhorne Carpet’s inaugural Eco Line. In search of inspiration, they toured two iconic local conservation-education sites: the Philadelphia International Flower Show and Philadelphia...

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March 6, 2012

Times Chronicle: Cheltenham Commissioners Honor Students for Mural

The March 4 Times Chronicle reports, "The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside." The newspaper continued: The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored...

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March 2, 2012

U.S.1: Narr Exhibits Drawings, Watercolors and 'Untamed Wild Side'

U.S.1 recently featured Harry I. Narr and his upcoming exhibit Harry I. Naar: Drawings and Watercolors , on view at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center from March 8 to April 15, as reported by U.S.1 contributor Ilene Dube. Narr taught at Beaver College from 1975 to 1978, teaching Visual...

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February 28, 2012

Ryan Auctions Painting to Benefit Jami Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

watch?v=iCMcYrcO-2w%3Fversion%3D3%26amp%3Bhl%3Den_US%26amp%3Brel%3D0 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Abbey Ryan ’03 produced her daily oil painting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in front of a live audience in Grey Towers Castle. The demo and Q-and-A session drew more than 320 online visitors...

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February 21, 2012

Abbey Ryan to Paint Live For Jami Rodriguez Scholarship, Feb. 21

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Abbey Ryan will produce her daily oil painting live on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The session is open to the public and will be streamed live on Arcadia’s UStream channel . Ryan’s demo painting will be auctioned off,...

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February 17, 2012

Student Biennial 2012: Four Students Honored for Excellence

The Opening Reception of Arcadia University’s Student Biennial 2012 was held on Feb. 15. Students, family, faculty and staff flocked to the ground floor of the Commons to witness the inaugural exhibition in the Student Art Gallery. On display were the works of 27 students whose creations had been...

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