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January 17, 2018

Nicholas Receives Liberta Award for Graphic Novel

Recognized as one of the “Best Books by Philadelphians,” Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas ’ graphic novel Leon: Protector of the Playground received a 2017 Liberta Award from Artblog, a publication that fosters art and culture dialogue in the Philadelphia region. In support of the fight to end...

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January 4, 2018

Profitt ’11 Presents on Artistic Development at Alumni Exhibition Closing

On Nov. 30, Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Krista Profitt ’11 discussed her artistic trajectory in “Watching You, Judging You,” a lecture that capped off her Alumni Spotlight exhibition, “Krista Profitt: Savers, Shavers, Mansplainers.” Profitt earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting...

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November 27, 2017

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents "Living Rocks: Benton Spruance and the Lithographic Process" Through Dec. 17

A gallery talk by Shelley Langdale, associate curator of prints and drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, will take place on Dec. 6 in the Arcadia University Art Gallery beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow. Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce “Living Rocks: Benton Spruance and the...

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November 20, 2017

Profitt ’11 to Host Art and Design Alumni Lecture

The Department of Art and Design will host another installment of its Alumni Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Watching You, Judging You” will explore Krista Profitt ’s career as an artist since receiving her BFA from Arcadia in 2011. The...

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October 27, 2017

Artblog Reviews Art Gallery’s Bowlby Exhibit

Astrid Bowlby’s “When the Shadow is not Your Shadow,” an ongoing exhibit presented by the Arcadia University Art Gallery, was recently reviewed by Artblog, an independent online publication that highlights art and culture in the Philadelphia area. This is the exhibit’s fourth published review: “‘...

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October 23, 2017

Bowlby Exhibition Featured by Title Magazine

The Arcadia Art Gallery’s Astrid Bowlby exhibition, “When the Shadow is Not Your Shadow,” was featured in an article by Samantha Mitchell in Title Magazine . The exhibition is on display until Oct. 29. “Shadow unfolds like a riddle without a clear punchline, a series of in-jokes that keep you...

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October 13, 2017

Bowlby Exhibition Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer, Velvet Glove

The Art Gallery’s exhibition by artist Astrid Bowlby , “When the Shadow is Not Your Shadow,” was featured in the Oct. 5 The Philadelphia Inquirer column of art critic Edith Newhall . She said she was “surprised by the adventurousness” of the exhibition, although it was within the “signature style”...

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October 6, 2017

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Krista Profitt: Shavers, Savers, Mansplainers”

A lecture by the artist,“Watching You, Judging You,” will be held on Nov. 30 in the University Commons Great Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Harrison Gallery. The Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present, “Krista...

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September 21, 2017

Inquirer Names New Art Exhibition in 15-Top Flight Gallery Shows

The Art Gallery’s newest exhibition by artist Astrid Bowlby, “When the Shadow is Not Your Shadow,” was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer by art critic Edith Newhall in “15 Top-Flight Gallery Shows to See in Philly this Fall” on Sept. 6. The exhibition features sculptures, audio, photographs,...

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July 27, 2017

Inquirer Raves about John Hathaway Gallery Show

On July 27, The Philadelphia Inquirer published a rave review of the Arcadia Art Gallery exhibition “John Hathaway: Studies, Drawings, Paintings, Prints,” on display in the Commons Art Gallery and Great Room Lobby through Sept. 17. “This is the kind of serious appreciation of a Philadelphia artist...

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April 5, 2017

Art Gallery Receives Grant from Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts

After being accepted into the Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)’s 2016 Philadelphia Stewardship Program last spring , the Arcadia University Art Gallery has been awarded a $2,000 matching grant to improve the storage of the permanent art collection. This is the first time...

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March 28, 2017

Creating the Department of Art and Design’s Visual Identity

By Jeanine Barnes ’18 I am a junior working towards my B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies . As part of my work-study at Arcadia, I am currently a graphic designer for the Arcadia University Art Gallery. For my Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship...

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March 1, 2017

Arcadia Art Gallery Hosts “Subway Therapy” Project Through April 2

Subway Therapy , 14th Street Station at Seventh Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, New York City, November 13, 2016. Photo credit: Aaron Cohen. Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Subway Therapy , a project by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez (b. 1988). Featuring...

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January 10, 2017

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins ’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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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 24, 2016

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on the...

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October 19, 2016

Arcadia University Welcomes Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson, Nov. 14

Arcadia University will welcome Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. In a free, public presentation, “The Infrastructure That Is People: Public Art and Its Social Dimensions,” Thompson will address the function of...

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October 18, 2016

Family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross Dedicates Bench at Easton Pond

The family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross ’46 dedicated a bench and tree at Arcadia University’s Easton Pond on March 9. Her husband, Bernie Gross, said the serene water feature was the perfect location to memorialize Shirley, who passed away April 5, 2011. While attending Arcadia University...

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October 7, 2016

Exhibitions at Arcadia Presents: “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs”

The Arcadia University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs” on view in the Great Room Lobby of the University Commons from Oct. 10, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. This exhibition focuses on paintings and drawings on paper created by David Guinn...

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September 30, 2016

“What Makes a Successful Mural?” Discusses Challenges of Effective Murals

Arcadia University is pleased to announce “What Makes a Successful Mural?,” a panel discussion featuring prominent Philadelphia-based public artists David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman. Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University...

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September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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