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December 13, 2011

ArtBlog: Utopian Benches 'Are Perfect' for Occupy Movement Era

"At a time when the Occupy movement is launching its own utopian community, Cape’s benches are perfect," writes art critic Roberta Fallon, commenting on the Artblog about Francis Cape ‘s 20 spare poplar benches at Arcadia University Art Gallery . “The benches invoke the tradition of free speech and...

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December 6, 2011

Philadelphia Daily News: Utopian Benches Invoke Free Speech and Communal Discourse

The Philadelphia Daily News featured Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit, Francis Cape: Utopian Benches , on Dec. 2. In her review Roberta Fallon calls the work “deeply engaging” at a time when the Occupy protests are claiming their own free speech and communal discourse. Cape made his...

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November 29, 2011

The Inquirer: Arcadia Gallery Sheds Light on Utopian Benches

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit, "Francis Cape: Utopian Benches.” The Gallery shed some light on Cape’s carved-poplar benches, as reported by Edith Newhall, contributor for the Inquirer . The natural light has given the space an...

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November 22, 2011

Blackstock Receives CCEP Certification

Debbie Blackstock , Director of Conference Services and Campus Scheduling, recently attended the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) annual conference in Orlando, Fl., where she received the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional (CCEP)...

November 15, 2011

Art Gallery: Opening Event for Francis Cape's 'Utopian Benches,' Nov. 15

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Utopian Benches , a new project by the British sculptor Francis Cape , on display from Thursday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Dec. 18. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Cape will give a slide lecture about his practice and address the evolution of the...

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October 4, 2011

Torchia's Marquee LED Brings the River to the City

Marquee , a 60-by-4-foot horizontal LED work by by artists Richard Torchia and Greenhouse Media, is the city’s first technology-based Percent for Art commission. Located on the west-facing side of the I-95 overpass above Race Street in Philadelphia, it was created in conjunction with the Delaware...

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September 30, 2011

Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents The Glenside Correspondence School, Oct. 1

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery “Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Bob Box Archive” exhibition is pleased to present The Glenside Correspondence School on Saturday, Oct. 1. The event begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The occasion offers rare and intimate access to hundreds...

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September 27, 2011

Johnson Exhibit Reveals ‘All the Variables That Coalesced in His Artistic Practice’

Edith Newall, Gallery Reviewer for the Philadelphia Inquirer , reported on the Arcadia University Art Gallery’s current exhibit "Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Bob Box Archive," on Sept. 25: The show's installation suits its subject matter. An assortment of tables found on campus have been pushed...

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September 23, 2011

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ to Open in London in October

Art Lyst recently announced the October opening of "Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn" at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, England. The best works in the exhibition are those in which Ai takes archaic Chinese vessels and treats them as readymades. These include paint-dipped pots, pulverized...

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September 13, 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer: Arcadia Gallery Part of Cosmopolitan Philadelphia Art Scene

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured Arcadia's new exhibition, "Tables of Contents: Ray Johnson Objects" among the Galleries Fall Preview on Sept. 11. The show is one of several Philadelphia exhibits that depict an "increasingly cosmopolitan" art scene, as noted by gallery writer Edith Newhall. At...

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August 26, 2011

The Artblog Reviews Arcadia’s Exhibit Catalog, 'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn'

The Artblog reviewed Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn , the Arcadia University Art Gallery’s catalog for the 2010 exhibit, on Aug. 25. Written by Richard Torchia , Gallery Director, Gregg Moore , Associate Professor of Art and Design, Philip Tinari, and Ai Weiwei, the book was published by Ram...

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June 9, 2011

'Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn' in Knoxville

The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI) website notes that Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn, an exhibition developed by the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is making its way around the United States and the world. Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn is the first solo exhibition of works by Chinese artist...

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January 19, 2011

Nicholas Honored by American Library Association

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence , illustrated by Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas , has been named among the 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The American Library Association presents the honor annually for quality literature for adolescents and young adults ages 12-18. Of...

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December 17, 2010

Philadelphia Daily News Gives Nod to Nicholas

Jamar Nicholas of Arcadia’s Fine Arts Department was featured in The Philadelphia Daily News Dec. 14 for his gripping illustration of Geoffrey Canada’s “Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence.” “Jamar Nicholas called on his experience growing up in West Philadelphia and Germantown...

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November 19, 2010

Nicholas Writes Op-Ed on 'Fist Stick Knife Gun'

“Taking a life story and translating it into a visual form allows readers to emotionally connect in a way that simply reading about it may not,” writes Jamar Nicholas , in an op-ed in the Daily News on Nov. 17. Nicholas, Assistant to the Arcadia University Art Gallery, recently published his first...

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November 19, 2010

Craft: Sunflower Seeds, From Arcadia to the Tate Modern

Becky Stern, from the online magazine Craft, first saw artist Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds at Arcadia University in spring 2010, and she writes on Nov. 19 of experiencing an even larger display at the Tate Modern in London in a story on "Millions of Hand-Painted Porcelain Sunflower Seeds." “Each...

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October 15, 2010

Torchia in London to Introduce Ai Weiwei Catalog

In London this week, Ai Weiwei's Unilever exhibition opens in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, featuring 15 million handmade and handpainted (each unique) porcelain sunflower seeds—just like the ton of seeds shown in the Arcadia University Art Gallery last spring. The seeds will form a carpet...

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September 21, 2010

Art Gallery: Atlas of Nowhere, Sept. 23

Charts of real and imaginary locations created by map-makers from Philadelphia, across the United States, and around the world will be on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery as it opens its 2010-11 season with Nowhere: Selections from the Archives of the Hand Drawn Map Association , curated...

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February 26, 2010

Absolutearts Blog Notes Opening of Ai Weiwei Exhibit

The absolutearts blog promotes the Arcadia University Art Gallery exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE - 2010 CE). The opening event is Wednesday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arcadia MainStage theater, with Dr. Charles Merewether, art historian, curator and writer,...

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