Arcadia University News

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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