Arcadia University News


May 9, 2019

Ryan Featured in St. Bonaventure University Solo Exhibition

The second edition of Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s painting collection “the light/the shade” is showing as a solo exhibition at the Quick Center at St. Bonaventure University through June 2. The exhibition is the culmination of a 2017 research trip to Patmos, Greece, and is also a part of Ryan’s one-a-day...

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April 19, 2019

Moore Opens “Soil, Stone, and Bone” Show at The Clay Studio

Gregg Moore , associate professor of Art and Design, opened “Soil, Stone, Bone”—a ceramics exhibition featuring bone china made from animal bones ashes and farmland earth—at The Clay Studio in Old City, Philadelphia. Moore’s collection of bone-ash ceramics is inspired by the cycle of life,...

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April 4, 2019

Community Service Efforts Showcased in “Art of the Syllabus” Exhibition

On Thursday, April 11, join students in “The Artist in the Community” university seminar for “The Art of the Syllabus,” an exhibition comprised of art projects that student worked on while volunteering at local organizations throughout the semester. See how art and community service intersect...

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March 28, 2019

Choi ’19 Paints Mural in Boyer

For her Honors project, Writing and Graphic Design major Rebecca Choi ’19 painted a mural for the Biology Department. The mural, which Choi began in the summer of 2018, will be finished in the spring semester. The design includes a variety of colorful, nature-themed images, including plants, bones...

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February 7, 2019

Ireland GFS Students Host Art Exhibition Inspired by International Experience

Students in last year’s “Inspired by the View: The Beauty and Boldness of Ireland” Global Field Study (GFS) will showcase their art and music inspired by the course on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Elcy’s Cafe in Glenside from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The opening reception will include a live instrumental performance...

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November 29, 2018

Nicholas Receives McDuffie Award, Featured in PhillyCurrent Magazine

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia University Art Gallery Assistant Jamar Nicholas was the subject of the feature interview in the November issue of PhillyCurrent magazine, “The Impact Issue.” In the issue, Nicholas discussed growing up in Philadelphia and how his mother influenced his career as a graphic...

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November 20, 2018

Arcadia Ranked Fourth Among Illustration Programs in Pennsylvania

Arcadia’s Illustration program was ranked fourth among Pennsylvania schools in Animation Career Review’s “2019 Illustration School Rankings.” Ranked 36th nationally, Arcadia landed in the top 25th percentile. The rankings were based on academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth of...

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November 19, 2018

Ryan’s Live Demo Raises Funds for Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

Artist Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, showcased her talents during a live painting demonstration on Nov. 2 on the staircase landing of Grey Towers Castle. Ryan has conducted live painting demonstrations at Arcadia since 2011, each year raising hundreds of...

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October 24, 2018

Ryan to Perform Annual Live Painting Demo for Jami Rodriguez Scholarship on Nov. 2

Artist Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, will perform a live painting demonstration on Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. on the staircase landing of Grey Towers Castle. Ryan has conducted live painting demonstrations since 2011, with all proceeds from the auction of the...

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October 1, 2018

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents “Carole Loeffler: Make What You Need”

A lecture by the artist will be held on Oct.1 in the University Commons Great Room beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to present "Carole Loeffler: Make What You Need," an exhibition of ten, new text-based fabric works in the Rosedale Gallery, located...

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September 14, 2018

Lincoln County News Praises Abbey Ryan Exhibition

Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Abbey Ryan ’03 ’s solo still life exhibit, “Abbey Ryan: Poetic Realism,” was reviewed in the Lincoln County News Aug. 21 article, “Review: Abbey Ryan Still-Life Show at Gleason Stuns with Attention to Detail.” The review notes: “Ryan excels at...

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September 14, 2018

Manzella Collaborates on Art Installment in East Market

Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, co-created an art installation on Ludlow Street in Philadelphia’s East Market area. Artist Katie VanVliet collaborated with Manzella, along with the assistance of Painting student Laura Bonacci ’20 , which blends depictions of Philadelphia’s...

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July 23, 2018

Ryan’s Artwork Displayed in National Exhibitions

Abbey Ryan ’03 , associate professor of Visual and Performing Art, is showcasing her artwork in nationally recognized exhibitions and juried shows across the country this summer. Ryan’s painting “Hand-picked Apples Together Forever” is on display in the National Juried Exhibition of Traditional...

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April 25, 2018

University Seminar Hosts 6th Annual Coming Out Show

The University Seminar “Coming Out” hosted the 6th annual Coming Out Show, a celebration of coming out stories from Arcadia community members, on April 19. The event featured more than 30 pieces of art representing coming out narratives of Arcadia students, staff, and locals. Created by students,...

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April 23, 2018

Art Exhibition Featured By Inquirer, Hyperallergic

This spring, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Hyperallergic each featured a review of “Richard Mosse: Beyond Here Lies Nothin,” a photography collection on display in the Spruance Art Gallery from Feb. 1 to April 15. Mosse uses military imaging technology such as heat sensing cameras in this unique...

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April 19, 2018

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents: abbey ryan: the light / the shade

A gallery talk by the artist will be held on April 19 in the Harrison Gallery beginning at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow. Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present “abbey ryan: the light / the shade,” an exhibition of recent paintings on...

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April 10, 2018

Environmental Network Hosts Annual Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day April 19

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, join Arcadia University’s Environmental Network in celebrating Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day with a series of events throughout the day on April 19. Succulent Fundraiser From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m., bring a pot or mug to the Fireplace Lounge to...

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April 4, 2018

“The Art of the Syllabus” Showcases Community Service Projects, April 12

On Thursday, April 12, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” will present “The Art of the Syllabus” from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Thrall Gallery. The exhibition is an accumulation of works created by both the class and members of the organizations they visited throughout the...

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March 29, 2018

CEAO Brightens Community Rooms at Blossom Philadelphia

The University’s Creative Expression Art Outreach (CEAO) board put their artistic skills to work by painting Blossom Philadelphia’s community rooms on March 24. Board members Elizabeth Thornton ’20 , Casey Donavan ’20 , Nisha Prajapati ’20 , and Alyson Nagel ’20 worked eight hours painting the...

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February 22, 2018

Richard Mosse: Beyond Here Lies Nothin’

Still from Incoming #27 (2016), digital c-print on metallic paper 11 1/2 x 20 inches; © Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. February 1 – April 15, 2018 Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Richard Mosse: Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” an exhibition...

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December 5, 2017

Dean Presents on Art Therapy, Eating Disorders

Michelle Dean , adjunct professor of Pre-Art Therapy, presented “Let’s Talk! Member Forum: Sharing Ideas and Cultivating Foresight for Art Therapy” alongside American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board members at the AATA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she also facilitated a Master’...

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