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April 26, 2022

Art Majors Present at Symposium on Clothing and Jewelry, and the Condemnation of Female Authority

On April 2, Arcadia University art history majors Jessica Smith’ 22 (in photo, at right) and Julia Gregory ’23 presented papers at the Philadelphia-Area Undergraduate Art History Symposium, held at Saint Joseph's University. Smith presented a summary of her thesis, "Clothing & Jewelry: A...

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March 15, 2022

March 21 - 24: Arcadia Celebrates Life of Legendary Cremona Morrey with Art Exhibition, Documentary Screening, and Panel Discussion with the Montier Family

On Thursday, March 24, Arcadia University will celebrate the life of Cremona Morrey, a legendary resident of the Cheltenham area. The special event begins at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 25-minute WHYY documentary The Montiers: An American Story in Grey Towers Castle Korman Mirror Room. This will...

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February 28, 2022

‘The Space Between’: Solomon ’06 to Lecture on Finding a Career in the Arts

Kajette Solomon '06, juror of Arcadia University’s 2022 Student Biennial , will speak on finding a career in the arts on Thursday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. The lecture will also be available online. Titled "The Space Between," the lecture will chronicle Solomon's...

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February 1, 2022

Campbell Chosen as Arcadia Public Art Resident Artist

Visual artist Amir Campbell has been selected as Arcadia University’s Public Art Resident Artist for 2022. Also known as Amiracle, Campbell will be the lead artist for this year's Arcadia Public Art Project and will teach a cohort of students in the public art apprenticeship course (...

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December 7, 2021

mimiMAC Gallery Presents Works of Exhibitions Coordinator Matthew Borgen

MiniMAC is pleased to announce Narratives, an exhibition of works by Hiro Sakaguchi and Matthew Borgen , exhibitions coordinator at Arcadia University. Both artists work with popular culture iconography to tell stories about the human experience. The exhibition runs through Jan. 15, 2022 at mimiMAC...

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November 29, 2021

“Artist in the Community” Students Give Back to Community Through Art Projects

Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd, adjunct professor in the School of Education at Arcadia University, each year leads students in giving back to the community through art. In place of their usual "Art of the Syllabus" event on campus through the Artist in the Community course, Paskell and her...

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August 30, 2021

Dr. Pederson Publishes Book on Leonardo da Vinci, Speaks on Australia Radio on Mona Lisa

Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Art History, this summer published " Leonardo, Bramante, and the Academia: Art and Friendship in Fifteenth-Century Milan " (2021, Harvey Miller/ Brepols), the first study to provide a comprehensive historical and theoretical account of the long-debated,...

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June 2, 2021

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan , during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty . That relationship has evolved—so much so that when the fall...

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February 17, 2021

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21 , Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports. Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through competitions...

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January 27, 2021

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

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December 14, 2020

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until Monday...

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October 23, 2020

Batchelor Uses Art to Promote Democratic Voting

“In 2018, I had a call to action to combat this political despair,” said Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Arcadia University, who has joined thousands of other activists encouraging Democrats to vote in the upcoming election through Postcards to Voters. “While...

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October 19, 2020

Graphic Design Students Get Real World Experience with Ambler Theater

Going to the movies might be a little different these days, but Arcadia’s senior graphic design students are collaborating with the Ambler Theater to ensure the show goes on. Courtney Skolka '21 , Madison Cline '21 , Christopher Reistle '21 , Mya Brown '21 , and Davida (Vi) Derry '21 ,...

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October 14, 2020

Manzella Adapts Printmaking Class for Virtual Learning

What do you get when you combine an etching needle, a plexiglass plate, ink, a shopping cart wheel, and paper towels? An intaglio press—just one of the three portable presses that Adjunct Professor of Visual and Fine Arts Jennifer Manzella built and mailed to students in her Advanced Printmaking...

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August 11, 2020

Art and Design Holds #ArcadiaCreates Social Media Campaign

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Throughout June and July, the Department of Art and Design held the #ArcadiaCreates campaign on Instagram, a series of art prompts posted over the course of five weeks. Ideas for the weekly prompts were created in collaboration with Carole Loeffler , associate professor and...

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July 14, 2020

Loeffler Sends Positivity Through Mail Art Project

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual and Performing Arts, created a mail art project titled “ symbols of hope ” in order to support the United States Postal Service during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the project, Loeffler crafted collages on her handmade...

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May 7, 2020

Graphic Design Students Help Produce Covers for MFA Students’ Books

Arcadia art students have collaborated to create book covers for the manuscripts written by students in the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Creative Writing as part of a cross-disciplinary project. The project was spearheaded by Christian Patchell , adjunct professor of Visual and Performing...

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December 17, 2019

Moore Featured in New York Times for “Farm-to-Table” Approach to Ceramics

Gregg Moore , Visual and Performing Arts professor, was featured in a Dec. 5 The New York Times article for his collaboration with Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Farms restaurant. Moore approached Barber about a “farm-to-table” approach to not only the food served at Blue Hill, but the...

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December 1, 2019

Misher ’88 Displays Art at Crafting Narrative Exhibition at City Hall

Karen Misher ’88 , assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts, has three works in the Crafting Narrative exhibition at Philadelphia’s Art Gallery in City Hall. Misher’s work surveys the boundaries between jewelry and sculpture, incorporating poetry and a variety of materials. The exhibition...

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September 26, 2019

Design Students’ Work Draws Crowds to the Ambler Theater

Movie posters are an iconic part of cinema. Whether you’re imagining Marvel’s Avengers movies or getting a fright from a horror film, movie posters can draw an audience as much as the names in lights. And now, Arcadia University students in Graphic Design Visiting Instructor Christian Patchell ’s...

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August 8, 2019

Dr. Pederson Publishes on the Impact of Artists on Leonardo da Vinci’s Work

Dr. Jill Pederson , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, contributed a chapter on the impact Donato Bramante’s friendship had on the work of Leonardo da Vinci to the recently published book Leonardo in Dialogue from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. In the chapter, “Leonardo...

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