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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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November 28, 2017

Students to Showcase Community Art Projects on Dec. 7

Join students from the University Seminar “Artist in the Community” on Dec. 7 for the annual “Art of the Syllabus” exhibition. The exhibit, which showcases student artwork that was completed in conjunction with community service projects, is scheduled for 3:30 to 6 p.m at the Thrall Gallery in...

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October 24, 2017

Loeffler Depicts Post-Election America in New Exhibition

Carole Loeffler , associate professor and chair of Visual Arts, is featured in the Mount Airy Contemporary art exhibition “Achromatic,” which The Philadelphia Inquirer named as one of the “15 top-flight gallery shows to see in Philly this fall.” Loeffler’s work, “Diminish,” is a direct reaction to...

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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 20, 2017

Manzella Hosts Printmaking Workshop in Philadelphia

Jennifer Manzella , adjunct professor of Art and Design, taught attendees to the printmaking workshop and hand pulled relief prints how to create their own single and multi-colored prints at the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in Philadelphia on Oct. 15. Manzella is an artist and printmaker who...

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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 4, 2017

Arcadia Students Light Up Glenside with Mural Reveal

On a brisk late September evening, renowned Philadelphia muralist and adjunct professor David Guinn and students from Arcadia University illuminated Glenside with the LED mural reveal during the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival on Sept. 28. After a yearlong public art project, the creative...

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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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May 17, 2017

Students Chosen to Screen Original Short Films at Hiway Theater

Nearly a dozen Arcadia students were selected to showcase their short films at the Hiway Theater’s “Local Shorts” event on May 10. Allison Nye ’20 , Kristen Stedman ’19 , Giancarlo Kossi ’18 , Caylie Shinall ’19 , John Caruso ’17 , Deb Gilmore ’19 , Stephanie Castro Villegas ’17 , Alyssa Blackmon ’...

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April 10, 2017

Judith Taylor Gallery Hosts Paper Trail Exhibition

Art History major Katie Bye ’17 curated her first exhibition, Paper Trail , on display at the Judith Taylor Gallery in Landman Library through April 30. Paper Trail , which was a year in the making, features prints, artist proofs, and plates by nine students from Arcadia University, Temple...

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April 7, 2017

The Artist in the Community Hosts “Art of the Syllabus” April 13

Join students from the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” as they host the annual “Art of the Syllabus” exhibition on Thursday, April 13 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Thrall Gallery in Spruance. The exhibition is a culmination of work created by the class and the organizations they...

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April 7, 2017

Professors Carole Loeffler and Maryann Worrell ’05 Explore Interconnecting Elements

Art Department Chair and Professor Carole Loeffler and Adjunct Professor Maryann Worrell ’05 collaborated on a new sculptural exhibition, “Interconnecting Elements,” that was on display at the Boston Street Gallery in Philadelphia from Feb. 2 to March 18. Loeffler and Worrell have exhibited work...

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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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