Arcadia University News


April 3, 2017

Deanna Dinelli ’17: Death After Life

By Scott Rawlins , professor of Scientific Illustration Most of the students studying scientific illustration plan on pursuing a career in the “life sciences”—illustrating newly-discovered life forms, creating pictures for didactic panels in nature centers, or providing drawings and graphics for...

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March 17, 2017

Arcadia Public Art Project Receives Positive Community Feedback

Arcadia University students in the apprenticeship program (Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship) and renowned muralist David Guinn received positive feedback at the community forum they hosted on March 6, where they presented a sketch of the public art project for Glenside station. Approximately...

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March 16, 2017

Students Curate Independent Art Exhibition on Environmental Pollution

Join Metals and Jewelry students on Thursday, April 6 for the opening of their independent art exhibition, Collectively At Fault, in the Murphy Hall vestibule gallery. The exhibition, which runs from April 6 through April 13, focuses on spreading a message about pollution. It will feature new work...

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March 1, 2017

Arcadia Art Gallery Hosts “Subway Therapy” Project Through April 2

Subway Therapy , 14th Street Station at Seventh Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, New York City, November 13, 2016. Photo credit: Aaron Cohen. Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Subway Therapy , a project by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez (b. 1988). Featuring...

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February 8, 2017

Bullinger ’17 and Connors ’17 Publish Photography in ‘Creative Quarterly’

Biology major Savannah Bullinger ’17 and Photography major Alexandria Connors ’17 were featured in the Photography Student section of Creative Quarterly . Bullinger won first place for Sleep , a series of five photographs depicting different sleeping scenarios, while Connors was named first runner-...

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December 8, 2016

First-Year Students Explore ‘Selfie’-Portraiture as Fine Art in the Digital Age

Can selfies show artistic expression? The “Fine Art in the Digital Age” exhibition in the Judith Taylor Gallery (Landman Library) explores this question through student-produced “self-portraitures” that combine classic self-portraits with modern selfies. Running through Dec. 14, the exhibition is...

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November 28, 2016

Dec. 8: “The Art of the Syllabus” Exhibition at Spruance Fine Arts

On Thursday, Dec. 8, “The Art of the Syllabus,” an exhibition of community service art by Arcadia University students, will be presented at the Spruance Fine Arts Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Each semester, students in the University Seminar “The Artist in the Community” participate in community...

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November 5, 2016

Times Chronicle and Glenside News Highlight “Exploring Public Art” Series

The Times Chronicle and Glenside News published a feature story about Arcadia University’s “Exploring Public Art: Legacy, Community, & Innovation” series on Nov. 4. Arcadia’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Laura Baldwin and Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia were quoted throughout...

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October 27, 2016

Students Strut Their Wearable Art at Annual Exhibition, Oct. 31

Get ready to see the art exhibition that hits the runway when Studio Art Foundations students present the 10th annual Wearable Sculpture Show on Monday, Oct. 31, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. This year more than 50 Studio Art Foundations students will debut wearable art work in a fashion...

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October 24, 2016

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on the...

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October 18, 2016

Family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross Dedicates Bench at Easton Pond

The family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross ’46 dedicated a bench and tree at Arcadia University’s Easton Pond on March 9. Her husband, Bernie Gross, said the serene water feature was the perfect location to memorialize Shirley, who passed away April 5, 2011. While attending Arcadia University...

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October 7, 2016

Exhibitions at Arcadia Presents: “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs”

The Arcadia University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs” on view in the Great Room Lobby of the University Commons from Oct. 10, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. This exhibition focuses on paintings and drawings on paper created by David Guinn...

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September 30, 2016

“What Makes a Successful Mural?” Discusses Challenges of Effective Murals

Arcadia University is pleased to announce “What Makes a Successful Mural?,” a panel discussion featuring prominent Philadelphia-based public artists David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman. Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University...

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September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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September 6, 2016

"Public Art in Philadelphia," free lecture by Penny Balkin Bach on Sept. 15

Arcadia University is pleased to present a free public lecture by Penny Balkin Bach , the executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA). Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the University Commons, Bach’s talk, entitled “Public Art in...

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August 31, 2016

Torchia Participates in “Unlisted” Exhibition at Crane Arts

Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director, was selected as one of 13 curators to participate in “Unlisted,” an exhibition hosted by Icebox Project Space and Marginal Utility. The show runs until Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. Each curator was invited...

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August 23, 2016

Torchia and Curator Catherine Morris Discuss the Legacy of Pati Hill

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage recently invited Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, to talk about Pati Hill with Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director. Their conversation explores how Hill's use of the copier in the 1970s relates...

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August 23, 2016

Alumna Art Featured in Magazine and Blog for Showcasing Trauma

Artist and actress Jenna Rose Simon ’11 was featured in the June edition of Mode ELLE magazine and in a July 19 blog post by Darkness to Light for her artwork that depicts emotional and physical trauma inflicted by others. Simon, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Arcadia in Psychology, has been...

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June 15, 2016

Batchelor Receives Maybelle Longstreet Prize from Woodmere Art Museum

Betsey Batchelor , associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize from the Woodmere Art Museum for her painting “Pillar,” on display in the Woodmere Annual 75th Juried Exhibition “The Condition of Place.” The exhibition runs through August 28.

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June 7, 2016

Katherine Cambareri '16 Debunks Sexual Abuse Stereotypes in Gallery Exhibition

The Department of Art and Design and the Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is hosting “Katherine Cambareri: Well, What Were You Wearing?” on display through July 15 at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery. Katherine Cambareri ’16 used her senior capstone presentation to...

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May 25, 2016

Commons Art Gallery Hosts Exhibition by Jane Geayer '56 through Aug. 21

Arcadia University’s Office of University Advancement in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the opening of “Jane Geayer: Harmonious Geometries,” on display in the University Commons Art Gallery and Great Room Lobby through Aug. 21. This exhibition focuses on the...

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