Arcadia University News


May 4, 2016

Loeffler’s Philadelphia Gallery Hosts Judged Exhibition Showcasing Mother-Artists

The Gray Gallery , owned by Art and Design Chair Carole Loeffler , will welcome the new juried exhibition, Immersed , featuring the work of seven female artists that celebrates the overlooked and undervalued art of women who attempt to balance the roles of mother and artist. Juried by Dr. Jill...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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April 6, 2016

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway , the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner . The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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March 31, 2016

University Students Help Those in Need Through Art

For Arcadia University’s Artist in the Community class, students see the possibilities of transforming everyday objects into art with a little imagination—and how that art can transform someone in need. Led by Adjunct Professor Linda Ruth Paskell , the 15-week course takes students out of the...

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March 30, 2016

Abbey Ryan Performs Live Painting Demonstration on April 1

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art, will perform a live painting demonstration on Friday, April 1 in Grey Towers Castle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ryan began conducting live painting demonstrations in 2011 to honor the memory of Jami Rodriguez '00 . Each year, the proceeds from the auction of...

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February 25, 2016

Deloffre Interviewed by The Guardian about Zika Awareness

Maryam Z. Deloffre , assistant professor of political science, was featured in a Feb. 23 piece in The Guardian, “The fight against Zika: ‘We need a proactive global health agenda.’ Deloffre was part of a 10-panelist discussion on how to address the Zika virus. Deloffre said that poverty will be a...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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February 15, 2016

Men's, Women's Swimming Set School Records

Arcadia's swimming teams have new personal bests with record-breaking performances at the Feb. 11-14 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships. Both the women's and men's swimming teams earned the highest conference finish in school history, with each placing 4th out of 12 teams. Each team won...

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January 27, 2016

Arcadia’s Annual "Artist in the Community" Combines Art and Community Service

In December, students from the University seminar “Artist in the Community” showcased their social service-oriented artwork in Spruance Fine Arts Center’s Thrall Gallery. The exhibit drew approximately 150 attendees. During the fall semester, 46 students volunteered with those experiencing...

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January 27, 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia Present the Student Biennial 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia University are pleased to announce the opening of Student Biennial 2016, on display in the University Commons Art Gallery through Feb. 7. This exhibition is the sixth in a series of student exhibitions at Arcadia juried by an outside curator. This year’s exhibition was...

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January 7, 2016

On-Verge Talks About Arcadia’s “Mind-blowing” Art Gallery Shows

Arcadia University’s Art Gallery and its curator, Richard Torchia , were highly praised in a Dec. 15 post on the Cue Art Foundation's online publication, On-Verge.org . Artist and critic Daniel Gerwin wrote that he “regularly had [his] mind blown by Arcadia’s shows, including of Ray Johnson, and...

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December 1, 2015

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner , adjunct professor of English , interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit . James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings , a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica...

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October 20, 2015

Author Seth Godin Praises Abbey Ryan’s Commitment to Craft

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of art and design , was cited by bestselling author Seth Godin as an example of dedicating oneself to producing on a daily basis. In his blog post, Godin rejects the idea of writer’s block, encouraging writers to write each day, just as Ryan has dedicated...

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October 16, 2015

Temple University ‘Borrows a Chair’ from Arcadia

Arcadia has donated a chair to Temple University’s annual “Borrow a Chair” project, which collects chairs from area schools and organizations to display as part of the university’s Temple Contemporary exhibitions. This year, 75 organizations donated chairs as a symbol of support to Temple’s art...

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October 7, 2015

Oct. 7: Students to Hit Runway in Wearable Sculpture Show

Can you imagine a different version of yourself? What do you believe in, and how does that define you? Have you considered the complexities of disguise? How would you image a superhero that does not yet exist to look like? Ponder these questions at the ninth annual Wearable Sculpture Show tonight,...

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September 29, 2015

'Threading the Maze,' Featuring Work by Krasner, Murray, Ringgold, Schapiro, on View at Arcadia Through Oct. 18

The Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present “Threading the Maze”, an exhibition featuring works by Lee Krasner, Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, and Miriam Schapiro. On view through October 18 , the show features paintings, works on paper, fabric collages, and quilts by artists whose...

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May 4, 2015

Murphy Hall to Undergo Renovations

Murphy Hall, headquarters of Arcadia’s Art and Design program, soon will undergo renovations to upgrade its facilities and space. Through renovations and, possibly, additional construction, the plan could add up to 20,000-square-feet for Art and Design space. The University hopes to bring the...

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April 30, 2015

Senior Capstone Presentations Impress, Inform

From April 23 to 26, seniors presented on topics in science, psychology, English, mathematics, history, and more at the 46th annual Capstone Presentation. The celebration of student work also featured an art reception, musical performances, and theater productions.

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December 4, 2014

Art and Design Professors Turn Awbury Arboretum into Living Art Gallery

Two art and design professors are turning Philadelphia’s Awbury Arboretum into a living art gallery. Associate Professor of Art and Design Carole Loeffler and Adjunct Professor of Art and Design Maryann Worrell will create and install eight site-specific sculptures throughout the Arboretum. The...

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December 4, 2014

Jessica Mallepalle ’16: ‘A Math Major’s Aesthetic’

While Jessica Mallepalle ’16 is acutely aware of the beauty of math , she is finding that art does not always adhere to the rules and logic of mathematics. Read how the math major and art minor rises to the challenge of an art project to steer her right-brain left, allowing her analytical side to...

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November 20, 2014

University, Scholarship Recipients Express Thanks to Donors at Evening of Appreciation

As guests entered the Commons Great Room on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14, they were met with words displayed on a large metal sculpture, reading: Transform, Grateful, Create, Fulfill, Change—sentiments that so aptly described the second annual Evening of Appreciation, an event to thank donors and...

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