Arcadia University News


February 12, 2014

Five Visual Arts Students Receive Faculty Recognition Awards

Five artists whose works were selected by Guest Juror Judith Tannenbaum to appear in the 2014 Student Biennial exhibition also received the Faculty Recognition Award. The award is given by faculty to students whose pieces embody the values of the department, regardless of specific medium or...

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February 10, 2014

Curator Judith Tannenbaum Reflects on Radical Shifts in Life, Career, and Art

One of the most accomplished curators in the country didn’t even know what a curator was when she was in college. Years later, she found herself working at the most prominent art school in the U.S. in an endowed curator position created just for her. Judith Tannenbaum, now an adjunct curator at...

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February 7, 2014

University Seminar Visits the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Students in the University Seminar “Drawing Connections: The History and Practice of Drawing,” taught by Professors Jill Pederson and Abbey Ryan ’03 , had a private tour of the drawing study rooms at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in December. In the first session, students examined...

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January 28, 2014

Arcadia University Commons Art Gallery Presents Student Biennial 2014 Juried Exhibition

Photographs, oil paintings, metal jewelry and sculpture, and other student works are on display at the 2014 Student Biennial Juried Exhibition at Arcadia University. The show, which runs through Feb. 23, is on display in the Commons Art Gallery, and is sponsored by the Arcadia University Art...

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January 21, 2014

Ryan Paints John F. Peto’s Still Life Object During Demo at Peto Museum

Abbey Ryan , assistant professor of art and design, was invited to teach a painting workshop in November at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, N.J. John Frederick Peto (1854-1907), born in Philadelphia, was a late 19th-century figure in the trompe l’oeil school of American still life...

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January 13, 2014

Batchelor’s Work Part of International Collaborative Art Project and Exhibit

Betsey Batchelor , professor of fine arts, is one of a select group of American and Cuban artists and student artists whose work is featured in the collaborative exhibition Women in Trees: Mujeres en los Arboles . The exhibit premiered on Nov. 25, 2013 in Cuba, where it was hosted in conjunction...

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January 2, 2014

Misher ’88 Founds School for Children with Autism

Karen Misher ’88 , associate professor of Art and Design, was featured in a Fox 29 news story about her dream, which is now reality for her sons and other students with autism. After having a hard time finding the right kindergarten for her six-year-old twins, Misher began to dream of a school...

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July 24, 2013

BioCommunications Association: Jarret Awarded the Citation of Merit for Illustration

The BioCommunications Association holds an annual contest, BioImages, in search of the best still, graphic, and motion media in the scientific or medicinal fields. This year, Sara Jarret , a graduate of Arcadia University, was awarded the Citation of Merit—an honor given to entries that meet high...

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July 22, 2013

Bulldog Reporter: Creighton Hired as Graphic Designer for Hornercom

Shortly after graduating from Arcadia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts , Steffane Creighton ’13 was hired as a full-time member of the design team at Hornercom. Prior to this position, Creighton had worked at Hornercom as a design intern, impressing president Jack Horner with her ability to...

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June 11, 2013

‘A True Visionary,’ Torchia Receives the 2013 Martha Washington Award

Richard Torchia , director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, received the 2013 Martha Washington Award at the annual end-of-year awards luncheon last month. As director of Arcadia University’s Art Gallery, since 1997, Torchia has organized solo exhibitions for a host of renowned artists,...

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May 1, 2013

Artists Tony and Eliza Auth Inspire Students

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN The respected and admired Tony and Eliza Auth took time out of their busy schedules to speak to a select group of students from Arcadia’s Art and Design and Historical and Political Studies departments on April 11. Students basked in their wealth of...

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April 26, 2013

Pickle Drop: Art Students Put Shipping Crates to the Test

Each student in Matt Borgen ’s course “The Artist in The Exhibition: Gallery Practicum” had to design a shipping crate for a large jar of pickles that would survive a drop from a second-story window. Here’s what happened when those crates were put to the test. The Pickle Drop artwork was created by...

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April 13, 2013

Sculptor Speaks on Abstraction, Allusion and Allegory

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Back on campus as part of the Department of Art and Design’s Alumni Artist Series, sculptor Mary Kate Maher ’01 shared insights gleaned from graduate school and life as a professional artist. Although Maher concentrated in painting while at Arcadia University, she began to...

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March 20, 2013

Moves Like Madison: An Interview with Band of Artists

Sutie Madison ’11 , Director of Band of Artists , studied painting throughout college. However, a course with Alan Powell inspired her to focus on another expressive medium—video—and challenged her to think about dance and disability differently. In her first assignment for the class, Madison, who’...

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February 26, 2013

Cooper Publishes in the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Sarah Cooper , Instructor of Biology, published “The Role of Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography in Pancreaticobiliary Disease” in the Winter Edition of the HAPS EDucator , the Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. Scott Rawlins , Professor of Scientific Illustration, illustrated the...

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February 25, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Alumna’s Art Featured in Photo

Katherine Whitlock ’07 , a Fine Arts major, was noted in an article in the Feb. 22 Wall Street Journal Real Estate section for her artwork. Read more .

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February 13, 2013

Arcadia University Hosts 26th Annual ‘Touch the Future’ Juried Art Show

On Sunday, Feb. 24, student artists, their teachers and families from 28 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools will come together to celebrate their work at an awards ceremony for the 26th annual juried “Touch the Future” art show. The reception will be held at the Arcadia University...

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January 21, 2013

Arcadia University Art Gallery to Present ‘JG,’ a New Film Project by Tacita Dean

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the presentation of JG , a film by internationally acclaimed British-born, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean . Commissioned by and made for the Gallery, JG is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be on view from Feb. 7 through...

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January 14, 2013

‘Complex’ Magazine’s List of Iconic Artworks Includes Installations by Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

Arcadia University Art Gallery has a reputation for bringing the work of internationally acclaimed visual artists to Glenside. In fact, two artists featured in Complex magazine’s “The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years” have held solo exhibitions on campus. Olafur Eliasson, whose...

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January 14, 2013

Lenscratch Features Lee’s ‘Torso Series’

On Dec. 27, Lenscratch featured June Yong Lee , Assistant Profressor of Art and Design, in an article, "Critical Mass: June Yong Lee," which features his recent work, Torso Series : I discovered his work while juroring Critical Mass this fall and I was taken back to a place of looking at skin,...

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December 14, 2012

Art and Design Faculty Address the ‘Persistence of Drawing’

Arcadia University Art Gallery’s 2012 Faculty Exhibition: On the Persistence of Drawing asked Art and Design faculty to explore the ways in which drawing shapes and informs their work as artists, designers and educators. On Nov. 28, several of the artists gathered to discuss the practice of drawing...

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