Art

Floral postcards designed by Arcadia University professor Betsey Batchelor

Oct 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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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Oct 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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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Aug 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

A collage as part of Loeffler's mail art

Jul 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Book cover with Riding with a Bandit title, sunset and mountains for artwork

May 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

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...

Rikki peeks over a book she is reading while a stack of books sit nearby

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...

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Dec 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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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Dec 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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...

Student movie posters for Cry Baby and American Werewolf in London

Sep 26, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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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Aug 8, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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, “...

Jill Pederson with a group of Mexican students and another presenter

Jun 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Pederson Presents in Mexico for da Vinci’s Quincentennial Anniversary

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was one of eight speakers who presented at the “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 anos depues,” an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and the Humanities at the Universidad Nacional...