Art

Dec 8, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Nov 28, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Nov 5, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Oct 27, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Oct 24, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

David Guinn, "Sketch for Garden of Delight" (2010), Sartain and Locust Streets, Philadelphia

Oct 7, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

Sep 30, 2016 Caitlin Burns

“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...

Jesse Vincent, image by Fran Eber

Sep 28, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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,...

Sep 6, 2016 Caitlin Burns

"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...

Robert Younger's Bypass #3 (left) and Leaning Bypass #2 (right) at "Unlisted." Photo by: Aaron Igler, Greenhouse Media

Aug 31, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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....

Pati Hill, A Swan: An Opera in Nine Chapters, 1978. Photograph by Aaron Igler (Greenhouse Media), Courtesy the Estate of Pati Hi

Aug 23, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...

“I Am Protected” by Jenna Rose Simon was featured in a Darkness to Light blog post.

Aug 23, 2016 Caitlin Burns

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...