Arts

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Jan 22, 2021 Lisa Stephens

Michelle Angela Ortiz: Amplifying Community Voices Through Art for Social Change

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Philadelphia-based artist Michelle Angela Ortiz will speak on her work for the Art + Design Distinguished Lecture Series on February 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm. Ortiz is an award-winning visual artist, community arts educator, and...

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Dec 22, 2020 Matthew Borgen

Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects
Red sweatshirt showing Skolka's dog wearing a face mask design

Dec 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until...

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Oct 29, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Awarded Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Supporting "Sun & Sea (Marina)"

Arcadia Exhibitions is pleased to announce the award of a project grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for $300,000 (with an additional 20 percent, $60,000, provided in unrestricted general operating support) that will support the presentation of Sun &...

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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...

Sep 22, 2020 Daniel DiPrinzio

In Memoriam: Zina Davis, first director of Beaver College Art Gallery

Zina Davis, the first official director of the Beaver College Art Gallery (which became the Arcadia University Art Gallery, now Arcadia Exhibitions) died on Aug. 18, 2020 at her home in New York City after a long illness. She was born on Oct. 6, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. Davis earned a...

Seven black and white hair curlers on black background; xerograph by Pati Hill

Jul 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

"Vogue Germany" Features Pati Hill Exhibition

The exhibition “Pati Hill: Something other than either”, currently on view at the Kunstverien München, was recently featured by Vogue Germany. Titled “Model, Artist, and Way Ahead of Her Time: Who Was Pati Hill?", the article surveys the life of a writer and pioneer of...

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Mia Woo Jun 25, 2020 11:19 am

Confessions From an Art Major

I might be biased, but being an Art major is pretty awesome. It isn’t easy by any means, but I get to do what I love almost every day—and our department isn’t half bad, either. It’s equipped with studios and state-of-the-art equipment that are unique to Arcadia. Most majors are generally similar...

Hand lettering by Mia Woo

Mia Woo Apr 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Learn to Letter With Me!

I picked up hand-lettering in my junior year of high school. In art class, I saw a good friend of mine hand-lettering, and I decided that I wanted to try it. Now, as I’m a rising junior attending university, I’ve developed pretty decent skills. I’m completely self-taught, so I thought I would share...

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Mar 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Bradley Receives Arts + Business Council Leadership Award

Adjunct Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies David Bradley was selected as one of 12 recipients of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s 2020 Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who demonstrate remarkable leadership, exceptional innovation, and a commitment to...

Male and female students perform latin dance onstage in couples.

Nicholas Schiavo Nov 19, 2019 2:23 pm

Clubs Goin’ up—on a Thursday

Hot take: Clubs are an underrated yet important part of the college experience. They allow students to do something else besides study or sit inside and do nothing (if this is your preference, however, no judgment here. You do you).  Clubs offer opportunities to meet new people...