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09/2014

Inquiry in Action Book Cover

Inquiry in Action: Paradigms, Methodologies and Perspectives in Art Education Research, edited by Kathy Marzilli Miraglia and Cathy Smilan, features chapters from three Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty members. Recently released...

Ann Tarantino Millbrook Marsh Illuminated

On Friday and Saturday evenings, September 12–13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (548 Puddintown Rd., State College, PA 16801), artist Ann Tarantino’s installation Shine a Light will be visible in the waters of the marsh...

Milkshake Poster Image

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Second-Year M.F.A. exhibition, Milkshake, opens at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on September 15, 2014. Milkshake is the first of two exhibitions highlighting the work of the second-year...

Anderson Fall 14 Poster

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give masterclasses and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in September, the fall...

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At SoVA, we recognize the extraordinary talents that each young artist brings to our community.  We look forward to nurturing that talent, and watching it grow, transform, and shape lives and communities.  We invite you to become a part...

Taylor Watkins

A Penn State crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the Taylor Watkins Ceramics Award, titled Taylor-Made: Molding Future Ceramics Students, will kick off the last week in September. This award, dedicated in honor and memory of Penn...

Rudy Shepherd Exhibition Invitation

Disaster Fatigue, a solo exhibition by Rudy Shepherd, Penn State School of Visual Arts assistant professor, will be on display through Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York, New York.

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John Bowman, Ann Shostrom, Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown, a Penn State School of Visual Arts senior, participated in the Lower East Side Cultural Corridor Arts Jobs Training Program (LES-AJT) in New York City. For her training, Victoria was partnered with First Street Green, a community...

Yenju Lin

Art Education graduate student Yen-Ju Lin received a 2014 Government Scholarship for Study Abroad from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. The scholarship recognizes and provides financial assistance to outstanding Taiwanese graduate students in...

Saturday School Exhibition Installation Spring 2014

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce its Saturday School Art Classes for fall semester, beginning September 27. One of SoVA’s treasured gems, Saturday School is an opportunity for local children and teens to come...

Golde Orchid Film Festival Poster

The Golden Orchid International Animation Festival’s (GOIAF) third annual event is under way at select locations on Penn State’s University Park campus through September 21, 2014. The festival, which exhibits selected animations and short films,...

08/2014

Andrew Reiff Image

Penn State School of Visual Arts senior Andrew Reiff is the 2014 recipient of the PGAV Destinations Spot Experiential Scholarship for his design of a waterpark. The first-of-its-kind scholarship was launched in spring 2013...

Rudy Shepherd Creating His Installation Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber

Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber, an installation by Rudy Shepherd, assistant...

Chidester Painting Tectonica, 2014, Flashe on panel, 46”x60”

 

Tectonica, a solo exhibition by Paul Chidester, Penn State School of Visual Arts professor, is on display through Saturday, October 4, at the Future Tenant Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Chidester’s body of works introduces...

Left to Right: Robin Vandezande, Amy Migliore, Sandy Corson, Judy Treffinger, Lisbeth Bucci

 

SoVA Art Education Ph.D candidate Amy Migliore presented and led a workshop at the Design-Ed Design Education Conference in Philadephia in June, where speakers from Project Zero, the Cooper-Hewitt museum, and other prominent thinkers in...

Katie Hovencamp Artwork Frivolous

Recent SoVA alumna Katie Hovencamp ('14 M.F.A.) received the prestigious 2014 International Sculpture Center's (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. The ISC is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in...

PolyPhony Collage Image by Professor Lonnie Graham

Polyphony, the title of an exhibition of photographs and drawings produced by students who participated in a week-long workshop held recently in Christchurch, New Zealand, led by SoVA Professor Lonnie Graham, refers to the notion of...

Yarber Panic Pending Cover Image

Robert Yarber, Distinguished Professor of Art, recently produced a book, Panic Pending, to accompany his exhibition of the same name, held at the Galerie Alex Daniels-Reflex in Amsterdam, December 7, 2013 – January 21, 2014. The...

05/2014

Samantha Bachman, who graduated in May, receiving dual degrees in BFA and Art Education, was recently awarded the Windgate Fellowship. Each year the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (CCCD), located in Asheville, NC, awards ten graduating...

Regular readers of Artsword over the past semester will have seen many stories of the successes of students completing SoVA’s graduate programs. At the Penn State Graduate School’s spring commencement, ten students graduated from the M.F...

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