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11/2015

Brian Gaither Accountability

Brian Gaither, Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. candidate, has recently been awarded the prestigious 2016 Civil Society Institute Fellowship Award from the Vermont Studio Center, a four-week residency program for visual artists.

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Saturday School Fall 2015

One of SoVA’s treasured gems, Saturday School is an opportunity for local children and teens to come together to explore ideas and materials with advanced Art Education majors, under the direction of faculty and graduate assistants, over a period...

10/2015

The Sept. 24 WPSU broadcast of President Eric Barron's Higher Education in Focus is now available for viewing online. In this episode, titled Discover the Arts at Penn State., President Barron welcomed Barbara Korner, dean of...

B. Steve Carpenter with Virginia Beach High School Students

A group of Virginia Beach high school students visited Penn State University Park in early...

Leslie Sotomayor Installation View HUB Gallery

Penn State School of Visual Arts graduate student Leslie C. Sotomayor is both curator and participating artist in the group exhibition Borrando Fronteras/Erasing Borders, on display in Penn State's HUB gallery, University Park, through...

Installation Image of Fall 2014 Undergraduate Juried Show

One of the highlights of each fall semester, the Penn State School of Visual Arts' (SoVA) Undergraduate Juried Exhibition provides SoVA’s undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete...

Penn State Nittany Lion Making Art at artsUP

On Sunday, September 20, people of all ages hit the Arts District on the University Park campus for artsUP, a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts featuring performances, exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations, workshops and more. The...

Animation in a Digital World

Animation has come a long way in the past 80 years. When Walt Disney started production on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1934, more than 300 animators, artists, inkers and painters had to hand draw the 1.5 million cells that make up the...

we are sculpture

On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, President Eric Barron led the dedication of SoVA alumnus Jonathan Cramer's ('94 BFA Art) "We Are" sculpture near the intersection of Curtin Road and University Drive.  Cramer won a national competition for the commission...

Portfolio Day 2014 Portfolio Review

Creativity and innovation are found in abundance throughout the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) and there is no better way to get to know us than to come visit! We invite you to attend our Portfolio Day at the University Park campus on...

Collura Armor For White Lights

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Professor Bonnie Collura, along with two SoVA alumni, are participating in the group exhibition Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art on display in Chicago's Woman Made Gallery through October 29. This...

09/2015

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The Penn State College of Arts and Architecture will present artsUP—a free, appropriate-for-all-ages celebration of the arts—on Sunday, Sept. 20, noon– 5 p.m., in the Arts District on the University Park campus. Performances, exhibitions...

Helen O'Leary

Helen O’Leary, professor of art, has been selected as an artist-in-residence for the inaugural...

Cristin Millett Digital Stone Project

Penn State School of Visual Arts Associate Professor Cristin Millett was a resident artist at the 2015 Digital Stone Project (DSP) in Gramolazzo, Italy, this summer, one of only 17 professional artists, university educators and students from...

Distinguished Professor of Art Chris Staley

Christopher Staley, Penn State Distinguished Professor of Art, has been appointed president-...

Lugo image courtesy of Ferrin Comtemporary Gallery

Penn State School of Visual Arts alumnus Roberto Lugo's solo exhibition, Ghetto Garniture: Wu...

Anderson Fall 2015 Lineup

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic...

Welcome New SoVA Faculty Fall 2015

SoVA is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members for the 2015-16 year: Michael Collins, Aaron D. Knochel, Eric Roman, and Christopher M. Schulte.

Michael Collins, assistant professor of art, will be coordinating a...

Qualitative Inquiry

Charles Garoian, professor of art education, took a novel approach when he was invited to guest edit a recent issue of the research journal, Qualitative Inquiry (20:6, 2015). He used the opportunity to facilitate a critical conversation...

Miranda Holmes The Conversation  2015 Oil on canvas 36x48 inches

A diverse selection of work by Penn State School of Visual Arts students will be featured in an...

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