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06/2013

Novis Oculi Poster

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce an MFA exhibition, Novis Oculi, taking place at ...

SoVA is very excited to announce our first annual summer art camp for high school visual arts students. The workshop, Portfolio Processes, will take place July 7-12, 2013, on Penn State’s University Park campus.  The art camp offers an...

An image from Anna Divinsky's Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques course

Penn State’s latest initiative to reach new student audiences involves joining the ranks of other top universities now offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to a global audience. Building on its tradition of educational outreach and the...

Instabiles

The 54th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh will host Instabiles by assistant professor Andrew Hieronymi and instructor and SoVA alum Ian Brill. Instabiles is an open-air interactive installation in...

05/2013

Ann Tarantino Topoanalysis

Mixed Greens is thrilled to present a site-specific installation by Pennsylvania-based artist Ann Tarantino. The intricate, laser-cut patterns in Topoanalysis fill the windows, interrupting the colored light emanating from behind the glass...

Toms River Roller Coaster Taken by Michelle Holt

Developing Environmental Consciousness, an exhibition featuring photos by students in Photography and the Environment, was recently on display in the Borland Gallery on the Penn State University Park campus.

Photography and the...

Museum Poster

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County presents a Legacy of Creative Endeavors, an exhibition that will feature Penn State School of Visual Arts alumni of Centre County.  The exhibition will be on display August 2 - September 29,...

Barter Ball Poster

The end of the semester provides an opportunity to showcase the best of what our students produce. Yet with each semester there are new surprises and this one is no different! The following three exhibitions were something a bit more unusual and...

Charolette Waltz

Yes, it’s true. Charolette Waltz has announced her retirement, effective July 2013. We are delighted for the opportunities retirement will bring to Charolette, and very sad at the same time to see her go. Charolette has touched the lives of many...

College of Arts and Architecture Commencement Walk

Penn State’s weekend of graduation celebrations saw many SoVA students blooming alongside spring as they stepped into a new phase of their artful lives. It was a pleasure seeing many proud parents and friends join the students for a different...

04/2013

Installation in Sculpture Studio for 2013 Arts Crawl

The seventh annual Arts Crawl took place on Friday, April 5.  Hosted by Students Organizing the Multiple Arts, the event catered to arts lovers of all ages. Both Penn State students and visitors had plenty of different exhibits to look at, take...

"We Are" Sculpture Site

Penn State’s 2013 Senior Class is sponsoring a national competition for a public art sculpture that represents the University’s iconic theme, “We Are.” The sculpture will be a gift to the University and is to be installed adjacent to the east...

Each year, Penn State honors several members of its faculty and staff for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. In 2013, Helen O'Leary, professor of art, was selected to receive the Faculty...

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships (see below for complete list). Our scholarship program has expanded in recent years, mostly due to the generosity of our...

Professor Robert Yarber Fire and Ice

Robert Yarber presented his paper, The Gates of Nox: The Figure of the Night against the Hegemony of Meaning in Solar Culture, in New York at SVA's Twenty Sixth Annual Word/Image Conference in Oct., 2012. He continued work on his magnus opus, the...

Sometimes words are hard to come by. This is one of those times. Taylor Watkins is a really talented young potter who recently found out that he has a rare form of cancer.

Taylor is already a cancer survivor. He had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at...

Graduate Research Exhibition Image

Penn State’s Graduate Research Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and demanding part of graduate education at Penn State. The Visual Arts Exhibition is designed for those graduate students for whom creating studio...

Devan Shimoyama New American Paintings Cover

SoVA alum Devan Shimoyama (B.F.A., 2011), currently an M.F.A. candidate at Yale University, was selected to be featured in New American Paintings #105, 2013 (the M.F.A. Annual issue). His work is on the cover. Featured artists were...

Leslie King-Hammond Poster Image

The Penn State School of Visual Arts is pleased to announce a visit by Leslie King-Hammond as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Free and open to the public, King-Hammond’s lecture will take place Tuesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.,...

lithographic portrait of Beverly McIver's sister Renee

2010 Penn State Alumni Fellow Beverly McIver will speak as part of the Penn State Forum lecture series on Friday, April 19 at 11:30 in the President’s Hall of the Penn Stater (see...

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