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01/2017

All In Old Main

Penn State is commissioning a permanent outdoor piece that provokes thought, encourages dialogue, and demonstrates artistic achievement as a means of advancing the University's "All In" engagement strategy.

“All In” is an ongoing...

sotomayor greeting card

Penn State School of Visual Arts graduate student Leslie C. Sotomayor and singer/songwritter Eric Ian Farmer have teamed up to make greeting cards that feature her artwork as the design and his lyrics as the inspirational message of "hope." Their...

Alumnus Roberto Lugo

“When I sit at a potter’s wheel, I often think of my father’s bike tire spinning, and that metaphor has always had me reach for more.”

That excerpt from Roberto Lugo’s website sums up his life and career so far — always reaching for more....

12/2016

Alfred Chromacity animation

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, exhibited his new animation, Chromacity, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, as part of Art Basel, in Miami Beach, Florida. Art...

Spate by Eduardo Navas

Eduardo Navas, assistant professor of art, works with students in SoVA’s New Media and IDS programs, teaching a range of digital art courses that draw on his expertise in cultural analytics and digital humanities. Navas is an artist, writer, and...

Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce the third annual Foundations Area exhibition, “Hope for a New Age” opening at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on Wednesday, December 7. The exhibition, which includes drawing,...

Jackie with Matt and Mark

In the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA), the Wood and Metal Shop isn’t just a room filled with tools and equipment. “The Shop,” as it is fondly known, is also a classroom in and of itself, serving as the core of activity for a variety of...

Stick

How might young children form relationships with nature through art? Rebecca Brittain Taudien (’09 MS), current Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Art Education program, explores this question through her dissertation research...

11/2016

Michael Collins in his studio

Penn State will offer art and photography studio classes online for the first time as part of the new...

Aaron Knochel in the classroom

An interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers, led by primary investigator Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education, has received a two-year, $299,780 National Science Foundation grant to design and build a mobile makerspace to...

SoVA Awards Ceremony

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships for the 2016/2017 awarding season (see below for complete list). Through the support of our generous donors, our scholarship...

2016 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

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

Dana Carlisle Kletchka at SICA

From art museum education, to studio experience, to educational practice, and the evolving disciplines of child and youth culture, to histories of art education, and arts-based research, there are many facets to an Art Education degree in Penn...

Detail Deconstructed Form; An Investigation of Silhouette, Contour & Shape

The HUB Galleries presents Deconstructed Form; An Investigation of Silhouette, Contour & Shape, a solo exhibition by Stephanie Seguin, Penn State School of Visual Arts MFA candidate. Utilizing...

Matthew J. Olson, America’s Pastime: Campers, Trucks and Strippers,

Expanded Practice invites us to rethink the human and social reach of creative art practices within diverse institutional settings at a time of uncertain cultural change. This exhibition features the work of...

A 3D-printed scale model of a sculpture enables visually-impaired visitors to use their sense of touch to experience visual art.

Students in a Penn State independent studies course in art education have joined with a Penn State doctoral student to research how tactile graphics made from 3D printing can enable students who are blind to experience visual art.

Aaron...

10/2016

Anderson Jan Tichy Promo Poster

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Jan Tichy as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture...

Spillway by Paul Chidester

Penn State School of Visual Arts Professor Paul Chidester will have a solo exhibition, Psychotopia, at Juniata College Museum of Art, November 10, 2016–January 28, 2017. A public reception will be held on Thursday, November 10, 5:00–6:30...

Aaron Knochel Drawing Together

Art Education faculty member Aaron Knochel's Borland Project Space residency project, "Drawing...

Dana Kletchka

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education at the Palmer Museum of Art and affiliate assistant professor of art education in the School of Visual Arts, has created and conducted a variety of tours of the Palmer Museum of Art over the past...

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