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11/2012

Professor Simone Osthoff’s ongoing research on the Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil, 1956–1961, has a new video component, thanks to a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Arts and Architecture. Over the summer, Osthoff and SoVA alumna...
Ann Shostrom is participating in Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center (ICC).  The traveling exhibition will be on display at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia Missouri through December 16, 2012.  “Remix” presents the...
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Blue Out 2012, held during the September 22 football game against Temple, raised an astounding $79,056. All proceeds...

For three weeks this semester, fourteen SoVA students were privileged to take a workshop on natural dyeing methods with master printer and educator Christina Roberts. I was lucky enough to be one of these students and we all had the opportunity to...

10/2012

The Opera Company of Philadelphia's next show, La Boheme, opened Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. SoVA is excited to announce that Erica Harney (MFA 2010) painted the set of Opera Company of Philadelphia’s La...
A show by Victor De Bonnecaze and Barbara Polla, featuring Rudy Shepherd & Frank Olive A message from Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, about the LIGHT BLACK exhibition: LIGHT BLACK: a passage. Black, the concentration of all colours, mourning but...

Eduardo Navas is a visiting assistant professor of art working with students in SoVA’s New Media and IDS programs, where he teaches a range of digital art courses that draw on his expertise in cultural analytics and digital humanities. Eduardo...

Chris Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art reflects on life as an artist as it relates to the Penn State Laureate position. Being selected as the Penn State Laureate is a wonderful opportunity to share some thoughts about art. As the year unfolds...
SoVA is enjoying the opportunity of having two artists-in-residence this academic year. Our artist-in-residence project is a new initiative for SoVA and we have been able to benefit from fortuitous circumstance to welcome two exciting artists to our...
Shannon Goff, assistant professor of sculpture and ceramics, is currently participating in a group exhibition at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, which runs through November 3. In the recent past, her work has been representational,...
Loyola University, Chicago, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, September 6 – October 6, 2012 Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, Penn State School of Visual Arts, works within the overlap of sculpture, craft, and design. His objects, drawings, and...
Gwendolyn Wright is professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she also holds appointments in the departments of history and art history. The author of six books and scores of articles, Wright has focused principally on American...
Each fall, the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) opens its exhibition program with two exhibits. The first features work from our undergraduate BFA program, followed by an exhibition of our 2nd Year MFA students. The BFA Student Exhibition, on...
Well, WIUA!  What is up alumni?  (That’s text-speak for all you grads from the ’70s.) Well...I’ll tell you…it’s now been roughly one year since we got into this alumni group endeavor, and while it might be slow going, we are building some momentum...
The HUB Robeson Gallery at Penn State is hosting The Decade Show, a State College Area School District Alumni Exhibition, featuring 1982-2012 alumni art.  While the event is centered on the theme of State College Area High School alums, many...

09/2012

Virgil and Christina printing; photo courtesy of Christina Roberts SoVA is pleased to welcome Christina Roberts as part of the John M. Anderson Visiting Artist Lecture Series!  Christina, head of education and master printer at the Fabric Workshop...
Lauren Luloff, Canopy.  Paint, bed sheets, fabric, and wooden structure, 2009 April 1-12, 2013 The School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to present an alumni exhibition in April 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the College of Arts...
Photo caption:  Julie Heffernan, Self Portrait as Woman Recovering from Effects of Male Gaze (What’s Underneath), 1992, oil on canvas. Palmer Museum of Art, Gift of Jonathan Kalb, 99.15 The John M. Anderson Lecture Series features an outstanding...
SoVA is very pleased to welcome an exciting group of new faculty and staff. Joining us are new faculty appointments, visiting professors here for a year, and other faculty taking on full-time roles. We also have staff appointments filling newly...
I hope you enjoyed a productive and peaceful summer!  We invite you to take a minute to read about some of our recent SoVA happenings.  We plan to provide regular updates of our news, views, and events to you via the launch of our monthly ArtsWord e...

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