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12/2016

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

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...

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....

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...

Photography in Renova

"Let’s throw them together and see what happens.”

That statement may sound blasé, but it’s how photographer Steven Rubin and writer Julia Spicher Kasdorf felt when they embarked on a collaborative 400-level, special topics course in...

Rudy Shepherd as "The Healer"

Sympathy, empathy, and reflection are what Rudy Shepherd, associate professor of art, hopes his series of Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber sculptures bring to their audience.

“Though I didn’t necessarily envision these sculptures as a...

Millett with the cnc router

Envision a robotic arm, eight feet high and covered in a fine white dust, intricately carving a massive piece of marble in a large, otherwise empty room, the buzzing sound of the machine bouncing off the walls. The “operator” is a computer...

Anything Goes

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ fall 2016 undergraduate exhibition, Anything Goes, presents a multitude of themes as the artists’ experiment with diverse media and conceptual approaches to subject matter as they progress in their...

09/2016

Jamie Heilman with Robot

Penn State School of Visual Arts Associate Professor Cristin Millett returned to Gramolazzo, Italy, as a resident artist at the 2016 Digital Stone Project (DSP). Millett completed a residency at the 2015 Digital Stone Project and was invited to...

University Park Portfolio Day

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will host a portfolio day at the University Park campus on Monday, October 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A small school of art and design, situated within a large research university, SoVA is...

Representing Nittany

Representing Nittany is a traveling exhibition that is about community, in particular a diverse community of artists unified by Penn State. The exhibition is the result of a collaborative curatorial effort by...

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