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02/2016

SoVA Student Council

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to introduce our newly formed Student Council. The purpose of the Student Council is to provide an organization and voice to students within SoVA. The council aims to bring together the students...

Lau Shrimp

The HUB-Robeson Galleries presents "Coded Language," a solo exhibition by Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. student, Nicole Lau. The exhibition featuring sculptural installations, is on display in the HUB Gallery through March 3, and...

Professor Kim Powell

When Penn State arts educator Kimberly Powell talks about a “stroll down memory lane,” she means...

phto courtesty TEDxPSU

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, SoVA professor, alum, and curator of education for the Palmer Museum of Art is among the list of notable speakers for the 2016 TEDxPSU conference. The conference will be held in the Schwab Auditorium on February 28 at 10:...

12/2015

History of A Ed Conference

Penn State art education faculty, doctoral students, and alumni played leading roles in re-examining histories of art education during the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference, November 19-22, 2015...

Students remove the crucible of melted metal from the furnace.

Centuries-old Foundry techniques include melting metal into a liquid form, pouring the metal into sand and ceramic shell molds, removing the casting after the metal has solidified, and finishing the metal with patinas. In Penn State School of...

Abby Storm

Abigail Storm, daughter of Pam and Jeff Storm of Palmerton, Pa., has been named the student...

Photo Club Exhibition

The works of Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Photography Club members are on display at the Abba Java Coffee House, downtown State College, throughout the month of December. The exhibition showcases works produced by Photo Club members...

Natalie with Dillon Gray, the co-founder of POND Magazine, in New York City.

Talented. Driven. Dedicated. Kind. These are some of the words that come to mind when describing Penn State School of Visual Arts senior B.F.A. student Natalie Leonard. From a young age, Leonard dreamed...

A Painted Conversation Mural in Belize

Penn State School of Visual Arts art education doctoral candidate Natalia Pilato led the creation of “A Painted Conversation,” a community mural project in Cayo...

11/2015

Exhibition Image

UnSmoke Systems Artspace presents Late Harvest, a two-person exhibition of recent works by Penn State School of Visual Arts Professors Rudy Shepherd and Paul Chidester. Late Harvest celebrates alternative notions of abundance...

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Card

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....

Divine Meeting Humanity

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is hosting Cassie Berringer’s MFA thesis exhibition, Interpreting the Indescribable, an exhibition expressing the artist's visual representation and interpretation of...

Rodriguez Mural

Art Education doctoral candidate Felix Rodriguez was recently awarded $2,500 through a grant...

Landfried Headshot

Penn State School of Visual Arts MFA graduate student Lindsey Landfried's solo exhibition, SCRIPTURE, is on display through November 14 at KWADRAT Berlin. Landfried makes works on paper that range from intimate to landscape scale...

Sculpture Critique

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) B.F.A. students in the Sculpture area gather with Bonnie Collura, professor of art, and Graeme Sullivan, director, to discuss their work as part of the Sculpture area's mid-term critiques. A critical part...

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

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...

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