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05/2015

Revolution Will be Sponsored Act #1

During spring 2015, SoVA hosted Pau Figueres, a visiting scholar/artist from Bilbao, Spain. Pau was working on a project, Remix and Sampling of Mass Media and Advertising in Visual Art: Aesthetics and the Problematics of Anti-Consumerism...

Sculpture Class Raises Awareness of Plastic and Water Usage, Conservation

On Earth Day—April 22—Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor Shannon Goff and students in her “Pulp Fictions” sculpture special topics course put the spotlight on plastic through a mobile installation, “Plastic Dreadnaught,” made...

Michael Fratangelo (’01 B.S. Art Ed.) and family

At first glance, the bright colors, lines and geometric shapes seem, well, like an assortment of...

Graduate Research Exhibition

Congratulations to the MFA participants and winners of the 30th Graduate...

SP15 graduation photo - courtesy of Stephanie Swindle

Stepping into the spring sunshine, robed in blue and white edges, a touch of tassle with flashes of color, and bouncing along with banners and upbeat sound, an unruly band of SoVA graduates and faculty joined a celebratory college mob in wending...

03/2015

Dana Kletchka

Dana Carlisle Kletchka, affiliate assistant professor of art education, curator of education at...

Navas Book Cover Image

Eduardo Navas, visiting assistant professor of art, researches and explores the creative and political role of recyclability and remix in art, media and culture. His production includes art and media projects, critical texts and curatorial...

Edmonia Lewis, hailed as the first professional African American and Native American sculptor. Image: Penn State

Photo Caption: Edmonia Lewis, hailed as the first professional African American and Native American sculptor. Image: Penn State.

In fall 2015, SoVA's Art Education program will begin offering a dual-title doctoral degree...

Tina Thompson

Professor Christine Marmé Thompson, coordinator of the Art Education graduate program at Penn State, has been named a National Art Education Association (NAEA) Distinguished Fellow, joining University colleagues Mary Ann...

Edit-a-Thon Image

Scholars, artists, educators and others interested in improving the gender balance of Wikipedia...

Collura "A More Perfect Union" Image

Bonnie Collura, Penn State associate professor of art, will be one of 40 artists exhibiting at...

Alphonso Grant

Alphonso Grant, Ph.D. student in Art Education, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2014-15 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, which is sponsored jointly by Penn State's Graduate School and the Office of the...

Anderson SP15 Poster

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars, who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. This semester, we welcome The...

NAEA Invitation

Dear SoVA Alumni Family,

It’s time to get together again!

We invite you to join us at this year’s Penn State Art Education Reception at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel during the 2015 National Art Education...

Lugo Ceramics Art and Perception Cover

Roberto Lugo, SoVA alumnus (’14 M.F.A.) and current Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, was recently featured in Ceramics Art and Perception. The article, by Blair Schulman, is a four-page spread showcasing Lugo’s work as both an artist...

02/2015

Bruce Shobaken exhibition image

Two distinguished retired faculty from the School of Visual Arts are currently exhibiting their work: one locally and the other in San Francisco.

Professor Emeritus Bruce Shobaken, who was head of Printmaking for thirty years, has...

We enjoy bringing alumni, graduate students, and friends together during the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the 2015 conference in New York City will again provide such an opportunity. If you are attending the conference or if...

Alfred Exhibition Opening

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred will have a solo exhibition, It Takes a Million Years To Become Diamonds So Let's All Just Burn Like Coal Until The Sky Is Black, at Ameringer McEnery Yohe,...

CAA Graphic

We enjoy bringing alumni, graduate students, and friends together during the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the 2015 conference in New York City will again provide such an opportunity. If you are attending the conference or if...

Creating Artwork for Portfolio

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will host a Portfolio Day at the University Park campus on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SoVA offers degrees in art and design disciplines and art education, giving students the...

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