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12/2014

Giulia Livi SACI Painting Studio

Penn State students regularly participate in the study abroad programs at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, for a summer program, a semester, or even a year. This year, the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will...

SoVA is very pleased to welcome an exciting group of students to our graduate programs, including art education and studio (M.F.A.). The talent they bring makes the expectations high. Below we provide a brief introduction of each student, and...

Judy Kovler (TTF Director), Brenna Johnson, Judy Chicago, Karen Keifer-Boyd

In honor of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party, Through the Flower — working with the Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to...

11/2014

Learning as Play: Movable Books

Carlos Rosas, associate professor of art and professor-in-charge of the Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) program, is working with other Penn State faculty and staff on the digital animation of movable books from the 1600s and 1700s --...

SoVA Fall 2014 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 undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete...

John Mangan Peace Image

It is with much sadness and deepest sympathy that SoVA announces the passing of alumnus and longtime instructor John Mangan. Below is a letter from John’s friend and fellow SoVA alumnus David Love, reflecting on John’s life:

I am writing...

Alphonso Grant

Alphonso Grant, Ph.D. student in Art Education, recently participated as a panelist in the Black Beauty Colloquium on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event was an opportunity for members of the Penn State community to have frank and...

Lauerman Artwork

Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, is the juror and featured artist of Materalize, an exhibition at Wright State University featuring sculptures created using some digital process in their design or production. Also participating...

Sue Uhlig and Christina Hanawalt at Talling Water during PAEA conference

Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty and graduate students were in high demand during the 2014 Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s conference, Art is Natural.

SoVA Art Education faculty who presented at the conference...

Graham Polyphony

An exhibition of photographs and drawings by New Zealand students revealing their perceptions of social issues in their country will be on display in Borland Gallery on the University Park campus, Nov. 3–Dec. 12, 2014, with a public reception on...

10/2014

Sloppy Seconds Installation View

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) second-year M.F.A. exhibition, Sloppy Seconds, opened at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery October 13, 2014. Sloppy Seconds is the second of two exhibitions highlighting the work of SoVA’s...

Pouring Iron at Contempary Cast Iron Art Conference

Cristin Millett, associate professor of art and studio graduate program coordinator, traveled to Latvia in June to present and chair a panel, The 21st Century Foundry: New Approaches in Teaching and Practice, at the...

Cydnei Mallory in Latvia at Cast Iron Conference

Cydnei Mallory was a recipient of a 2014 Undergraduate Summer Discovery Grant in support of her research project, Digital Technologies in the Foundry Process.  The Summer Discovery Grant program is a resource that helps students take...

Bonnie Collura's Death of a Virgin

Associate Professor Bonnie Collura will exhibit the sculpture Death of the Virgin II in Disturbing Innocence, a group exhibition curated by artist Eric Fischl at FLAG Art Foundation in New York City. The show will be on view...

Artist and Art Critic Barry Schwabsky

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by art critic Barry Schwabsky as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Barry Schwabsky is a poet, critic, and educator who writes about art, culture, beauty...

Exploration in Virtual Worlds: New Digital Multi-Media Literacy Investigations for Art Education Exploration Book Cover

Dr. Mary Stokrocki (’81 Ed.D. Art Education) has released Exploration in Virtual Worlds: New Digital Multi-Media Literacy Investigations for Art Education, which aims to explore current pedagogical efforts of virtual world teaching and...

Prime Artwork by Alumnus Livio Ramondelli

Livio Ramondelli graduated from the Penn State School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004. Later that same year, he began a graduate school program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. After receiving his...

09/2014

John Bowman, Ann Shostrom, Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown, a Penn State School of Visual Arts senior, participated in the Lower East Side Cultural Corridor Arts Jobs Training Program (LES-AJT) in New York City. For her training, Victoria was partnered with First Street Green, a community...

Yenju Lin

Art Education graduate student Yen-Ju Lin received a 2014 Government Scholarship for Study Abroad from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. The scholarship recognizes and provides financial assistance to outstanding Taiwanese graduate students in...

Saturday School Exhibition Installation Spring 2014

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce its Saturday School Art Classes for fall semester, beginning September 27. One of SoVA’s treasured gems, Saturday School is an opportunity for local children and teens to come...

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