The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Start Date
Apr
02
Institute for the Arts and Humanities Presents Professor Helen O'Leary
End Date: Apr 02
Time: 12:00 pm

Research Corner

Research animates all of Penn State’s learning communities. Within the School of Visual Arts the curiosity that drives the creative impulse is seen and felt in our studios, labs and classrooms. These are places that buzz with a continual search for new insights and follows many paths, makes use of multiple methods, and takes on a surprising array of forms. When experience is enlivened by imaginative inquiry the blend of ideas, images and actions that emerge creates new understandings from what we don’t know, which profoundly changes what we do know. This helps us respond intelligently and creatively to a world of continual change. What follows is a sample of the imaginative research undertaken by faculty and students from SoVA.

12/2016

Spate by Eduardo Navas

Eduardo Navas, assistant professor of art, works with students in SoVA’s New Media and IDS programs, teaching a range of digital art courses that draw on his expertise in cultural analytics and digital humanities. Navas is an artist, writer, and...

Patterson gallery Presents Gestaltish Exhibition

Advanced Sculpture students (ART 430) led by Associate Professor Cristin Millett will present an exhibition of their most recent works in the Patterson Gallery December 5-9, 2016.

Ten artists will be featured in the exhibition:...

Alfred Chromacity animation

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, exhibited his new animation, Chromacity, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, as part of Art Basel, in Miami Beach, Florida. Art...

11/2016

Hand Candy Lending Library Poster

Advanced Ceramics students (ART 480) led by Assistant Professor Shannon Goff will establish a lending library of ceramic objects in the Patterson Gallery November 13-26 . They will have an additional presence in Pattee Library, Tuesday November...

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...

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...

Michael Collins in his studio

Penn State will offer art and photography studio classes online for the first time as part of the new...

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...

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...

10/2016

Lauerman 3D Printing

Penn State is hosting a National Forum on Additive Manufacturing (AM) Education and Training, Oct 11-12, 2016. As a form of ‘additive’ manufacturing, 3D printing is opening up new realms of material and creative freedom in fabricating totally new...

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...

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...

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...

Aaron Knochel Drawing Together

Art Education faculty member Aaron Knochel's Borland Project Space residency project, "Drawing...

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...

09/2016

Mindi Rhoades gest lecture

Penn State SoVA is pleased to present guest lecturer Mindi Rhoades. Rhoades' lecture, titled Dramatic Inquiry for Arts-based Learning: Inter/Active Investigations of Cultural Discourses, Images, + Stories will take place October 10, 2016...

Rudy Shepherd's Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber at Penn State

"The idea of the Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber is to make an artwork that offers up a simple spiritual solution to the complicated, scary problems of our world. So it made sense to me to make a very large...

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...

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