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01/2013

SoVA is very pleased to welcome an exciting group of students to our graduate programs. This is one of the largest cohorts for some time and the talent they bring means the expectations are high.

There are twenty new M.F.A. students coming...

12/2012

Micaela Amato, Heather Darcy Bhandari, and Ann Tarantino have been working since last summer on Gesturing Into Consciousness, the first exhibition of Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) alumni work in more than 25 years. The exhibition will be...
SoVA bids farewell to Micaela Amateau, Professor of Art and Women’s Studies, and Jerry Bierly, Supervisor of SoVA’s Art Shop (and so much more).  For the past three decades Micaela and Jerry have touched the lives of many students during their...
Part of the sabbatical program for Professor John Bowman and Assistant Professor Ann Stostrom has been the continuation of their collaborative public art project, Art from Arms in Albania. The images show the most recent project in Shkodra,...
We would like to cordially invite you, our alumni family and friends, to our upcoming events at University Park, New York City, and Fort Worth Texas.  If you are in the area for any event, we would love to see you.  Please stop by and share your...
Schmidt & Handrup is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by American artist Stephanie Snider in Cologne, Germany, on display through December 21, 2012. Snider is an assistant professor in the School of Visual Arts. The threshold is...
SoVA is pleased to share recent stories of our community happenings featured in State College Magazine, Penn State Live and the College of Arts and Architecture.  We will continue to share with you the amazing talents of our students, faculty, and...
New Methods of Drawing by Ann Tarantino and Bethany Johnson Ann Tarantino and Bethany Johnson both utilize elements of chance and explore the intricacies of systems in their works. In this exhibition, on display at AMOA-Arthouse (Austin, Texas) from...
The inaugural Foundations Area exhibition opens at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on Monday, December 10, at 5:00 p.m. with a public reception, including light refreshments. The exhibition, which includes drawing, sculpture, and stop-motion animation,...
Professors Christine Thompson and Graeme Sullivan both found themselves in Vancouver around the same time, giving invited presentations – Christine was giving the 2012 Bob Steele Lecture in Art Education at the University of British Columbia, and...

11/2012

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Undergraduate Juried exhibition, Mise-en-scène, is on show at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery through Friday, November 16. An opening reception on November 5 included an award presentation featuring two...
Cori Donaghy may be new to SoVA, but she’s no stranger to Penn State, having previously worked for the Penn State Alumni Association as a facilitator for the Center for Workplace Learning & Performance. She also served as an adjunct instructor...
Professor Simone Osthoff’s ongoing research on the Suplemento Dominical do Jornal do Brasil, 1956–1961, has a new video component, thanks to a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Arts and Architecture. Over the summer, Osthoff and SoVA alumna...
Ann Shostrom is participating in Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center (ICC).  The traveling exhibition will be on display at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia Missouri through December 16, 2012.  “Remix” presents the...
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Blue Out 2012, held during the September 22 football game against Temple, raised an astounding $79,056. All proceeds...

For three weeks this semester, fourteen SoVA students were privileged to take a workshop on natural dyeing methods with master printer and educator Christina Roberts. I was lucky enough to be one of these students and we all had the opportunity to...

10/2012

Eduardo Navas is a visiting assistant professor of art working with students in SoVA’s New Media and IDS programs, where he teaches a range of digital art courses that draw on his expertise in cultural analytics and digital humanities. Eduardo...

Chris Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art reflects on life as an artist as it relates to the Penn State Laureate position. Being selected as the Penn State Laureate is a wonderful opportunity to share some thoughts about art. As the year unfolds...
SoVA is enjoying the opportunity of having two artists-in-residence this academic year. Our artist-in-residence project is a new initiative for SoVA and we have been able to benefit from fortuitous circumstance to welcome two exciting artists to our...
Shannon Goff, assistant professor of sculpture and ceramics, is currently participating in a group exhibition at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan, which runs through November 3. In the recent past, her work has been representational,...

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