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09/2015

Qualitative Inquiry

Charles Garoian, professor of art education, took a novel approach when he was invited to guest edit a recent issue of the research journal, Qualitative Inquiry (20:6, 2015). He used the opportunity to facilitate a critical conversation...

Miranda Holmes The Conversation  2015 Oil on canvas 36x48 inches

A diverse selection of work by Penn State School of Visual Arts students will be featured in an...

Tarantino

Ann Tarantino enjoyed lots of time at a museum this summer, but not as part of a vacation. She...

06/2015

Lugo Video Screenshot

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) recent alumnus Roberto Lugo was honored this spring with an Emerging Artist award at the 2015 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference. As a recipient of this award,...

Stock Image

For decades, "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation's global competitiveness, many schools and colleges are emphasizing STEM subjects --...

Brent Wilson Journals

Visual journals chronicling Penn State art education professor Brent Wilson’s four decades of journeys across North America, Europe, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Brazil are on display through Sept. 13 in the Eberly Family Special...

So Va.ried image by Erica Harney

SoVA's second annual alumni exhibition So Va.ried featuring works of art from alumni whose graduation years end in 5 or 0 (2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, etc.) will be held at The Makery in downtown State College from July 6-18,...

Shepherd Black Rock Negative Energy

Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber, an installation by Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is on display at Pittsburgh's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 5-14, 2015. During the Induction Ceremony, Shepherd  “turned on...

Hieronymi TRAFFIC Image

Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of new media, presents TRAFFIC, a solo exhibition, on display through June 27 at Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Lauerman Group Exhibition

Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay, a group exhibition of ceramics from Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, along with Andy Brayman, Del Harrow, and Mie Kongo, is...

Bennett Family Center Internship

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) Art Education program provides internship experiences, which are both vital and meaningful to the curriculum, as well as the overall student experience. One such internship is offered at the Bennett...

05/2015

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...

Awards Ceremony pic

The Penn State School of Visual Arts would like to congratulate all of the students who received awards or scholarships (see below for complete list). Through the support of our generous donors, our scholarship program continues to grow. This...

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...

03/2015

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...

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