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03/2015

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...

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...

02/2015

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,...

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...

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...

Christina Stavros Artwork

SoVA students Vicente Ortiz Cortez (Senior BFA) and Christina Stavros (Senior BFA) have been selected to exhibit their artwork in the 4th Student International Small Print Show (SIPS), one of the most significant student printmaking...

D'Nae Harrison Self Portrair

Congratulations to D'nae Harrison (BFA '14), who recently captured third place (Adult Professional Division) in the 15th annual National Arts Program in Philadelphia exhibition. The exhibition, on display in Philadelphia's City Hall, showcased...

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...

12/2014

Wanda Knight

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) has named Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s studies, the 2014 Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education. Dr. Knight was recognized at the recent PAEA awards...

Jessica Baker Kee and Alphonso Grant

Congratulations to Jessica Baker Kee, recipient of the 2014 James T. Sears Award from the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group for her paper, “The Haunted Curriculum: Memory, Pedagogy, Trauma.” Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education. Kee was...

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...

Dana Karlisle Kletchka Demonstrating ibeacons

Soon, there will be new, high-tech additions to the Palmer Museum’s galleries — small electronic devices that will be stuck to walls behind paintings, hidden under shelves or concealed in corners. You won’t be able to see...

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