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01/2017

Aaron Ziolkowski

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to present Canon...

Landfried SKYLINE DRIVE

Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. graduate student Lindsey Landfried’s solo exhibition, SKYLINE DRIVE, is on display through February 11 at Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas. Landfried composes works on paper, ranging from intimate to...

All In Old Main

Penn State is commissioning a permanent outdoor piece that provokes thought, encourages dialogue, and demonstrates artistic achievement as a means of advancing the University's "All In" engagement strategy.

“All In” is an ongoing...

sotomayor greeting card

Penn State School of Visual Arts graduate student Leslie C. Sotomayor and singer/songwritter Eric Ian Farmer have teamed up to make greeting cards that feature her artwork as the design and his lyrics as the inspirational message of "hope." Their...

Alumnus Roberto Lugo

“When I sit at a potter’s wheel, I often think of my father’s bike tire spinning, and that metaphor has always had me reach for more.”

That excerpt from Roberto Lugo’s website sums up his life and career so far — always reaching for more....

Anderson sp17

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. Beginning in March, the spring...

5irst First-Year M.F.A. Exhibition

Penn State School of Visual Arts' Edwin W. Zoller Gallery will debut 5irst on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m.  The exhibit, presented by first-year Master of Fine Arts candidates Ming Feng, Bradley Klem, Holly Veenis, Terry Young and...

Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery

Alumni and friends of Penn State SoVA are invited to a reception in New York during the 2017 College Art Association Conference. You do not need to be attending the conference in order to attend this event.

Join us Friday, February 17,...

Dr. Carpenter creates clay water filter

Professor B. Stephen Carpenter’s research team has been awarded a 2016 Humanitarian Materials Engineering Award for their project Expanding the Capacity to Confront the Global Water Crisis: Exploring Affordable Possibilities and Increased...

Image provided by Rudy Shepherd

Penn State School of Visual Arts SoVA Associate Professor, Rudy Shepherd's work of his watercolor paintings, which "humanize" people in the news, and most recently his portraits of...

12/2016

Saturday School Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Saturday School Exhibition is on view through Saturday, December 3 at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery.  The exhibition showcases works of art produced by students ages 4 -18 enrolled in classes taught by advanced...

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:...

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...

Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is excited to announce the third annual Foundations Area exhibition, “Hope for a New Age” opening at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on Wednesday, December 7. The exhibition, which includes drawing,...

Jackie with Matt and Mark

In the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA), the Wood and Metal Shop isn’t just a room filled with tools and equipment. “The Shop,” as it is fondly known, is also a classroom in and of itself, serving as the core of activity for a variety of...

Stick

How might young children form relationships with nature through art? Rebecca Brittain Taudien (’09 MS), current Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Art Education program, explores this question through her dissertation research...

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

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...

Michael Collins in his studio

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

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...

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