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10/2016

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...

Anything Goes

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ fall 2016 undergraduate exhibition, Anything Goes, presents a multitude of themes as the artists’ experiment with diverse media and conceptual approaches to subject matter as they progress in their...

09/2016

Lois Hetland

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Lois Hetland as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Lois Hetland, Ed.D., is an educator committed to the development of arts education through...

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...

University Park Portfolio Day

Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will host a portfolio day at the University Park campus on Monday, October 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A small school of art and design, situated within a large research university, SoVA is...

Nine Again

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) announces its second-year M.F.A. exhibition, Nine Again, opening in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery on September 19. The exhibition, featuring an array of student artworks, including installation,...

Representing Nittany

Representing Nittany is a traveling exhibition that is about community, in particular a diverse community of artists unified by Penn State. The exhibition is the result of a collaborative curatorial effort by...

In Between
Penn State School of Visual Arts' Hump Day Gallery presents In Between, a collaborative installation about cultural identity and the transition between locations and cultures featuring three artists from Iran, on display through...
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...

Anderson Fall 2016 Lineup

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 September, the fall...

#psusovastudyabroad

#psusovastudyabroad is a showcase of artwork by College Arts and Architecture students who have participated in a Penn State Study Abroad program. Works on display reflect the study abroad experience through various individual artistic...

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...

Alfred Tokyo Show

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred is participating in the group exhibition TOKYO / LONDON / NEW YORK at MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY in Tokyo. The show, on...

Indira Bailey

Indira Bailey, Ph.D. candidate in Penn State School of Visual Arts' Art Education department, is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association's (PAEA) Clyde McGeary Award.

"Bailey’s doctoral research, situated in Black...

Why SoVA Image

Penn State’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) offers a range of undergraduate degree programs, including Bachelor of Science (in Art Education), Bachelor of Design (in Interdisciplinary Digital Studio), Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Art), as well as...

Christina Dietz Honeybees and Homemakers: Pollination and Gendered Labor

What do traditional gender roles of women and domestic work have in common with the non-visible labor of honeybees? Through her $4500 Apes Valentes...

Lauerman 3D Printer Building

Want to learn how to build your own 3D printer? In a two-week intensive workshop this summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Colorado, Tom Lauerman guided a dozen workshop participants to do just that. Lauerman, an assistant professor in...

08/2016

Hiuni Play Image

When the curtain goes up at the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) on August 12, Dahn Hiuni (’96 M.F.A. Visual Arts, ’95 Ph.D. Art Education) will be ready. His play, Murmurs & Incantations, will be one of only about...

Madis Philak teaches teens gaming technology

While most professors are taking a break from teaching during the summer, Madis Pihlak, associate professor of art and architecture, is helping high school students learn to make their own video games. Pihlak is one of the faculty members who has...

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