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From Equipment Checkout to a Creative Film Agency, supercouple and VCUarts alumni, Janelle Proulx and Tyler Kirby, share their journey. | VCUarts 05/22/2024

From classmates to life partners and creative collaborators, VCUarts alumni Tyler Kirby (BFA) and Janelle Proulx (MFA) have built a thriving creative venture with Departure Point Films in Richmond, VA. In this insightful interview with current Photography + Film student Maddie Han, Tyler and Janelle share their journey from VCUarts to establishing their own film and video agency. Read the full interview to learn more about their inspiring story and professional achievements.

From Equipment Checkout to a Creative Film Agency, supercouple and VCUarts alumni, Janelle Proulx and Tyler Kirby, share their journey. | VCUarts Photography + Film BFA alumni Tyler Kirby and MFA alumni Janelle Proulx have undoubtedly established themselves as a collaborative dynamic duo after growing their relationship into a full-time…

10 innovative research projects earn latest funding from VCU’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund 05/21/2024

VCUarts faculty are leading innovative projects across diverse fields, from sculpture and swimwear to pediatric medical care and theater, thanks to the 2024 grants from VCU’s Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) Fund. Now in its third year, the AHSS Fund has awarded over $300,000 to support arts and humanities research on campus. These grants foster imagination, innovation, and cultural understanding, aligning with VCU’s One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan.

Congratulations to all the recipients for their groundbreaking work that promises to enhance learning, creativity, and collaboration at VCU. Learn more about their inspiring projects here.

10 innovative research projects earn latest funding from VCU’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Faculty are exploring an expansive collection of topics that delve into social and cultural identity as well as practical applications.

VCUarts alumnus and Tony nominee Joshua Boone inspires VCUarts graduates as commencement speaker | VCUarts 05/20/2024

VCUarts Theatre alumnus Joshua Boone (B.F.A. ‘10) recently added another impressive accolade to his resume: Tony Award nominee. Boone, nominated for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical” for his role as Dallas in the Broadway adaptation of The Outsiders, addressed the graduating class as this spring’s commencement speaker at the Altria Theater.

Since his graduation, Boone has distinguished himself across various mediums, including theater, film, television, and more. His recent stagework includes Skeleton Crew on Broadway, earning him a Drama Desk nomination, and Network opposite Bryan Cranston. His lead role in Netflix’s A Jazzman’s Blues also garnered him nominations at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards.

Boone’s former professor, Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, praised his exceptional talent and growth, acknowledging his dedication and charm as key to his success.

Read the full VCU feature on Joshua Boone’s remarkable journey and achievements.

VCUarts alumnus and Tony nominee Joshua Boone inspires VCUarts graduates as commencement speaker | VCUarts VCUarts Theatre alumnus Joshua Boone, this year’s commencement speaker, has a late addition to his already sparkling resume: Tony Award nominee.

Five VCU students receive 2024-25 fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 05/15/2024

Five VCU students, five extraordinary talents! Meet the 2024-25 recipients of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, showcasing their brilliance in photography, painting, and sculpture.

Five VCU students receive 2024-25 fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Pursuing photography, painting and sculpture, the three graduate and two undergraduate students are among 19 artists selected statewide.

Photos from VCUarts's post 05/11/2024

Yesterday's Commencement was a blend of elegance and brilliance, from the ceremony to the vibrant energy of our graduates.

In the midst of cheering crowds and heartfelt speeches, we witnessed the culmination of countless hours of dedication, passion, and artistic exploration. Each diploma symbolized not just academic achievement, but a testament to the transformative power of art and creativity.

Photos taken by McNair Evans, VCUarts Communications.

Five VCU students receive 2024-25 fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 05/09/2024

Five VCU students are among 19 professional artists and students awarded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowships to support their artistic careers. Meet the 2024-25 recipients of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, showcasing their brilliance in photography, painting, and sculpture.

Five VCU students receive 2024-25 fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Pursuing photography, painting and sculpture, the three graduate and two undergraduate students are among 19 artists selected statewide.

Photos from VCUarts's post 05/09/2024

Hey, new grads! 🎓✨ After the ceremony, swing by the ICA for a little post-grad celebration! 🎉

Graduates in cap and gown are invited to the Institute for Contemporary Arts for a free coffee and a beautiful setting for free photos. See you there!

Photos from VCUarts's post 05/09/2024

Last night, CONTEXT took center stage at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, bringing together the talent and creativity of VCUarts Fashion Design and Merchandising students for an unforgettable evening. The VMFA atrium was transformed into a showcase of innovation and style!

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this event possible and to all who attended, your support is invaluable to our students and the VCUarts community.

Photos taken by Ryan Kelly.

Photos from VCUarts's post 05/08/2024

We’re happy to announce VCUarts professor, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste as the recipient of the inaugural Triple Canopy Fellowship!

Established in 2024, the Triple Canopy Fellowship supports unorthodox, genre-defying artists in the development of a project that advances the magazine’s commitment to the role of artists as public thinkers. Each year, one fellow will be awarded a $10,000 honorarium, plus a $5,000 production budget, along with extensive support from Triple Canopy’s editors and staff over a multiyear period.

Through the Fellowship, Toussaint-Baptiste is developing a new project rooted in the central themes of his work: the role of ancestry and heritage in representations and elisions of Black life, as well as the reclamation of historical narratives—and property—as a form of resistance.

Photo by David Hale.

More info: https://canopycanopycanopy.com

VCU’s first team in federal Solar Decathlon Design Challenge competes in final round | VCUarts 05/07/2024

Unlocking the power of sustainable living! Delve into the inspiring journey of VCU’s pioneering team as they ventured into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. From ideation to ex*****on, witness their relentless pursuit of a NetZero solution for multigenerational living in Richmond’s Southside neighborhood. Dive deeper into their groundbreaking project that blends affordability, equity, and environmental consciousness.

VCU’s first team in federal Solar Decathlon Design Challenge competes in final round | VCUarts 12 students in the arts, engineering and urban studies have designed an energy-efficient home with affordability and equity in mind.

05/03/2024

From VCUarts Theatre to Broadway's biggest stage and now back to inspire a new generation of graduates! Our very own Joshua Boone, a Tony Award nominee and proud alum (B.F.A. '10), is set to grace the stage as this spring’s commencement speaker at the Altria Theater.

With a talent that shines as bright as his charm, Boone's journey from our halls to the limelight has been nothing short of remarkable. From memorable roles in film and television to commanding the Broadway stage, his artistry knows no bounds.

Under the guidance of esteemed professors like Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Boone honed his craft and emerged as an extraordinary actor, earning nominations and accolades along the way. Now, he returns to inspire the next wave of VCUarts graduates with his wisdom and passion for the arts.

Join us on May 10th as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates and welcome Joshua Boone back to where it all began.

https://arts.vcu.edu/community/news/vcuarts-alumnus-and-tony-nominee-joshua-boone-to-inspire-vcuarts-graduates-as-commencement-speaker/

CONTEXT: Fashion Event | VCUarts 05/03/2024

Join us at CONTEXT, the immersive Fashion Event happening on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the stunning Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Experience the incredible talent of our fashion design and merchandising students as they showcase their work throughout the breathtaking VMFA atrium. The runway kicks off at 7:30 p.m., promising a night of style, innovation, and inspiration.

Best of all? It's a free, non-seated event open to all! Parking is available in the VMFA parking deck, so gather your friends and come celebrate with us.

CONTEXT: Fashion Event | VCUarts VCUarts Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising invites you to CONTEXT, a Fashion Event, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The event is an immersive experience with…

Photos from VCUarts's post 05/01/2024

We hope you had a productive Reading Day! 📖 Whether you hit the books, reviewed notes, or practiced for presentations, we hope you felt accomplished. Embrace the focus and determination you brought to today. Finals are around the corner, but you're ready!💪

Interior design student finds the thread that connects his work and his studies 05/01/2024

Andrew Grider's journey from traditional upholsterer to interior design scholar is a testament to his passion for craftsmanship and historical preservation. As an undergraduate, Andrew's research at the Hill House Museum in Portsmouth delved deep into the narrative of the home's furnishings, weaving a story of the past into its present. Supported by grants and guided by his mentor, Sara Reed, Andrew's exploration took him from coast to coast, uncovering the untold tales of women in design and the intricate details of historic interiors. His dedication and curiosity serve as an inspiration to us all.

Interior design student finds the thread that connects his work and his studies Experienced upholsterer Andrew Grider uses research grants to help the Hill House Museum in Portsmouth, Virginia, tell its story.

Richmonders, cast a ballot in a special election this month – and you can wear the winner this fall 04/26/2024

VCUarts students showcase their creativity in the first-ever 'I Voted' sticker contest sponsored by the City of Richmond Office of Elections and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Check out the innovative designs capturing what voting means to these talented artists and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite sticker!

https://bit.ly/3UxAEfx

Richmonders, cast a ballot in a special election this month – and you can wear the winner this fall City’s first-ever ‘I Voted’ sticker contest invited VCU students to pair artistic talent and civic pride.

Class of 2024: Hope Ollivant found artistic expression in many forms 04/25/2024

Discover the remarkable journey of Hope Ollivant, a talented student at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. From exploring metal and ceramics studios to showcasing her jewelry at the London College of Fashion Graduate showcase during London Fashion Week, Hope's path has been filled with creativity and determination. Follow along as she navigates the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds inspiration in global experiences, and hones her craft in craft/material studies. Join us in celebrating Hope's achievements and her bright future ahead!

https://bit.ly/3Jw9IGq

Class of 2024: Hope Ollivant found artistic expression in many forms Craft/material studies major blended art, fashion, journalism and entrepreneurial spirit during her VCU experience.

Wes Freed Memorial Scholarship Fund 04/25/2024

The Friends of Wes Freed are proud to present WES FREED DAY 2024. A celebration of art & music at the Canal Club on Saturday, April 27th starting at 3 pm until?

The show is FREE.

The Wes Freed Memorial Scholarship depends on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and in particular, those who knew and loved Wes. Named endowments last in perpetuity and are created with a minimum commitment of $50,000. By participating in this joint effort, you will sustain Wes’ legacy for generations to come while enabling the next generation of artists to contribute their unique perspectives to the creative landscape. We encourage contributions of any size, as every donation brings us closer to our goal.

More Information:

Wes Freed Memorial Scholarship Fund Silent auction 'Wes Freed Memorial Scholarship Fund' hosted online at 32auctions.

Through the eye of a young filmmaker, a journey into the heart 04/24/2024

From childhood movie outings to his current studies at VCU’s School of the Arts, Jacob Simmons has been entranced by the enchanting world of cinema. Now, as a junior majoring in cinema, he's on a quest to deepen our connection to the art of filmmaking.

With a grant from VCU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Jacob is crafting a documentary titled “Phenomena of Emotions.” This groundbreaking project explores the emotional journey behind the lens, uncovering the profound impact of human emotion on storytelling.

Guided by mentor Shawn Brixey, Jacob's project is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance. Along the way, he's discovered a newfound love for documentaries and honed essential skills in organization, pitching, and collaboration.

Join us in celebrating Jacob's extraordinary journey and the boundless possibilities of undergraduate research. Read the full article and witness the magic of film:

Through the eye of a young filmmaker, a journey into the heart VCU cinema major Jacob Simmons uses undergraduate research grant to explore how emotion affects not just movie audiences but the creators themselves.

Photos from VCUarts's post 04/24/2024

Today marks the final opportunity to make a direct impact! Students at VCUarts’ Department of Music rely on your generosity to receive top-notch training in music education and performance.

The Friends of Music fund ensures an exceptional educational experience by providing student scholarships, supporting faculty research, and hosting world-class visiting artists. Your support helps our students and faculty thrive, preparing them for successful careers in music education and performance.

While today is the last chance to contribute in this particular way, remember that you can continue to make a difference in the lives of music students at VCU. Your ongoing support ensures the legacy of excellence in music education carries on.

Support the Friends of Music fund today: https://givingday.vcu.edu/o/virginia-commonwealth-university/i/giving-day-2024/s/music

04/24/2024

Today is the day we've been waiting for – it's Giving Day at VCU! 🌟

Join us in celebrating the power of generosity and impact. Today, your support goes further than ever before, thanks to matching challenges and opportunities to maximize your donation.

Whether you're passionate about supporting student scholarships, advancing groundbreaking research, or enhancing campus facilities like the CoStar Center for Art and Innovation, there's a cause for everyone to rally behind.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of VCU students and the broader community. Every gift, no matter the size, contributes to building a brighter future for all.

Join the Giving Day movement today! Visit the link below to make your gift and be a part of something truly special. Let's show the world the incredible spirit of generosity at VCU!

Give today: https://givingday.vcu.edu/o/virginia-commonwealth-university/i/giving-day-2024/p/school-of-the-arts

Photos from VCUarts's post 04/23/2024

Embark on a journey of innovation and creativity with the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation at VCU. Imagine a space where students can seamlessly craft their projects from conception to completion – whether it's producing an animated film, recording a musical masterpiece, or staging a captivating performance, all under one roof.

When you support the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation, you're nurturing an environment where creativity flourishes. From state-of-the-art performance spaces, including a 325-seat proscenium theater and a concert hall accommodating up to 500, to dedicated facilities like a sound stage, scene shop, and costume and lighting lab, this center is a hub for artistic exploration and growth.

Nestled at the crossroads of Belvidere and West Broad streets, the Arts and Innovation Academic Building is more than just a physical space – it's a bridge connecting VCUarts and the Institute of Contemporary Art to Richmond's vibrant arts district.

Join us in shaping the future of creativity and innovation. Your gift today ensures that students have the tools and spaces they need to bring their artistic visions to life. Together, let's create a world where imagination knows no bounds.

Make a gift today: https://givingday.vcu.edu/o/virginia-commonwealth-university/i/giving-day-2024/p/school-of-the-arts

04/23/2024

Ready to make a difference on VCU Giving Day? While the big day is on April 24th, you don't have to wait to start making an impact! Here's your chance to support the future of fashion with the Videtic Fashion Merchandising Student Scholarship!

Imagine a world where aspiring fashion mavens have the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality. That's the vision behind the Videtic Fashion Merchandising Student Scholarship, established by Karen Videtic (B.S.’78; M.Ed.’82) and her dedicated circle of friends and family. For over 30 years, Karen has been a guiding light in the VCUarts Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, shaping the minds of countless students and instilling in them a passion for the industry.

Your generosity on VCU Giving Day fuels opportunities for full-time students passionate about pursuing careers in merchandising. By donating to this impactful scholarship, you're not just giving financial support; you're investing in the dreams and aspirations of future fashion leaders. Together, we can continue Karen's legacy of empowerment and pave the way for the next generation of trailblazers in the fashion world.

Join us in honoring Karen Videtic's incredible journey and empowering VCU students to write their own success stories. Together, let's make Giving Day count for fashion education at VCU!

Donate now and be a part of the change: https://givingday.vcu.edu/o/virginia-commonwealth-university/i/giving-day-2024/p/school-of-the-art

04/23/2024

Join us as we commemorate the legendary VCUarts alum, Wes Freed, in honor of Wes Freed Day. Your participation means everything! 🌟🙌

Class of 2024: VCUarts actor Lukas D’Errico going from one stage to another 04/22/2024

From VCUarts graduation straight to the stage! Lukas D’Errico, a theatre performance major, is diving into the world premiere of 'Roman à Clef' at The New Theatre at Firehouse. His journey from Northern Virginia to Richmond's theatre scene has been remarkable. Despite initial plans for NYC, Lukas found his place at VCU, earning accolades like the Richmond Theatre Community Circle award. As he sets his sights on New York once more, Lukas reflects on the immense support and opportunities he's found at VCU and in the Richmond community.

Class of 2024: VCUarts actor Lukas D’Errico going from one stage to another Straight from graduation, he will head again to local theater – and later to New York City.

A new home for creativity and collaboration at VCU 04/19/2024

At Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts, excitement fills the air as plans unfold for the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation. With CoStar Group's $18 million commitment, construction is set to begin, marking a pivotal moment in education and creativity. Together, we're shaping a future where innovation thrives.

A new home for creativity and collaboration at VCU As construction nears, the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation is celebrated at a preview event featuring performance and praise.

04/17/2024

Are you a VCU graduate or undergraduate student looking for an internship? ICA VCU's 2024-2025 academic internships have been posted! We have opportunities in multiple departments ranging from experiences in design, communication and content strategy, audio & video, and more. These roles are designed to provide practical institutional and museum experience within the arts. To learn more about the internships, requirements, and how to apply click the link in bio. Applications are due by July 30.
https://icavcu.org/about/opportunities/

04/15/2024

Once a Golden Alumni, always a star! 💫 Join us for a colorful afternoon at Theatre VCU as they bring Disney’s “Descendants: The Musical” to life! Get ready for a hearty laugh, a thrilling adventure, and a dance down memory lane with your favorite Disney characters 🎭 Mark your calendars, because this is a show you won't want to miss!

Golden Alumni at the Theatre Join us for an afternoon of live entertainment, with discounted tickets to Theatre VCU’s performance of Disney’s “Descendants: The Musical,” a new production jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters and hit songs from the films.

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🎓🎉 Less than a month to go until the big day! 🎉🎓 Join us for the VCU School of the Arts Commencement Ceremony on May 10th at the Altria Theater as we celebrate our incredible Class of 2024. Let's make this a graduation to remember!
https://arts.vcu.edu/academics/commencement/

VCUarts Dance + Choreography presents “TWO TRUTHS: Truth 2” Spring 2024 Senior Project Concert. | VCUarts 04/13/2024

Step into the world of TWO TRUTHS, where the passion and dedication of VCUarts' B.F.A. dance seniors come to life on stage. Over four years of intensive training and exploration, these emerging artists have crafted an extraordinary tapestry of movement and expression.

From the depths of introspection to the heights of collective joy, each performance is a testament to resilience, creativity, and the power of human connection. Through captivating choreography and evocative storytelling, TWO TRUTHS invites you to explore the essence of what it means to be human in a world of ever-shifting realities. Don't miss this unforgettable showcase of talent and imagination, where the boundaries of dance are pushed and new artistic horizons are revealed.

VCUarts Dance + Choreography presents “TWO TRUTHS: Truth 2” Spring 2024 Senior Project Concert. | VCUarts Purchase Tickets Here Friday, April 26 th & Saturday, April 27 th at 7:30pm @ The Grace St Theatre, 934 W. Grace Street. TWO TRUTHS is the culmination of four years of rigorous training in both the…

04/11/2024

Don't miss out on a groundbreaking discussion with Rochelle Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., former CDC director, as she sheds light on "The Importance of Research at a Public Institution" at VCU's Research Weeks keynote address. Join us on Monday, April 15th, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU.

Register now for this insightful event and stay for a fireside chat with Dr. Walensky. Be part of the conversation shaping the future of research!

Registration required: https://researchweeks.vcu.edu/

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