Reprise VCU Faculty, Art 180 and Advocates for Richmond Youth use art to promote healing

Reprised for January 2023 Advocates for Richmond Youth (ARY) is a participatory action research team that was formed in 2014 by Dr. Alex Wagaman in the VCU School of Social Work. The team is made up of youth and young adults with lived experiences of housing instability and homelessness. Together they design and conduct research […]

Students explore space with Digital Terrariums

Showing through January Students in Space Research (ARTF-133-901) learn about three-dimensional phenomena in fine art and design. The class cultivates a student’s ability to think, perceive, visualize, design and build in three dimensions. Students created digital terrariums using a combination of physical and digital techniques to sculpt a “critter” and create an ecosystem that supports it. […]

Sirena Pearl explores contemporary topics with painting and printmaking

Showing through January Sirena Pearl is a self-taught artist who draws and paints. Her work has explored contemporary topics that include self-identity, climate change, vanity, mental health, and technological addictions in a digital age. Her passion for art was encouraged by her mother (a graphic designer) and father at a young age. In 2018 Pearl […]

ART LED explore multiple mediums while learning how to teach

Showing November Showcasing the art of the Fall 2022 students in the VCU Art Education Department. Students in the VCUarts Education program are encouraged to explore a myriad of media, everything from painting to film and design, rather than focusing on one studio area. Artists featured:Wejdan AboalkhoyourJordan BlakeJack BolvariLindsay BowmanSamantha BremAshley CorvinKate Feddersen (she/they/her)Lilly HowardMadison […]

Beautiful books from the Art Browsery

The Art Browsery, a dedicated book display on the fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, offers new, beautiful books that can inform creativity and inspire creations.  During the Covid crisis, the section was retired for safety reasons because glossy paper stock was known to retain the virus. Now, it’s back. Arts librarians at Cabell have […]

Richmond Folk Festival Poster Art and VCU

Showing during October The biggest show in RVA in the fall is the annual Richmond Folk Festival, Oct. 7-9, 2022. The multi-day event brings some 200,000 people to the riverfront “to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food.” The festival offers more than 30 performers, […]

Campus candids 2022 launch new branding

On the screen from Sept. 26 – Oct. 28 The first few days of the school year are always buzzing with activity at Virginia Commonwealth University. And there’s no better place to capture the vibe and the excitement than on The Compass. In what’s become an annual custom, University Marketing set up a basic white […]

VCU Faculty, Art 180 and Advocates for Richmond Youth use art to promote healing

On the screen Sept. 26 – Oct. 28 Advocates for Richmond Youth (ARY) is a participatory action research team that was formed in 2014 by Dr. Alex Wagaman in the VCU School of Social Work. The team is made up of youth and young adults with lived experiences of housing instability and homelessness. Together they […]

Labor Day: More than a holiday

Showing Sept. 2-9  Labor Day is much more than the unofficial end of summer or the start of the election season or a day for the beach and picnics and a Monday holiday making a three-day weekend. This display honors U.S. workers and recognizing the contributions of the American labor movement to improved working conditions, […]

(re)Framing Protest exhibit illustrates the summer of 2020 Monument Ave. events

Showing Aug. 29-Sept. 19 Images on the Cabell Screen are from an exhibition on view at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design through Sept. 11. Creative expression and design – both directly and indirectly – influenced Richmond activists, artists, organizers, and others who mobilized during the summer of 2020 to collectively respond to communal […]

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