Students explore the concept of censorship in Jurgen Comics Contest

Once again student artists brought wit, imagination and passion to the challenge of creating single-page comics on the topic of censorship and self-censorship. This exhibit on the Cabell Screen celebrates artists’ evident talent and unique contribution to the second annual Jurgen Comics Contest. All winning entries are being published in VCU Scholars Compass and exhibited […]

The Mystery of Missing Megafauna combines comic arts and archaeology

Showing through May Artist Maggie Colangelo, VCU alum of communications arts and environmental studies , and Bernard K. Means, Ph.D., assistant professor in the VCU School of School of World Studies and director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory, collaborated once more to create a new more scientific exploration on megafauna. The Mystery of the Missing Megafauna explores […]

DEEPER: An Illustrative Experience of the Mind and Body

Showing through April This solo exhibition is an inviting portrayal of alumnus Nickolai Walko’s medically inspired works. The title, “DEEPER” references not only the idea of physically going further into the body but also explores the ever- expansive realm of the mind. Each individual piece is activated by the action of being hand-cut with an […]

Communication Arts students explore the boundaries of the field

Showing through March Comm Arts students focus on widely varying projects in a vast array of mediums—such as animation, digital, painting, illustration, character/prop design, environmental design, children’s book illustration, scientific illustrations, storyboarding, and so much more. With this exhibition, the group of student curators sought to reflect everything taught in Comm Arts classes through the […]

Scenes from Study Abroad: Student photos capture experiences

Showing through Feb. 27 As students think about their options for study abroad this summer, the Virginia Commonwealth University Global Education Office and VCU Libraries present the Scenes from Study Abroad Photo Exhibit on the Cabell Big Screen. Participating Artists:Abby Reese AsimosPoria BurgleighFrances ClendenonKenny ColatoJulia DaumDixie DelcidBridget FergusonNaomi GhahraiGer GrandfieldDonte JacksonNhan LaBridget MillacciAdnan MughalAmanda PhungMadeline QuigleyYumna […]

Reprise of ‘Wildflowers’

Showing through March 15 Between 1968 and 1971, Richmond environmentalist and James River advocate Newton Ancarrow snapped thousands of photographs of wildflowers, documenting more than 400 species, as he walked along the banks of the James River, searching for evidence of illegal sewage dumping into the river. Ancarrow, who is perhaps best remembered today for […]

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 […]

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