Showing through October (mornings).

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts has launched its Arts Research Institute, which will serve faculty in their creative research and interdisciplinary practices across the university. A catalyst for transformational hybrid research, the Arts Research Institute will be nestled in the university’s innovative Depot building on Broad Street, and grounded within the School of the Arts’ broader mission to advance the human experience by generating knowledge through significantly expanded creative practice.

Artistic practice, as research, encourages intellectual inquiry in and through the creative fields. Recognizing multiple forms of research, ARI supports work that furthers creative practice, produces new knowledge, and facilitates interdisciplinary discovery. Research assistance for faculty will include refining original concepts, implementing research methodologies and design, identifying funding opportunities and developing proposals to further scholarship.

Featured on the Cabell Screen is a selection of work from faculty engaged with the Arts Research Institute. Artists are:

  • Sasha Waters Freyer, Department Chair, Photography + Film (at right)
  • Nicole Killian, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
  • Susanna Klein, Assistant Professor of Violin, Music
  • Pam Lawton, Associate Professor, Art Education
  • Guadalupe Maravilla, Assistant Professor, Sculpture + Extended Media
  • Bob Paris, Associate Professor, Kinetic Imaging
  • Michael-Birch Pierce, Assistant Professor, Fashion Design + Merchandising
  • E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dance + Choreography

The Arts Research Institute will hold a reception in its new space in the former Depot Gallery, which will feature an exhibition of faculty research, on October 3 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

A version of this article was published by Suzanne Silitch on the VCU News site.


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