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02/2015

Bruce Shobaken exhibition image

Two distinguished retired faculty from the School of Visual Arts are currently exhibiting their work: one locally and the other in San Francisco.

Professor Emeritus Bruce Shobaken, who was head of Printmaking for thirty years, has...

We enjoy bringing alumni, graduate students, and friends together during the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the 2015 conference in New York City will again provide such an opportunity. If you are attending the conference or if...

12/2014

Brian Alfred Animation Screen Shot

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, exhibited his new animation, Under Thunder and Florescent Lights, on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, as part of Art Basel, in Miami...

SoVA Foundations students prepare collaborative drawing wall as part of Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) annual Foundations Area exhibition, In the Beginning…, is on display through December 12, 2014, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture, installation, and...

Wanda Knight

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) has named Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s studies, the 2014 Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education. Dr. Knight was recognized at the recent PAEA awards...

Jessica Baker Kee and Alphonso Grant

Congratulations to Jessica Baker Kee, recipient of the 2014 James T. Sears Award from the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group for her paper, “The Haunted Curriculum: Memory, Pedagogy, Trauma.” Jessica is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education. Kee was...

Giulia Livi SACI Painting Studio

Penn State students regularly participate in the study abroad programs at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, for a summer program, a semester, or even a year. This year, the Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) will...

SoVA is very pleased to welcome an exciting group of students to our graduate programs, including art education and studio (M.F.A.). The talent they bring makes the expectations high. Below we provide a brief introduction of each student, and...

Judy Kovler (TTF Director), Brenna Johnson, Judy Chicago, Karen Keifer-Boyd

In honor of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party, Through the Flower — working with the Penn State School of Visual Arts — has established an award for outstanding educators who have developed projects related to...

Dana Karlisle Kletchka Demonstrating ibeacons

Soon, there will be new, high-tech additions to the Palmer Museum’s galleries — small electronic devices that will be stuck to walls behind paintings, hidden under shelves or concealed in corners. You won’t be able to see...

11/2014

Learning as Play: Movable Books

Carlos Rosas, associate professor of art and professor-in-charge of the Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) program, is working with other Penn State faculty and staff on the digital animation of movable books from the 1600s and 1700s --...

SoVA Fall 2014 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

One of the highlights of each fall semester, the Penn State School of Visual Arts' (SoVA) Undergraduate Juried Exhibition provides SoVA’s undergraduate students with the opportunity to have their work juried by a professional artist and compete...

John Mangan Peace Image

It is with much sadness and deepest sympathy that SoVA announces the passing of alumnus and longtime instructor John Mangan. Below is a letter from John’s friend and fellow SoVA alumnus David Love, reflecting on John’s life:

I am writing...

Alphonso Grant

Alphonso Grant, Ph.D. student in Art Education, recently participated as a panelist in the Black Beauty Colloquium on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event was an opportunity for members of the Penn State community to have frank and...

Lauerman Artwork

Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, is the juror and featured artist of Materalize, an exhibition at Wright State University featuring sculptures created using some digital process in their design or production. Also participating...

Sue Uhlig and Christina Hanawalt at Talling Water during PAEA conference

Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty and graduate students were in high demand during the 2014 Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s conference, Art is Natural.

SoVA Art Education faculty who presented at the conference...

Graham Polyphony

An exhibition of photographs and drawings by New Zealand students revealing their perceptions of social issues in their country will be on display in Borland Gallery on the University Park campus, Nov. 3–Dec. 12, 2014, with a public reception on...

10/2014

Sloppy Seconds Installation View

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) second-year M.F.A. exhibition, Sloppy Seconds, opened at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery October 13, 2014. Sloppy Seconds is the second of two exhibitions highlighting the work of SoVA’s...

Pouring Iron at Contempary Cast Iron Art Conference

Cristin Millett, associate professor of art and studio graduate program coordinator, traveled to Latvia in June to present and chair a panel, The 21st Century Foundry: New Approaches in Teaching and Practice, at the...

Cydnei Mallory in Latvia at Cast Iron Conference

Cydnei Mallory was a recipient of a 2014 Undergraduate Summer Discovery Grant in support of her research project, Digital Technologies in the Foundry Process.  The Summer Discovery Grant program is a resource that helps students take...

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