David Ashton delivered designs for a baseball stadium so unique that franchise owners around the country were soon clamoring for one just like it.
Heidi Hooper (B.F.A.’81/A) was a metalsmith working and teaching classes in the late ’90s in Boston before a cancerous tumor destroyed the strength of her right arm. She searched for a way she could still create but even working with material such as soft clay was painful. “In order to keep from getting too depressed, each day I gave myself something new to try, whether it was artistic or just cooking an egg,” Hooper says. This experimentation led her to the artistic medium that has made her famous: dryer lint.
Minki Kim (B.F.A.'99/A), a New York based design director at Marriott International takes over the VCU Alumni Instagram account Monday!
Morgan Yacoe (B.F.A.’11/A) a conceptual artist and educator who is trained in sculpture and medical science, is dedicated to investigating the relationship between art and medicine.
In the days leading up to Karar Dance Co.’s October production, “Across Disciplines,” 24-year-old Kara Robertson (B.F.A.’16/A), the company’s artistic director, doesn’t seem anxious at all. She’s focused.
Multitalented artist and writer Christine Stoddard (B.A.’12/A; B.A.’12/H&S; Cert.’12/B) will be taking over our Instagram account this Monday.
When Emily Herr (B.F.A.’13/A) was a student at the Henrico High School Center for the Arts, she routinely submitted her drawings to class critiques. A common suggestion was to make what she’d drawn bigger — that her work seemed to be bursting at the form, begging for a larger canvas. Eventually, Herr decided that sounded like fun. […]
Michele Young-Stone (B.A.’92/H&S; M.T.’95/E; M.F.A.’05/A) could not have known it at the time, but the inspiration for her third novel came from a beach trip she took more than 30 years ago. “I was 16. My best friend and I went on vacation to the Outer Banks and we met these boys from Minnesota who were […]
By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) Wildlife artist Robert Caldwell (B.F.A.’00/A), owner of RL Caldwell Studio and Gallery, is known for his highly detailed, photorealistic paintings. His early works feature Northern American birds sprinkled with a few other types of animals he has observed on his travels around the country. In 2012, a trip to Africa sparked […]
By Anthony Langley (B.S.’16/MC) Hannah Standiford (B.M.’11/A) picked up her first guitar at 13. Music has played an integral role in her life ever since. She studied classical guitar at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a bachelor’s in music in 2011. Since then, she has performed as the frontwoman for a number of bands and […]