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OFF the WALL scholarship event addresses ‘elephant in the room’


By Jamie Rogers A group of art students addressed the elephant in the room—a white one, with black butterflies, at that. The elephant was part of a collaborative project of George Mason University students displayed at the third annual Off The Wall scholarship event held on Saturday, April 16. The benefit highlights the works of students in […]

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OFF the WALL 2016 Welcomes Visiting Artist Siebren Versteeg


School of Art is excited to welcome visiting artist Siebren Versteeg. In its third year, OFF the WALL, is an opportunity to showcase student, faculty and alumni work to raise money for student scholarships by sale of artworks that are donated. Versteeg will be joining the Navigation Press Printing Program residency working alongside Director of […]

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Parenthood as Art: Domestic Territories


By Meghan Meier and Jenny Cutler Lopez – Northern Virginia Magazine Parenthood is a common topic in artwork, but it is rarely formally recognized according to Sarah Irvin, guest curator for Fairfax art gallery Olly Olly’s newest exhibition, Domestic Territories. The show featuring eight local artists highlights the convergence of parent and child relationships, the […]

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“Cosmic Modules: Rachel Debuque & Justin Plakas as PLAKOOKEE”


By Margaret Carrigan – Washington City Paper  “Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another,” or so says Plato in The Republic. But luckily for our winter-weary souls, we have only to look to downtown D.C. The latest installation at Hemphill Fine Arts’ satellite project space near Farragut […]

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Artists prove that bombing in Baghdad was not the end of street of booksellers


By Mark Jenkins, Washington Post In March 2007, a bomb killed 30 and wounded 100 on Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi Street. This carnage is dwarfed by the devastation in Iraq, Syria and other countries in the region since the 2003 U.S. invasion. But Mutanabbi was a place of potent cultural symbolism: a street of booksellers, named after […]

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“Hyphen”


By Jamie Rogers After spending weeks building an artwork 20 feet tall, a team of young artists has a singular wish for their completed project – for it to be struck by lightning. Six students from George Mason University spent 10 days in Sugar Loaf, N.Y., this summer working on “Hyphen,” a 3-D artwork inspired […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

Meet Art Director and School of Art alumnus Khoi B. Phan

Khoi B Phan graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Photography in 2009. His love for design and futbol helped shape his educational endeavors. After graduating from George Mason University’s School of Art he moved to New York City with a dream to make it as a professional designer with little […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 is a book arts and cultural festival planned for January through March 2016, throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Exhibits, programs, and events will commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad’s historic bookselling street, and celebrate the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, to stand in solidarity with the people of Iraq, […]