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How Skateboarding Came to the Kennedy Center


How Skateboarding Came to the Kennedy Center Garth A. Ross/ 2017 The following is an excerpt of Finding a Line from Fight Club to The Kennedy Center: How We Learned To Cross Invisible Bridges by Garth A. Ross and was originally published in “Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change.” Finding a Line first […]

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MFA Candidate Emily Fussner: Broken Down and Made New


{Artist Feature} Emily Fussner: Broken Down and Made New May 18, 2017/Christin Taylor I have a confession to make: I have a vested interest in our featured artist this month – Emily Fussner. She’s my cousin. Together, Emily, my sister, Annie, and I make up the three girl cousins on my dad’s side of the […]

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Interview with Adjunct Professor Jay Seawell on his latest book National Trust


Jay Turner Frey Seawell’s National Trust Investigates Media and Political Power in the United States  Interview by Jon Feinstein In 2011, Washington DC-based photojournalist-turned-art-photographer Jay Turner Frey Seawell began photographing political architecture in the United States as a metaphor for the structures and relationships of power they represent. As 2012 approached, he expanded his focus […]

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Branding Mason wine teaches students about client relations


Branding Mason wine teaches students about client relations May 4, 2017 / by Alexa Rogers George Mason University students in AVT 416: Advertising Design embarked on a journey into a new industry this semester: wine branding. The project began when School of Art professor Donald Starr was contacted about providing his students with an opportunity […]

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NEW book in the horizon for Professor Linton


Portfolio Design for Interiors by Professor Harold Linton will be available to the public July 2017. Professor Linton is the author of eighteen books on architecture design, visual communications, and color. A number of his publications have been used as textbooks in higher education throughout North America, Europe and Asia. With interior designers in mind, […]

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MFA Candidate’s “Under the Gun” in Mason News


Exhibit aims to start gun violence conversation March 29, 2017 / Jamie Rogers Blinking blue and red police lights. Scattered bullet casings. A black body bag. All help to convey the powerful, solemn message of gun violence in America, the theme of the “Under the Gun” thesis exhibit of James Van Meer, a master of fine […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Kelly Shepherd travels to Philippines

Alumnus Kelly Shepherd travels to Philippines Natasha Boddie/May 2017 Alumnus Kelly Shepherd knew early on, he enjoyed taking photos. As a child, a camera was always in hand. Eventually he made his way to School of Art to pursue photography. It was here, nearing graduation, did he realize “hey, maybe I should pursue this as […]

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Frenn Fulbright recipient

Professor Chawky Frenn Fulbright scholarship recipient Natasha Boddie/2017 Congratulations! Professor Chawky Frenn has received a Fulbright award to India. He is the second full-time faculty member in the School of Art to receive the award. The first being Professor Maria Karametou in 2009-10 for her projects “A Visual Investigation of Embroidery and Textile Designs in […]