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Pathways Reviewed: A Line’s Certitude


By Jay Hendrick on July 6, 2016 A line has no terminus. A line neither starts nor stops, it does not deviate. A line knows where it is going, but a journey or a life bumbles. A life, a journey, or art moves down a strange path like a rhizome fractally blooming, growing outward in […]

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Becoming greener one survey at a time


By Kristen Dalton  June 2016 When I had the chance to take an environmental communication class this past semester, I thought we would study global warming rhetoric or the protests behind the Keystone XL pipeline. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to delve deeper into my field—public relations—than I thought possible. Have you ever considered why […]

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Mason students shed light on water shortage problems through art


By Jamie Rogers Kira Coleman stared intently at the sunlight as it made its way through the small windows of her basement. She’s a graphic designer, not a photographer, Coleman said, but she’d been given a challenging assignment to capture water and power in a series of photographs. “An entire pattern was being created,” Coleman said […]

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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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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

Olly Olly Presents Making Space

George Mason University School of Art is proud to highlight the achievements of our alumni. Olly Olly presents Making Space. An exhibition co-curated by School of Art alumna Anne Smith featuring work by alumna Margo Elsayd. — Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23 from 7pm – 10pm On view: July 23 – August 20, 2016 Olly Olly, an […]

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Faculty Spotlight

The Feminist Legacy in Radical Plastic

Radical Plastic Curated by Rachel Reese July 16 – August 20, 2016 Opening Reception, Saturday, July 16, 6-8 PM EXHIBITING ARTISTS : Becca Albee, Carolyn Carr, Catherine Czacki, Rachel Debuque, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Michelle Grabner, Mia Goyette, Ria Roberts, and Carolyn Salas PUBLIC PROGRAMS by Ria Roberts WellMan launch: Wednesday, July 27, 7pm Methods 3 issue […]