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Art Student Set to Send ‘Transformative’ Project Up in Flames on Mason Pond


By Buzz McClain Michael Verdon is creating a 20-foot handcrafted pagoda, which becomes a canvas for the people’s stories of remembrance, loss and healing. At 8:30pm on May 8, those stories and struggles will be let go as the structure transforms into ash. It’s called “The Temple of Transformance,” and it will burn as it […]

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Photography Class Lands Student’s Book in Library of Congress


By Jamie Rogers George Mason University’s School of Art student Thitipuk Teeratrakul created a book as part of an assignment for her documentary photography class.  Friends and professors know her as Looksorn, is a senior majoring in photography in Mason’s School of Art.  She wanted to do something related to her Thai heritage for the […]

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Art for a Cause: New Gallery Draws on Experiential Learning and Fund-raising Opportunities


By Sudha Kamath A new three-floor, rotating art exhibit in downtown Fairfax, Va., shines a spotlight on the artwork of George Mason University students, while serving as an example of teamwork among George Mason student leaders, colleges and one of the Washington, D.C., area’s largest real estate companies. “Mason Van Art On Main” is the […]

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No Bones About It: Student Combines Interest in Art and Science with Fossil Displays


By Michele McDonald Like many kids, George Mason University student and artist R. Adam Renner was into dinosaurs. But it wasn’t until he came to George Mason that he discovered he could combine his love for fossils with a career in art. The Art and Visual Technology student earned a minor in paleontology in the […]

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R. Adam Renner at Exploratory Hall with displays he helped design. Photo by Laura Bingham
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Don Russell, New University Curator


The School of Art welcomes Don Russell as our new University Curator and Gallery Director. Some of his goals are to bring a larger vision to the University Curator position, create alliances with other departments, and bring in visiting artists.

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Mason Artists’ Sculpture Featured in New Plaza at Tysons Corner


By Jamie Rogers The newest phase of Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax County is for the birds, thanks to a trio of talented George Mason University artists. Peter Winant, the director of the School of Art, and Tom Ashcraft, the lead professor of the school’s sculpture program, along with their undergraduate assistant, the appropriately named […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

School of Art Alumni takes up residency at Transformer

  Social Change Art Action Lab at American University’s Katzen Center announces its 2nd exhibition in Transformer’s four-part Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? Series September 24 – October 24, 2015. E12: Social Practice marked the 12th season of Transfomer’s Exercises For Emerging Artists program.  Launched in March 2004, this highly successful mentorship […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Latest research from Professor Endress

GMU School of Art faculty member Edgar Endress has been working on several national and international projects while on study leave Spring of 2015. Professor Endress has forwarded us highlights of projects and publications listed on his blog: http://eendress.com/blog/       To view more Faculty Spotlights click here.