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Finding A Line: Skateboarding and Jazz Interact at Kennedy Center


Finding a Line Skateboarding and Jazz Intersect at Kennedy Center Posted on August 01, 2015 by Jon Kaplan Improvisation is a hallmark of jazz, just as it’s a hallmark of skateboarding. Just as one musician in, say, a quartet feeds off the notes that were played by another, so do skaters feed off the moves […]

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‘Satellite,’ an artistic homage to a relic of a restless age


By Mark Jenkins The Washington Post –  Satellites are not forever. Intelsat I, the first commercial communications satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit, operated continuously only from 1965 to 1969, about a fifth of the life span of a contemporary equivalent. But the 2 1/2- foot-by-2-foot device, nicknamed “Early Bird,” enjoyed a longer run than will […]

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Rachel Debuque featured artist in Maake Magazine


Maake Magazine is an online gallery and quarterly print magazine showcasing the work of emerging artists.  Their goal is to exhibit innovative and experimental contemporary artwork and foster conversation and community.  They explore the place where fiber, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, painting, digital and more come together to create exciting and groundbreaking work – such as […]

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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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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

AxonXylophone Bridge

George Mason University School of Art alumni Alex Braden and Zaki Ghul, who worked with Professor Thomas Stanley, believe sound does matter.  The two artists along with Amy Hughes Braden and Yassine El Mansouri contributed to an amazing public art installation in Arlington, Virginia.  The skywalk installation over Ninth Street, just east of Welburn Square, has transformed […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Southern Constellations Fellowship

George Mason University School of Art Professor Rachel Debuque is participating in a month long residency at Elsewhere in North Carolina as part of their Southern Constellations Fellowship. Rachel is currently an Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator with School of Art. She received her MFA degree at The University of Georgia and her BFA from […]