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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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“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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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents “Atlas Uh-oh”

NEW YORK, NY—Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Atlas Uh-oh, Sarah Irvin’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Sarah Irvin creates dynamic, rich images that contain an activated freshness while ruminating on the strength and limitations of language and memory. Her process for her ink series reflects the shifting nature of memory, the […]

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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, […]