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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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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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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

“American Beauty” according to Carey Fruth

George Mason University’s School of Art alumni Carey Fruth wants to empower women of all shapes, sizes, ages and colors. Fruth graduated from School of Art in 2010 with her BFA in Photography. She is currently featured in the Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan for her recent work sending a message to inspire women. Fruth is […]

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Faculty Spotlight

“Vegoritis”

Professor Maria Karametou is participating in the international collaborative project “Vegoritis” (June – July 2015).  The project takes place by Lake Vegoritis in West Macedonia, northern Greece.  The lake is located near the border with a newly formed nation that was part of Yugoslavia, which was first founded in 1991 adopting the same name (Former […]