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MFA Candidate Emily Fussner: Broken Down and Made New


{Artist Feature} Emily Fussner: Broken Down and Made New May 18, 2017/Christin Taylor I have a confession to make: I have a vested interest in our featured artist this month – Emily Fussner. She’s my cousin. Together, Emily, my sister, Annie, and I make up the three girl cousins on my dad’s side of the […]

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Interview with Adjunct Professor Jay Seawell on his latest book National Trust


Jay Turner Frey Seawell’s National Trust Investigates Media and Political Power in the United States  Interview by Jon Feinstein In 2011, Washington DC-based photojournalist-turned-art-photographer Jay Turner Frey Seawell began photographing political architecture in the United States as a metaphor for the structures and relationships of power they represent. As 2012 approached, he expanded his focus […]

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Branding Mason wine teaches students about client relations


Branding Mason wine teaches students about client relations May 4, 2017 / by Alexa Rogers George Mason University students in AVT 416: Advertising Design embarked on a journey into a new industry this semester: wine branding. The project began when School of Art professor Donald Starr was contacted about providing his students with an opportunity […]

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NEW book in the horizon for Professor Linton


Portfolio Design for Interiors by Professor Harold Linton will be available to the public July 2017. Professor Linton is the author of eighteen books on architecture design, visual communications, and color. A number of his publications have been used as textbooks in higher education throughout North America, Europe and Asia. With interior designers in mind, […]

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MFA Candidate’s “Under the Gun” in Mason News


Exhibit aims to start gun violence conversation March 29, 2017 / Jamie Rogers Blinking blue and red police lights. Scattered bullet casings. A black body bag. All help to convey the powerful, solemn message of gun violence in America, the theme of the “Under the Gun” thesis exhibit of James Van Meer, a master of fine […]

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“Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience”


At Brentwood Arts Exchange, a New Exhibition Stretches the Limits of Drawing As a Medium By Erin Devine As children, we all learn to communicate with drawing. In material and process, it’s so accessible that we can take it for granted as a fine art or fail to grasp its essential role in the conceptual […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

MFA Candidate studies abroad

Master of Fine Arts candidate Melvin Parada recounts his semester abroad at Hochshule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main Art & Design in Frankfurt, Germany. —- “This past month I finished my semester abroad at Hochshule für Gestaltung (Hfg) Offenbach am Main Art & Design located in Frankfurt, Germany. As part of my graduate studies in […]

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Frenn Fulbright recipient

Professor Chawky Frenn Fulbright scholarship recipient Natasha Boddie/2017 Congratulations! Professor Chawky Frenn has received a Fulbright award to India. He is the second full-time faculty member in the School of Art to receive the award. The first being Professor Maria Karametou in 2009-10 for her projects “A Visual Investigation of Embroidery and Textile Designs in […]