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Through the lens: A Santorum Wedding By Natasha Boddie/November 2017 It’s not every day you receive a phone call in the middle of the night asking if you want to be a travelling photographer to document pre-wedding activities for none other than Elizabeth Santorum. That call came one night in March when alumnus Kelly Shepherd […]

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To Sleep in Flames and Dream of Rain


Ryan McCoy: To Sleep in Flames and Dream of Rain The Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery at Arlington Arts Center October 14–December 16,2017: Ryan McCoy’s haunting and lyrical works are rooted in the languages of abstraction and minimalism. Baby powder, sea water, pine needles, ash, straw, rust, and other materials are combined to create new iconographies about […]

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Mason Law School seeks rebranding from SoA alumnus


Mason Law School seeks rebranding from SoA alumnus By Natasha Boddie/October 2017 In April 2016, George Mason University renamed the law school after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The decision came after an anonymous $30 million donation. Shortly after the announcement, the Antonin Scalia Law School drew attention to a new project. School […]

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In the galleries: Natural order, and natural disorder, at VisArts at Rockville


By Mark Jenkins September 21 The sculptures in Jon Rajkovich’s “Falling Interrupted” are assembled partly of man-made substances, yet the pieces at VisArts at Rockville’s Gibbs Street Gallery take their cues from preexisting objects. And because both the artificial and organic materials come mostly from trees, Rajkovich’s vividly colored, highly manipulated constructions can be seen as homages […]

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OUR COMICS OURSELVES


About “Our Comics, Ourselves” Fenwick Gallery at George Mason is pleased to host “Our Comics, Ourselves,” an exhibition of works on themes of identity, expression, and representation in comic books and graphic novels. “Our Comics, Ourselves” includes comic books, graphic novels, DIY comics, and various comics paraphernalia primarily from the United States, from 1945 to present. […]

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Paramount Pictures presents Lauren Lapid


By Natasha Boddie/August 2017 You don’t have to work in the entertainment industry to know the name – Paramount Pictures. Since 1912, Paramount has earned a reputation in the “Big Six” alongside Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony and Walt Disney Studios. Making it the oldest studio and the only of […]

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Graduate & Alumni Spotlight

(Re)branding: A voice to communicate

(Re)branding: A voice to communicate Natasha Boddie/October 2017 Growing up in Lebanon during the civil war, School of Art alumna Nelly Sarkissian spent much of her time watching Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun with a vivid image of James Graham Ballard’s iconic drained swimming pool fixed in her memory. “It was one of the […]

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Frenn Fulbright recipient

Professor Chawky Frenn Fulbright scholarship recipient by 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 […]