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News

Video Explores the MFA in Music Composition Program at VCFA

Watch students and musicians describe the dynamic and supportive community of the MFA in Music Composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts in this video by Corey Hendrickson.

Material Reflections: New work by Emily Lanctot and Lisa Lenarz, MFA-V Alumnae

Blend Studio in Nashville, TN: April 4,2015 – April 25, 2015

"When They Fall, They Always Make Noise", Solo Show by MFA-V Alumna, Renee Couture

Exploring the place and space of the Pacific Northwest timber country is a focus of Renee Couture’s work.

MFA in Writing Faculty Sue William Silverman Finalist in INDIEFAB Book of the Year

Sue William Silverman’s book, "The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew," is a finalist in “Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award” in the category of the essay.

Visiting Visual Art Faculty Member, Cauleen Smith, Gives Art + Practice Talk in LA

Our esteemed visiting faculty member, Cauleen Smith, will be giving artist talk on Wednesday, March 11, 7:30pm at the Art Practice Foundation in Los Angeles.

Events

Bernard Cooper Celebrates A Book Release and Exhibition

Kudos to Bernard Cooper for mounting a museum exhibition and book launch at Miami Dade College for "My Avant-Garde Education." Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/o8ktkkd

MFA in Graphic Design Residency

During weeklong residencies on our campus, students attend lectures, critiques, workshops, exhibitions, and discussions, all the while surrounded by a community of designers dedicated to rigorous inquiry and bold exploration of the discipline.

Ellen Lupton: Graphic Design Public Lecture Series

Guest Designer and Critic, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. http://elupton.com/

Kathleen & Chris Sleboda of Draw Down Books: Public Lecture Series

Lecture and Discussion with Designers in Residence, Kathleen & Christopher Sleboda of Draw Down Books. http://www.draw-down.com/ Read a recent interview with Kathleen and Chris here: http://projectspace.ca/kathleen-and-christopher-sleboda-draw-down/

Spotlights

The MFA Visual Art Program Presents, "HERE," a Zine Featuring Art and Writing By Student, Faculty, Alumni, and Artist-Teachers

HERE brings together conversations within and across the multiple heres in which we transform our lives as artists, educators, social-citizens, lovers, loners, and cultural workers.

“The New Yorker Presents” an Interview with MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Matthew Dickman

Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver.

Graphic Design Faculty, Bethany Koby, in Wired mag's "World's Leading Designers"

Wired’s online mag features GD faculty member, Bethany Koby, in a recent interview, “9 of the World’s Leading Designers Talk About What Matters NOW.”

High Musicianship without Ego: Dawn Clement, '15 MC

Current student in the MFA in Music Composition Dawn Clement described in a recent interview that she's having an identity crisis. Known as a jazz piano player for years, she's shifting into pop/singer-songwriter territory in her latest album Tempest/Cobalt.

Exploring Rural Reinvention & Transformation: Allison Otto's Interactive Documentary 'Bisbee'

Filmmaker Allison Otto, a current student in the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts, is busy weaving together history, community participation, and storytelling in her documentary film Bisbee.

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