Rest in peace, Mac Miller

September 13, 2018

Mac Miller died Sept. 7 of an apparent overdose at the age of 26. This is not an obituary. This is a thought dump from the mind and heart of a grieving fan. Grieving the death of a celebrity is strange. I never met Mac Miller; he had no idea Read More

Students educate on fashion industry’s ethical concerns

April 30, 2018

The rise of fast fashion — a term encompassing brands like H&M, Forever 21 and Zara — has led to humanitarian and environmental concerns which VCU fashion students addressed on April 23 as part of Fashion Revolution Week. Members of VCU Assistant Professor Tammy Davis’s Survey of the Fashion Industry Read More

Renowned dancers and musicians perform at flamenco festival

March 26, 2018

The VCU Flamenco Festival VII brought the culture of southern Spain to Richmond this weekend.   The festival consisted of three performances and one “master class,” in which a flamenco expert taught attendees the art of playing the guitar. Featuring renowned international flamenco artists — including Francisco Mesa, Ana Ines Read More

The Vintage for Lovers

March 26, 2018

Vendors, collectors, makers and artists came together on March 25 at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward to sell products and network with the ultimate goal of raising money for the VCU Massey Cancer Center. The Vintage for Lovers Market attracted those looking to shop, sell products, establish an in-person Read More

Latinx artists discuss inspirations and challenges

February 26, 2018

Students, graduates and professors discussed how identity inspires their art at a panel discussion hosted by the Latinx advocacy group PLUMAS at VCU on Feb. 22. Each panelist presented work before answering questions asked by the moderator, then the floor opened for discussion. Panelists touched on themes of finding happiness, Read More

Self-taught artist completes salon mural in three days

February 26, 2018

The figure’s long, flowing hair is the focal point of a mural completed in just three days in late January for Shockoe Salon at the corner of 22nd and E. Main St in downtown Richmond. Christian Kyle Harrell, known to most as “Humble,” worked up to 15 hours a day Read More

Art show explores gender-based connections, self-exploration

February 19, 2018

The Ambiguously Yours art exhibition presented work exploring themes of gender on Feb. 16 at the Hofheimer Building. The exhibition served as the senior thesis for Caeleigh Griffin, who attends the Savannah College of Art and Design via its e-learning program. She chose gender as the theme because of her Read More

Comic book trailblazer added to VCU collection

February 12, 2018

Since joining as a student worker in 1996, Library Specialist for Comic Arts Cindy Jackson has witnessed the growth of VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection into one of the largest archives of its kind. The collection started in the 1970s after work by Richmond-based editorial cartoonist Freddie Siebel was donated. Read More

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