The Endowment for Clean Oceans (ECO) is pleased and excited to announce Pam Longobardi, Distinguished Professor at Georgia State University, as ECO’s artist in residence. Professor Longobardi’s excellent art work and her early and visionary commitment to using art to educate about plastics in our oceans made selecting her an easy decision. Her 200 exhibits, including those Asia and Europe, speaks to her and our global view of this serious problem.
When it comes to the College of the Arts, all the world’s a stage. During spring and summer breaks, as students take a timeout to recharge, many of our arts faculty pack up and journey to all corners of the world to fuel their ongoing quest for academic growth and excellence.
Georgia State University is ranked the second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Darren English received a 2018 Global Peace Song Award for his song “Pledge of Peace” in the jury voted jazz music category. English wrote the song in honor of freedom fighter and South African president, Nelson Mandela, and shared the award dedication in memory of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Georgia State film students Taylor Dudley and Donovan Stanley film “TOGETHER” was among the film shorts selected by Campus Movie Fest (CMF) and screened during the 71st annual Cannes International Film Festival in France.
The College of the Arts and the School of Film, Media & Theatre are pleased to announce that Moving Image Studies Ph.D. candidate Jenny Gunn is a 2018 recipient of the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship.
Craig Drennen, associate professor of drawing and painting and graduate director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design in the College of the Arts at Georgia State University, has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Fine Arts.
All exhibitions are held on campus in the Welch Galleries except for the exhibition for the two Welch Fellows, which will be held at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta, owned by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
Congratulations to School of Music alumnus Henry Cheng (M.M. Orchestral Conducting ’09) who was recently awarded first prize at the inaugural European Union Conducting Competition (January 8-13, 2018) hosted in Sofia and Pazardjik, Bulgaria.
The School of Music and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University present a one-night only performance with the GRAMMY award-winning vocal project, Roomful of Teeth on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
ATLANTA—Davion Alston has been on a hiatus from creating artwork for the calendar year. Since graduating with a degree in studio art from Georgia State University in 2016, Alston has assisted other artists such as Radcliffe Bailey with installation for a solo exhibition and Masud Olufani with the Working Artist Project at MOCA GA.
ATLANTA—The School of Film, Media & Theatre’s liquid blackness research group presents a screening of the documentary Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot on Saturday, October 28 at noon in Kopleff Recital Hall.
ATLANTA—The College of the Arts at Georgia State University continued its commitment to making a difference in Atlanta’s neighborhoods and communities by supporting arts education in local public elementary schools.
ATLANTA-In the November issue of Downbeat magazine, School of Music faculty member Dr. Gordon Vernick (Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies) discusses jazz entrepreneurship in the monthly “Jazz on Campus” column. The article also factors in the interdisciplinary role of technology and the new Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII).
ATLANTA — It was a momentous occasion for alumna filmmaker Redelia Shaw (M.A. Film 2004) who proudly joined her fellow producers for the sold out world premier of “Cocaine Prison” (United Notions Film) at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017.
ATLANTA—Congratulations to Associate Professor Daniel Robin (Film and Digital Media Production) whose film, “All The Leaves Are Brown” recently won the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Film at the 19th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
ATLANTA—The College of the Arts kicks off its inaugural year with a sensational Year of the Arts! program that spotlights the arts at Georgia State University for all to enjoy. The program boasts a curated mix of more than 24 arts events that include internationally acclaimed guest artists, exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, artist lectures, theatre productions, and conferences, as well as perennial holiday favorites.
ATLANTA—In honor of the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 40th Anniversary, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs recently installed a collection of photographs of jazz musicians in storefront windows throughout south downtown Atlanta. The project features 23 striking images of musicians who have entertained festival audiences over the past 39 years, including School of Music’s Dr. Gordon Vernick, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies.
ATLANTA—The graduate program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University presents “Rendering (the) Visible” III: Liquidity,” February 8-10, 2018. Conference panels, film and dance performances, and keynote lecture will explore the concept of liquidity as an innovative critical approach to the image’s relation to space, sensoriality, and digitality, as well as an aesthetic sensibility attuned to the political ontology of motion, form, matter, and noise.
It has been an exhilarating summer for the School of Film, Media, & Theatre’s Professor Daniel Robin, who travelled to Portugal in July to present his new film short “All the Leaves Are Brown” at the prestigious Curtas Vila Do Conde – International Film Festival.
Gearing up for the upcoming Women in Business North American Summit in Atlanta, film and game design student Alyssa Gilmore posts “The Illusion of Inclusion”—individual perspectives of how to change the film and TV industry to include women in more opportunities. Among those interviewed included Jenny Gunn, PhD Candidate in Moving Image Studies.
The College of the Arts announces Dr. Greg Smith as founding director for the newly named School of Film, Media, & Theatre at Georgia State University. Dr. Smith brings a wealth of academic and professional experience to establish the new school and achieve its mission and goals. He transitions to the leadership role from Associate Chair at the Communication Department in the College of Arts & Sciences (the former home of film, media and theatre).
On the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests discarded by refugees fleeing war blanket the shoreline. When art professor Pam Longobardi saw these acres of litter, she found a creative way to bring attention to refugees from many nations.
On the heels of a guest appearance on the hit television series, The Walking Dead, and being featured in Atlanta Ballet’s performance of Carmina Burana, the Georgia State University Singers took first prize at one of the most significant chamber choir competitions in the world – the 15th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2017 in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
ATLANTA—Dr. Wade Weast has been named the founding dean of Georgia State University’s College of the Arts, a new academic unit that will focus on education in arts and related media, promote creativity and respond to the changing needs of artists, on- and off-campus.
The university’s strategic plan, introduced in 2011, called for the creation of the college, to “increase the competitiveness of recruitment, enhance student interaction with renowned artists and expand community partnerships.”