News releases

May 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

VPA Alumna, Benefactor Sandra Kahn Alpert ’45 Dies

Sandra Kahn Alpert ’45, who established the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Sandra Kahn Alpert ’45 Visiting Artist Endowed Fund with her husband, Dr. Clement Alpert, died on Sunday, May 17, in Chevy Chase, Md. She was 90. After graduating in 1945 from what was...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

‘Knowing Things’ Opens at 914Works

“Knowing Things,” a group exhibition by four artists, including three graduate students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will be on view May 19-Sept. 17 at 914Works, 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A...

Monday, May 18, 2015

'Neither Confirmed Nor Denied: MFA 2015' Opens May 18 in New York City

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will open “Neither Confirmed Nor Denied: MFA 2015” on Monday, May 18, at Rogue Space Chelsea in New York City. The annual master of fine arts (MFA) exhibition includes 18 artists working in a variety of traditional and...

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nicole Wezowicz ’16 Designs EMME Award™-Winning Gown

Supermodel Emme ’85 has selected an evening gown designed by fashion design major Nicole Wezowicz ’16 as the winner of the inaugural Fashion Without Limits 12+ EMME Award™. Fashion Without Limits (FWL) is an initiative launched by Emme and the fashion design program in...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Zach Stringham ’15 Wins Industrial Designers Society of America Student Merit Award

Zach Stringham ’15, an industrial and interaction design (IID) major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Design, was named the Student Merit Award (SMA) winner of the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Northeast district...

Monday, May 4, 2015

VPA Film Among Variety’s 40 Showbiz Programs

The film program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Transmedia was listed among 40 showbiz programs in the April 28 issue of Variety. The list recognizes “stellar” schools around the world that “earn accolades” for preparing students to enter...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Connective Corridor, VPA Partner on $650,000 Call for Public Art: Community Meeting Set May 5

Two hundred seventy-six artists from 17 countries have applied. Now, the jury will be selecting finalists for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art—a partnership with the University's Office of Community Engagement and Economic...

April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Variety Names Bandier’s David Rezak Mentor of the Year

Variety has named David Rezak, director of the Bandier Program, its 2015 Media Mentor of the Year.The article credits Rezak’s exceptional professional expertise and strong desire to help his students thrive in the music industry. His establishment of the Soyars...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Museum Studies Students, Faculty, Alumni Attend Annual MANY Meeting

Students and faculty of the Department of Design’s graduate program in museum studies attended the annual meeting of the Museum Association of New York (MANY) at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y., April 12-14. Numerous alumni of the...

Monday, April 27, 2015

CRS Students Network with Alumni in NYC

Fourteen students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) traveled to New York City in April to meet with Syracuse University alumni as part of Engaging Careers NYC, a two-day experience for CRS...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Terry Jones '16 Named Udall Scholar

Terry Jones '16, a film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, is one of 50 students selected out of 464 nominees nationwide this year as a Udall Scholar.The Udall Scholarship is...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Setnor Concerto and Aria Competition Winners to Perform April 26

The winners of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will perform with the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO) and guest conductor Geneviève Leclair on...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Avenue Q' Delights with Irreverent Humor and Puppets, April 24-May 9

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, "Avenue Q" is part flesh (people), part felt (puppets) and packed with heart. This long-running Broadway hit is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Senior Fashion Designers to Present Collections April 23

Senior fashion design students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Design will present their collections in the annual fashion show on Thursday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The shows will take place in Goldstein Auditorium in the...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Department of Art BFA Senior Exhibition Opens April 23

The Department of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts will present the “2015 BFA Senior Exhibit,” featuring work by bachelor of fine arts degree candidates, April 23-May 10 on the fourth floor of Smith Hall. An opening reception will be held on Thursday,...
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