News from the Director

Art and the Book to exhibit at the12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference

August 27, 2012

 

The graduate Art and the Book program has been selected an exhibitor at the upcoming 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference. This preeminent book arts event will showcase an array of innovative artists’ books and limited edition prints along with a rich array of notable speakers, demonstrations, special exhibitions and studio tours in the D.C. area. 

Muse as muse!

August 2, 2012

This summer, the Corcoran College of Art + Design partnered with Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran to develop a class in which students gained real-world experience in brand development.  The class paired interior design students in a unique opportunity to collaborate together on the graphic identity of Muse. Students were tasked with fusing Todd Gray's culinary arts with the Corcoran's applied arts to develop a cohesive vision for the café's graphics and built environment.

Adjunct Instructor Lori Waselchuk Receives Pew Fellowship

July 31, 2012

Lori Waselchuk, adjunct instructor in photography, has received a 2012 fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA) based on her work in documentary photography.

The 2012 Pew Fellows were chosen in recognition of their extraordinary artistic achievements and the potential to use the fellowship to advance their work.

2012 Faculty Development Grant Recipients

June 18, 2012

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Faculty Development Grants.  These grants are generously funded by Connie Bergfors to give faculty the opportunity to explore their artistic interests and pursue interesting projects during the summer months. 

The Faculty Development Committee met in June and there was unanimous agreement over the exciting range of the proposals. This summer, the Committee is proud to award the 2012 Faculty Grants:

Four Corcoran NMPJ students featured in the Washington City Paper

June 8, 2012

Please join me in congratulating Corcoran New Media Photojournalism Students Colby Waller, Maria Helena Carey, Dakota Fine and Reyna Levine on this fun article about them and their project, Courier Culture,  featured on June 5 in the Washignton City Paper and accepted to the New York Bicycle Film festival!  

Congratulations and many thanks to adjunct professor Steve Elfers and his teaching assistant, Maddie Marshall, for inspiring and ushering them through the project and semester! 

Art and the Book Students Lectured at the Library of Congress

June 8, 2012

Congrats to Art and the Book students, Elizabeth Curren and Whitney Stahl, who recently provided a lecture at the Rare Book Reading Room at the Library of Congress. 

On June 7, Elizabeth Curren explored two contemporary represenations of Jorge Luis Borge's fictional Second Encyclopedia from Tlön.  By examing the expansive encyclopedias creared by Barbara and Markus Fahrner and by Ines on Ketelhodt and Pter Malutzki, Curren places the modern artist's book in the continuum of the history of the encyclopedia.

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